“Sprint towards Summer”
The event notice for the sprint events is here
There will be 4 Sprint events:
- At Sprint #3 at Kinsmen Park on Saturday morning, Course 3 will be used as the Qualification race for the Knock-out selection race.
- Sprint #4 in the knock-out format will in fact be 3 shorter mass start sprints: a quarter final. a semi final and a final.
- To make the knock-out format work we need at least 24 orienteers and ideally 36 in the Quarter Final (first race in the afternoon). We expect only about 12 HPP orienteers, so we need other orienteers to enter as well. If more than 36 wish to take part, the actual Quarter Final will be limited to the top 36 competitors from the Saturday morning Qualifier race. When the Quarter Final is finished, the courses will be available with punching starts for all other orienteers.
- The Quarter Final will be a series of mass start heats with 6 people in each. The top 3 in each of those races will move on to the Semi Final which again will be mass start races each with 6 competitors. The Final will have 6 competitors, either 2 or 3 from each of the Semi Final races. All those who are eliminated can cheer the finalists in.
Registration is open on Zone 4 . Due to an error by the event director when setting up the registration page, Juniors are getting a real deal on the sprint races; the package of all 4 of them for only $5
Sprint #1 Friday 2:00 pm Mill Creek Ravine.
Sprint #2 Friday 6:00 pm Coronation Park
Sprint #3 Saturday 10:30 am Kinsmen Park
Sprint #4 Saturday 3:00 pm Knock-out format University of Alberta campus