From Thursday, June 08, 2017
To Sunday, June 11, 2017
Various maps in the Boston area
An orienteering training camp in the greater Boston area, devoted to the art of sprinting. Eight events over four days, culminating in prologue/chase sprint!
Register here: https://www.orienteeringusa.org/eventregister/a40/register/start/bsc2017
Thursday AM: North Point Park, Cambridge. Introductions, basic trainings, longer sprint trainings
Thursday PM: Pine Banks Park, Medford. Park race! Format may be chase start, I'm still working on that.
Friday AM/PM: Franklin Park, all day! Training exercises and theoretical exercises in the morning, one-man relay or other head-to-head relay practice in the afternoon. Opportunities to visit the zoo during lunch! Thursday is the Scooper Bowl (google it), which means tons and tons of ice cream. Excellent lunchtime activity, though good luck running fast that evening after eating your weight in ice cream. http://www.scooperbowl.org/faf/home/default.asp…
Thursday's events will also be near the northern terminus of the Boston Freedom Trail, for you history buffs who want to do a little exploring. We'll have a good long break between lunch and the next training, so take your time. https://www.thefreedomtrail.org
Saturday AM: Boston Common. Training courses and short sprints on two different maps.
Saturday PM: Moakley Park, Boston. Sprint relay! Partner assignments tbd... open to suggestions :)
Sunday AM/PM: Minuteman National Historical Park, Concord. Knock-out sprint race! This is the only one not on public transit (that bus doesn't run on Sundays), and because it is a little further away and there is limited parking, we are going to try and coordinate carpooling. Sunday will start around 9, and will feature a knock-out sprint, which will take most of the day. I expect that Sunday we should be wrapping up by 3-4pm, to get you all on the road.
Morning events will be relatively informal, training activities. Afternoons will be an e-punched race. Lunch each day is included in the entry fee, and will feature local and delicious eateries.
Entries capped at 60 people, so register early! Registration opens May 1st; we'll post about it here and on www.Attackpoint.org.
Morning events will run from about 9-noon, and then we'll break for a group lunch. We usually take 2-3 hours to eat, digest, perhaps explore a little of the area we're in, and then reconvene around 3 pm for the afternoon exercises. Thursday will run later into the evening, because the Park race is the final event in an 8-week series of Boston Park Races, that starts at 6 pm, but Friday and Saturday afternoon events will run 3-6 pm.
Each day we try to keep things geographically close. The morning and afternoon activities are all accessible on public transit, and should never take more than 20-30 minutes between the two.
Also, tons of fun activities for you this year when we're not training and racing!
Friday at Franklin Park, there's plenty of time during lunch to go visit the zoo, which we really recommend.
Saturday we're starting the day in downtown Boston, which has the first 3/4 of the freedom trail, other tourist destinations, or if you're into something more relaxed, Moakley par is right on the Harbor with a swimming beach.
Finally, Sunday, at the Minuteman National Historical Park, is perfect for the history buffs. Go visit the North Bridge during lunch, or swing by the visitor center to see what else they're showing off.