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El Dorado Fall 2022


September 11, 2022


El Dorado Regional Park, Long Beach



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Starts begin at 10:00am


Flat, fast, and great for beginners, El Dorado makes a good pre-season event for new orienteers to learn the basics and for the experienced to get in a good fast workout.



Map and Course Notes

Eldorado is fast grassy picnic areas. We will offer three point-to-point style courses:

White (Basic)  1.8 km   10 controls

Yellow (Intermediate)  4.3 km  16 controls

Orange (Advanced)  6.5 km  16 controls

Additional Information

Note that we are not at the usual spot this year. We are instead at Sycamore Grove which is a little further around the road northeast of the lake. The parking at Sycamore Grove is a dead end lot. Buses may have difficulty and should park at the lot a little bit south (to the east of the lake).

This event does not count for scoring for this year's COOL League, but COOL memberships are available through registration. Existing COOL memberships from last season will expire prior to the first COOL League event.

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 recommended. This will enable minimal-contact pick-up of materials.

  • Assigned start blocks

  • Maintain social distancing while waiting for your start

  • "Catch your breath" zone after the finish prior to approaching the download station

  • Bring your own water and snacks. No water will be placed on the course. 

  • 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 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 is now closed

Registration List

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)

  • Additional $2 estick rental if you do not own your own

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.


El Dorado East Regional Park, Sycamore Grove Picnic Area

7550 East Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90815

Google Map to El Dorado Park Entrance

Google Map to Sycamore Grove Parking

Park Website

Vehicle Entrance Fee $8.00 per car

Race Management
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Meet Director: Clare Durand

Course Setter: Joe Vlietstra

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