NEOC: Prospect Hill BYOM event - Permit approved!
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From Saturday, August 22, 2020
To Monday, September 07, 2020
Prospect Hill
Waltham, MA
Map Scale:
Contour Interval:
Yellow, Orange, Green, Score-O
Score-O — 45 minute time limit. Point values of the controls are listed on the cluesheet, on the map.
Event Director:
Pelle Wahlstrom
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The Prospect Hill map (1:10,000, 5m contours) was updated to LiDAR-based contours, International Specifications for Orienteering Maps (ISOM) 2017 standards, and fully re-field-checked in April 2019.  The updated map is considerably "greener" than the previous version, reflecting the reduced runnability of portions of the forest due to undergrowth, and the LiDAR data provided the opportunity to better depict the many subtle contour and rock features that this park offers.

No flags. Control locations are marked with hot-pink surveyor's tape, with a QR code hanging nearby.

There are some patches of poison ivy in the woods. Pants, gaiters, or knee-socks are advised for off-trail travel.

Course Maps

Can be downloaded here.

Time Your Run

  • Time yourself (no splits will be captured) -or-
  • Use your smartphone to scan a code at each control (requires data connection; may require an app that reads QR codes). Instructions will be posted near the Start. [See this intro to QR-code orienteering.]

Record Your Time


Consolidated results (both self-timed & QR-code) will be posted soon after this event ends.

These courses are available on NEOC's Routegadget — share your route!
They are also available on Livelox and O-range (for Garmin watch users).

For O-range:
Set up watch with O-range website (see get started). Then choose Public Courses, and "Prospect Hill Park". Then with your watch connected to your phone, open O-range (on watch) and open Settings >> Load Course.
Make sure that O-range is set to 'Score-o" mode or "regular race" on your watch, depending on which course you choose.

Prospect Hill - BYOM
250 5th Avenue (approx)

Start is shown on the course maps, taped to fencing along "entrance trail" leading from parking lot.
QR-code runners register at Start. Instructions are posted there.


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