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Pierce College Motala 2023



March 5, 2023

Pierce College, Woodland Hills


Sprint style motala for all levels

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Starts from 10:00am to about 11:00am. Courses will close at 1:00pm


The COOL finals will feature fast and furious campus running. The motala format involves running multiple loops. The number of loops will vary for each level.


Sprint style motala for all levels

Map and Course Notes


Sprint map as used at 2022 Nationals.

Print scale will be 1:4,000

  • White (Basic)  1.9k 13 controls  2 loops  

  • Yellow (Intermediate)  2.4k  16 controls  2 loops

  • Orange (JV)  4.7k  27 controls  3 loops

  • Brown/Green (Varsity)  5.5k  29 controls  3 loops

The Orange and Brown/Green courses will be fairly similar in technical difficulty, but Orange will be the shorter course.

A one minute start interval will be used. Course time limit is two hours.

What is a motala?

Motala is often referred to as "individual relay." In a motala you run multiple small loop courses. This makes it possible to fit a longer course into a smaller venue. Everyone in the same category will have the same loops to run, although they may do them in a different order. This helps to split up packs and prevent following. You may also visit some controls more than once on different loops, but with different course legs. A motala requires a lot of concentration to make sure that you are visiting the proper controls and staying on the correct loop. All while running at top speeds through a fast area!

Additional Information

This event will be the COOL League finals. Awards will be presented once the results are finalized. Plan to stick around and cheer on our youth!

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.

  • Assigned start blocks to spread out participants

  • Maintain social distancing while waiting for your start

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

  • 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 on Sunday.

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

Registration and Pricing

Registration is now closed and start times have been assigned.

Standard LAOC fees:

  • Adult $13

  • Youth (20 and under) $10

  • Member or Pierce College affiliated discount $5

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

  • Additional $2 estick rental if you don't own your own

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

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.


Pierce College

Victory Parking Lot 7

Please enter the parking from the corner of Victory and Mason

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School Website

Race Management
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Meet Director: Clare Durand

Course Setters: Roland Hansson and Clare Durand

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