A rare Saturday date brings a return to the recently re-mapped Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, just north of Bradford, Ontario, off of Highway 11 (Yonge Street).
We think that many people haven’t experienced the new map since the last event in February 2016, which was a very beautiful but extremely cold day. Fingers crossed that we will have a repeat of the pretty snow conditions again, but not the uber-cold!
The main event will begin promptly at 10:30 am with a mass start in the O-Cup series. The map is likely to be double sided, with two loops of the relatively compact park at play. Many trails will mean speed as well as navigation will be of the essence. Finally, the usual O-Cup handicapping system will attempt to make things equal among the ages.
For those who were asking, there will be toilet facilities at site, though not any running water
Prizes will be given as both door prizes and to several of the winners of the O-Cup race.
For the O-Cup series of orienteering races some of the controls on the map are drawn inside a ‘box’. Depending on your handicap (see below) you can skip a number of these controls. Ideally, the handicaps are adjusted so that the race is equally difficult for all participants, and everyone should finish at the same time.
There will also be a point-to-point BEGINNER course without any box.
|Start time||Saturday, February 10th, 10:30 am|
Meet directors: Eugen Mlynczyk
Course setters: Igor Palahnyuk
Navigate Highway 400 to the Highway 88 exit at Bradford, approximately 40 km north of Toronto. Travel east approximately 6 km to the main intersection in downtown Bradford (former Highway 11, also known as Barrie Street). Turn north and travel approximately 3 km to the 9th Line, with a sign for Scanlon Creek C.A. Turn right (east) and travel approximately 1 km to the entrance to Scanlon Creek C.A. on your left.
Follow the driveway past the entrance booth (where you should please pay your daily parking fee of $6 per vehicle, self-serve), bear right to the Nature Centre parking lot.
Further parking information:
Daily Parking - $2 per hour, $6 per day
LSRCA charges a parking fee of $2 per hour, with a maximum daily amount of $6. *New –Pay by Phone
There are three ways to pay parking fees to Scanlon Creek:
The zone for Scanlon Creek is 3101.
The first time you run the app or visit the website, you will be required to set up a user account and payment method (credit card / smart card). Once your account is set up, paying for parking takes just a few seconds each time and adding more time is easy.
|Location|| Scanlon Creek Conservation Area|
Contour Interval: 5m
Revisions: TOC Major revisions: 2009 Ion Gheuca Updated Nov 2015 Ihor Palagnyuk
The length of this run will depend on a participant’s O-cup handicap. This race will feature the O-Cup Box which consists of a set of 6 to 8 checkpoints which participants may visit in any order. Particpants may skip check points in the box equal to their handicap point total. Handicap points are awarded as follows:
BEFORE February 1
AFTER February 1
Consider joining our club for the discount on this and all future UKR/TOC events for 2018.