Blackfoot Wednesday

Wednesday in the Forest
(but actually mostly in a pasture area and surrounded by a fence)

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Waskehegan Staging Area, Cooking Lake/Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area

All participants will be required to sign a lilac waiver.
Bring your DRIVER’S LICENSE to registration to borrow a SPORTident electronic timing card (and compass and whistle if you don’t have your own).

SAME TIME: register from 6:30 to 7:30pm; course closing at 9:00pm.

SAME FEES: $5 per map for members, free for O-Pass holders, and $10 for members-for-a-day.
– includes a SPORTident electronic timing card. Deposit of driver’s licence required.
– includes a rental compass, or bring your own
– includes a rental whistle, or bring your own – any kind will do (groups need only one between them)

MORE COURSES to choose from

  • short/easy – 2.5km* with 17 controls, including a self-guided section following ribbons, with signs explaining what feature you are at!
  • intermediate-medium – 4.0km* – route choices to be made; catching features to stop you over-shooting to far.
  • medium – about the same technical difficulty as the Medium course on a regular Wednesday 4.3km*. This one for City Cup Medium
  • long course – with controls across country (may cross fences) and definitely getting wet feet 5.7km*.  This one for City Cup Long
    * plus 200m walk to the start, and back from the finish.

– old runners (could be marshy, but this year it’s mostly dry!)
long pants, even if it’s a hot day, as there are rose briars (and perhaps ticks) lurking in the long grass.
insect repellent 🙁 , sunscreen

– dry shoes and socks to change into afterwards
– whistle (any kind will do) and compass if you have them, or borrow them from the registrar
– something to tell the time
– drivers licence to rent SPORTident timing card and/or compass and/or whistle

LOCATION: 20 km east of Sherwood Park.  Registration is usually in the shelter on the east side of the parking lot or close.
There are better than average outhouses on site.
Reasonable cell phone coverage over most of the map.


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