Map: Lougheed North
This time we will enjoy a nice urban map. In this SAFARI-O, there will be traditional point to point courses with optional mini loops to track creatures as you progress through your course.
Since these mini loops are optional, each additional control (tracks) found will give you rewards that will be deducted from your final time.
SAFARI-O GAME RULES:
The SAFARI-O mini loops will not be shown in the map with your course, so you’ll have to keep searching for STARTING controls (TRACKS) as you run! You never know where you will find a bear on your way ;)
The STARTING control (TRACKS) of each mini loop will be very visible, and you are likely to see it as you progress in your course. So, LOOK AROUND.
- Once in the STARTING control, you will find there a map that shows the location of the other controls of the mini-loop.
- You will need to MEMORIZE the location of the controls, and then head to those locations.
- You can visit the starting control of each mini loop as many times as you want.
In each of the controls of a mini loop (except for the STARTING CONTROL), you will collect post-its with the rewards. TAKE ONE POST-IT and keep it in a pocket or map bag so you can show it at the end.
Each mini loop has the following structure (reward value in parenthesis): Starting control, Track 1 (-1min), Track 2 (-1min), Animal Found (-3min)
The reward for the ANIMALs you found, will only count if you show the post-its for the tracks 1 and 2 of that animal.
When you finish a mini loop or if you decide to skip it, you can continue with your course.
TOTAL TIME: your time will be registered in a regular way, and then the rewards will be deducted to obtain the TOTAL TIME
HINT: pay special attention to the legs between PINK flags!!! Those show areas of recent wildlife activity!!!
6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
6:30 pm Start
8pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
Always use good judgement and common sense. Carry a whistle at all times. Watch for vehicles and bikes when crossing roads. Be respectful of other pedestrians, cyclists, dog-walkers, roller-bladers, and small children. If you find any real wildlife, do not disturb it and slowly walk away, those are not part of the game.
Without volunteers, these events cannot take place. A hearty thanks to all those helping put this event on. If you would like to volunteer/help at upcoming WETs/WJRs or would like to organize a WET please let us know.