Cambridge Sports Union  Orienteering

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Starts: Thursday, May 13, 2004 6:10 PM
Registration:  Pre-registration is optional, but requested (so we know how many maps to print) by Thursday, May 13, 2004 12:01 AM
Start Type: Interval (runners start at 1 minute intervals)
Map: Stonehurst
Organizer: William Hawkins

There are three courses available at this meet:
Beginner (self-explanatory)
Advanced and Blue (which have the same sequence of controls in the woods; however, for Blue, the map will be missing (almost) all trails and stone walls. This makes it a bit harder... Results for Advanced and Blue will be combined, with those running Blue getting four minutes subtracted from their time...)

Note: courses will avoid the area of poison ivy that caused problems last year, and all other poison ivy as much as possible. The rest of the forest is really nice!

This event is part of the Boston Park Series 2004


Blue3350m65m13see notes above.110
Advanced3350m65m13see notes above.715
Beginner2530m40m9 87

Start Location  

Available Maps:

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From Boston : Take route 20W through Watertown Square on Main Street to Waltham. Turn right, heading north onto Lyman Street. Proceed straight through the rotary to Beaver Street heading northeast. Approximately 100 yards from the rotary, turn left at the sign for Stonehurst, and follow the driveway for about 1/4 mile to a parking area on the right.

From Route 128 north or south: Take the Totten Pond Road/Waltham Exit (27A) and follow the signs to Totten Pond Road in Waltham. At the end of the road, turn right at the lights onto Lexington Street. Proceed about 100 yards, and take the first left at the traffic light onto Beaver Street. Follow Beaver Street to a rotary and continue on Beaver Street, which is the second right off the rotary. Approximately 100 yards from the rotary, turn left at the sign for Stonehurst, and follow the driveway for about 1/4 mile to a parking area on the right.

Public Transportation:
There are a number of ways to get to Waltham center. See One way is the 70/70A bus every 10 minutes from Central Square (behind star market). Get off at Lyman St (two traffic lights after the bus crosses the commuter rail tracks and meets MA-60 entering on the right - if you reach Waltham center you've gone too far), and follow the driving directions for Lyman St above. It's about 0.85 miles from the bus stop to the parking area.

Another possibility is the Fitchburg/Acton commuter rail, which leaves from North Station on the Green and Orange Lines and goes through Porter Square on the Red Line. Stonehurst is about 1 mile from the train station in Waltham center. Either walk east along Main St to Lyman St and follow directions above, or take the 554 bus (infrequent) from the center to the Bentley College stop. Walk west on Beaver Street (toward Waltham) for 1/4 a mile, and turn right onto Robert Treat Paine Drive at the sign for Stonehurst. Stonehurst is 1/4 mile up the drive.

Orienteering Map


Scale: 1:5000
Contours: 3m

This is very nice forest, don't miss out!

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