|At A Glance
afternoon take some time off work and enjoy the Classic O
race in detailed terrain on the new Moose Creek map 65km west of
evening pitch your tent at the group campsite in Bow Valley
Provincial Park then take a short drive to the Mount Laurie map for
the Night Sprint event. Showers are available close to the
morning take a short drive to the Barrier Lake map for The
Setup, part one of the day’s two-part race. A short fast event
with expected winning times of thirty minutes.
afternoon return to the group campsite for The Chase. This
event uses a chasing start based on the morning results so that the
first across the finish line is the winner of the two-event
total-time Barebones Chase.
evening socialize at the ever-increasingly stupendous Barebones
Potluck dinner at the group camp.
morning drive to the Canmore Nordic Centre for the Enduro –
a long-distance event with an expected winning time of 3 hours. The
course is designed to be fun and to challenge your versatility with
a wide variety of navigational tools including orienteering maps,
topo maps, sketch maps, and air photos. Visiting control sites is
optional, but you score points for each control you do visit. An
early start time and quick awards will get everyone homeward bound
by mid afternoon.
each Barebones event (except the Enduro) we offer 4 courses to suit
every level of navigational ability and fitness.
Course 1 is technically the easiest and shortest course, and is
suitable for young beginners. Course
2 is longer and more technically difficult, and is suitable for
experienced youngsters or for adult beginners.
Courses 3 and 4 are the most technically difficult, with Course 4
being the longer and more physical.
If you’re just starting orienteering and want to hone your skills
while thoroughly enjoying our wonderful countryside then the Barebones
weekend is ideal for you. Take part in as many or as few events as you
wish. Each event has courses to challenge all levels from beginner to
advanced, and the emphasis (Olympicly) is not in the winning but in the
taking part. Wear running clothes you don’t mind snagging (long pants
essential), trail shoes you don’t mind muddying up, and bring a cheapo
compass. Lots of events, lots of friendly ‘”experts” to help you
out - the Barebones weekend is for you.
7:00pm Saturday night at the group camp. We’ll supply Chili (regular
and vegetarian) plus hotdogs and trimmings for everyone.
Please bring utensils, cups, drinks, and chairs. Contributions
of salads and desserts gratefully accepted.
Prizes & Awards
All results will be posted on the web. And as usual for a laugh
we’ll acquire a bunch of junk and distribute it to people who win
the races in very short award presentations.
those that need it “community childcare” can be arranged at each
are mandatory (and can be purchased onsite).
non-orienteering-club-members must sign a Waiver (or become
members – and why not? It’s cheap)
Richard Obreiter: firstname.lastname@example.org
(403) 295-8741; Richard Obreiter
112 Bermondsey Rise N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3K 1T9