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in: Scenic Caves Ski Orienteering Races Weekend (Mar 7–8 - The Blue Mountains, ON, CA)

Feb 5, 2020 4:35 PM # 
Hammer:
Scenic Caves Ski-Orienteering Race
March 7,8th, 2020

Hosted by DontGetLost (SI Units and Map printing) and Stars Orienteering (Map)

Location: Scenic Caves, https://sceniccaves.com, Blue Mountains, Ontario.

Start Times:

Saturday Registration 1200h-1300h - First start 1330h (Sprint Race);
Sunday Registration 0830h-0900h – First start 0930h (Long Race).

Classes:

Women and Men U18 – Sprint ~ 2 km; Long ~ 6 km.
Open Women and Men – Sprint ~ 5 km; Long ~ 20 km.
Masters Women and Men (> 50) – Sprint ~ 3 km; Long ~ 12 km.

****Pre-registration is required (we need to print the maps) – email – tarnopol1@icloud.com – indicate men or women and age group.

Trail pass or season membership is required - $20.00/day – we will collect at registration.

Cost = $ 10.00/day for U18 and University students and $ 15.00/day for all other categories – we will collect at registration.

Course Setter and Organizer:

Mark Tarnopolsky

****We will have some light snacks and drinks at the finish****

Local accommodations:

Check AirBNB, booking.com, Expedia.com, Trivago.com, etc.
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Feb 5, 2020 5:52 PM # 
Canadian:
Thanks for sharing Hammer. Question, can one register for any course regardless of age? I'm nowhere near masters age yet but I'm not currently in shape to do a 20km ski-o course...
Feb 5, 2020 10:06 PM # 
Hammer:
Not sure. I would just enter the long and do what you can. ;-)

It is going to pretty low-key I suspect.
Feb 6, 2020 3:33 AM # 
Bash:
It was very low-key last year - more like a training day. 'Bent and I are Masters but we've signed up for Open this year. We may as well get the maximum amount of fun from our $15 per race!
Feb 19, 2020 1:23 PM # 
Bash:
Update: Rather than set age/distance categories, there will be age categories within the distances. So for example, Masters skiers can do the Sunday Long course and Open skiers can do the Medium course. The organizer probably won’t have enough prizes for all categories so if you were planning to win something, it would be wise to enter the longer category.

All age groups will do the same Sprint course on Saturday.

On Sunday, there will be a Long course (Adults only) and a Medium course. I assume distances will be comparable to what Hammer mentioned above for the original age-based courses.

We’re just finishing up an online registration form since there has been so much interest.
Feb 19, 2020 9:19 PM # 
Bash:
Updated event information at this link including online registration, which is recommended to guarantee you a map and save you some money! If you have any issues with the new registration form, please let me know.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17YPVl50gzp-VVG...#

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