2023 Dallas ISD Championships at Crawford Park

Dallas ISD Orienteering Championships (open to all!)

Sat., Feb. 25 , 2023

Crawford Memorial Park, Dallas

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Crawford Memorial Park for the Dallas ISD Orienteering Championships. Don’t let the name fool you, though; it’s open to everyone. This hidden gem of a park is only minutes from downtown Dallas, but you get to experience a blend of urban Blackland prairie, hardwood forest, open city park, and a complex trail network. Bring some friends and have fun navigating with a map and compass! Be sure to attend our free beginners clinic. Check the schedule for details.


General info

Event Officials

Meet Director: Mary Lynn Genovesi….Meet director notes 

Course Setter: Jens Borsting...Course setter notes

Assisting School: TBD

E-Punch Coordinator: Carl Bridges


We’ll be offering the following courses:

White: Easiest

Yellow: Experienced beginners

Orange: Intermediate

Brown: Short advanced

Green: Medium-length advanced

Red: Long advanced

See a detailed description of each course.


Unless stated otherwise, we’ll offer the full slate of NTOA classes. Classes are determined by age bracket for competitive individuals and +/- age 19 for Recreational (two or more people) teams. 

See a listing of all the NTOA classes. (PDF)


We now use e-punch electronic scoring for all courses. If you don’t have one, you can rent one from us for $3. To rent one, 



Be sure to check the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine, but exceptions happen!

Time Activity
9:00 – 10:30 am Registration open
9:00 – 9:30 am Boy Scout merit badge briefing
9:30-9:45 am Beginner’s Clinic – Open to All!
10:00 – 11:30 am Orienteers start on each course at one-minute intervals
10:30 am – 2:00 pm Results are calculated as runners finish and download
2:00 pm Courses close – Awards Ceremony
2:00 – 4:00 pm Control pick-up: Volunteer and get a little extra practice


Online pre-registration is highly encouraged! We use the pre-registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each event. In particular, group leaders, please pre-register or drop the Registrar an email to talk about your group’s size. We do print a modest number of extra maps, and day-of-race registration is permitted. But there’s no guarantee you’ll have a map. Pre-registration is FREE and opens about 10 days before each event, so please take a moment to do it. Thanks!

Questions about registration? Contact the NTOA Registrar. For questions on other event matters, contact the Meet Director (listed above). 

Individuals (1 person navigating on their own):
Only individuals can officially compete (awards for top 3 in each class) at NTOA events. But even if you’re doing it on your own just for recreation, please sign up as a (competitive) individual. Members and youth (aka, Juniors, age 19 and under) pay reduced event fees. There’s a $3 surcharge for adult day-of-race entries. So join NTOA and pre-register! Fee covers 1 map.

Individual Competitor Type Cost
Juniors (age 19 and under) $10
NTOA (and other O club) members $15
Non-member $20
E-punch rental (All courses) $3
Day-of-race surcharge $3

Recreational Teams (2 or more people navigating together):

We love teams — orienteering is a great activity for families and friends. Teams aren’t eligible for awards, just the fun. The base fee covers the first 2 team members and 2 maps. Add people for $5 each. Kids under age 8 are free (after first 2 team members paid).

Rec Team Type Cost
Each Rec team (first 2 people) $17
Extra person (over age 8) — includes map $5
E-punch rental (All courses) $3

Competitive Teams (2 people navigating together):

New for this season: Competitive teams of two people, working together. Fee includes 2 maps. There’s a $3 surcharge for day-of-race entries. One e-punch required — bring your own or rent from us. In the dropdown labeled Competitor, select “Competitive Team” instead of Male or Female.

Comp Team Type Cost
Junior Competitive Team (2 juniors) $20
Adult Member Competitive
Team (2 adults)
Adult Non-Member Competitive Team (2 adults) $40
E-punch rental $3

Instructions: Select one of the options below to register yourself, the students of your school group, or your fun recreational team. Clicking on one of the buttons will take you to our separate NTOA Registration website. See venue limits and current number of registrants.

Registration is closed. 

Competitive Individuals or Teams


Recreational Teams

Register Individual/Team

Register Group Members

Register Teams

Enter 1 competitive individual OR 2-person competitive team members.

Enter 1-20 competitive individuals from the same group (e.g., school, club, Scout group, JROTC unit).

Enter 1 recreational team (min. 2 people; max 5 people). 

See who’s registered

View by surname

View by organization

View by class

Download a Waiver



From Dallas: Take I-45 S from downtown Dallas, and take US-175 East towards Kaufman. Take the exit toward Elam Road. Merge onto US-175 Frontage Road East. Turn left on Elam Road, and the park will be on the right.