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Southwest Spring Week

Competition nameSouthwest Spring Week
Start date20190216
End date20190224
Race typeNational
Nearest place or cityTucson & Phoenix, Arizona
Club/organizerTucson Orienteering Club, Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club, and Navigation Games
Region of countrySouthwest
Number of competition days9
Expected number of runners100
WRE event?No
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Event descriptionThe Southwest Spring Week is an almost-annual tradition in Southern Arizona, taking place in February and welcoming a mix of both locals and those wanting to escape winter. This year's SWSW is organized by the Tucson Orienteering Club, Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club, and Navigation Games. Nine days of orienteering and sun in the desert southwest will include mass starts, sprints, middles, classics, and night-O.
Terrain descriptionThe terrain in Arizona mostly consists of lightly vegetated desert and grassland. The visibility is often quite high and the running speed very fast. The terrain ranges from true desert orienteering at elevations around 2500'/750m (Tucson) and 1700'/525m (Phoenix), to mountain foothill grasslands at 5400,/1600m. There is plenty of cactus and other vegetation that can hurt you but it is usually easily avoided.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Reid Park Zoo, Old Tucson Studios (wild west movie sets), University Of Arizona Arboretum, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tohono Chul Botanical Gardens & Galleries, Titan Missile Museum, Pima Air & Space Museum
Street address of navigation point7250 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85756
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Live results available?No
Live GPS tracking available?No
Live TV available?No
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