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Map: St. Malo Park
The St. Malo Snow-O is an orienteering event with categories for skiing, snowshoeing, and normal running/walking. The objective is to visit as many control points as possible (in any order you want) within the 90-minute time limit. There are also special bonus points for the completion of specified legs. The ranking will be based on number of controls, the number of specified legs and total time. There will be no penalty for being late, but controls punched after the time limit won't count. First start will be at 12 noon. For safety reasons, all competitors must check out and back in with the organizers. Drinks and snacks will be provided at the end of the race.
Please bring a watch, a compass, and a completed membership/waiver form if you are not yet a 2016 member. This event is free for 2016 members since it will be your first event of the year. Depending on your mode of transportation (skiing, running, etc.), you may also want to bring something for holding your map. The maps will be on 11 x 17 inch paper inside 12 x 18 inch plastic map cases. String and tape will be available for those who want it. Finally, don't forget to bring warm clothing.
Parking will be at the organizer's home, which is across the lake from St. Malo Provincial Park. See the road map below. The actual start/finish will be on the lake, about 100 m from the park.
If you intend to come, please register by using this web site or by contacting Pat Graupner (email@example.com or 204-347-5764). Please register by Thursday, March 3rd to ensure that a map will be printed for you.
Choice of Category (mode of transportation)
The course will be designed with the objective of being equally challenging for runners and experienced skiers and snowshoers. There will be controls near ski trails, controls in deep(ish) snow, and controls near roads. The organizer has only two recommendations for choice of footwear:
- If you're at all worried about damaging your skis or snowshoes, then wear running shoes or winter boots.
- Whatever your mode of transportation, make sure your footwear is warm and durable. (If it's minus 20 Celsius, you don't want your shoes coming apart while you're trudging through deep snow!)