EVENT DETAILS

NITEHAWK YEAR ROUND ADVENTURE PARK, GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA, CANADA

TREKKING

There are a lot of trails out there and they can be useful if you navigate well.  To us, off-trail travel is an important part of the race so teams are encourages to find their own routes if they see fit.  You will get to explore some really beautiful country out there.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Mountain Biking will be done on double track and single track. You will see all different types of terrain so be ready for anything. That being said it will not be technical riding. All skill levels will be successful. We do not make suspension bikes mandatory but we think you will suffer without at least front shocks.

PADDLING

You will be paddling on flat water during this race or low grade river (class 1 to 1+). *Must provide your own paddle and PFD.

NAVIGATION & MAPS

Although there is definitely a course to follow, we want teams to choose their own route choices and use their skills to find their way. You will be plotting your own route at our race so you must know how to read and apply UTM Coordinates from the instructions. A few hours before the start you will receive your map and information for the entire race. This allows you to mark a route and prepare your strategy.

Our maps are printed on paper so you must protect your copy as you will not get a replacement if it is ruined. Figure out the way you want to protect your map, which is likely to disintegrate if it gets wet. Map bags are on the gear list but what happens to it when you pull it out in the rain or when the bag leaks?

ADVANCED SECTIONS

There will be at least one advanced section during the race that you may take as an optional route. In the final rankings, a team that completes an advanced section is ranked above teams that do not complete the advanced section. Similarly, if you complete two advanced sections, you will be ranked ahead of teams that only complete one advanced section. You must take all advanced sections in order. If you miss getting the first, you can’t go for the second. if you do not get the second, you can’t go for the third, and so on.

If a team starts an advanced section, they must reach every Checkpoint on that route or they will not be given credit for the section. EVERY Route has a cut-off so watch the clock as these sections may be shut down at a certain point.

 

RACE DATE August 24, 2019
RACE START TIME FULL DAY EVENT: 6:00 AM

SPRINT EVENT:
12:00 Noon

FAMILY GEOCACHE EVENT:
3:00 PM

REGISTRATION OPENS
October 5, 2018
REGISTRATION CLOSES August 2, 2019
ENTRY FEES FULL-DAY Event
$400 per team.
(2 participants)SPRINT Event
$200 per team.
(2 participants)Family GEOCACHE Event
(ages 6 & up)

$25 per person.

PLEASE NOTE: All Race Entries are non–refundable, but may be transferred to another individual/team up until the day before the race.

ACCEPTED PAYMENTS Visa, Mastercard, Cash, Debit
ORIENTEERING CLASSES Date TBA
RACE AGENDA TBA
DURATION FULL DAY EVENT: 12  – 14 hours

SPRINT EVENT:
4 – 7 hours

FAMILY GEOCACHE EVENT:
2-3 hours

LOCATION Grande Prairie, AB
HOST VENUE Nitehawk
DISCIPLINES
  • Trekking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddling (full day event only)
  • Orienteering
COURSE FULL DAY EVENT: 45 – 65 km with Advanced Sections for faster teams

SPRINT EVENT:
20 – 28 km

FAMILY GEOCACHE EVENT:
5 – 7 km

TEAMS All-Male, All-Female, or Co-Ed Teams of 2 Unsupported
PRIZING TBA
YOU WILL RECEIVE FULL DAY EVENT Participants:

  • Friday Pasta Dinner/Mapping Session
  • Race T-shirt
  • Participation Medal
  • Entry to Post Race banquet
  • Orienteering Class (optional)

SPRINT EVENT Participants:

  • Entry to Post Race banquet
  • Participation Medal
  • Race T-Shirt (optional)
  • Orienteering Class (optional)

FAMILY GEOCACHE EVENT Participants:

  • Participation Medal

PLEASE NOTE: All Race Entries are non–refundable, but may be transferred to another individual/team up until the day before the race.