Let’s celebrate a great past year for Toronto teams, with a return to “We the North!” at the York Regional Forest’s North Tract, located near the hamlet of Vivian in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Easily accessible from the 404, this spectacular winter venue is located on Hwy 48 just south of Davis Drive, not far from Newmarket, Ontario.
North Tract was remapped in 2016 by Ihor Palagnyuk, and used for the Turkey Trot that year. It is a perfect location for winter orienteering, with an extensive trail network and more accessible forest vegetation in that season. This UKR O Cup will again venture into the less used northern section of the map, as well as more complex areas in the centre and south of the terrain.
Please come out, participate and celebrate, “We the North (Tract)”!
PS Regarding facilities: there are none on site, but a good amount of parking. Please do consider this and the environment, and carpool if at all possible. As is our tradition, a range of prizes will be awarded, including random door prizes, so that many participants can leave happy!
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||Sunday, February 16th, 10:30 am|
Time: 9:30 AM
Meet directors: Eugene Mlynczyk
|Major intersection||Hwy 48 South of Davis Dr. and North of Vivian Rd.|
17054 Hwy 48 (Markham Rd) S of Davis Dr and N of Vivian Rd
|Location|| North Tract|
Contour Interval: 5m
The length of this run will depend on a participant’s handicap. O-Cup BOX & 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:
Bonus: We will also offer a Beginner Course to the event, for beginners to orienteering. While not part of the O-Cup Series, the Beginner Course will give new orienteers a valuable chance to practice and develop their nascent skills. The course will be set entirely on trail, and quite safe for all ages. We do ask that very young children be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
BEFORE FEBRUARY 3rd:
AFTER FEBRUARY 3rd:
Consider joining our club for the discount on this and all future TOC events for 2020.
SportIdent electronic timing will be used at this event. Your entry fee includes the use of a SportIdent electronic timing card (SI card). If you have your own SI card, please provide the number when registering. SI cards are also available for purchase from our site.
As is a UKR/VO2 tradition, there will be prizes to the top 5 finishers plus a series of random door prizes. Please come prepared to win!