THE ELIMINATOR ADVENTURE RUN
THE ELIMINATOR ADVENTURE RUN is "March Madness" DontGetLost Adventure Running style! Choose from one of two race formats:
Eliminator Adventure Run: A 2-hour choose-your-adventure run format with a twist. Participants will need to navigate to all of the green (easy) and blue (intermediate) checkpoints on their first map (or as we like to call it "Eliminate them") before 'unlocking' more blue (intermediate), black diamond (difficult) and double black diamond (expert) checkpoints on a second map.
Eliminator O-Cup: "Don't Get Lost and Don't Get Eliminated". A three-stage "knock-out" adventure run format. Yes it is March Madness DontGetLost style with three races in one! Each stage has 10-12 checkpoints including a section of 7 checkpoints (we call it a box) which participants may visit in any order. Participants have the option to skip checkpoints in the box equal to their handicap points (see below for details). The top 20 finishers after stage #1 continue on to stage #2 and the top 10 finishers of stage #2 continue on to stage #3. If you are "eliminated" from the race in either of the first or second stages you can still complete in the remaining stages but you will not be ranked in the top 20/10 (depending when you were eliminated). The Eliminator O-Cup is the final race in the 2016-2017 Orienteering Ontario O-Cup Series.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Rocky Ridge Ranch (TBC)
Directions available on the Rocky Ridge Ranch website
COURSES & CATEGORIES
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 (-19), Junior Women (-19), Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men (45+), Masters Women (45+)
**ages as of December 31, 2017.
All participants run the same course. Detailed description of age categories can be found futher down the page.
9:00-10:00: Race-kit pick-up and registration
9:45: Race briefing
10:00: Adventure Run start
10:15: Eliminator start
12:00: Adventure Run time limit
ENTRY FEES & REGISTRATION
Online registration now 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 20 extra maps available on a first-come, first-served basis.
(by January 19)
(by February 16)
(by March 2)
|ADULT (20 and older)||$20||$25||$30||$35|
|JUNIOR (19 and under)||$10||$15||$20||$25|
|SPORT IDENT TIMING 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 for ARK participants and coaches signed up for our spring 2016 season.
Entry fees include 13% HST and a 2017 membership in DontGetLost Adventure Running to cover race insurance. Price does not include parking (please car pool). Refund policy.
All teams are required to hand in a completed waiver during registration. Available for download here.
ELIMINATOR O-CUP HANDICAP POINTS SYSTEM
The Eliminator uses The Handicap Orienteering And Scoring System (THOMASS). The race course will feature a box of at least 7 checkpoints which participants may visit in any order. Participants have the option to skip checkpoints in the box equal to their handicap point total. Handicap points are awarded as follows (ages as of December 31, 2017):
- 6 - Women 12 or younger, Men 12 or younger, Women 65 or older
- 5 - Women 14 or younger, Men 14 or younger, Women 55 or older, Men 75 or older
- 4 - Women 16 or younger, Men 16 or younger, Women 45 or older, Men 65 or older
- 3 - Women 19 or younger, Women 35 or older, Men 55 or older
- 2 - Women 20 to 34, Women ranked in the top 10 in Canada, Men 45 or older
- 1 - Men 19 or younger, Men 35 or older
- 0 - Men 20 to 34, Men ranked in the top 10 in Canada
Required gear includes a whistle, compass, Sport Ident timing card (available for rent).
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 Patrick (address below) to talk all things volunteering.
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