EVENT DETAILS

NITEHAWK YEAR ROUND ADVENTURE PARK, GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA, CANADA

TREKKING

There are a lot of trails out there and they can be useful if you navigate well.  To us, off-trail travel is an important part of the race so teams are encourages to find their own routes if they see fit.  You will get to explore some really beautiful country out there.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Mountain Biking will be done on double track and single track. You will see all different types of terrain so be ready for anything. That being said it will not be technical riding. All skill levels will be successful. We do not make suspension bikes mandatory but we think you will suffer without at least front shocks.

PADDLING

You will be paddling on flat water during this race or low grade river (class 1 to 1+). *Must provide your own paddle and PFD.

NAVIGATION & MAPS

Although there is definitely a course to follow, we want teams to choose their own route choices and use their skills to find their way. You will be plotting your own route at our race so you must know how to read and apply UTM Coordinates from the instructions. A few hours before the start you will receive your map and information for the entire race. This allows you to mark a route and prepare your strategy.

Our maps are printed on paper so you must protect your copy as you will not get a replacement if it is ruined. Figure out the way you want to protect your map, which is likely to disintegrate if it gets wet. Map bags are on the gear list but what happens to it when you pull it out in the rain or when the bag leaks?

ADVANCED SECTIONS

There will be an advanced section during the race that teams may attempt to complete, time permitting. In the final rankings, a team that completes an advanced section is ranked above teams that do not complete the advanced section. Similarly, if you complete two advanced sections, you will be ranked ahead of teams that only complete one advanced section.

 

RACE DATE August 27th, 2022

*Racers must attend the mandatory mapping session on Friday, August 26th, at 6:00 p.m.

RACE START TIME 5:30 AM

Racers will be required to be at Race Headquarters by 5:00 a.m. to board buses and receive last-minute race details.

REGISTRATION OPENS
September 1, 2021
REGISTRATION CLOSES August 12th, 2022
ENTRY FEES FULL-DAY Event
$500 per team. (2 participants)
*Includes $100 fee for Yellow Brick Live Tracking Device,
mandatory for all teams.

PLEASE NOTE: All Race Entries are non–refundable, but may be transferred to another individual/team up until the day before the race.
ACCEPTED PAYMENTS Credit Card
ORIENTEERING CLASSES Date TBA
RACE AGENDA TBA
DURATION 12  – 14 hours
LOCATION Grande Prairie, AB
HOST VENUE Nitehawk
DISCIPLINES
  • Trekking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paddling
  • Orienteering
COURSE 45 – 65 km with Advanced Sections for more experienced teams
TEAMS Teams of 2, can be made up of any combination male/female.
YOU WILL RECEIVE
  • Friday evening Mapping Session
  • Race T-shirt
  • Participation Medal
  • Orienteering Classes (optional)

PLEASE NOTE: All Race Entries are non–refundable, but may be transferred to another individual/team up until the day before the race.

MANDATORY GEAR LIST Mandatory Gear List 2021
2022 Gear List TBA

 

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