Location: Kimberley Nordic Centre
Host: Kootenay Orienteering Club (KOC) affiliated with Orienteering Canada (OC)
The Kootenay Orienteering Club is excited to team up with the Kimberley Nordic Club to host the Nordic Fest ski-orienteering race on March 1st, 2020 at the Kimberley Nordic Center. Ski orienteering is a chance to test both your skiing and navigating skills as you choose your route between checkpoints. The Kimberley Nordic Center is an ideal venue for this event with numerous trail options within a small area that range from double track classic & skate trails to single track classic. This is a fun event for all ages and skill levels for both individual and team entries including a special category for families. The course will be marked on a 1:10,000 scale map specially prepared for this event where participants use electronic punch keys to log their progress around the course. Instruction will be provided to beginners prior to the race.
SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION:
Please pre-register for your preferred course, and ensure your membership is up to date, see link below, to help smooth the registration on race day, and give us an idea of how many maps to print.
- Race Registration/Check-in: 9:15 AM - 9:50 AM
- Mass Race Start: 10:00 AM
- Awards: 12 noon.
Race Format: Point to Point Ski-Orienteering. All controls points are located along ski trails and must be visited in order.
- Epic (Long) / moderate elevation change: 9 - 11 km
- Challenge (Middle) / moderate elevation change: 5 ~ 7 km
- Social (Short) / little elevation change : 3.0 km ( perfect for families with young children)
Fees: Event Fee $0 (free if pre-registered); Membership Fee $5 per person (optional)
Thanks to the support of Viasport, the Kimberley Nordic Club and the Kootenay Orienteering Club, the event is free for those that pre-register, but participants must be a member of an orienteering club or Kimberley Nordic Club. First time orienteering? No problem, we welcome you to join KOC at the event. Annual fee is only $5.00 per person and gives you access to O-events all year long.
2020 KOC Membership Form (If you are a new or renewing member please complete your form in advance to save time at registration)
Thank you for pre-registering!