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2010 Anza Borrego Orienteering Meet
January 15-18
Experience orienteering in January at the Anza Borrego Desert on Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Two days of B-meet classic courses featuring new areas. Multiple events over four days!

And if that's not enough for you, the Tucson Orienteering Club is holding a whole week of orienteering training events from Jan. 19-22 followed by a two-day meet on Jan 23-24 at the highly recommended Ironwood Picnic Area.

Location Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, CA
Registration Online registration now closed.
See who's registered here. Late fees apply after January 5th. You can register day of event on site, but please be aware of delays.

Start Times There are no fixed start times for this event.
Friday, January 15
12 noon - 4:30 pm Model Event near "The Slot"
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm Check-In/Packet Pickup at the Competition Center
7:30 pm No-Host Dinner at Pablito's Mexican Restaurant in Borrego Springs

Saturday, January 16
8:00 am - 12 noon Registration/Packet Pickup at the Competition Center
10:00 am - 12 noon B-Meet Classic: Day 1 Starts
2:30 pm B-Meet Classic: Day 1 - Courses Close
6:00 pm Potluck Barbeque Dinner at the Competition Center

Sunday, January 17
7:30 am - 11:00 am Registration at the Competition Center
9:00 am - 11:00 am B-Meet Classic: Day 2 Starts
2:00 pm B-Meet Classic: Day 2 - Courses Close
1:00 pm
(earlier if possible)
Awards at the Competition Center
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Maze-O Starts at The Slot (0.9 km walk)
4:30 pm Maze-O Closes

Monday, January 18
7:30 am Registration at the Competition Center
8:30 am Borrego - A Goat Style Mass Start Event
12:00 pm Borrego Courses Close
Courses &
Entry Fees

Courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, Blue
Individuals or groups with one map. (Juniors=19 and under.)

Adults $7.00 per day
Juniors $5.00 per day
Adults $10.00 per day
Juniors $8.00 per day

Courses: Short (3 controls), Medium (6 controls), Long (9 controls).
All courses require advanced navigation skills; participants 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Individuals or groups with one map.

Adults $7.00
Juniors $5.00
Adults $10.00
Juniors $8.00

Courses: Big Horn Sheep 12km, Lamb 7km. Individuals or groups with one map.

Adults $7.00
Juniors $5.00
Adults $10.00
Juniors $8.00

Non-timed event to get acquainted with
the map and terrain. Individuals or groups.
$2.00 map charge

E-STICK (SI FINGER) RENTAL $3.00 first day
$1.00 each additional day

COMPASS RENTAL $1.00 per day

Primitive camping "on the map"
$5.00 per car

BBQ POTLUCK (Saturday, Jan. 16) $5.00 per person
(or bring food/drink)

B-Meet Course Details
B-Meet Day 1 length (km) climb (m) controls
Blue 8.3 365 13
Red 6.9 310 12
Green 5.4 225 10
Brown 4.4 180 10
Orange 4.3 160 10
Yellow 3.1 115 10
White 1.6 35 9
B-Meet Day 2 length (km) climb (m) controls
Blue 8.4 320 13
Red 6.4 245 10
Green 5.1 185 11
Brown 4.1 150 11
Orange 4.1 190 12
Yellow 2.7 100 9
White 1.4 60 9
Safety Every competitor must carry a whistle on the course. In the event of an emergency, the signal is 3 blasts on the whistle. Do not blow your whistle except in an emergency situation. Competitors who hear an emergency signal or see someone in need are required to stop and provide assistance. Volunteer paramedics will be staffing the first aid tent at the Finish. Radio communications personnel will be patrolling the area in case anyone needs assistance.
Competition Center Competition Center area is located at a three way intersection near the camping area. Meet officials will be camping in this area and it will include the Registration area, First Aid tent, E-Punch download tent, Results shelter and both Day's finishes.
BBQ Potluck $5.00 per person (or bring food/drink for 4). Please provide your own chairs. Hamburgers & hotdogs will be served.
Out Of Bounds Most of the area around the camping zone is out of bounds until after Day 1. Please camp close to the road and stay on the road when walking to Competition Center or the Start.
Anza Borrego State Park Rules
  • Park on the side of the road, but do not trample vegetation or drive over geological formations.
  • Fires built on the ground are NOT permitted. Bring a metal container to hold your fire. Pack out all ashes. Gathering fuel is prohibited.
  • Take your trash home with you.
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm - 6:00 am. If you are running a generator, you must keep it off from 8:00 pm - 10:00 am.
  • Dogs must be on a 6-foot leash and are allowed only in the developed campgrounds and on dirt roads. Dogs are not allowed on trails or in wilderness areas.
  • Vehicles must remain on established roads.
  • Natural & cultural features are protected and may not be removed or disturbed.
Important Information
  • Bring your own water
  • Portable toilets will be available near the Competition Center.
Directions Take Highway 78 - 10.5 miles past the junction with S-3 (Yaqui Pass Road) and 1.5 miles past the junction with Borrego Springs Road. Look for the brown "Buttes Pass" sign on the left, and in another 25-m, the orienteering sign and pink streamers on the left marking the turnoff to Buttes Pass. Drive north on the dirt Buttes Pass Road keeping to the left for 1.8 miles, then go left 0.6 miles to the camping area and competition center. If the last 50 yards is too steep for your car, there is a flat camping/parking area 0.3 miles before the competition center.
Parking Park just off the road in gravel areas or bare earth avoiding vegetation. Please pull off perpendicular to the road to allow for more cars. Beware of sandy area where you are likely to get stuck. We will have parking personnel to direct you to appropriate spots.
Accommodations Camping
Primitive camping* "on the map" $5.00 per car. *Portable toilets and shower; bring your own water. Improved campgrounds at Ocotillo Wells (8 miles), Borrego Springs Ranger Station (11 miles) and Tamarisk Grove Ranger Station (11 miles).

Hotel / Motels
List of hotels & motels in Anza Borrego
Meet Director/
Course Setter
Bill Gookin 619-992-9456
VetterAnders Plymouth
Off-site Registrar Dan Felitsky
Volunteers We appreciate volunteers!
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Bill Gookin or Sign Up to Volunteer .
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