Map: Downtown Kimberley 2

The O-Mazing Race is Back

One of the club's most popular events and a perfect event for all ages.  Starting at the Platzl Gazebo the O-Mazing Race takes place in Downtown Kimberley and immediate area.  This is an ideal introduction to the basics of map reading and orienteering.

Format: The format is simple.  Participants are given a map showing the streets, parks and trails of an area within a 1 km radius of the gazebo.  Within that area and marked on the map will be 14 - 16 checkpoints.  You have 60 minutes to find as many of the checkpoints as you can.  Everyone that participates will be entered into prize draw.

  • You can particpate as a team, family or as an individual. Teams must stay together throughout the event.
  • *If you don't want to run or hike, you can also ride your bike"
  • There will be a special prize for the largest team.  We'll have a weigh scale on site. (just kidding)


6:00 pm - Registration @ the plats gazebo, Downtown Kimberley

6:20 pm - Pre-register you can leave a bit early.  (10 minutes bonus time)

6:30 pm - Mass start 

7:30 pm - O-Mazing Race is over for another year

Cost: Free for 2016 Kootenay Orienteering & Trail Runners Club members. Non -members $5.00 which includes a 2016 membership.

Pre-registration encouraged - Helps us determine how many O-Mazing maps to prepare.

Post-event wind-down: Join us for pizza and a refreshment at Stonefire Pizza.

Check out the O-Mazing Race Facebook page. 


Course Maps

O-Mazing Individual


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