Whistler is world-famous for its wonderful outdoor activities and its vibrant pedestrian-centered village. We are planning a series of events that will show off many of Whistler's wonders, with races in the alpine on Whistler mountain, in the Village center, and in the surrounding forests. Three events are within walking distance of Whistler Village, and short 15 minute drive to the fourth. We have planned great races, wonderful terrain, a lake-side social, and a mountain-top barbeque - and the events have been scheduled to provide lots of time for you to explore North America's favorite resort town.
In addition we have two races in the majestic beauty of the world's newest Olympic City - Vancouver, BC - which will show-off one of the most wonderful parks in the world - Stanley Park - and one of the world's most scenic university campuses - UBC.Barebones 2010 - Don't miss it!
Thank you to everyone for taking part in Barebones 2010. It was a delight to have so many people from all over the world competing in our event. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you at a future Barebones in the not very distant future.
All results are now posted on the results page. Please draw your routes in RouteGadget by following the links from the results page.
* July 18 - splits corrected for Day 1 (Lost Lake)
Have your say about future Barebones events - please take the Barebones survey.
That cool fold-out meet information packet? Here it is unfolded.
This is the group that put on the event, listing their main responsibility though everyone pitched in all over the place as was most helpful.
|Event Director||Adrian Zissos||GVOC / FWOC|
|Registration Chief||Jeremy Gordon||GVOC|
|Finance Chief||Alison Price||GVOC|
|Technical Chief||Magnus Johansson||GVOC|
|Planner: Lost Lake||Dan Coombs||GVOC|
|Planner: Whistler Village||Louise Oram||GVOC|
|Planner: Brandywine||Carol Ross||GVOC / Falcons|
|Planner: Nester's Hill & Whistler Mtn||Magnus Johansson||GVOC|
|Planner: Stanley Park||Meghan Rance||GVOC|
|Planner: UBC||Jeremy Gordon||GVOC|
|Controller: Lost Lake, Stanley Park||John Rance||GVOC|
|Controller: Whistler Village, Brandywine||Alex Kerr||GVOC|
|Controller: Whistler Mtn, Nester's Hill||Adrian Zissos||GVOC / FWOC|
|Controller: UBC||Brian Ellis||GVOC|
|IOF Event Advisor: Brandywine||Jan R. Lien||Norway|
|Technical Team||Thomas Nipen||GVOC|
|Technical Team||Andy Reddin||GVOC|
|Technical Team||Martin Pardoe||GVOC|
|Timing Chief||Mike Rascher||GVOC|
|Site||Ted & Mo de St Croix||GVOC|
|Site||Christoph & Beatrice Rufenacht||GVOC|
|Site||Bruce & Robyn Rennie||GVOC|
|Start Chief||Karen LaChance||GVOC|
|Start||Sheena van Dyck||FWOC|
|Whistler Locals & Media||Charlotte MacNaughton||FWOC|
|Safety Chief||Christin Lundgren||FWOC|
|First Aid||George Pugh & Bruce Inglis||GVOC|
|Certificate design||Emily Ross||Falcons|
|Event pocket guide||Chris Piller||VicO (?)|
|Web||Adrian Zissos||GVOC / FWOC|
|Meeting house, equipment||Margo MacTaggart & Chris Oram||GVOC|
|Baby sitting||Molly Jarvis & MJ van Dyk||FWOC|
|String Course||Theresa Winn||FWOC|
Start lists / who's coming
Here is a list of Who's coming that you can sort by country/class/club/name and so on.
- All race start times, sorted by name
- All race start times, sorted by class
- Day 1 - Lost Lake (Long)
- Day 2 - Whistler Village (Sprint)
- Day 3 - Brandywine (Middle)
- Day 4 - Nester's Hill (Relay) - Kids' mass start @ 8:30am. Relay mass start @ 9:00am
- Day 5 - Stanley Park (Long/Sprint fusion)
- Day 6 - UBC (1.5 x Sprint)
Changes to class / SI number / other information
If you want to change your class or SI number then visit the registration desk. There will be a $10 fee. If you need to change other information - such as spelling of your name - there will be no fee.
|Thursday July 8||Whistler|
|4:00pm - 8:00pm||Aava Hotel||Package pickup|
|Friday July 9||Whistler|
|1:30pm||Lost Lake||Package pickup|
|3:00pm||Lost Lake||Long distance|
|Saturday July 10||Whistler|
|Sunday July 11||Whistler|
|9:00am||Brandywine Falls||Middle distance (WRE)|
|Monday July 12||Whistler|
|1:00pm||Whistler Mountain||BBQ at the Roundhouse|
|Tuesday July 13||Vancouver|
|1:00pm||Stanley Park||Long/Sprint fusion|
|Wednesday July 14||Vancouver|
|9:00am||UBC||1.5 X Sprint|
This video, we hope, gives you a taste of running on Whistler Mountain (site of the 2010 Olympic alpine ski events). Music is by The Arrogant Worms - one of the many terrific Canadian things.
Q. What is the cute animal in the video (not the one wearing red)?
A. It is a marmot. Trivia: The whistling cry of the marmot is what gave the town of Whistler its name.
Q, Can you provide more information about hotel "deals" in Whistler?
A. We have negotiated some small discounts with a few hotels. Details are on the Accommodation page.
Q. What is the best way to drive from Kamloops to Whistler - through Lillooet
or via Vancouver?
A. Highway 99 through Lillooet is a quiet and scenic drive and is a bit shorter. The final part of the trip is through a very narrow canyon and the road is narrow and twisty. For some this makes it the more appealing route, for others the driving is simpler on the larger and busier highways that go through Vancouver.
Q. How much money does the club make from hosting this event?
A. The costs of hosting orienteering events is actually quite high, even if you don't include the costs of making the maps. Based on the estimates in the event budget, if we have 200 participants the club will break even, covering all of the non-mapping costs. In order to cover all the event costs plus the costs of making and updating the maps we must have almost 300 participants take part. In other words the club doesn't make much at all - but we do benefit from a legacy of trained officials and new maps and a raised profile for the sport - and of course the volunteers are all planning to have a lot of fun.
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