Monday, November 14, 2011
Here are the full details on the Brrr-appp AR:
Registration: 6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. at the Crowbar Lake Hiking Trail Parking Lot
Stage 1: 10 km Run
Stage 1 will feature a rugged trail run through the Crowbar Lake Hiking Trails. While challenging, the scenery is worth the effort! The winning time is expected to be under 1 hour, while a recreational participant should expect about a 2 hour time. This stage starts at 8:00 a.m.
Stage 2: Bushwhack OR Family Race
Do note, it is intended for participants to do one or the other. Or your family can do the family race while you do the bushwhack. Or if you think you're fast enough you could try to do both!
The Bushwhack will feature some ATV trail running and about 1 km of difficult bushwhacking. 1 km isn't to bad is it? Well, you need to hold that bearing! The further you are from your intended target the greater the time penalty. Various flags will be placed on the target trail, racers will report the message on the first flag they see on their return path. Note: You won't know what the message means until you're finished!
The family race will be a fun little adventure for the kids, likely most appropriate for those kids 10 and under. The orienteering course (Stage 3) will be opened for families with kids over 10, or some combination of the two. We can work out what exactly the family race is that morning if the event looks a little too "young" for your family! Parents do note: it is a VERY muddy location. Kids do note: it is a VERY awesome location.
Both the Bushwhack and the Family Race will be at the end of Myra Rd., just past the Crowbar Lake Hiking Trail Parking Lot and both start at 10:30 a.m.
Stage 3: Orienteering
The orienteering course, starting at 12:00 p.m., will also be held at the end of Myra Rd. in the challenging network of ATV trails. The course will be suitable for beginners, and veterans a like. I'll identify which controls are more difficult. The orienteering will be limited to 3 hrs. That is, I need you out of the woods by 3:00 p.m.! (Otherwise I get worried.)
It is hunting season, so wearing orange might be a good idea. To the best of my knowledge, most hunting in this area happens in the much deeper parts of the woods. This is a high traffic ATV area, I can't imagine anyone doing much hunting where we'll be and I have yet to see any hunting stands.
If you only want to do one or two of the stages that's just fine. Let's meet that morning to figure out what you intend to do.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Cost: $30 per racer ($20 per Family for Family Race only, Family race is free if someone is participating in the rest of the race)
Team Format: Solo, Teams of 2, 3 or 4
Registration: 6:45 – 7:45 a.m.
Start Stage 1, 10 km Run: 8:00 a.m.
*Start Stage 2, Bushwhack / Family Race: 10:30 a.m.
Start Stage 3, Orienteering: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Porter's Lake, NS