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.
All courses will close after 90 minutes. Please make sure you return to the finish within the time limit. Check in with the race officials as soon as you reach the finish, whether you complete the course or not.
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 orienteerers 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.
|Start time||Sunday, January 24th, 10:00 am|
Time: 9:30 am
Meet directors: Oliver Tabay
Course setters: Oliver Tabay
|Major intersection||Bathurst - Sheppard Ave W|
Parking access via Earl Bales park entrance at Bathurst St. and Raoul Wallenberg Rd. Meeting point is just outside the community center.
|Location|| Earl Bales Park|
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:
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.