GLO Fest Sprint Information
Golden Leaf Orienteering Fest – November 18, 2023
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
START LOCATION **NEW**
Information Technology Building courtyard, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton --> [Google Map link]
There is paid parking available on campus, just to the west of the race registration and start
area, and free street parking to the south, across Main Street West, or to the west of campus.
The start area is directly beside the registration (including SI rental cards and waivers) and
post-race download courtyard. We will be outdoors so please dress for the weather.
Bathrooms are available across the street at several of the businesses (eg. Starbucks, Williams
Fresh Café), and inside the Engineering Technology Building, due east of the start area. You
can use the area just west of registration to warm up however the rest of campus is off limits.
There are four choices for the sprint event, with no age categories, just self-select the course which best suits your abilities:
Starts will be staggered every minute, with up to four participants in the same starting time block (each would be running a different course). This classic start format is: call up box (3 min. prior to start time); advance to pick up control description (2 min. prior to start time); advance to pick up course map (1 min. prior to start time); GO! (at your start time). Please be at the start, warmed up, at least ten minutes prior to your assigned start time. Download will be at the courtyard registration area.
3:00: Registration Opens
4:00: First Start
5:15: Race course closes. All participants should return to the finish after this time.
5:30: Complete course closure. After this time we activate our emergency plan to locate missing runners.
1) McMaster Fall Preview Day is occurring on the same day as the sprint. Based on their published
schedule, we expect things to have mostly wound down by the time we are racing, however there
may still be some visitors present on campus, so please exercise extra caution on course,
particularly when rounding blind corners.
2) Sunset will be at 4:53 pm – a headlamp may be useful for racers with a later start time, or if
you expect to be on course longer.
3) NO SPIKES are allowed on campus and athletes may not cross any playing fields, if that is
a route choice.
Start times are posted on the main event page
Questions – e-mail Emil: firstname.lastname@example.org