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If you register, and subsequently decide you're not coming, please cancel
your registration! This way we will know not to expect you.
In this format, people will start individually at 1-minute
intervals (like a cycling time-trial). the idea is to discourage you from
simply following others.
hint: if people are starting before you, it is usually a good idea to observe
which way they run away from the start...
In this format, everyone starts at the same time .
In a normal course, you will have a map with the start (triangle), up
to 25 intermediate control points (circles) which you must visit in the
numbered order, and the finish (double circle). All these points will be
connected with straight lines so that you can easily see which control is next
in the sequence. You don't have to run along the straight line though,
you can go any way you choose. e.g. it might be faster to take a nearby trail,
or go around a hill. Once again, you must visit all the control
points in the numbered order. The objective is to
complete the course in the least amount of time possible. The winner will
usually take about 20 minutes to complete the course.
In this alternate format, your map will have the start/finish and many controls
marked, but they will not be connected with lines. You
may visit the controls in any order. Part
of the challenge is determining the best order. The objective is
to visit as many controls as you can within the time limit. If several
people get all of them, the winner will be whoever returned the
soonest. Do not stay out past the time limit! you
will loose points (as a penalty) for each minute you're
late. A common time limit might be 45 or 60 minutes. You should
punch the controls the same way as the normal format.
Normal format only. In some cases, if the competition area is small,
or the course has several loops, there might be a map
exchange. This would be announced with the course
details beforehand. In this case, you will start with only the first
part of the course on your map. when you get to the end of the section
shown on your map, you will receive a new map with the rest of the course.
Results will not be posted at the event, but after most of the runners have
returned, you may ask the timekeeper to show you his results sheet.
Most likely, the full results will be already posted on the website
by the time you get home and clean yourself off. It is our goal to post
your time there within minutes after you finish.
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