2022 Dallas ISD Championships at Crawford Park

Dallas ISD Orienteering Championships (open to all!)

Sat., March 5, 2022

Crawford Memorial Park, Dallas

Join us on Saturday, March 5, 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: Scott Morris….Meet director notes

Course Setter: Jens Boersting...Course setter notes 

Assisting School: Bryan Adams HS (Maj. Robert Jeter)

E-Punch Coordinator: Mary Lynn Genovesi

Courses

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.

Classes

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)

Scoring

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, 

 

Schedule

Please be sure to check the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine, but one never knows!

 

 

TimeActivity
9:00 – 10:30 amRegistration opens
9:00 – 9:30 amBoy Scout Merit Badge briefing
9:30 – 9:45 amBeginner’s Clinic: Open to all!
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.Orienteers start out on each course in one-minute intervals
11:00 am – 2:00 pmResults for all courses calculated as orienteers finish
~1:30 pmAwards ceremony — held as soon as final results can be determined (depends on # of competitors)
2:00 – 4:00 pmControl pick-up: Volunteer and get a little extra practice

 

Event fees

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.

Competitor typeCost
Juniors (age 19 and under)$10
NTOA (and other O clubs) members$15
Non-member$20
E-punch rental (Orange, Brown, Green courses)$3
Day-of-race surcharge$3

Recreational Teams (2 or more people navigating together):

We love teams — orienteering is a great family activity! Teams aren’t eligible for awards, just the fun. 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).

Team typeCost
All teams (first 2 people)$17
Extra person (over age 8) – includes map$5

 

 

Registration

Online pre-registration is required! 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 few extra maps, but there’s no guarantee you’ll have a map if you don’t pre-register. Pre-registration is FREE and opens several 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). 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.

Online registration is now closed.

Competitive individual

 

Large Group

Recreational Teams

Enter 1 competitive individual at a time.

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).

Directions

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.