Plum, PA, US
Oct 16, 2016
Type: Orienteering - Local
added by: sherpes
The next WPOC sponsored orienteering event will be on October 16 at Boyce Park (west side, Patrol I shelter). This will be a sprint event; that is, all of the courses will be short. "Sprint" does not mean you have to run. Andy Strat has designed four sprint courses, two are at the beginner/novice level and are about 2 to 2.5 km in length and two are at the advanced level and are 3 to 3.5 km in length. Registration and start are from 11 am to 2 pm and the map fee is $6. Because the courses are short, ONE MAP FEE will give you entry to TWO SPRINTS; you may choose which two. It is a good idea to come early so you can rest a little between the two sprint courses. Sprints provide a good opportunity for less experienced orienteers to try an advanced course that is not very long or for orienteers who normally walk a course to try running without becoming too exhausted because of the length.
Don't forget, if you are bringing a minor who is not your son or daughter, you need to bring a waiver signed by the minor's parent (obtainable under Club Documents at www.wpoc.org ).
I hope you will come out and give the sprints a try. Driving directions are given below.
From the PA turnpike (Interstate 76), at exit 57, take Business 22 west toward the Monroeville mall and follow the common directions below.
From the Parkway East(route 376) going east, take the Plum exit (84B) to Mosside Blvd. Turn right at the light and follow the common directions below.
From route 22 heading west at the entrance to 376, follow Business 22 past the entrance to the PA turnpike and follow the common directions below.
From Business 22 heading east, turn left at the light at Mosside Blvd and follow the common directions below.
Common directions: (you can see a map at www.wpoc.org/toboycepark.htm#picnic )
At the first traffic light on Business 22, turn right (north) on Mosside Blvd. There is a Honda dealership and a Hampton Inn on this corner. Go straight through the interchanges to a traffic light where the Old Wm Penn Highway crosses and Mosside Blvd changes into Haymaker Rd. Continue on Haymaker Rd to a Stop sign at Beatty Rd. Go straight; almost immediately you will start down a hill; you should see a large sign that says "Boyce Park" and a road branching to the right; go to the right - this branch is an entrance to Monroeville Trestle Rd, also called Center Rd. (or continue 40 feet down the hill to the Stop sign and turn right there onto Monroeville Trestle Rd). The total distance from Business 22 to Monroeville Trestle Rd is 0.7 miles.
Follow Monroeville Trestle Rd. east and north for 1.6 miles to the entrance to Boyce Park. You will see signs along the way to the Wave Pool in Boyce Park; do not follow them. Once you enter the park, bear right at the first intersection and follow the road until you see the orienteering club banner on your left. We are at the Patrol I shelter.
Note: The route along Mosside Blvd, Haymaker Rd. and Monroeville Trestle Rd is also marked as part of the "Orange Belt". You will see signs for this.
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