THE ELIMINATOR ADVENTURE RUN
SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016 (ST. CATHARINES, ON)
O-Cup Splits (for compulsary CPs)
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 2015-2016 Orienteering Ontario O-Cup Series.
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Parking: Use Visitor Lot D
Building and room:
Room 259, Thistle Complex
From lot D, walk north along Isaac Brock Blvd West towards the 'tower'. Entrance to Thistle Complex is on your left under cover.
MAP & TERRAIN
This year's race offers three unique terrain types with the Brock University campus, some parkland terrain and detailed 'escarpment terrain' with lots of contour and rock and cliff features. This year's race uses two brand-new maps: Brock University & Glenridge Quarry (Scale 1:10,000; Contour Interval 5m). The maps do not include a legend on them. Print this legend and bring it with you on race day if you are not famliar with our detailed adventure running maps.
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 25 extra maps available on a first-come, first-served basis.
(by January 21)
(by February 17)
(by March 3)
|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 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.
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, 2016):
- 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.
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!
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