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Echo Park Urban Discovery 2024



May 12, 2024

Elysian Park and surrounding neighborhood


Urban Discovery

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Mass Start 10:00 am


Explore the Echo Park neighborhood with our Urban Discovery Score Orienteering format.


Urban Discovery

Map and Course Notes

Street O map of the Echo Park neighborhood and parts of Elysian Park

2 hour score-O

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 map includes portions of Elysian Park and the surrounding Echo Park community. A nice combination of park, hilly residential areas, and flatter commercial 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.

Registration categories (Junior is born in 2004 or later):

Individual classes:
Junior Male
Junior Female
Adult Male
Adult Female

Group classes:
Adult Group – all Adults

Junior Group – all Juniors
Family Group – some Adults, some Juniors. Don't have to be related.

The following standard LAOC protocols will be in place at this event:

  • Please pre-register. $10 additional fee per person for on-site registration dependent on map availability.

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

  • Bring your own water and snacks. No water will be placed on the course. We will have water available at the assembly area.

  • Please take advantage of our online beginner training. If you need additional training or have questions, let us know when you arrive. On-site training will depend on volunteer availability.

  • Please do not attend if you are sick.

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 closer to the event and will close at midnight on Thursday, May 9

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)

  • estick rental $2 (unless you have your own)

  • $10 per person additional for on-site late registration

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.


Elysian Park, Picnic Area 4

Parking in Academy Rd parking lot at intersection of Academy Rd and Stadium Way

Google Map to event parking

Venue Website

Race Management
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Event Director: Clare Durand

Course Setter: Rich Hoesly

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