Course designer(s): Anique Johnson, Keely Kinsman
- Short – 60 minutes, 18 controls, 1010 points total
- Long – 75 minutes, 41 controls, 2270 points total
You will lose 10 points for every minute (or portion thereof) after the time limit for your category.
Score-O Course/Class Assignments for Ultimate points
If you want to earn Ultimate points, check the table below to see which category you should sign up for.
For example, if you’re a female 16 or under, your Ultimate age class is F-16 and, for this event, is assigned to the Short course. If you are up for a more challenging course, you can also earn points in F-18 or F-21+ on the Long course. Just keep in mind that other courses are more difficult, both navigationally and physically, and that you’ll be earning points only in the class you sign up for.
|Short (60 minutes)
|Long (75 minutes)
If you are doing the Long course and think you will visit more than 29 (of 41) controls, you will need a high-capacity epunch. If your epunch number falls within the following ranges, you must borrow a high-capacity card from registration. You will not be charged.
Low-capacity epunch number ranges
Big Finn Hill park is an inviting venue for all levels of orienteers. There are athletic facilities, paved roads, and wide trails that help the beginner navigate accurately. For the more advanced orienteers, areas with dense trail networks allow ample opportunity to practice route choice skills. The terrain is relatively flat with a few steep hills. There will be plenty of controls set across the park to challenge your skills in balancing time with navigation.
Juanita Drive crossing points
For those opting to venture to the Western side of the park, there are only two points at which you are allowed to cross Juanita Drive. Both are marked on the map with a mandatory crossing symbol on the map ) ( and have a crosswalk in the real world.
The southerly crosswalk has an on-demand crossing light, which you must activate before crossing. Do not enter the roadway until any oncoming cars are fully stopped, as this crosswalk is rarely used and drivers tend to fail to yield to pedestrians and cyclists.
The northerly crosswalk is at a road intersection and is controlled by a traffic light. It does NOT have an on-demand crossing light, so you will have to wait for the little man before crossing.
Out of Bounds
While you are only allowed to cross Juanita Drive in the two above-mentioned locations, you ARE allowed to run on the shoulder.
Storm damage and debris from this winter may hinder visibility of distinguished trails. Expect to encounter blackberries when choosing off trail routes. The park is finalizing construction at the entrance to the ball fields, including planting new gardens. Course designers have placed controls in locations where access through this area can be reached by other routes, so please avoid entering flagged areas. This area is not marked as out of bounds on the map as the boundary has changed with every visit we made to the park.