Spittal Road Farms Fall Classic
It is now time to make a few after event notes which begins with a special thank you to Ron M for assisting in setting out flagging and then control placement on two different days. To Mark S for vetting some controls, to Mark, Pam and Chelsea for picking up some controls; to Cheryl for Registration and Cheryl and Pam for sorting out the recording program MeOS to accommodate the different variations designed into the course planning; to Brian in assisting with parking and Beginner support; to Heather for bringing in the new orienteering clocks and setting them up at the start and finish. It takes a family to now put on an orienteering event.
Then it would be remiss not to say thank you to Hobby Horse Farm and the Basinet family for their support in allowing us to map and have an event in this beautiful terrain.
A very special THANK YOU to all those who came to this event from Truro to the Halifax area to the South shore, along with the Middleton and Digby area and of course to those of the Annapolis Valley. We are getting folks from SAR groups to practice their navigation skills, super to see. Thus, we are now getting families and folks from many more areas of NS to participate in this wonderful sport and recreational activity.
And now you can also see all the different maps on the site to see what others at this event accomplished on the different courses.
PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO READ AND COMPLY WITH ALL COVID-RELATED GUIDELINES BELOW. THIS INCLUDES COMPLETING 2021 REGISTRATION AND WAIVER, AS WELL AS THE COVID HEALTH DECLARATIONON THE DAY OF THE EVENT.
NOTE: YOU CAN DO THE PDF FORM OF THE COVID-19 FORM AND GIVE IT TO US ON EVENT DAY.
Registration: Please ensure you register on this site (or via email to ValleyOrienteering@outlook.com) by Thursday, September 30, 2021, given we must adhere to maximum participation restrictions. On-site check-in will take place on site from 11:00 to 11:45 pm. Please bring completed COVID Health Declaration (signed on day of event) and ensure you have completed membership/waiver in advance (see below).
Start: 12:00 pm; time limit 90 minutes for Score and 180 minutes for point-to-point courses.
Prizes: Draw prizes will be awarded following the event. Prizes have been donated by Kentville Rec Dept and Kings County Rec Dept.
Map: 1:7 500 scale, and 1:1 000 for Intermediate and Advanced (note: no contours appear on this map), an Open Street redesigned map
Courses: There is a Score with about 30 controls to find in 90 minutes and in point-to-point a Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, all on a 1:7 500 scale map. The Intermediate and Advanced will also have a second map of 1:1 000 with 5 random controls, all of which must be visited, at a location on the 1: 1 000 map on the way around the course. You will have a transition control taking you from the 1: 7 500 to the 1:1 000 and then you go back on the 1: 7 500 map before finishing.
Entry Fees: The following are the fees for this event (pre-registered):
Senior: (age 21 and above) $10
Junior: (age 20 and under) $5
Family or wayfaring group: $15
Organized Group (e.g. scouts, guides, cadets, etc.: $5 per person
SI (timing device) rental: $3 per unit
Maximum fee per family unit: $25
Last minute registration: This can be done on site, but to know how many maps to print we like you to register early. Also, pre-registration allows the on site details to move more quickly.
HOW TO PAY: By Electronic funds transfer to the following email:ValleyOrienteering@outlook.com
In person: A payment container will be available. Please bring correct change.
Directions: Coming from Halifax take Exit 14 at Coldbrook and turn left off the ramp. Coming from Middleton/Digby take Exit 14 and turn right on Hwy #1.
Follow this road, Hwy # 1, West toward Cambridge / Berwick. Go past Frenchy’s (on right)and then a set of lights. Continue West, past FoodLand, Coldbrook which is a grocery store on your right. Just past Foodland is the NS Fish Hatchery on your left. Now look for Spittal Rd on your left or South side of Hwy 1. Take Spittal Rd and follow S. It is a gravel surface road.
After about 1.5 km you will reach a left 90 deg turn. At this turn is Hobby Horse Farm on your right. Hopefully, we will have a parking attendant here.
Please be sure to visit http://www.orienteering.ca/resources/covid-19/ for the most up-to-date information on COVID protocols before completing your event(s). You must have a 2021 waiver and membership form on file to participate. These can be completed online using the links below (the waiver can be accessed from within the membership form as well). A health declaration required to be completed on the day of the event. Please follow all municipal, provincial and federal health guidelines while participating.
Membership (includes link to waiver): https://forms.gle/hiBYx8TfpvdzCokG6
COVID health declaration: http://www.orienteering.ca/wordpress/wp-content/up...