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Belmont Shores Urban Discovery 2023



July 9, 2023

Mother's Beach and Surrounding Neighborhood


Urban Discovery


Mass Start 10:00 am

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Explore the Belmont Shores neighborhood with our Urban Discovery Score Orienteering format.


Urban Discovery

Map and Course Notes

Street O map of the Belmont Shores neighborhood


Additional Information

The goal of Urban Discovery is to maximize your score within a set time limit by visiting mapped control locations. Each location is worth a different point value based on difficulty and distance. Instead of punching physical controls, you answer simple multiple choice questions based on interesting city features that are visible at the control locations.

The Belmont Shores neighborhood is fairly flat and includes residential, commercial, and beach areas.

We will have a mass start at 10:00am. Participants are welcome to start late, but may not be allowed the full time limit.

COVID Mitigation

To protect the safety of our volunteers and participants, the following protocols will be in place at this event:

  • Attendance by Pre-registration only. No day of event registration.

  • Prepayment encouraged. This will enable non-contact pick-up of materials.

  • Distributed posters with detailed race information instead of a large gathering for announcements.

  • Maintain social distancing while waiting for the mass start and after finishing

  • Bring your own water and snacks. No water will be placed on the course. We will have single serving bottles available at the start and finish.

  • No results will be posted on site. Results will be posted to our website after the event.

  • Online pre-event beginner clinic information. While you are welcome to ask questions at the event, we will not gather people together for beginner instruction.

  • Please do not attend if you are sick. Refunds will be made on request if you prepay and cannot attend.

Liability Waiver - Everyone must have a waiver on file. The registration system gives you an opportunity to accept the waiver for yourself or your family members. Minors whose registration is not handled by a parent/guardian must print out the form and bring it with them with a parent/guardian signature.

Registration and Pricing

Registration will open a week or two before the event.

Standard LAOC fees:

  • Adult $13

  • Youth (20 and under) $10

  • Member discount $5

  • Children under 10 free (one free child per paying adult, additional children at the youth rate)

Prepayment is encouraged and is the only way to pay with a credit card. The online preregistration system uses Paypal as the payment portal. Only cash or checks are accepted at the event site.


Mother's Beach, Long Beach

The parking lot at Mother's Beach is pay parking. Limited free street parking is available. Be prepared, parking will fill up quickly!

Google Map to event parking

Race Management
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Event Director: Clare Durand

Course Setter: Rich Hoesly

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