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Start times for the final event are now available on the Determinator 5 web site

Event Description:

Come join us for an exciting five week series! This fourth event will take place at Layritz/Camosun College Interurban

Meeting location in the new parking lot off Markham St - you can enter from Interurban Rd or West Saanich Rd - see map below.

Two courses will be available:

1 - Beginner Short Course - suitable for those new to the sport looking to try out orienteering for the first time.

2 - Determinator - this first week Determinator will test your concentration skills when starting in a mass start. Navigation will be technically easy, but do expect some off-trail controls and potential route choices. Remember, as per the Determinator Goat O Format (explained below), you are encouraged to follow other competitors (if you can keep up!), and strategically skip one control.

Registration: 6:00 to 6.45 pm

Mass Start: Promptly at 7 pm. Those who wish to avoid the over-excitement of the mass start, can choose to start a little earlier or later.

Cost: $8 plus $2 for Sport Ident rental.

2017 Determinator Series

The Determinator is a series of five fun orienteering events aimed at beginners and seasoned orienteers alike and held on Wednesday evenings during the early summer.

COURSES: There will usually be two courses each evening:

  1. Short Course – beginner level, usually 1-2km
  2. The Determinator – a Goat event (see below) with increasing technical difficulty as the series progresses. After each event you’ll be assigned a handicap based on your time compared with the fastest runner. At the following race your time will be divided by your handicap to give an adjusted time. The best adjusted time each evening will earn a token prize. Every race contributes to your handicap for the final race which gives everyone an equal chance at winning the coveted title of “2017 DETERMINATOR”

GOAT FORMAT. A mass start race where controls must be taken in sequential order. But you can choose to skip any one control. The challenge here is to decide which control to skip – it won’t be obvious

COST: $8/map plus $2 SI card rental. All runners must be a member of VICO; you can join at the event.

LOCATIONS: Detailed information will be posted on the web before each event but current plans are:
May 3 - Beaver Lake Park
May 10 - Royal Roads
May 17 - skipped
May 24 - Juan de Fuca
May 31 - Layritz / Camosun Interurban
June 7th - Final at West Thetis

NEWCOMERS INSTRUCTION: This may be offered at the discretion of the organizer. Look for details at each event announcement and contact the organizer in advance if you want instruction

WHEN: Usually 6:00 - 6:45 P.M. Registration
6:15 Newcomers instruction and Short Course (beginners can use this as a warm-up)
7:00 Mass Start


Course Maps

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