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Thanks to everyone who attended the BCOCs hosted in Victoria.
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WHO IS COMING

 

 

 

 

 

 

BC Orienteering Championships 30 Sep - 01 Oct

Come join us for a two-day orienteering festival hosted in the beautiful garden city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

 

Event locations will feature Camp Thunderbird on a newly updated map and the campus grounds of the Camosun College Interurban Campus and adjoining Layritz Park.

There will be two key events - a long course and a urban sprint event.

Highlights

Urban Sprint - Newly updated Sprint Map to ISSOM standards.

Camp Thunderbird - New area for the BCOCs. Recently updated map including very interesting technical and physically demanding terrain.

Bonus Trivia O - Explore the rich history of Beacon Hill Park in downtown Victoria by engaging in a fun self-timed Trivia O in this beautiful historic park.

Beacon Hill

Schedule

Date
Time
Event
Location
Saturday - Day 1
Sep 30 Anytime Fun Bonus Trivia-O at Beacon Hill Park. Self-Timed. Start at your leisure. Beacon Hill Park. Map will be sent out to those who register online.
1100 AM Registration Opens Camp Thunderbird
First start time at
1200 PM
Long Event
6:00 PM Social at the Six Mile Pub Six Mile Pub, Old Island Highway
Sunday - Day 2
Oct 1 0900 AM Registration Opens Camosun Campus/Layritz Park
First start time at
1000 AM
Sprint Event


Terrain

Urban Sprint - variety of urban campus buildings mixed with rugged natural terrain.

Long Course - Camp Thunderbird offers very extensive wilderness terrain containing an intricate trail network and typical pacific northwest coast terrain with complex knoll/forest/rock outcrop detail, along with a mix of open and thick vegetation presenting challenging route choices.

Bonus - Trivia O - Beacon Hill Park. This is a city park with easy walking terrain beautiful garden and water features. No fast running required. Self-timed event. Walk and enjoy!

 

Map Info

Camosun Interurban Campus, 1:4000, 2m contours, ISSOM conversion and recent updates done in 2017.

Course Planner Notes:

The sprint race takes place mainly on paved urban campus with some forest areas. All courses will transit through some area of forest terrain. For C-3, C-4 & C-5, footwear with good traction is recommended, but no metal spikes please. All courses will permit lots of fast running with quick direction changes. Opportunities for route choice on the higher courses. Careful reading of the control description will be important as some controls may be located on the upper levels of buildings or stairways.

SPRINT START LIST

 



Camp Thunderbird, 1:7500, 1:10000 & 1:15000,
5 m contours, Updated in 2017.

Course Planner Notes:

The BCOC Long Event offers technically challenging courses on rugged of the 1000 acre Camp Thunderbird map. Good route selection and orienteering will enable competitors to avoid the thick vegetation on the map for the most part and traverse the open benches on the map's hills. Enjoy occasional glimpses of the Olympic Peninsual mountains, Juan de Fuca Strait and Sooke harbour.

Course 1 - 1.3 km, 10 controls, 15 m gain
Course 2 - 1.3 km, 10 controls, 20 m gain
Course 3 - 2.2 km, 11 controls, 65 m gain
Course 4 - 2.8 km, 12 controls, 125 m gain
Course 5 - 3.3 km, 14 controls, 155 m gain
Course 6 - 5.4 km, 18 controls, 280 m gain
Course 7 - 7.4 km, 23 controls, 360 m gain*

There is a mandatory but unflagged route for Course 7, leg 1

LONG START LIST

Officials

Course Planners: Linda Hildebrandt (Sprint), John Downey (Long)
Controllers: Robyn Rennie, Bruce Rennie

Meet Director: Chris Ling

 

Event Locations and Parking

Long Course: Camp Thunderbird

Directions: From Victoria take Sooke Road heading west. Turn north onto Glinz Lake Road. Park in main parking lot near lake. Approx 45 minutes travel from Victoria and 1 hour from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.

Registration will open by 11:00 am


Sprint Course: Camosun College Interurban Campus

Directions: From Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, take the Pat Bay Highway to the Royal Oak Exit heading west. Follow Wilkinson Road to Interurban Rd. Turn right (north) on Interurban Road follow to Camosun College Interurban College located at 4451 Interurban Road. Turn at Markam Road and follow orienteering signs to the parking area. Park in lot P9. Pay parking in effect ($3.25 to park for four hours). Parking machines accept VISA/Master Card.

Registration will open by 9:00 am. First Starts at 1000 a.m.

Accommodations/Camping

For those travelling from out-of-town, here are some possible options:

Banquet

Instead of a separate banquet we have booked space at the Six Mile Pub - a local favourite - located at 494 Old Island Highway.

Join us there for 6:00 pm on Saturday.

 

Fees and Registration

Competitive Courses
Adults $25 per event  
Junior* $20 per event  
Non-competitive / Enter on the Day
Adults and Juniors* $10 per event Limited to Open Courses
1, 2, 3 and 4
Banquet
Adults TBA

Details to be confirmed

Children 11 yrs and younger TBA

* Juniors are under 19 as of 31/12/2017

Enter-on-the-day registrations are available at the event for the open classes. Also, a limited amount of on-the-day registrations for the competitive classes can be done based on map availability.

Ready to Register? Go to Zone 4 Registration Now!

Sport Ident will be used for all events. Please bring your SI stick if you have one. If not, SI Rentals are available for $2/day.

Registration and Package Pickup will be located at the assembly area and can be picked up on Saturday September 30th starteing at 10:30 AM, at the Registration Area located at Camp Thunderbird. Watch for signs from the parking lot.

Registration Packages are also available one hour before the start of the Sprint Event at Camosun College Interurban Campus.

 

Bonus Trivia O

Every registrant will get a bonus free orienteering map of Beacon Hill Park located at Douglas Street and Dallas Road in downtown Victoria. This is a self-timed event, that can be done at your own leisure before or between events. Maps will be sent by email to those who registered online. Stroll the park and use the map to visit 20 locations and answer trivia questions reflecting the rich history of this beautiful city park.

If you would like to qualify for a prize, you will need to submit your completed answer sheet to the registration table at Camosun College - Interurban Campus between 0900 - 1000 AM on Sun 1 Oct. A random draw will be made from entries which have all correct answers.

 

Courses and Classes

  Championship Classes  
  • Competitors are divided into classes according to their gender and age.
  • Competitors may choose to run on a higher course, if they prefer.
  Open Classes  
  • This class is open to anyone not wanting to compete in the competitive classes and is suitable for beginners, family groups (up to three) and those with injuries.
  • Non-Competitive Open Classes are limited to Courses C-1 through C-4 for the Sprint and Long Courses ($10 per entry)
  • Standings will be published, but awards will not be given out for participants in the Open Class.

Sprint
Courses

C-1 C-2 C-3 C-4 C-5
Age Categories W10; M10
W11-12
M11-12
W13-14
M13-14
Open 1
W75+
M75+
W80+
M80+
W85+
M85+
Open 2

W15-16
M15-16
W45+
W55+
M65+
W65+
Open 3
W17-18
W19-20
W21E
W35+
M55+
Open 4

M17-18
M19-20
M21E
M35+
M45+

Long Courses

C-1 C-2 C-3 C-4 C-5 C-6 C-7
Age Categories W10; M10
W11-12
M11-12
Open 1
W13-14
M13-14
Open 2
W15-16
M15-16
Open 3
W75+
M75+
W80+
M80+
W85+
M85+
Open 4
W17-18
W45+
W55+
W65+
M65+
M17-18
W19-20
W21E
W35+
M45+
M55+

M19-20
M21E
M35+

For More Info

Chris Ling (250) 370-9301, mailto: chris.h.ling@gmail.com