Update 4/28/09: Photos from:
Update 4/27/09: Overall Results
Update 4/23/09: Start Times Posted! (here too)
Update 4/14/09: Added course lengths
The Spring Runoff
April 25-26, 2009
Middlesex Fells Reservation
and Stoneham, MA
The Middlesex Fells is an 8 sq km forest
only about 6 miles from downtown Boston. It is not often that
a major US orienteering event takes place so close to a major
city.Take this opportunity to visit Boston, check out its historic
sites, and try out its great restaurants, especially the seafood
places. Registration Friday evening is only 11 miles from Logan
Airport, and after Sunday's event, the airport is only 8 miles
away. Manchester NH Airport, which may offer cheaper fares, is
only about 40 miles away
The Pine Hill map was originally made for
a 2-day B meet in 1981. It was updated for one day of the 6-day
Northeast O-fest in 1984, and revised again in 1991. It was remapped
and and extended last fall by Vladimir Zherdev, and now covers
about 4 sq km. The scale is 1:10,000, with 2.5 m contours
The forest is typical northeast glaciated
terrain, very detailed, with lots of rock, small marshes, many
trails, and in April, numerous vernal pools. There are many hills,
but they typically pose no more than 20 m of climb.
All standard USOF courses and classes will
be offered The format of the competition is a 2-day classic event,
except for those in M21+ and F21+. Those two classes will have
a classic-length course on Sunday, but, on Saturday, they will
have a 2-race middle distance competition, with a qualifying race
in the morning, and A and B finals in the afternoon.
online (start list | alternate url for start list)
Sat Middle Semi-Final
Sat Middle Final
4.3km, 12c, +95m
5.8km, 17c, +150m
6.6km, 20c, +185m
3.7km, 10c, +90m
5.0km, 14c, +130m
6.1km, 19c, +170m
6.1km, 19c, +170m
4.2km, 15c, +85m
3.8km, 10cp, +95m
3.3km, 15c, +60m
2.2km, 11c, +30m
mail: print the USOF
Standard Entry Form, fill it out and mail, with a check made
out to CSU, Inc for the fees to
23 Fayette St
Cambridge MA 02139-1111
Entry fees per day
- Net fees for USOF/COF/IOF members after discount are shown in
mail-in reg postmark by:
online reg by: (your waiver/check may be postmarked the following day)
Adults (21 yrs & up on Dec. 31, 2009)
Juniors (20 yrs & below on Dec. 31, 2009)
We will use electronic punching with the Sportident system. Participants
may rent an epunch for $2 per day if they do not have one of their
be available both days during the meet. Cost is $5 per hour/child,
$10 deposit required; maximum charge per family $20/day. We will
make every effort to accommodate parents with split start times,
Please indicate the number and ages of the children on your registration
form. Please provide warm clothes, toys and snacks for your children.
Child care will be provided on-site in an enclosed tent or under
an open canopy, while parents are competing.
Recreational Courses Will be available on W,Y and O. Register at meet
site. Entry fee $3 for 12 and under, $5 all others Recreational
orienteers will also use SI epunching; rentals avilable for $2.
Extra maps $3
will be available at no charge.
A copy of the 1991 version of the Pine Hill map is available for
$4 including postage. This version does not include the new terrain
added by Vladimir Zherdev; it will be new for everyone
Friday April 24, 6 pm - 10 pm: Registration packets may be picked up at the Red
Roof Inn, 19 Commerce Way, in Woburn MA, about 4 miles from Day
Saturday April 25
9 am: Registration.
11 am: first starts for all classes
3 pm: F21+ and M21+ A and B finals
Sunday April 26
9 am: first starts for all classes.
2 pm: Awards
Friday evening check-in: From Rte
I-95 north of Boston, going east (clockwise), take Exit 36; at
the end of the ramp, turn L on Washington St for 0.2 miles, turn
L on Mishawum Rd for 0.2 miles, turn R on Commerce Way; Red Roof
Inn is about 0.2 miles on the right. From I-93, take I-95S (actually
going west) to Exit 36; at the bottom of the ramp, go straight
across Mishawum Rd onto Commerce Way; Red Roof Inn is about 0.2
miles on the right.
From the North take I-93 to Exit 35; the assembly area is right
at the bottom of the ramp. From the South Take I-93 to Exit 34;
at the traffic light go left on N Border Rd for about 0.3 mi;
turn left and go under the highway to Fallon Rd.
Day 2: .
The Day 2 assembly area is at Medford HS, 489 Winthrop St (Rte
38), Medford, at the SW end of the map. From the North:
Take exit 33 from I-93, then take the first (sharp) right to S
Border Rd, go 0.3 miles and turn left on Gouvernor St, go 0.4
miles and turn right on Lawrence Rd, go 0.6 miles to Winthrop
St, turn R and go 0.3 miles to HS. From the South: Leave
I-93 at exit 33, go around the circle over the highway, then take
the first right, and follow as above.
View Location Map
Meet HQ: We
have reserved a block of rooms at the Red
Roof Inn, 19 Commerce
Way, Woburn MA 01801. The rate per room is $74.99 + tax. When
contacting them, refer to CSU. This block will be available until
As of 3/30, there are rooms available through their website for $63/night + tax.
Other Lodging (With approximate rates)
COMFORT INN ($81) - 14 Hill St Woburn, right near Montvale Ave just W of I-93 exit 36
HILTON ($80) -2 Forbes Rd Woburn. off Washington St, about 0.5 mi S of I-93, 1.1 mi N of Montvale Ave
BEST WESTERN ($198) (http://www.bestwesternmassachusetts.com/hotels/best-western-new-englander/) - 1 Rainin Rd Woburn, off Montvale Ave between I-93 exit 36 and Washington St
MARRIOTT ($74) (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/boswb-courtyard-boston-woburn/) - 240 Mishawum Rd Woburn (W of exit 36 from I-95)
PANERA BREAD - 296 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, across the street from the Red Roof Inn, open at 6:30 am
MCDONALDS - Next door to Panera Bread, open at 5:00 am
BICKFORDS - 333 Montvale Ave, Woburn. just W of I-93 exit 36, open at 6:30 am
MCDONALDS - 325 Montvale Ave, Woburn, near Bickfords, open 5:00 am
There are also a couple of Dunkin Donuts, about 0.5 mi S down Washington St, on the way to Montvale Ave.
BERTUCCI'S - 17 Commerce Way, Woburn, most convenient, close to the Red Roof Inn.
POLCARI'S (www.polcaris.com/polcaris.html) - 309 Montvale Ave Woburn 781-938-1900
LEGAL SEA FOODS (www.legalseafoods.com) - Great Sea food. They have many locations around the Boston area. Closest one is at the Burlington Mall, about 5 mi W on I-95
NO NAME RESTAURANT - 15 Fish Pier Boston 617-423-2705 Like Legal, great sea food.
DURGIN PARK - (www.durgin-park.com) Old New England style cooking, 340 Faneuil Hall Market Pl Boston (obviously right near Faneuil Hall)
HILLTOP STEAK HOUSE (www.hilltopsteakhouse.com) - If red meat is your thing. 855 Broadway (Rte 1) Saugus. Go E on I-95 to Rte 1, then about 3 mi S.
Nearby Medford has many different kinds of restaurants, and almost any ethnic food (Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Ethiopian, Brazilian, etc) is available in the Boston Area
Larry Berman firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Commons email@example.com
Sara Mae Berman firstname.lastname@example.org 617-868-7416
Day 1: Alexei
Azarov (White/Yellow by Michael Commons)
Day 2: Brendan
Ken Walker Jr