Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia

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E2C--Premiere Nova Scotia Orienteering/Adventure Racing Event

Type: C Meet
Date:Sat May 1
Start Time:TBA
Where: TBA
Fees: See Halifax Ground Search and Rescue Website
www.hrsar.ca/e2c/ Deadline April 15th
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Contact:Greg Nix, nixga@yahoo.ca
Description:May 1-2, 2010

Looking for a Challenge?

Then navigate this ... Halifax Regional Search & Rescue's “Eco-Endurance Challenge”. There are four exciting Navigational Competitions available, offering eight and twenty-four hour options. All challenges have the same full course open to them to compete and use the same competition map.

The Eco-Endurance Challenge 2010 will be an exciting and challenging eco-adventure hosted just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia. The E2C will be physically and mentally demanding with an event area of more than 200 km2 of thick forests, extremely wet bogs, fast flowing streams and miles of backwoods trails and cart tacks. It will challenge your navigational abilities as well as endurance in the backcountry of Eastern Canada. This fundraising event promises to be equally fun and challenging for the seasoned adventure racer or the first time participant.

The E2C is a hybrid of classical orienteering, ultra-distance running and the navigational training practices of Search and Rescue Emergency Responders. It is commonly referred to as a ROGAINE. Good physical conditioning is necessary to push through the tough terrain, while accurate navigation skills are key to finding controls and minimizing the distance traveled. The 24 hour challenge is mentally exhausting as team members must always be aware of their surroundings and their place on the map. Teams of two or more have a fixed time (8 or 24 hours) to visit as many of the 60 checkpoints as possible. The winners of the event are the teams that achieve the most points within the specified time, or who are the fastest to return to the start after visiting all the markers on the course.

All profits from the Eco-Endurance Challenge are used to support the life-saving activities of Halifax Regional Search and Rescue and provide assistance to the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia. Revenues are used to support:

· Search and Rescue Operations

· Children's Hug-A-Tree Program

· Training and Educational Programs

· Medical Equipment and Supplies

· Capital Asset Purchases

Challenge I - Search & Rescue - 8 or 24 hour events
Challenge II - Public Competitive - 8 or 24 hour events
Challenge III - Recreational - 8 or 24 hour events
Challenge IV - Armed Forces - 8 or 24 hour events

Visit www.hrsar.ca/e2c/ for more information and to register.

Join the challenge and live the adventure!

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