Gateway Score-O 2022

Gateway Park Score-O // National Orienteering Week!

Mass start: 10:00 a.m.
Sat., Sept. 24, 2022
Gateway Park, Fort Worth, TX

We’re kicking off the 2022-2023 season again with a Score-O at Gateway Park in Fort Worth to celebrate National Orienteering Week. Gateway Park straddles the West Fork of the Trinity River just three miles east of downtown Cowtown. The northwest side of the park has lots of shaded bike and hike trails, ball fields and open areas. The southeast side is mostly undeveloped and has some surprisingly wild and challenging terrain. 

The Score-O format lets you collect whichever control points you choose in any order you want. There’s no preset course to follow and therefore no penalty for missed points, just credit for those you find. But watch your time. Overtime penalties can pile up fast! No e-punch rental needed for this event.

General Info

Event Officials

Meet Director: Scott Morris….. Meet Director notes (PDF)
Course Setter: Sheila Doyle…….Course Setter notes (PDF)
Assisting School: Central H.S. (Keller) …. MSG George Mayo

E-Punch Coordinator: N/A

Courses: Score-O format with two options

Short: 90-minute time limit

Long: 3-hour time limit

Classes: The following (female and male divisions) are eligible for awards:

Short: Age 13 and under, age 14-16, age 17+
Long: Age 18 and under, age 19-44, age 45+


Scoring: Manual punchcards will be used to score both courses. (E-punch will be not be used for this event.)


Please be sure to check this website, the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine.

Did someone say RAFFLE?

Yes! We’ll give away fun stuff at a National Orienteering Week celebratory raffle — half the prizes at the Short course awards, and the rest at the Long course awards.

Time Description
8:30 -9:45 am Registration open
9:00 am Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinic
9:20 am Beginners Clinic
9:45 am Pre-race briefing for everyone
10:00 am MASS START! Woohoo!
11:30 am Finish time for Short (90-minute) course runners
11:30 am- Noonish Short course card scoring
Noonish Short course awards
1:00 pm Finish time for Long (3-hour) course runners
1:00-1:30 pm or so Long course card scoring
1:30 pm Long course awards
1:45-3:30? pm Bag pick-up — stick around and get some practice while helping us clean up!

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. (So join, and save some bucks!)

Competitor Type Fees
Adults: NTOA members (and other O clubs) $12 ($3 National Orienteering Week Discount)
Adults: Non-members $20 (Join today and get discount!)
Juniors/Youth (Age 19 and under) $8 ($2 National Orienteering Week Discount)

Recreational Teams (2 or more people navigating together):

Orienteering is a great family activity! Teams aren’t eligible for awards, but have just as much fun. Base fee of $17 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).

Recreational Teams Fees
First two team members $17
Each additional team member (age 8+) $5


We use the pre-registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each event. Pre-registration is FREE and opens about 2 weeks 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.

Note: If you don’t belong to a club/school or yours isn’t listed on the Registration site, please choose Other, Other O Club or Other School. Thanks!

Pre-registration is closed.

A limited number of maps will be available for day-of-race registrants — first come, first served.

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).

Register Individual

Register Group Members

Register Rec Team

See who else is registered


Entrants by name

Entrants by class

Entrants by group


From the East (Dallas)

  • Head West on I-30 toward Fort Worth
  • Take exist 16C for Beach Street
  • Turn right on Beach Street
  • Turn right on E 1st Street
  • Turn right at Gateway Park

From the North (Denton)

  • Head South on I-35W toward Fort Worth
  • Take exit 52B toward US-377N/TX-121
  • Merge onto TX-121 N
  • Take Beach Street exit
  • Turn right on Beach Street
  • Turn left on E 1st Street
  • Turn right at Gateway Park

From the West (Weatherford)

  • Head East on I-20 toward Fort Worth
  • Take slight left at I-30 E
  • Take exit 16c for Beach Street
  • Turn left on Beach Street
  • Turn right on E 1st Street
  • Turn right at Gateway Park

From the South (Burleson)

  • Head North on I-35W toward Fort Worth
  • Take exit 51C to merge onto I-30 East
  • Take exit 16c for Beach Street
  • Turn left on Beach Street
  • Turn right on E 1st Street
  • Turn right at Gateway Park