POINT TO POINT PARTY
AUGUST 19 - SEPTEMBER 7
LONG 'SPRINT' STYLE COURSE: McMASTER UNIVERSITY
MIDDLE DISTANCE: BLACK WOODS
RUN WHENEVER YOU WANT BETWEEN AUGUST 19th and SEPTEMBER 7th
All of your races cancelled this summer but still looking for a challenge? Due to how popular our point-to-point courses have been during the Safe Summer Triple, Dontgetlost is excited to be hosting 2 orienteering training races throughout the remainder of the month of August to help you fill that void.
Races will be a traditional Sprint style, (but a little longer than a sprint) held at McMaster University and a classic Middle at Black Woods, both here in Hamilton. If you have never done a point to point orienteering race before, here is your chance to give it a shot! The Sprint, as it sounds, is a quick urban race with lots of choice for routes and quick decision making, whereas, the middle is all about choosing the most efficient route but it in the forest and checkpoints are both on and off trail.
Here is how it will work:
Both courses will be open until Labour Day, you choose when you do them and which races you will do; do one or both! If you choose both, you can make a day of it and do both courses in one day or split them up and attack them individually. Each course is approximately 4.5-5 km point to point. Thanks to our favourite new app, MapRunF, once you are done, you can compare your results and route choices to the area's best athletes, people in your age class or the frustrating 10 year old who really seems to know what they're doing!
You can also rerun the course as many times as you like while it is open
Once you register for the race(s), you will be emailed the maps and race information within 24 hours (make sure you sign that waiver if you haven't done it for us yet in 2020). This has to be a manual process to make sure the waivers are filled out correctly, so please don't sign up on a Sunday morning at 7am expecting to be out the door in an hour!
When out on course, please be safe and let people know where you will be running as these are training events and Dongetlost officials will not be on location.
Sheppard Quarry Parking (Behind Walmart in Waterdown, additional parking in the primary plaza lots)
Hamilton, ON L9H 7K6 (43.315547, -79.907401)
Any paid parking lots at McMaster University
Free 1 hour on street parking nearby on Sanders Boulevard
Longer than an hour? Park in the nearby Fortinos and get that warm up jog in!
Competitors will use the App MapRunF to track the course and register at checkpoints. This will enable checkpoints to be touch free.
Adult: $25 for a single race OR $40 for both
Junior: $12.50 for a single race OR $20 for both
Junior is born 2000 or younger
A smart device that can effectively use the MapRunF app or a Garmin GPS watch that can run the MapRunG app
Dress for the conditions