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Park Series: Pine Banks  

Starts: Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:00 AM
Registration:  Pre-registration is optional, but requested (so we know how many maps to print) by Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:00 AM
Start Type: Interval (runners start at 1 minute intervals)
Map: Pine Banks Park
Organizer: Ed Despard

This week is our last park race! Please note: the race is on THURSDAY this week, not Wednesday.
Most importantly, we will be having a potluck dinner after this race. Sara Mae is going to try and control the chaos. Please email her what you intend to bring (ping me if you need her email), so that she can coordinate this into something resembling an actual dinner.
We'll be doing a reverse start, based on your points from the previous park races. Somebody will have the fastest time of the day, but the first person across the line wins the prize.
What I did this year, instead of dealing with times, was to just assign place-based points, so you got many more points if you attended a lightly-attended race... not a perfect system, but it'll do!
If you haven't done any Park Races, you'll be starting after the Chase.
The start window remains 6-7pm, the courses still close at 7:30. But, the heats will start going off at 6:10pm, at 30-second intervals.
Sprint Camp
This Thursday is also the first day of the 2017 Boston Sprint Camp. Still time to sign up! Website:
The Sprint Camp attendees will be doing the same course, in the same format, after those doing just the Park Series chase have started. If you're already signed up for Sprint Camp, but you've done some Park Races, you'll start in the Park Race chase.

See you there!!

This event is part of the 2017 Boston Park Series


Beginner2500m50m10Beginner course, mostly on trails00
Park-O3000m100m30 20

Start Location  

Available Maps:

Topozone Google Maps

a 3 minute walk from Oak Grove T station (orange line). Exit East to pkg lot. Go North 0.1 mi to the opening in the fence on your right, cross footbridge, go East 0.1 mi to Main St, then North 0.1 mi to the park entrance (pine banks rd) on your right. starts will be in the pavilion above the main parking lot.
Driving: from I-93, take Route 60 east to Malden Center. then north on Main St about a mile. Click map below for more info.

Orienteering Map

Pine Banks Park

Scale: 1:5000
Contours: 3m

mostly nice open forest, dense network of paths, abundant rock features.

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