Prospect Park Memorial
Saturday, June 4, 2022
10:30 am - 2 pm
Prospect Park, Carousel, Brooklyn, NY
to HVO local meet in memory of orienteer Mark Bekker!
Event Director – Anna Bekker
Course setter – Stefan Slutsky
Typical city park, built on a terminal moraine of the last glaciation period. The path/trail system is extensive. There are many 4-5 feet tall light wire fences around the park. They are very difficult to pass. Though, very often, they are poorly visible. On the map they are shown with the symbol “crossable fence”. We advise to run them around. An example of such a fence will be presented at the start area. The 6+ feet tall fences are mapped as “uncrossable fences”.
Courses pass the park’s main inner circle with heavy bicycle traffic. Be extra careful when crossing it. Also some courses may cross horse trails. If you see horse riders, do not approach them closer than 20 meters.
Pre-registration is appreciated. Please register here.
Maps’ scale – 1:6,000 for all courses.
Maps’ size – 11x17 for all courses.
The map was completely updated in Spring 2021. Minor updates were made in May, 2022.
All courses are preprinted.
Clue sheets are printed on the map and also are given separately.
WHITE (Beginners) 8 controls 2.2 km 35 m
ORANGE (Advanced) 9 controls 4.7 km 75 m
GREEN (Experts) 14 controls 5.6 km 130 m
RED* 22 controls 7.8 km 165 m
BLUE** 23 controls 10.3 km 205 m
* In order to complete a Red course the participants must complete a Green course, finish and start on the White course. His/her results will show up both in Green and Red courses (but not in White). If the participant starts first on White course and then on Green, his/her results will show up both in /White and Green courses (but not in Red).
** In order to complete a Blue course the participants must complete a Green course, finish and start on the Orange course. His/her results will show up both in Green and Blue courses (but not in Orange). If the participant starts first on Orange course and then on Green, his/her results will show up both in Orange and Green courses (but not in Blue).
Awards will be given at 2:00 p.m. sharp (anyone finishing after 1:45 p.m. will receive his/her awards by mail).