Organizer: Emily Secord (Event Director)
DUE TO CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS IN HRM THAT ARE IN EFFECT UNTIL MAY 30, 2021 THIS EVENT WILL BE POSTPONED AND RESCHEDULED WHEN SPORTING LIMITS ARE ALLOWED.
World Orienteering Day Score-O at Fleming Park
150 Dingle Rd, Halifax, NS
Mass Start at 10:30am
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 19 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 draw prizes will be 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 check-in at 9:45 for beginner instruction starting at 10:00am.
REGISTRATION: Please pre-register on this site by Thursday, 20 April, 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 10:00-10:30am. You must bring completed COVID Health Declaration (signed on day of event): http://www.
Participants must carry a whistle, compass and timepiece (charged cell phone allowed).
The course opens at 10:30am and closes at 11:30am. 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 14 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, timepiece) as there will not be any available to rent or borrow from the event organizers.
- 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 - being competitive is not! Be sure that health and hygiene trump competitiveness.
- Strongly consider wearing a mask when not out on course. Guidelines evolve with regards to personal protective equipment, please stay up to date on the government recommendations.
- 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.
- Eliminate contact with communal surfaces at the start and finish areas.
- Do not touch orienteering flags, ribbons or SportIdent (SI) units. As of August 25th, 2020 we are permitting the use of SI units. Pay careful attention to not touching the actual SI unit when you insert your SI stick.
- Consider carrying a small container of hand sanitizer with you while orienteering. This will permit you to sanitize your hands if you accidentally touch a common surface such as an SI unit. Because it is common to touch your face to, for instance, wipe your nose or eyes or shift your glasses while orienteering, having the ability to sanitize your hands while orienteering is important.
Children and Families
- If participating as a group, consider restricting your group to your household “bubble”.
- If you are orienteering with children remind them to not touch equipment and flags.
- 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)
- Strongly consider wearing a mask when around other people
- No spitting or intentional fluid discharge (no “snot rockets”)
- Dispose of all tissues responsibly
Hanging Around - or Not!
- Do not hang around on site before or after the event.
- If you are waiting for family members, wait for them away from the finish area and maintain physical distancing from other people who may be around.
- Organizers may offer an online post-orienteering get-together. Join in if you can.