A TRAIL CHALLENGE is a mass start
cross-country race over tracks and
trails with a difference. The course is not marked out by marshals but
is instead defined by checkpoints that are marked on a specially
made map. The TRAIL CHALLENGE arises from choosing the fastest
route between one checkpoint to the next.
These mass start races
REQUIRE NAVIGATION to visit a series of checkpoints along the way. Feel
free to follow other runners or enter with a friend and work together.
navigation instruction is available during registration and check in.
|July 11 (Thu)
Park TC - Canalside Shelter
||4k 7k 10k
|Aug 29 (Thu)
||Ellison Park TC - Orchard Grove Shelter
||4k 7k 10k
July 11 (Thu)
Genesee Valley Park TC - Canalside Shelter
Start time: 6:30 PM
Follow the orange and white orienteering signs near park.
Details for event location click to enlarge
for upcoming event. Closes two days
before race and next race entry opens.
payment is made at the event.
Race timing is by SPORTident electronic timing system to record your
arrival at checkpoints. The electronic timing chip will
produce instant results at the finish showing your time between
checkpoints. Your entry includes the rental of an SI-card 'finger
stick' for your
($40 Charge for lost or unreturned SI-cards)
Competitors take part in these races at their own risk. Entries and
results will be
processed by computer, your entry will be taken as agreement to this.
payment is made at the
Day of Entry: (subject to available
copies of the course map)
7k Mass Start
4k Mass Start
Distances listed as nominal,
point to point distance will be shorter but expect to travel
approximately the nominal distance. Everyones race distance can vary
because there is no fixed course. You decide what is the fastest route
Those that run
slower than a 60 min 10k are asked to enter the shorter course so the
event can be completed and picked up in a reasonable time.
Registration and check in opens 40
min before the start during which basic
navigation instruction is available.
Please aim to be ready 10 minutes before your start. Your competition
map with the marked checkpoints will be distributed at registration