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Mystic River 

Starts: Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:30 PM
Registration:  Pre-registration is optional, but requested (so we know how many maps to print) by Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Start Type: Interval (runners start at 1 minute intervals)
Map: Mystic River Reservation
Organizer: Ian Smith

The Mystic River advanced course will consist of a one-man relay with forking. There will be a mass start at 6:30 PM, though late comers can still pick up a map to run the course.

This event is part of the 2014 Boston Park Series


Advanced4300m20m20 614
Beginner1600m10m10 00

Start Location  

Available Maps:

Topozone Google Maps

driving: the parking lot is on the south side of route 16 (Mystic Valley Parkway) just before the traffic light at the intersection of route 28 (Fellsway). (it will probably be hard to turn across the eastbound lanes if you are heading west on route 28; if so then continue to the next light and come back). the orienteering posse will be somewhere obvious at the far corner (southwest) of the parking lot.

mbta: wellington station on the orange line is very close by. from the platform, climb to the second level, then take the 'people mover' across the bridge to the mystic car park over the orange line car yard (wasn't that fun?). head down to ground level, continue in the same direction, cross over route 28 at the lights; the start is in the car park beyond the police station at the corner of routes 16 and 28. it's about 5 minutes walk from the T to the start.

Orienteering Map

Mystic River Reservation

Scale: 1:7500
Contours: 3m

flat, open parkland. nice views of the mystic river, boston and somerville, and interstate 93. the view from one spot in particular is worth the three flights of stairs you will have to climb to get there.

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