ONTARIO ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS

November 19 & 20, 2022

MIDDLE DISTANCE RESULTS  SPRINT DISTANCE RESULTS  MASS START RESULTS

SPLITS

MIDDLE SPRINT MASS START

WINSPLITS

MIDDLE SPRINT MASS START

DontGetLost is excited to announce the return of the Golden Leaf Orienteering Festival, albeit a smaller and simplified version, but including the Ontario Championships. This two-day event will take place November 19-20, when the visibility and runnable nature of the forest is at its best. Saturday is the championship day with a middle distance in the morning at Camp Manitou and a sprint at Lowville Park in the afternoon, both venues nestled in the world heritage site Niagara Escarpment just north of Burlington, ON. These areas have never been used before for a race, including any of DontGetLost’s popular adventure runs Raid the Hammer or Raid the Rib. A bonus event, mass start at Camp Manitou, will be offered on Sunday at a reduced price.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR BOTH DAYS

 

NOTE: there has been a change to the map scale for Saturday middle distance and Sunday mass start. The scale for all courses is 1:5000.

 

There is limited parking at Camp Manitou. Please carpool.

Registration: Please check in with the registration near the finish upon your arrival. Registration table will have rental SI cards. If you are participating both days, you will only need to check in on Saturday. 

At Check-in, unless you completed the Orienteering Canada waiver online you will be required to complete it on-site.

If you need to make any changes to your registration, you will be able to do so at the Check-in desk as well.

 

Start procedure

We will be using a 3 minute call-up procedure. Here is how it works (note “-3 min” means 3

minutes before start time):

●      At -3 min - participant will be called up by official; SI number will be checked, participant will cross first line

●      At -2 min - participant will cross second line, pick up control description for their course

●      At -1 min - participants will cross third line, go to map bin for their course, pick up map without looking at it, step up to start line

●      At start time (0 min) - participants will turn map over and proceed on course

Youth start modifications

There is a slight modification to the start procedures for age classes 10-, 12-, 14-, -16 Participants will be permitted to pick up their map and study it immediately after crossing the third line (ie. at -1 min).

 

Both Camp Manitou and Lowville Park are small area so the controls will be very close to each other. Don’t forget to check the codes carefully!

 

The O-store will be on site to sell shoes, compasses and other orienteering related accessories. 

 

Safety:

All participants are required to carry a whistle.

The ticks are still active so please check after your race.

 

There are patches with thorns in the woods. Most can be avoided but wearing long sleeves is recommended.

 

SCHEDULE

Saturday

●      Middle Distance at Camp Manitou. First start preliminary at 11:00 AM

●      Sprint at Lowville Park. First start preliminary at 3:00 PM

Sunday

●      Mass Start at Camp Manitou. Start time preliminary at 10:00 AM.

Recreational Courses

●      Two recreational courses will be offered on Saturday, Novice and Intermediate. Participants will need to register online in advance in either Open Novice or Open Intermediate categories and will be permitted to go out on course as a group. Since there are no age categories on Sunday, participants can choose to register for any of the three courses offered. The shorter course will have the character of a Novice course.

Race Information - Middle Distance (Saturday)

Location: Camp Manitou (7484 Twiss Rd, Milton, ON L0P 1B0)

 

 

Parking: The parking is approximately 150 meters from the start/finish area. 

 

Washrooms: The camp has portable toilets scattered around the fields by the start/finish area. All forest is out-of-bounds.

 

Start: Adjacent to the finish. To keep the start window compact, course 6 will have a one-minute start interval. All other classes will have a two-minute start interval.

Start List:

 

Last control to finish: There is no marked route to the finish from the last control. Don’t forget to download after you have finished.

 

Out-of-bounds: All forested areas and fields beyond the toilets.

Courses close at 2 PM. You MUST be back at the finish by then. Anyone not back by 2PM will be treated as a “missing participant” and search procedures will begin at that time for anyone not yet back. You MUST check in at the timing desk when you are done on course, whether or not you finish your course. Otherwise officials will think you are still out on course;

Terrain: A mix of forest and open fields with a smaller trail system. The forest is relatively open but there are some sections that are dense and more difficult to run through. There are a few marshes and some areas with rocky ground. All longer courses will pass a creek that is crossable at all points where runners are expected to cross.

Map: Made by Coti Marian in 2016. Some smaller revisions made fall 2022. Scale 1:5000

Middle Distance Course Lengths

Course 1 – MF10, MF 12, novice - 1.5km

Course 2 – MF14 - 1.8 km

Course 3 – MF16 – intermediate - 2.1km

Course 4 – MF75 - 1.8km

Course 5 – MF55, M65 - 2.9km

Course 6 – F20, F21, F35, MF45 - 3.5km

Course 7 – M20, M21, M35 - 4.3km

 

Courses 6 and 7 consist of two parts. You will be given both parts at the start and approximately halfway through, you will ‘flip’ your map and continue with part 2. 

Race Information - Sprint (Saturday)

Location: Lowville Park (6207 Lowville Park Rd, Burlington, ON L7P 0A6)

Parking: Please use the park’s parking. Gates will open as you approach.

 

Washrooms: Use the park pavilion.

 

Start: Adjacent to the parking lot. The start interval for all courses is one minute.

Start List:

 

Last control to finish: There is no marked route to the finish from the last control. Don’t forget to download after you have finished.

 

Out-of-Bounds: The park is out-of-bounds during the competition. Use the parking lot and Lowville Park Rd towards Guelph Ln as warm-up area. Lowville Park Rd is out-of-bounds past the entrance to the parking.

 

Courses close at 5 PM. You MUST be back at the finish by then. Anyone not back by 5PM will be treated as a “missing participant” and search procedures will begin at that time for anyone not yet back. You MUST check in at the timing desk when you are done on course, whether or not you finish your course. Otherwise officials will think you are still out on course.

Terrain: A park area with open grass and forested sections, with a variety of runnable terrain, visibility connected by a trail network. A smaller number of buildings and shelters are scattered throughout the park. A larger creek runs through the park and can only be crossed on bridges marked on the map.

 

Map: Made by Coti Marian in 2016. Some smaller revisions made fall 2022. Scale 1:4000

Sprint Course Lengths 

Course 1 – MF10, MF12, MF14, MF75+, Open Novice - 1.3 km

Course 2 – MF16, MF55+, MF65+, Open Intermediate - 1.8 km

Course 3 – MF20, MF21+, MF35+, MF45+ - 2.9 km

Race Information - Mass Start (Sunday)

The map and terrain are the same as the middle distance and the same controls will be used but in a different order.

 

Parking: See Saturday middle information.

 

Washrooms: See Saturday middle information.

 

Start: Field immediately north of road between parking and finish.

Start List: 

 

Last control to finish: There is no marked route to the finish from the last control. Don’t forget to download after you have finished.

 

Out-of-bounds: All forested areas and fields beyond the toilets.

Courses close at 1PM. You MUST be back at the finish by then. Anyone not back by 1PM will be treated as a “missing participant” and search procedures will begin at that time for anyone not yet back. You MUST check in at the timing desk when you are done on course, whether or not you finish your course. Otherwise officials will think you are still out on course.

 

Mass Start Course Lengths 

Short course – 2.0 km

Intermediate course – 3.6 km

Advanced course – 6.6 km. The course consists of two parts. You will be given both parts of at the start and about halfway through you will ‘flip’ your map and continue with part 2. 

Preliminary start times are:

-       Long 10:00

-       Intermediate 10:10

-       Short 10:20

 

Please arrive to the start no less than 10 minutes prior to your start time.

 

Description sheet will be on your map. No loose descriptions.

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