Happy spring! It must be time for CROC’s annual FREE orienteering event at Mt. Tabor Park in southeast Portland. We have an event here every year, and it is one of our most popular venues. Mt. Tabor offers hills, water bodies, great urban views and the popular volcano site. Courses will provide fun and challenge for all levels, beginner through advanced.
Note that CROC also has two permanent orienteering courses at Mt. Tabor, if you would like to try this terrain on your own at any time. (Of course, the permanent course control points are different). See the CROC website under "Training" for more details on these permanent courses.
Note: Even if you know the park, please see the map 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
- All 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)
- Score-O: This course is being offered in place of our traditional advanced beginner (yellow), intermediate (orange), and advanced (green) courses. Unlike regular courses Score-O allows participants to design their own course to see how many controls they can reach, in any order, within a certain time limit, usually 60 and/or 90 minutes.
Orienteering map from previous event
See an orienteering map of this location here. Opens Google Drive in a new browser tab
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 tasks
- You can help out AND still run your course of choice
- Your entry fee is FREE if you help out with a meet!
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 volunteer at this event. For more details, see the "About" pages
Results are posted to the Results and Events web page a few days after the event.
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: David Rogers and Julie Pohl dnr2jcp at gmail.com