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Park Series: Fresh Pond 

Starts: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 6:00 PM
Registration:  Pre-registration is optional, but requested (so we know how many maps to print) by Wednesday, May 03, 2017 6:00 PM
Start Type: Interval (runners start at 1 minute intervals)
Map: Fresh Pond
Organizer: Giovanni Berlanda

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!).

Pricing:
Adults: $8/$12 non-member
Juniors: $5/$8 non-member
Season pass (includes all Park races and any fall races) $60/$40 for adults/juniors

Details
Starts from 6-7pm
Course closes at 7:30pm
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 7:30, 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 www.attackpoint.org.

Beginner instruction is always available; groups are welcome.
Beginner clinic from 6:00-6:15pm

Event Details
Fresh Pond is an urban park, with some forest. Footing is largely grass and paved or gravel paths, but the forested hillside may be used in the courses. Please be courteous to other park users.

This event is part of the 2017 Boston Park Series

Courses

courselengthclimbcontrolsnotesentriesresults
Park-O3000m50m15 50

Start Location  

Available Maps:

Mapquest Topozone Google Maps

Directions:
(Driving)
While driving south along Fresh Pond Parkway (Route 2), turn right over the tracks just before the large water supply building on the right, then turn immediately left; go past the building to the upper parking lot. You cannot turn left if you are going north on Route 2; continue to the rotary at Concord Ave, turn around and come back on Route 2 south to the turnoff.
NOTE: Parking at Fresh Pond is for Cambridge residents only. If you're not from Cambridge you can either risk it or park across Fresh Pond Parkway in the Cambridge Honda dealer lot or the Tobin School behind that.

(Subway)
Closest station is Alewife (Red line). Exit onto Cambridgepark Drive, and head south along Fresh Pond Parkway (the busy road you see on your lef). Cross the bridge over the commuter rail line and continue until you reach the rotary. Cross over and continue in the same direction along the bike path into Fresh Pond Recreation Area. You should be going clockwise around the pond (that is, it should be on your right). After another couple hundred yards go past the Cambridge water pumping station; you should see orienteers from the top of the rise (this is Kingsley Park). Total walking distance around 0.8 miles.

(Bus)
Take routes 72 or 75 from Harvard station to the intersection of Fresh Pond Parkway and Huron Ave. Walk north along Fresh Pond Parkway, turn left over the bridge after about 100 yards.

Orienteering Map

 
Fresh Pond

Scale: 1:5000
Contours: 3m

a mix of open land, small pockets of forest, and many trails, surrounding fresh pond reservoir.


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