Organizer: Nick Duca (Event Director)

Map: Mansfield Outdoor Centre

Stars WAR

Prepare to attack the tracks and hills of Mansfield. This year, the Stars Orienteering Club brings its 7th annual Stars W.A.R. back to one of our favorite map locations - Mansfield Outdoor center.  Who WOULDN'T want to spend three hours racing in gorgeous terrain on February 9th?

Read the information below closely - we have a new race format, based on feedback from racers and volunteers - that will ensure a fun and competitive event for all.

News (Dec 31, 2013): Stars W*A*R is now included in the Ontario Adventure Racing Points Series (OARPS)!


Race Format

Although past events offered several race categories to register into (e.g., snowshoe, ski, both) we have simplified the options and have created a single race category: Stars W.A.R. Team Adventure Race. Teams will be composed of two racers from any age category.

There will be plenty of race strategy choices because racers will have a 3hour time limit - with the option to use skis, snowshoes, or a combination of both to find as many checkpoints as possible. This format will make for an exciting and inclusive event - with everyone racing, and finishing, together whether you are on snowshoes, skis, or mixing it up.

Race Schedule

9:00-10:00 Registration and Map Distribution

10:30 Race Start

(during the entire race, there will be a warm location on site, for family members and racers to convene and/or change equipment throughout the race)

1:30 Race Finish

2:00 Race results released and prizes awarded

Race Event Center

The race event center will be at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre. See the map below for directions.


  Deadline W.A.R. Team
Early To Dec 31 $95/team
Normal Jan 1 to Jan 27 $115/team
Late Jan 28 to Feb 7 $135/team
  • Stars members receive a $30/team discount for the team race. Get your 2014 membership
  • Juniors (<20 years of age) & Parent/Child teams receive a $30/team discount for the team .
  • Equipment ( snowshoes and/or skiis) might be available for rental. Please e-mail for equipment rental inquiries.

  • Entry fee includes park entrance, ski trail fees, copies of race maps for each participant, timing chip rental, post race meal.Entry fee does not include online transaction charge


How does the race go-down?  Racers receive maps (with checkpoints identified) between 9 and 10 am, and have some time before the race starts to plan their route.  The map will include a number of checkpoints and you will plan to locate as many as possible.  The checkpoints will both be scattered throughout the terrain of the forest (can only be located on snowshoe), as well as placed in positions along the groomed ski-trails (can only be located on skis). Once the race starts, each team of two will find as many checkpoints as possible, returning before the end of the three-hour time limit.  Points are obtained based on the number of checkpoints found within the time limit. Team members MUST stay together for the whole race ( max 25 metres apart)

Will there be prizes?  Of course!  We always have awesome shirts, and have prizes donated from a number of generous sponsors. First team on each category and top 3 in the categories where will be 10 or more teams

What are the age limits?  Anyone who feels they can shuffle around the woods in pursuit of the checkpoints is encouraged to compete.  We have a range of racers attend the event ranging from youth age groups to seniors... including national-level orienteerers and competitive adventure racers all the way to ambitious families competing recreationally.

How long is the race?  This all depends on the intensity you race at and the route that your team selects.  However, teams could cover anywhere from 3 to 20km during the three hours in which they are competing! 

Will there be age group and gender categories? Yes (open, co-ed, masters , juniors, family ). more details on registration page

Still have questions? 

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at



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