The first classic meet of the season will be at Oak Point Park and Preserve in Plano. This is part of the same venue we have used for the Plano Score-O the last few seasons, but this time we’ll be based at Oak Point instead of the adjoining Bob Woodruff Park. A new bridge across Rowlett Creek connects the main part of the park on the northeast to the amphitheater and Collin College campus on the southwest side. The park features a complex trail network throughout the wooded areas near the creek and some new paved bike paths winding through the open meadows. If you’ve only been here in May for the Score-O, you may be surprised how runnable these grasslands are in the fall after a dry August and late summer haircut.
Meet Director: Mary Lynn Genovesi ……. Meet Director notes (PDF)
Course Setter: Jim Stevens ……. Course Setter notes (PDF)
Assisting School: Supporting HS/Commander’s name (info to come)
E-Punch Coordinator: Mary Lynn Genovesi
We’ll be offering the following courses:
Yellow: Experienced beginners
Brown: Short advanced
Green: Medium-length advanced
Red: Long advanced
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.
Scoring: Manual punchcards will be used to score the White and Yellow courses. E-punch will be used to score the Orange, Brown, Green and Red courses.
Please be sure to check the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine, but we have unfortunately had to cancel events due to high water in the recent past.
|9:00 – 10:30 am||Registration opens|
|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 a.m.||Orienteers start out on each course in one-minute intervals|
|10:30 am – 2:00 pm||White and Yellow course punchcards are scored and results for all courses calculated as orienteers finish|
|2:00 pm||Courses close; Awards ceremony|
|2:00 – 4:00 pm||Control pick-up: Volunteer and get a little extra practice|
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.
|Juniors (age 19 and under)||$10|
|NTOA (and other O clubs) members||$15|
|E-punch rental (Orange, Brown, Green, Red courses)||$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).
|All teams (first 2 people)||$17|
|Extra person (over age 8) – includes map||$5|
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). 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.
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).
Pre-registration for this event is closed — you can register at the event day of race. Maps available on first-come, first-served basis.
See who’s registered
From Dallas take US 75 north to Plano and exit at Spring Creek Parkway. Turn east (right) onto Spring Creek Pkwy., go about 0.7 mile then turn left onto Jupiter Road. Go about 0.6 mile north then turn east (right) onto Los Rios Blvd., go 0.2 mile then turn right into the park. Registration and event headquarters will be in the pavilion about 100 meters east of the Plano Parks and Rec offices.