Events

**** All event locations are subject to obtaining permission for access.

 

Friday September 19th, 3pm            Classic O                                  Moose Creek

The new Moose Creek map features foothills terrain in the valley of Jumpingpound Creek near Sibbald Flats. A mix of deciduous and coniferous forest, flat areas, detailed areas, steep slopes, creeks and marshes.

Officials

Course Planner:  Mark Astridge   Controller: Adrian Zissos. Timing: Richard Obreiter

Map

Moose Creek   1:10,000   5m contours. Fieldwork: Robert Micek, 2002

Sign in

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Start time

4:00 – 4:30 pm, times assigned at start line.

Maximum Time

Competitors will be allowed two hours to complete their course.

Courses

Course 1: 2km; Course 2: 3km; Course 3: 4km; Course 4: 6km

Directions to Site

Take Highway 1 west from Calgary about 50km then turn south on Highway 68 (partly gravel) for approximately 15km.

 

 

 

Friday September 19th, 8:15pm     Night Sprint                                Mount Laurie

Sprint length - winning time of 15 minutes anticipated - in the dusk on the wonderfully detailed Mt Laurie map. Don’t forget your flashlight.

Officials

Course Planner: Adrian Z.    Controller: Mark Astridge. Timing: Richard Obreiter

Map

Mt Laurie   1:10,000   5m contours   Updated 2002, Bryan Chubb

Start time

Mass start at 8:15pm. Sunset is 7:39pm

Maximum Time

Competitors will be allowed sixty minutes to complete their course.

Courses

Course 1: 1.5km; Course 2: 2.0km; Course 3: 2.0km; Course 4: 2.5km

Directions to Site

Look for O-signs at the intersection of Highways 1A and 1X (near Seebee). Approx. 10km from group camp.

 

 

 

Saturday September 20th, 10am     The Setup                         Barrier Lake
Part one of the Barebones Chase. Your finish time in this event determines your start time in the afternoon’s Chase.

Officials

Course Planner: Charlotte MacNaughton.  Controller: Miles Tindal. Timing: Richard Obreiter

Map

Barrier Lake 1:15,000   5m contours.  Fieldwork: Afan Jones 1984

Start times

10:00 – 10:30 am, times assigned at start line. 30 second (or less) start interval.

Maximum Time

Competitors will be allowed one and a half hours to complete their course.

Courses

Course 1: 2.5km; Course 2: 3km; Course 3: 3km; Course 4: 4km.

Directions to Start

From the Highway 1 turn-off for Bow Valley Provincial Park follow the O-signs a short distance (toward Rafter Six).

 

 

 

Saturday September 20th, 3pm       The Chase              Bow Valley Provincial Park

Part two of the Barebones chase. Short courses, lots of controls, the excitement of a chasing start, and all this just a short walk from the group campsite! Following the event, gorge at the Barebones potluck dinner.

Officials

Course Planner: Miles Tindal.  Controller: Charlotte MacNaughton. Timing: Richard Obreiter.

Map

Bow Valley Provincial Park 1:10,000   3m contours. Fieldwork: Kitty Jones 1985. Misc updates since then.

Start time

3:00pm – 4:00pm depending on your Setup results. Mass start at 4:00 pm for people who don’t have a Setup time.

Maximum Time

Competitors will be allowed one and a half hours to complete their course.

Courses

Course 1: 2.5km; Course 2: 3km; Course 3: 3km; Course 4: 4km

Directions to Start

A short walk from the group campsite.  

Pot Luck dinner

7:00 pm at the group campsite. Chili & Hotdogs provided. Please bring utensils, chairs, and a salad or dessert to share.

 

 

 

Sunday September 21st, 10am        Enduro                  Canmore Nordic Centre

A unique challenge to test your navigation skills and fitness in a variety of circumstances. Start and finish at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

Officials

Course Planners: Alaric Fish.  Controller: Adrian Zissos.  Timing: Richard Obreiter

Map

All kinds of maps will be provided. Only those provided by the organizers are permitted.

 Start time

Everyone starts together at 10:00am at the main lodge.

Course

One course with several orienteering controls to visit, each worth one point. Visit only those you want. At the end of the race, the competitor with the most points will win, with ties going to the fastest. The full course is about 20km.

Maximum Time

We expect most people will hike the course, and have designed it so that a fast-ish hiker will complete the entire course in 4-5 hours. We expect the winners will be done within three hours. The time limit is six hours.

Equipment

Normal orienteering/hiking equipment. Bring your own water.

Categories

Individual: Open (M/F) and Venerable persons (M/F).

Teams: 2-person open, mixed, senior; Other categories depend on who enters (for example: family, groups, etc).

Note: Youth (16 & under) can only enter as part of a team with at least one adult.

Directions

From Canmore, follow signs to Canmore Nordic Centre. Approximately 25km from group camp.