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Organizer: Jim Blanchard (Event Director)

This will be Barebones style event, meaning the approach will be casual in order to minimize the amount of volunteer capacity required, while still providing an enjoyable event for orienteers.


Hobby Horse Farm off Spittal Road in Coldbrook. Directions and Parking, see below.


1:7 500 scale, (note: no contours appear on this map except for a few specially drawn.), an Open Street redesigned map

Summary: Hilly terrain with variety of woods combined with open fields and large areas of very runnable woods!


This will be a Point-to-Point event with Advanced, Intermediate and Beginner courses. There are 3 categories for each course, Group, Female and Male.

To complete any of the courses participants must visit a series of control points in the order shown on the map provided. The terrain is varied - wooded trail, open parkland and fields. Distances given below are estimates in a straight line between points.

Sign up for the course of your choice below and payment is listed further down as well.


The easiest to navigate and shortest distance to cover; about 2 km.

A beginner’s clinic may be offered. Let us know if you are interested, and we can provide some form of instruction, if not a formal clinic. Please check-in at 11:00 am if you require instruction. Beginner clinic will begin at 11:15 am.


More route choice to challenge your navigation skills. Most controls located just off trails with typically clear features to ease navigation; about 3 - 4km.


Longer with route choice; higher technical difficulty, good navigation skills required; about 4 - 5 km.


Prior to participating in an event, all participants must have completed the Orienteering NS registration form and the Orienteering Canada waiver provided here!/memberships/orienteering-nova-scotia-2023 which is free and you then are a member of Orienteering Nova Scotia.

Registration closes at 8pm on Friday May 12, 2023.

On site check-in will be between 11:00 and 11:45 am.

Last minute registration: This can be done on site, but we typically only have a few extra maps. Also, pre-registration allows the on-site details to move more quickly.

VOLUNTEERS would be appreciated for a few tasks associated with the event (e.g. Beginner clinic, registration, control pickup).

Sign up:


A small post race treat will be available, but participants should bring their own water if needed.


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.


Parking for the most part will need to be on Spittal Road. Park on the West side heading South and on the South side heading East.

There is limited parking in by the barn area for those arriving early.


12:00 pm (staggered starts); course closure will be 2:30pm. For final on-site registration try to be at the registration table by 11:30 at the latest. Start will be a 300 m walk . A safety briefing will be given at 11:45.

Entry Fees:

The following are the fees for this event (pre-registered), add $5 for day-of registrations:

How to Pay:

In advance: By Electronic funds transfer to the following email:

In person: A payment container will be available. Please bring correct change.


To Jim: jlblanc at



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