Each team will receive a kit containing the following items:
Race guide and rulesThe race guide and rules handout provides details of:
A safety bearing is a compass heading that can be used, from any point in the course, to provide a guaranteed route back to civilization if you get lost. It is important to realize that this may not be an easy or comfortable route since it will probably involve bushwhacking. However, it is a good method to find your way back to safety if you otherwise can't find yourself on the map.
What to do if you get lost
The safety bearing is an option for getting yourself un-lost. However, in most cases, it is advisable ,instead, to simply stay where you are until found. Blow your whistle periodically to aid being found. The total area of the course is not large and you will be found reasonably quickly. Call the emergency number if you have a cell phone and signal.
Instructions for the mapsDetails will be provided, if required to clarify aspects of the maps or how the maps should be referenced.
Race start and end detailsThe details of the start and end times for the race as well as the penalties for being late. You will be penalized heavily for being late.
Scoring detailsThe course will include variable points for CPs. Your team's strategy should take into account the point values so that you can maximize your score. However, be forewarned, higher points mean more difficult navigation or terrain!
Course rulesThe rules for the race are pretty straight forward. The most important ones are:
- Stay within 100m of your team
- No littering
- Respect the land
- No motorized transportation
- No GPS (except for emergency use)