Meet Director: Chris Svoboda
Course Setter: Rich Gaylord
||Registration and Start
(Maximum time on course: 3 hours)
Cost: (per individual or team)
(We suggest a maximum of four people per group.)
See directions for precise start location
On-line registration is open through
midnight Thursday April 4, 2019.
The map is 1.5 square kilometers at a scale of 1:5000 (14x17)
with 3 meter contour interval. Located near intersection of IL Route
31 and Huntley Road Carpentersville, IL, Raceway Woods is jointly
managed by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County (FPDKC) and
Dundee Township. A brief history of Raceway Woods (originally called
Meadowdale International Raceway) can be found at:
We will be offering the standard point-to-point courses:
white and yellow for beginners, orange for intermediate, and red
and green for advanced. All courses will have pre-printed maps.
Self-Regulated Starts for Red and Green Courses:
At registration on these two courses participants will only be given
a clue sheet. A box of Red and a box of Green maps that have pre-printed
courses and clue sheets on them will be located adjacent to the
Red/Green Start. This will be a self-regulated Start: A map can
be picked up after you have actually e-punched the Start Control.
Try to provide separation of at least a minute (or two) between
your start and someone starting ahead of you on the same course.
Parking and Staging area: NEW LOCATION
IN 2019! Raceway Woods has two small parking areas (one
on Huntley Road and one on Route 31), neither of which is large
enough to hold our event. Therefore, Parking and Registration will
be on Commerce Parkway (1.25 miles north of the Route 31 and Huntley
Road (Main Street) intersection. A remote Start and Finish will
be a short walk/jog (225 meters) from Registration. Water and refreshments
will be available at the Registration area only. If the weather
is wet we will have a couple of small pop up tents (10x10) to provide
cover for the registration area. Note: The closest toilet facility
will be at the small Raceway Woods parking area (near the iconic
Silo) about 500 meters from the Registration area – plan ahead.
For helpful information on understand the new map, please read the
for Raceway Woods.
If you are coming on I-90 (Kennedy Expressway and Northwest Tollway)
it is 40 miles from the Chicago Loop to Route 31 (Elgin/West Dundee)
exit. Take Route 31 north 3 miles: Crossing points include Route
72 (Higgins Road) and Huntley Road (Main Street Carpentersville).
After crossing Huntley Road, continue north .4 of a mile to the
meet site parking area on the west side of Route 31. Watch for the
red and white orienteering signs, and CAOC individuals to direct
you to where to park in the field where the registration/start/finish
area is also located.
From the NW Suburbs you can also take Route 72(Higgins Rd.) to Route
31 then head north (turn right) using above directions.