Happy spring! It must be time for CROC’s annual free orienteering event at Mt. Tabor Park in southeast Portland. There will be four courses from Beginner to Advanced. Instructors will give short instruction clinics for newcomers between 10:45 a.m. and noon. Individuals and teams may start a course any time between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Everyone registered must check in at the Finish so we don’t lose anyone.
Mt. Tabor Park in southeast Portland offers hills, water bodies, urban views and the popular volcano site. CROC is offering this event for free, and the courses will provide fun and challenge for all levels. We have an event here every year, and it is one of our most popular venues.
Note that CROC also has a permanent orienteering course at Mt. Tabor, if you would like to try this terrain on your own at any time. (Of course, the maps are different for this event). See the CROC website under "Getting Better" for more details on this permanent course.
Note: Even if you know the park, please see the map link below for the event registration, start and finish location. The easiest access to the event is to enter the park at the NE corner, off of SE 69th and Belmont. The event start is at Picnic Area "B", in the NE corner of the park, near the east tennis courts and playground.
- Registration 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
- Instruction Clinics 10:45 am - 12:00 noon as needed
- Course starts for individuals and teams anytime between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Courses close 3:00 pm
All teams must check out through the course finish before leaving the park, even if the team does not finish the course or returns after the course closes.
- White: Beginner (about 2 Km, 8-10 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
- Yellow: Beginner / Intermediate (about 3 Km, 10-12 controls, easy, on-trail and near-trail navigation)
- Orange: Intermediate (about 4 Km, 12-14 controls, some off-trail, mostly on-trail navigation)
- Green"ish": Advanced (about 5 to 6 Km "Sprint Duet," or two sprints in a row with a map exchange)
All CROC orienteering events are put on by volunteers, and the meet director can almost always used some extra hands.
Please keep in mind:
- No prior experience is needed for many of the task
- You can help out AND run your course of choice
Typical ways to assist are: helping with starts and finishes, checking in folks at registration, and picking up control flags after the course closes.
Please contact the meet director at the email address on the bottom of this page if you'd like to help out with this event.
For more details, see the volunteer pages.
Posted to Event & Results.
Registration and other costs
- The event is FREE and open to the public.
- Beginners are welcome at this and all CROC events. Beginner orienteering clinics are taught as needed.
- All participants must register and sign the liability waiver before entering the course.
Each participant or team receives a course map and a control description sheet.
Meet director: Anndy Wiselogle