Race Details

Categories and Courses

There are three types of course / category you can sign up for:

Male / Female age classes
Race against your age group peers on the assigned course over two days of competition.   
Open classes
Choose the course you want to run, no pressure, no competition.
Group classes
If you want to be out on course together with one or more friends or family members, this is for you.  

Note: If this is your first big meet you may want to read this description of how it differs from a casual non-competitive event.  It will also give you greater detail about your class options.

Course / Class Table

Age classes are assigned to courses based on the following table. Note that if you wish, you may register in classes "above your age class" up to M21 or F21  are under 21 years old, and "below your age class", down to M21 or F21 if you are over 35 years old.  The 16-S, 20-S, and 21S classes allow people to participate in a technically challenging but shorter course than the competitive 16-, 20-, and 21 courses ("S" is for "short") .

Middle and Long
Course Male Classes Female Classes Open Classes Group Classes
1 M10- F10- Open 1 Group 1
2 M12- F12- Open 2 Group 2
3 M14-, M16-S F14-, F16-S Open 3 Group 3
4 M16- F16- Open 4 Group 4
5 M75+, M80+, M85+, M90+

F75+, F80+, F85+, F90+

Open 5 Group 5
6 M20-S, M65+ F18-, F20-S, F21S, F45+, F55+, F65+ Open 6 Group 6
7 M18-, M21S, M45+, M55+ F20-, F21, F35+    
8 M20-, M21, M35+      

 Course Descriptions

If you are planning on signing up for an open class or are considering competing in an older or younger age class the following table contains information about each course to help you decide what class to register in.

(min)

Middle Distance - Saturday, September 24  - all numbers below are for 2021.  They will be updated for the 2022 race once courses are set.

 Course

Technical Difficulty
(TD Level - description)

RWT* (min) Length (km) Climb (m) Number of Controls  Number of Controls
with Water 
Map Scale 
1 1 - Beginner 20-25  1.7  50  9   - 1:7,500
2 2 - Easy intermediate 20-25  2.0  70  11   - 1:7,500
3 3 - Hard intermediate 20-25  2.3  90  13   - 1:7,500
4 3- Hard Intermediate 25-30  2.8  115  14   -

1:10,000 for M16-, F16-

1:7,500 for all other classes

5 4 - Advanced, less physical 30-35  1.8  60  11   - 1:7,500
6 5 - Advanced 30-35  2.8  115  14  1

1:10,000 for F18-

1:7,500 for all other classes

7 5 - Advanced 30-35  3.6  155  16  1

1:10,000 for M18-, F20-, F21

1:7,500 for all other classes

8 5 - Advanced 30-35  4.9  225  20  1

1:10,000 for M20-, M21

1:7,500 for M35+

Long Distance - Sunday, October 17

 Course

Technical Difficulty
(TD Level - description)

RWT*
(min)
Length (km) Climb (m) Number of Controls

Number of Controls
with Water 

Map Scale
1 1 - Beginner 30-35 2.8 50 12  - 1:7,500
2 2 - Easy Intermediate 30-35 3.1 75  12  - 1:7,500
3 3 - Hard Intermediate 30-35 3.3  90  9  - 1:7,500
4 3 - Hard Intermediate 50-55

4.6

175  12 1 1:10,000
5 4 - Advanced, less physical 45-50 2.7  65  9 1:7,500
6 5 - Advanced 50-55 4.9  185  13

1:7,500 for 45+, 55+ and 65+

1:10,000 for all other classes

7 5 - Advanced 60-70 6.8  275  19

1:7,500 for 45+ and 55+

1:10,000 for all other classes

8 5 - Advanced 80-90 9.9  395  25 4 1:10,000

 *RWT = Recommended Winning Times

Course assignment, technical difficulty and recommended winning times are as per Orienteering Canada's Course and Class Guidelines, February 2018.
Courses will be designed so that the fastest person on the course completes in roughly that amount of time. The approximate lengths shown above are what the resulting courses will likely be, based on how navigationally and physically challenging the terrain is.

Course Setter's Notes

O-Fest Middle Distance 2022

 

TBA

O-Fest Long Distance 2022

 

TBA

Start Lists

Start lists will be made available and accessible here, a few days prior to the races.