Thanksgiving Monday Score O
Monday October 11, 2021 on the Blackfoot map, independent style.
COVID -19 protocols:
For MEMBERS ONLY.
Health Declaration Form required for each person, including children.
Participants need to be self-sufficient – plenty of water, snacks, a fully-charged cell-phone, small first-aid kit.
You must carry a whistle and something to tell the time. Compass.
You can also do this as a family or with a buddy (as long as you are all/both members)
Printed maps, tabloid size, will be available for pick-up on-site from 10:00 to 10:30am for those who indicate that they are planning to come. [Because of the size of the area, the map on the app will be very pixelated.]
Ribbons will be hung at the closest controls, so that beginners and families are certain to find some controls (even without the app).
This will be a score orienteering event (go to as many controls as you can within the chosen time limit of 3 hours or 6 hours) using the MapRun app.
Controls will be in (or very close to) Fields 7 B & C, and Field 6. The further away or more difficult to find are worth more points, indicated on the map. You lose 30 points for each minute overtime.
This year, the grass is short (thank you, cows) and marshes are dry.
Location: 20km east of Sherwood Park
Easiest route is east along the Yellowhead Hwy to the Elk Island National Park flag pole and a sign to Cooking Lake/ Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, then south down RR 210 for about 7km. Turn left into the Cooking Lake / Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, Waskahegan Staging Area parking lot. Permanent outhouses and a shelter. Look for the red Subaru Forester.