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Southwest Spring Week

Tucson, AZ, US
Feb 20–28, 2016

Next entry deadline: Feb 11

Type: Orienteering - Regional

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Orienteering in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona

The Tucson Orienteering Club and the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Clubs invite you to join us for a week of map and compass in the sunny desert at the end of February. We call it SWSW: the Southwest Spring Week.
The week's event schedule begins in the Tucson area with:

  • Saturday, February 20: morning long courses and a Night-O training course at Catalina State Park
  • Sunday, February 21: morning classic courses at Catalina State Park
  • Monday, February 22: courses using “virtual” controls on the University of Arizona campus
  • Tuesday, February 23: long and short Goat in the rolling grasslands south of Tucson
  • Wednesday, February 24: classic courses on the desert at Ironwood Picnic Ground
  • Thursday and Friday: rest and tourism in beautiful Southern Arizona

SWSW then moves to the Phoenix area for:

  • Saturday, February 27: 3 hour score at challenging flats of Robbins Butte, southwest of Phoenix
  • Sunday, February 28: sprints at desert Papago Park in the heart of Phoenix

Training camp: Saturday, Sunday and Monday can also include an orienteering training camp with U.S. Junior Team coach Erin Schirm. There is an additional charge to join the camp. Juniors (20 and under) and adults (over 20) are both welcome. Learn along with the young stars of American orienteering!


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65.3 ✓ markalanprior Tucson weekend
64.1 ✓ inter_pro
60.8 ✓ Izzy B (log)
53.4 ✓ Soupbone (log)
50.0 ✓ nlake (log)
47.1 mikeminium (log) Hi JimBaker. Geez, does everybody have jury duty this week?!?
46.3 ✓ RWorner (log)
39.8 JimBaker Sadly, jury duty that week. Postponing it would lead to other conflicts.
38.9 ✓ barb (log)
37.9 ✓ Oslug (log) with my mom and sister
35.9 ✓ bbrooke (log) + Troy
20.7 ✓ o-darn (log)
✓ byrnedfish (log) sounds like a good spring break to me
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See also:

Jan 16–18Anza Borrego 2016
?Feb 20Olde Girdled Grit 50K, Marathon
Mar 18–20US Individual Championships (M/L/S)