Barebones 2008
Welcome newcomers

New to orienteering?

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free clinics and
special newcomer fees


Click here to register online.

Click here to see the current entry list. Please check you class and SI card.

Categories & Courses

Several categories are available, some age based and some 'skills' based, to suit every level of navigational ability and fitness. Each category will compete on a course of the appropriate technical and physical difficult as described below:

Age categories
Super Juniors (9 & under) Technically the easiest and shortest course. All controls on paths.
Juniors (10 - 12)
Longer and somewhat more technically difficult - controls on large features close to paths.
Youth (13 - 15) Intermediate difficulty, short course. Controls on large features in the forest.
Youth Plus (16 - 19)
Venerable (50-ish & above)
Technically difficult, medium-length course
Open categories
& Family
Technically easy, short course - controls on large features close to paths. Suitable for beginner adults looking for a mild introduction to orienteering.
Sport: Individual
& Sport: Team
Intermediate difficulty, long course. Controls on large features in the forest. Suitable for fit, but inexperienced orienteers.
Expert Technically difficult, medium-length course. Suitable for experienced orienteers looking for a less physical course
Elite Technically difficult, physically hard. Suitable for experienced, fit orienteers.

Entry Fees & other expenses

The all inclusive price includes all your races and training, 2 nights accommodation, all meals, and even your SI card rental. It offers a small savings and convenience compared to the a la carte pricing. Not included is a supplement for those wishing to experience the High Ropes course (or other 'for a fee' activities) at the Rocky Mountain YMCA (visit the Accommodation & camp activities page for full details of the camp activities).

The a la carte pricing allows you to chose individual items if, for some crazy reason, you won't be taking part in the full weekend of activities.

Barebones 2008 Pricing Adults Juniors
(under 20)
All inclusive
Races, training, meals, accommodation, SI rental.
Junior fee includes one 'for a fee' camp activity.
$190 $105
Supplement (High ropes, climbing tower, horse rides) $20 $10
Canmore Pursuit - special pricing
Both races at Canmore Nordic Centre plus SI rental $40 $20
A la Carte pricing
Individual race entry (per race) $20 $10
5-races package $80 $40
Junior training   $40
SI rental per event $2 $2
SI rental for weekend $10 $10
Accommodation & all meals $110 $55
All meals package (no accommodation) $45 $20
Dinners only (no accommodation) $20 $10
'For a fee' camp activities (per activity) $20 $10

15% Early Commitment Incentive

Register before June 1st and receive a 15% discount on the all-inclusive price.

10% Procrastination Disincentive

Register after Aug 16th and pay an extra 10% and risk not having being able to run in your chosen category if we don't have enough maps printed.

On the Day entry
There may be a very few on-the-day entries available. We can not guarantee availability, but if you want to take a chance, please visit the results area to see if there are any maps available.

Junior program: discounts for kids & coaches

Many clubs provide subsidies to juniors attending training camps. Check with your club's Junior Development coordinator. Adults are offered a $100 reimbursement for committing to be a junior coach on the Barebones weekend - contact FWOC Junior Program director Karin Gerritsen for details (you will still be able to run in all events).

Cancellation & Refunds

In the event you should cancel your entry, weíll refund 90% if the cancellation is received in writing before July 30th and 75% is received before Aug 24th. No refunds will be given after Aug 24 - sorry (itíll be spent by then).

Non-O-Club members

For insurance purposes you must be a member of a recognized provincial orienteering association (or national federation) to take part in Barebones 2008. You can purchase an Alberta Orienteering membership online at www.orienteeringAlberta.ca (this also includes club membership in FWOC).


Teams of two or three are welcome and can compete in any Open category. Teams pay one entry fee plus $5 for each extra member. All team members must belong to a recognized provincial association (see "Non-O-Club members" section above).

Electronic Punching

All events use electronic timing. There is a small charge of $2/event to rent SportIdent cards if you donít have your own.

Complainerís Fee

A complainerís fee of $25 is payable in advance by anyone who thinks they might be whining about the courses, the map, the terrain, the weather, or anything else that will make the organizers wish they'd never bothered organizing this event. Constructive commentary, as usual, is free and welcome.