Organizer: John Chatwin (Course Planner)
Meet up with others for a get together fun event! (vaccinated please)
Our seventh orienteering event of the 2021 season is in Kimberley and is open to all registered members of the Kootenay Orienteering Club, or come and give orienteering a try. Come early (9:00) for some basic instruction.
This will be our first get together event since the advent of Covid 19. It is designed to comply with current social distancing recommendations for outdoor sports gatherings in BC.
The event will be a score-o format, find as many controls as you can in 2 hours. Each control has a different score value of 10, 20 or 30 points depending upon difficulty / distance. There will be 24 controls with a maximum score of 450 possible. Most controls have route choices, longer & easier or shorter but technical, something for everyone.
Maps will be handed out at 9:45 for route planning. The mass start will be at 10:00. Find as many controls as you can in 2 hours. You must return to the start by 12:00. After 12:00, a late penalty of -10 points per minute will apply!
You can run/walk the course individually or with a partner. Printed maps will be provided, if you sign up beforehand. Controls will be marked with orienteering flags and will have Si controls. Si sticks will be available to borrow if you don’t have your own.
If you are not a 2021 member of the club, all our membership activity is now done online so please click on this link to access KOC 2021 Online Membership Form & Payment.
Cost: Free for 2021 KOC members, $10 for new comers/one timers who want to give orienteering a try, a 50% discount.
What to bring: A watch to keep track of the time, a compass (available to borrow), sturdy running shoes, leg and arm covering and bear spray recommended. Your personal water bottle / refreshment / snack.
At the bend on Forest Crowne Gate, (site of 2019 Western Canadian Champs) (see map below) - and look for the red symbol on the map.