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10:00 Registration Opens

10:15 Beginner Clinic (if required)

10:45 Safety Brief

11:00 am (Staggered Starts); First round course should be complete by approx. 12:00.

Start will be nearby the registration table.

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This will be Barebones style event, meaning the approach will be casual in order to minimize the amount of volunteer capacity required, while still providing an enjoyable event for orienteers.

The Venue:

Dalhousie University, Kings College and surrounding streets. Urban environment, buildings, pavement, open parklands, alleys and nooks.


Point to Point

Point-to-Point Sprints with Time Staggered Starts and Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner classes.

Participants will be given their maps as they start.

For this event courses will be shorter and faster than usual. Unique to this event participants will run twice on different courses. First run, one minute staggered starts. For the second run, same again, different course. Second Round will start not less than 15min after the first competitor finishes, with staggered starting where necessary.

Distances given below are an estimate only and will vary due to the nature of the event.

Beginner participants will typically follow an easy route along sidewalks or paths to controls on path junctions and easily recognizable features for the easiest navigation and shortest distance to cover. Basic map following required. All controls will be on trails. 1km.

Intermediate participants, will exercise route choice around buildings and along paths and sidewalks or parks while also using map features and basic compass skills to, typically, route around buildings and find controls located on or just off paths with typically clear features nearby that ease navigation. 2km.

Advanced participants will tackle the entire map navigating around streets and sidewalks around buildings and parks, following longer route choices through more complex terrain, good navigation skills required. 3km

A beginner’s clinic may be offered. Let us know if you are interested, and we can provide some form of instruction, if not a formal clinic. Please check-in at 10am if you require instruction.

VOLUNTEERS would be appreciated for a few tasks associated with the event (e.g. Beginner clinic, registration, control pickup). Please see here to sign up.

Snacks: A small post race treat will be available, but participants should bring their own water if needed.


Parking will be available on streets near the registration table.


There is a washroom facility, that is occasionally open, in Studley Gym adjacent to the registration table.


We run rain, snow or shine. Local thunder will typically be accommodated by a short delay. That said any weather involving a Hurricane or Tropical Storm coming straight over will result in a reschedule.

Entry Fees:

The following are the fees for this event* (pre-registered), add $5 for day-of registrations:

$10 per adult (21+) participating as an individual

$5 per youth (7-20) participating as an individual

$7 per group/team member if participating as part of a team

Children under 7 participate free

*If you are registering four or more family/household members at the same time (including at least one adult), please use the discount code FAMILY_2024 at checkout to receive a discount.

How to Pay:

In advance (preferred):

  • By credit card as part of the online registration process at the link above
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to the following email: nsorienteering@gmail.com
    • If you choose this method, complete the online registration process. At checkout, please enter the following coupon code: PAY_EFT_2024 so that you appear on our registration list.

In person:

  • In cash; a payment container will be available. Please bring correct change.
    • If you choose this method, complete the online registration process. At checkout, please enter the following coupon code: PAY_CASH_2024 so that you appear on our registration list.

Note: all of the above is restated in the registration process.


Prior to participating in an event, all participants must have completed the one time Orienteering NS registration form and the Orienteering Canada waiver as part of registration process.

REGISTRATION LINK (goes to the same place as the link button above right)

Once membership and waiver are completed, register for courses by completing the process at the registration site.

Please ensure you register via this link by midnight THURSDAY, Jun 20, 2023 to ensure a map is printed for you. On-site check-in will take place on site from 10:00 to 10:45 am.

Last minute registration: This can be done on site, but we typically only have a few extra maps; because we didn’t know you were coming. Also, pre-registration allows the on-site details to move more quickly.

Need Orienteering Kit before the event? Visit the O-Store!


To Paul at bottomley_paul@hotmail.com


Event is on the Dalhousie University and Kings College campuses on the Halifax peninsula. Registration and Start Finish will be at the pinned location shown in the map below.



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