Kick-Start the sprint/summer orienteering season with two races in one day! This year the Stars presents Kick-Start and The Chase.

Kick-Start will run in the morning and follow a traditional O-Cup format. Mass Start, handicap rules and a roughly 45 min winning time.

The Chase will be a shorter race in the afternoon, still using the O-Cup handicap. Why is it called The Chase? Stay tuned, but if you handicap is a bigger number expect to get a bit of a head start while those with smaller numbers chase you down.

All participants must complete a waiver (adults here or minors here) on race day. Paper copies will be available at the registration desk for those who do not print their own.

Both Kick-Start and The Chase follow the O-CUP handicap rules. Participants have the option to skip checkpoints in each box equal to their handicap point total. Handicap points for this year's course will be awarded as follows:

  • 6 - Women 12 or younger, Men 12 or younger, Women 65 or older
  • 5 - Women 14 or younger, Men 14 or younger, Women 55 or older, Men 75 or older
  • 4 - Women 16 or younger, Men 16 or younger, Women 45 or older, Men 65 or older
  • 3 - Women 19 or younger, Women 35 or older, Men 55 or older
  • 2 - Women 20 to 34, Women ranked in the top 10 in Canada, Men 45 or older
  • 1 - Men 19 or younger, Men 35 or older
  • 0 - Men 20 to 34, Men ranked in the top 10 in Canada

Location

PineHurst Conservation Area

468 Pinehurst Rd, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0

Note: There is a gate fee that is not included in your registration fee.

Event Schedule

9:00 - 9:45 Kick-Star Registration

10:00 - Kick-Start race start

11:30 - Kick-Start course closes

1:00-1:45 The Chase Registration

2:00 - The Chase race start

3:30 - The Chase course closes

Gear Requirements

  • Whistle
  • Compass

Fees

There will be limited registration on race day.

Early Bird Fees, until Feb 1, 2024

  • Adult Fee for 2 races: $30 (Free for Stars and ARK-KW)
  • Adult Fee for 1 race: $25 (Free for Stars and ARK-KW)
  • Junior/Student for 2 races: $15

Regular Fees, until Mar 28, 2024

  • Adult Fee for 2 races : $35 (Free for Stars and ARK-KW)
  • Adult Fee for 1 race: $30 (Free for Stars and ARK-KW)
  • Junior/Student for 2 races: $20

Race Day Registration is limited to 10 registrants, first come first served.

  • Adult Fee for 2 races : $40 (Free for Stars and ARK-KW)
  • Adult Fee for 1 race: $35 (Free for Stars and ARK-KW)
  • Junior/Student for 2 races: $20

Sport Ident Chip Timing

Please include your Sport Ident number when registering. If you need to rent a Sport Ident card, select the checkbox on the entry form and you will be charged a $2.50 rental fee (free for Stars Members ). Note: The replacement cost for a Sport Ident Type 6 chip is $75.


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