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2015 Boston Park Series: Mystic River 

Starts: Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:30 PM
Registration:  Pre-registration is optional, but requested (so we know how many maps to print) by Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:30 PM
Start Type: Interval (runners start at 1 minute intervals)
Map: Mystic River Reservation
Organizer: Michael Lamport Commons

The 2015 Boston Park Series is here! Featuring two new ISSOM maps and many updated old maps, the 2015 Park Series will culminate in the exciting Boston Sprint Camp (details coming soon). Do six of eight Park Series races to get a ranking for the final chase run-off.

Please register online, so we can know how many maps to print. Maps are digitally offset printed, and control descriptions are provided separately (true ISSOM sprint training!).

Season pass: $60 (Covers all Park Series races, plus summer and fall CSU events)
Junior season pass: $36
Adults: $10/race
Juniors: $6/race

Most of the races are interval start, but check the website for the specific race, as sometimes there are mass starts or relays.
Starts at 6:30pm; courses close at 7:30.
E-punching will be used.
Rental punches are available (free with entry).
Splits will be available at
Beginner instruction is always available; groups are welcome.

Event Details
Mystic River is mostly open parkland. You'll likely be ok with shorts and flat-soled sneakers.

This event is part of the 2015 Boston Park Series

Splits for advanced course.
Splits for beginner course.


Beginner2000m50m10 00
Park-O3000m50m15Details TBD60

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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