Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia

Park Trail

Dick James Memorial Orienteering Event

Type: Canada Cup - Sprint
Date:Sun May 28
Registration:10:00 am
Start Time:11:00 am
Where: Lockhart-Ryan Memorial Park, New Minas
Fees: TBA
Contact:Cheryl Smith, fiddlesqueak@hotmail.com
Description:Full meet flyer will be posted on the OANS Facebook page, as formatting below may not be fantastic:

To pre-register, email Cheryl Smith (fiddlesqueak@hotmail.com) by Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 9:00pm, or on the AVOC website: https://avoc.whyjustrun.ca Please include full names, course/category, and SI number (or rental) for all individuals entering. Event day registration will be available from 10:00 am to 10:30 am (or during the barbeque for relay-only participants).

Entry Fees :
Canada Cup Sprint
Pre-Reg On Day
Juniors (<18) $2 $5
Individual $15 $20
Wayfaring Group $30 $35
Family maximum $30 $35
Community Groups $2 $5
per member (i.e. Scouts, Guides, Cadets, etc.)

2-person Relay
Pre-Registered $10/team
Race Day $15/team

SI Rental: $3 per unit (required if you do not own an SI stick)
Note: Junior registration is set at a nominal amount as we are encouraging as many youth to participate as possible. Also, all funds from this event go to Orienteering Canada for Junior Athlete Development across Canada.

Start: SPRINT: Staggered starts begin at 11:00 am. A start list will be posted by 6:00pm on May 27, 2017 on the OANS website (see below); participants registering on race day will be provided start times at registration.
RELAY: The relay will have instructions at 1:30pm followed by a mass start at 1:45pm.

Type: SPRINT: Point-to-point. A traditional sprint course, where controls are visited in numerical order. This is a Canada Cup Event, meaning the event will have a full range of age classes and courses available. Course closure: 12:15pm.
RELAY: 2-person point-to-point relay. Each team member will run twice. Full information will be posted on the website prior to the close of pre-registration.

Categories: SPRINT: Standard Orienteering Canada age classes as follows (as well as an open category on each course, and a string course)

Sprint Course "S" (String Course): W10-S, M10-S
Sprint Course 1: W12, M12, W13-14, M13-14, Open 1
Sprint Course 2: W65-74, W75-79, M75-79, W80-84, M80-84, W85+, M85+, Open 2
Sprint Course 3: W45-54, W55-64, M55-64, M65-74, Open 3
Sprint Course 4: W15-16, M15-16, W17-20, W21-34E, W35-44, Open 4
Sprint Course 5: M17-20, M21-34E, M35-44, M45-54, Open 5
Recommended Winning Times: Courses "S" and 1 (10-12min), Courses 2, 3, 4, 5 (12-15min) (15+ for M45)

RELAY: The relay is a fun event with no defined categories. The overall winning team will have first choice of draw prizes. Each team must have two members. If you wish to participate, but do not have a team, let us know when you register and we will do our best to find you one!

Summary: Park-type terrain with playing fields, open grassy areas, paved and gravel paths. Some forested areas and scattered buildings.

Barbeque: A family barbeque will be held as part of this annual fund-raising event for Orienteering Canada’s junior development program. The barbeque will take place between the Canada Cup Sprint event and the Relay, approximately 12noon to 1pm.

Directions: From Metropolitan Halifax and any points East or West: take Hwy # 101 to
Greenwich exchange, Exit 11. Follow North to intersection of Hwy 1 and turn left at the lights. Proceed West toward New Minas for approximately 3.5km. Just past the Loius Millet Community Centre, turn right at the entrance to Lockhart-Ryan Memorial Park. Orienteering signs will signify parking and registration.

Map: Lockhart-Ryan Memorial Park. Jim Blanchard, 2017. Scale: 1:4000

Dogs: Given the quick-paced nature of the events (and particularly the relay mass start), for safety reasons, dogs or other animals will not be permitted on the courses however are welcome with spectators if appropriately leashed.

For further information please contact:

Meet Director: Cheryl Smith
e-mail: fiddlesqueak@hotmail.com

Course Planner: Jim Blanchard (Sprint), Pam James (Relay)

Controller: Pam James (Sprint), Jim Blanchard (Relay)

Notes from map maker and course designer:

The area of this park is on the South side of Hwy 1as it passes the park on the North side of the road with KenWo Golf Club on the North side.

The terrain is gentle with some steep short hills in a few selected locations. There is a marsh area between two sections of the map which have quite mature forest. The main section of the map is open wooded areas along with two ball fields, three main soccer fields and a smaller soccer field for younger children. The area of the map also includes a brand new recreation centre, a church and a school.

Throughout the park there are a variety of trails of different sizes in width. Vegetation varies from mature forest to areas with small saplings as well as some sections of nasty hawthorn bushes and in the marsh there are areas of thorny rosebushes. Most of the areas with the hawthorn and saplings are listed as ‘light green”. The rosebush areas are marked as “undergrowth, difficult to run”.

There is a tennis court and a paved area for basketball. There are a number of covered picnic areas as well as a splash pad for youth to wet their appetite.

We are sure you will enjoy running in this park and will be waiting for the next event to take place.

Dick James was a founding member of the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia and a past Board member of the Canadian Orienteering (now Orienteering Canada). His passion for Orienteering was reflected in the thousands of hours he devoted to growing the sport over the years. Proceeds from this event will allow a donation to be made in Dick’s name to Orienteering Canada’s junior development program.

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