Organizer: Emily Secord (Event Director)
Score-O at Fleming Park
150 Dingle Rd, Halifax, NS
Mass Start at 11:00am
1 hour time limit.
Score-O: participants may visit controls in any order they choose. Controls will be worth 10, 20 or 30 points based on difficulty and distance from Start/Finish. Maps will be given out at the start time (planning and strategizing is part of your race time). SI timing will be used. If you don't have an SI stick you must rent one.
Penalties: lose 10 points/up to each min over time limit, to a max of up to 5min. Over 5 mins will result in an Over Time disqualification.
Race Scoring: The top finisher in each category is those who finish with the most Score-O points the fastest.
Maps and Categories:
- There is a full map with 500 points across 28 controls for casual or competitive individuals and teams.
- There is a mini map with 120 points across 11 controls intended for first timers and novice orienteers who may participate as individuals or teams.
Prizes: Limited "World Orienteering Day" draw prizes will be randomly awarded and can be collected upon finishing.
BEGINNER INSTRUCTION: Never orienteered before, but you'd like to try? We will be providing some general instruction to get you ready to head out on the mini map. Please pre-register and check-in at 10:00 for beginner instruction starting at 10:15am.
REGISTRATION: Please pre-register on this site by Thursday, 21 Oct, 2021. Registration will be capped according to NS public health guidelines and is subject to change. You must have a 2021 waiver and membership form on file to participate. These can be completed online prior to the event using the links below (the waiver can be accessed from within the membership form as well).
Membership (includes link to waiver): https://forms.gle/
Individual (age 20 and above): $10
Junior (age 19 and under): $5
SI (timing device) rental: $3 per unit
Maximum fee per family: $25
Pay by E-transfer to the following email: nsorienteering@gmail.
CHECK-IN: Event check-in will take place on-site from 10:30-11:00am.
- You must bring completed COVID Health Declaration (signed on day of event): http://www.
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- Under provincial regulations, as of Oct 4th, you will also be required to present proof of vaccination to attend the event, as per https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/proof-of-full-va...
Participants must carry a whistle, compass and timepiece (charged cell phone allowed).
The course opens at 11:00am and closes at 12:00pm. This means all participants must return to the Finish to download by this time; otherwise a search may be initiated.
Please pay attention for motorized vehicles when crossing any paved roads or traversing parking lots. The safety bearing for the course is East. This will bring you to the shore line which you can follow back to the Dingle Tower and parking lot.
For emergencies please contact 911. For non-emergency event issues please contact Emily Secord 902-220-9709.
Please be sure to visit http://www.orienteering.
Guidelines from Authorities
- (Required) If you have any COVID-19 symptoms as defined by health authorities, stay home.
- (Required) If you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 7 days, stay home.
- (Required) Always respect and follow the guidelines, recommendations and regulations from your local, provincial and federal health authorities and governments.
Sign a Declaration of Health
- (Required) You must bring a signed Declaration of Health document (available from your orienteering club/association) EVERY TIME you come to an orienteering activity. You will not be able to orienteer if you have not completed and signed the form. This form cannot be signed in advance; it must be signed on the day of the activity. This is an absolute requirement with no exceptions.
- Please remember to be appreciative of any opportunities you have to be outdoors, active and orienteering. Be patient with others, be forgiving, be kind, stay safe, and thank the volunteers who make an orienteering opportunity of any sort possible for you.
- As always, respect the course closing time. Remember that an official is waiting for you at the finish to record that you have returned safely.
Bring Your Own Supplies
- When participating in any sort of orienteering event bring your own supplies to help prevent undesired contact
- drinks, including water, and filled water bottle for both before/after and for on course.
- pre- and post-race food or snacks
- cleaning supplies such as hand sanitizer or soap and water for washing hands
- map bag for your course map (if paper map is being used) unless organizers are providing pre-bagged maps
- bag to store your personal belongings in so that they are collected in one location separate from others’ belongings
- Your equipment (compass, whistle, etc) to prevent unnecessary contact
- Remember that there may be no toilet facilities available. If relieving yourself in the forest, BE HYGIENIC. DO NOT leave toilet paper in the forest!
Personal Health and Safety
- Your own health and safety is of paramount importance! Be sure that health and hygiene trump competitiveness.
- Follow local health directives regarding the wearing of PPE (personal protective equipment)
- For older people or those with underlying health conditions remember to follow the guidelines of your local health authorities regarding personal safety specific to seniors or people with compromising conditions.
- Be aware of and minimize contact with communal surfaces at the event or activity.
Gatherings and Travel
- Recreational travel and non-essential travel between regions must be strictly adhered to as per local and Provincial/ Territorial authorities.
- Exercise good judgement when carpooling or travelling together.
- Follow health directives regarding outdoor social gatherings when orienteering as a group
- Follow health directives regarding outdoor social gatherings before and after an orienteering activity
- Please be sure to follow basic personal hygiene rules:
- Sneeze and cough into your elbow or sleeve
- Use hand sanitizer frequently (soap and water is even better if possible)
- No spitting or intentional fluid discharge (no “snot rockets”)
- Dispose of all tissues responsibly.