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Boston Common 

Starts: Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:00 PM
Registration:  Pre-registration is optional, but requested (so we know how many maps to print) by Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:00 PM
Start Type: Interval (runners start at 1 minute intervals)
Map: Boston Common
Organizer: Dean Sturtevant

The 2016 Boston Park Series is here!

Please register online, to guarantee a printed map (that makes it so much easier on the organizers!). Maps are digitally offset printed, and control descriptions are provided separately (true ISSOM sprint training!).

Adults: $8/race
Juniors: $5/race

Starts are at 6:00pm. Most of the races are interval start, but check the website for the specific race, as sometimes there are mass starts or relays. Courses close strictly at 7:00, please return to the start by then even if you have not finished your course.

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
Boston Common is a very open park, footing is all grass or pavement. There will be a lot of innocent bystanders, so please be courteous to them.

This event is part of the 2016 Boston Park Series


Park-O3000m20m10 80

Start Location  

Available Maps:

Topozone Google Maps

the start/finish is near the baseball diamond at the west end of the Common. (down the hill across the common from Park St T-station).

Driving? you can park in the underground garage below the common for a reasonable rate. [garage details]

Orienteering Map

Boston Common

Scale: 1:2500
Contours: 1m

mostly open or open with scattered trees. Lots of paved paths and point features (like light posts and trash barrels) all trees are marked on the map.

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