ICEBREAKER ADVENTURE RUN & FALL ARK FEST

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2016 (HAMILTON, ON)

2015 ARKFEST RESULTS

2015 ICEBREAKER RESULTS

COURSE X

RACE DESCRIPTION
The mercury may be dropping, but that's no excuse not to race! The Icebreaker Adventure Run is a run through varied terrain with rock, open woods, thicker woods, steep hills, gentle hills and some speedy golf course sections, all (hopefully) tinted with ice or snow - hinting at the winter to come.  With the Snowshoe Raid coming up in January, the Icebreaker Adventure Run is an excellent training opportunity! Run the Icebreaker Adventure Run on your own or as a group or family.
 
RACE FORMAT
Our new course format is what we like to call a 'Choose Your Adventure Run". Participants have up to two hours to get as many of the 20 checkpoints that are scattered throughout the terrain.  Each checkpoint will be rated as green, blue, black diamond and double black diamond difficulty depending on the running and navigation challenges and skills needed to find the checkpoint. So just like a day at the ski hill or mountain biking park you can start with some green checkpoints, maybe shred some blues and then perhaps try a black diamond checkpoint.  Because you 'Choose your adventure run', the order and difficulty of the checkpoints you visit is completely up to you. And that's not all! We now have several age group categories for you to choose from.

RACE LOCATION
TBA, Hamilton ON
 
MAP & TERRAIN
MAP: TBA
TERRAIN: TBA
 
COURSES & CATEGORIES
ADVENTURE RUN
All participants run the same course. Participants have up to two hours to get as many checkpoints in the scramble as possible.
Categories: Junior Men, Junior Women, Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men (45+), Masters Women (45+)
**ages as of December 31, 2016.
 
COURSE X
A point to point individual course with a focus on difficult navigation. Recommended for athletes who have completed a 2-hour adventure run in the past with 800+ points. Time trial format.
Category: Open
 
ARK FEST
Participants have up to one hour to get as many checkpoints in the scramble as possible.
Categories: U14, U12, U10 and U8.
 
Participants in the U8 are required to take part with an adult. It is suggested that U10 participants take part with an adult as well, but it is not mandatory.
 
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
9:00-10:00: Race-kit pick-up and registration
10:00: Race briefing
10:05-10:30: Course X start
10:15: Adventure Run start
10:20: ARK Fest Briefing
10:30-11:30: ARK Fest
12:15: Race time limit
13:00: Race course closes. All participants should return to the finish at this time.
 
REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES
Online registration is open
 
We offer early-bird, regular and late online registration fees (midnight on the dates listed). We also offer limited race day registration but please arrive early, as there will only be 10 extra maps available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
 
 
EARLY-BIRD
(by Oct 6)
REGULAR
(by Nov 17)
 LATE 
(by Dec 1)  
RACE DAY
(Dec 4)  
ADULT (20 and older)
$20
$25
$30
$35
JUNIOR (19 and under)
$10
$15
$20
$25
SPORTIDENT CARD RENTAL $3/person $3/person $3/person $3/person
 
* Sport Ident timing cards are required for this race. The rental rate is free for  ARK participants and coaches signed up for our spring 2016 season.
 
Entry fees include 13% HST and a 2016 membership in DontGetLost Adventure Running (operated by Golden Horseshoe Orienteering Inc.) to cover race insurance. Price does not include parking (please car pool). Refund policy.
 
RULES & REQUIRED GEAR
Required gear for the Icebreaker:  whistle, compass, Sport Ident timing chip (available for rent)
ARK Fest: dress for the weather!
 
AWARDS & PRIZES
All kids participants recieve a race finishers reward.
 
VOLUNTEERS
We are looking for race day volunteers to help manage registration and to collect checkpoints at the conclusion of the race - extra nav training! Please contact Meghan (address below) to talk all things volunteering.
 
DONTGETLOST CLOTHING
DONTGETLOST has great buffs, t-shirts and hoodies for sale. You can add DGL gear to your race entry and pick it up at the race!
 
CONTACT
General Info: Meghan Rance (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Race Registration: Meghan Rance (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
 
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RESULTS