Organizer: Finley B (Event Director)
FWOC is hosting its biennial club champs this year in October; it will be a two-event Championships with the Middle Distance Event at Fish Creek Park (Saturday, October 7) and the Long Distance Event at Paskapoo Slopes (Sunday, October 8). Details about the courses, including distances, will be on their respective webpages.
You can choose to participate in both events or just one. Each event will cost $10 / adult or you can get the package for $15. Children / youth will only cost $5 / event but get no package discount.
In championship events, the courses are configured slightly differently than a regular WEO to enable all ages to have a chance to win.
First, there will be six courses for each event: Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert Masters and Expert Elite. They increase in difficulty with both distance and complexity of control locations (technicality).
- Beginner is intended for young children (under 11) who want to run on their own.
- Novice is similar to the easy course on a Wednesday night. It is suitable for experienced 11-12 years old orienteers to run on their own, families or new adult orienteers.
- Intermediate is similar to Intermediate at the Wednesday night events, suitable for experienced 13-14 year old orienteers or adults with only 1 02 years experience in orienteering.
- Advanced is similar to advanced at the Wednesday night events; it will be physically challenging and technical (but not as technical as Expert). It is suitable for experienced 15-16 year old orienteers and adults with a couple of years of experience under their belt.
- Expert Masters is aimed at older experienced orienteers who would normally run their age class in the COCs (e.g. M/F35+ and older). It will be technically challenging.
- Expert Elite is intended for experienced orienteers (17+) who would run their age-class at the Canadians. It will be technically challenging and long, aimed at M/F 17-20, M/F 21-34, and anyone who wants to take on this course. Note: 17-20 year-olds will run the same course as 21+ but they will be competing against orienteers of the same age range to win.
Secondly, there are options for new orienteers and those who consider themselves medium-core! You can enjoy the opportunities to orienteer in October without the stress of competing seriously. There are open and short categories for some of these courses:) Participants should select their course based on their age, comfort and level of experience. The Club Championships are open to anyone, but only current members of FWOC will be eligible for awards.