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Organizer: Harold McQuade (Organizer)

Map: Hillsborough - Pits Of Dispair

The venue for this event will be the Pits of Despair map. You will begin your adventure in the abandoned gypsum quarry located behind the Hillsborough Golf course which features the most unique terrain in the Maritimes. Chose from a beginner level course to the navigationally and physically challenging 4 AND 6 hour courseS.

NOTE: THERE HAVE BEEN QUESTIONS REGARDING LENGTHY OF COURSES. THE 4-HOUR COURSE WAS ADDED AS A SHORTER COURSE FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS: 1) I WAS NOT SURE IF TIME WOULD PERMIT DESIGNING A 6 HOUR COURSE AFTER EXPANDING ALL MY ENERGY ORGANIZING THE FUNDY MIST and 2) A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE THE 4 HOUR OPTION.

Information fran├žaise personne de resource Harold McQuade: hm@orienteering.nb.ca

There will be 3 courses:

  • 2-hour recreational: A good course for beginners and families.
  • 2-hour Orienteering caching: Category for GPS users. The GPS co-ordinates of the controls will be provided. Must have a compass and know how to use it. (Under construction still not 100%)
  • 4-hour Mastodon: Physically challenging and requiring good navigational skills.
  • 6-hour Mastodon: It is A longer course than the 4 hour course with all the challenges.

Go by yourself or in a team. The challenge is to find as many controls as possible in the time limit. To avoid a late penalty finish within the course time. Zero points after 30 minutes late.

Pre-registration: Pre-registration is requested by June 8, 2016

Provide: Name(s), sex, date of birth, club, course and SI number (SI = SportIdent card, if you do not have one it will be provided)

Walk-ins are welcomed but risk sharing a map.

Directions: Village of Hillsborough, NB. From Moncton take hwy 114 to Fundy National Park. In Hillsborough turn on the Golf Club road located across from the railway museum. Go pass the Golf Club and follow the orienteering signs.

Onsite Registration: Follow the arrow on the two colour, white and orange, orienteering signs to the registration site. Registration opens at 11am

Registrar and event information: Harold McQuade at hm@orienteering.nb.ca

Fees:

Cost (Pay onsite):

2-hour course Pre-registration Walk ins

Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20 $25

Juniors (under 20) . . . $10 $15

Family Maximum . . . . . $35 $45

4-hour course Pre-registration Walk ins

Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..$25 $30

Juniors (under 20) . . . .$10 $15

Family Maximum . . . . . $45 $55

Equipment:Electronic timing equipment will be used. Participants will be provided a recorder to record their visit to the control. The recorder will be on loan and if lost a $45 fee will be charge.

Mandatory equipment:

  • Compass (GPS, digital and mobile phone compass do not qualify)
  • Whistle
  • Water (No water on the course)
  • Watch

Prizes: There will be prizes. Check back for more information working on given out coffee vouchers.

Washroom facilities: There are no change rooms and no washrooms on site.

Support: Come and add your support to promote the area for recreational sports. The area is under threat of harvesting and the Village of Hillsborough is investing in the area to stop the harvesting. Your participation will show the value of the area for recreational use.

Updates: Check back for updates.


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