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2011 Anza Borrego Orienteering Meet
January 14-17
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!

Additional information is available here.

Location Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, CA, 90 miles (2-hour drive) NE of San Diego
Registration Online registration is now closed. See who's registered here. You can still register on site on the day of event.

Start Times There are no fixed start times for this event.
Friday, January 14
3:00pm - 6:00 pm Check In, Packet Pick-Up
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Model Event near the Competition Center
6:00 pm No-Host Dinner at Pablito's Mexican Restaurant in Borrego Springs (15 miles west of the meet)

Saturday, January 15
7:30 am B-Meet Classic: Pre-runner Starts
8:00 am - 12 noon Registration/Packet Pickup at the Competition Center
9:00 am - 11:00 am B-Meet Classic: Day 1 Starts
2:00 pm SHARP B-Meet Classic: Day 1 - Courses Close
5:30 pm Potluck Barbeque Dinner and Social at the Competition Center

Sunday, January 16
7:00 am B-Meet Classic: Pre-runner Starts
9:00 am - 11:00 am Registration at the Competition Center
9:00 am - 11:00 am B-Meet Classic: Day 2 Starts
2:00 pm SHARP 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 SHARP 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 SHARP Borrego Courses Close
Courses &
Entry Fees

SDO Members receive a $2 discount on all races, including the model event.

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 15km, 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


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 for four)

B-Meet Course Details
B-Meet Day 1 length (km) climb (m) controls
Blue 7.48 310 13
Red 4.91 291 11
Green 5.75 215 10
Brown 3.15 170 10
Orange 3.51 155 10
Yellow 2.67 115 10
White 1.73 35 9
B-Meet Day 2 length (km) climb (m) controls
Blue 6.81 320 11
Red 4.25 227 10
Green 5.74 115 8
Brown 3.74 145 8
Orange 3.71 178 10
Yellow 1.47 100 11
White 1.45 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 on the low rise 0.6 miles west of "The Slot" 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 all three days' 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 Trish Krantz
Volunteers We appreciate volunteers!
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Bill Gookin at 619-992-9456 or to help out.
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