Vasquez Rocks DIY Classic

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Open as of February 19, 2021

Vasquez Rocks, Agua Dulce, CA

Classic - White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green

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VASQUEZ ROCKS IS CURRENTLY EMBARGOED IN ANTICIPATION OF OUSA NATIONALS TO BE HELD NOV OR DEC 2022. 
Anyone entering the park between now and Nationals will not be eligible for competitive status at the OUSA Nationals.
 
Overview

Famous sandstone cliffs at our most popular venue.

This Do-It-Yourself event uses app-based punching and features Classic Point-to-Point Courses. 

Streamers were place in February of 2021. We cannot guarantee that they are still there. You will download and print the map and then use the MapRunF app on your phone to verify that you are at the correct location. 

Courses

White (beginner) - 1.5 km, 45 m climb, 8 controls

Yellow (intermediate) - 1.7 km, 45 m climb, 10 controls

Orange (Advanced) - 3.1 km, 100 m climb, 12 controls

Brown (short expert) - 3.5 km, 145 m climb, 10 controls

Green (medium expert) - 4.0 km, 165 m climb, 11 controls

Running the course

Course punching is implemented with the MapRunF app.
Instructions on using MapRunF (Thanks to Bill Cusworth of BAOC for letting us use his write-up)
MapRunF official website page

 

Important Notes for this event

BE SURE TO SELECT AND LOAD THE EVENT IN THE APP BEFORE YOU ARRIVE - cell phone service at Vasquez Rocks can be spotty. Once you are there, you will be able to run the course if it is already loaded, but may not have a connection to download the course.
Similarly, you will need to make sure that your results upload after you have returned to a cell phone service area.
Because of Map and GPS inaccuracy, it is important that you use the printed map for navigation. The circles on the map in the app may not look like they are on the correct feature, but it will punch properly when you are in the printed circle.
 

Safety

Please choose a course that is suitable for your experience level. This is the high desert. Please watch for dehydration. Bring water with you. There is no water placed on the course. Cell phone service is unreliable on this map. We recommend that you bring a buddy who will know if you finished safely. If you go alone, please make sure someone knows when to expect you home and has a copy of the map.

Pricing/Registration

Please fill out this form to register and accept the waiver. Links to the maps will be emailed to you after registering.

There is no charge for this event.

Location

From Highway 14 exit at Agua Dulce Road. Go north a couple of miles. Follow the road as it turns right, continue past a stop sign* for 1/4 mile. Park entrance is on the right. Continue through park on the dirt road to the large parking area. Parking is FREE. (*turn at the stop sign for stores and restaurants)

Race Results

View our Race Results page to see the results.

Race Management

Race Director: Clare Durand

Course Setter: Bruce Garbaccio