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Eco Endurance Challenge 2016

Competition nameEco Endurance Challenge 2016
Start date20160507
End date20160508
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityGoffs, NS, Canada
Club/organizerHalifax Regional Search and Rescue
Region of countryNova scotia, Canada
Number of competition days2
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number250-676-8949
Contact postal address116 Lakeview Road, Lakeview, NS, B4C 4C7
Latest entry dateApril 30, 2016
Event descriptionLooking for a Challenge? Then navigate this … Halifax Regional Search & Rescue’s 'Eco-Endurance Challenge'. There are four Navigational Competitions available, offering eight and twenty-four hour options. All challenges have the same full course open to them and use the same competition map. The Eco-Endurance Challenge 2016 will be an exciting and challenging adventure, hosted outside Halifax, Nova Scotia. The E2C will be physically and mentally demanding, with an event area of more than 100 km2 of thick forests, wet bogs, fast flowing streams and miles of backwoods trails and cart tracks. It will challenge your navigational abilities as well as endurance in the backcountry of Eastern Canada. This fundraising event promises to be equally fun and challenging for the seasoned adventure racer or the first time participant. The E2C is a hybrid of classical orienteering, ultra-distance running and the navigational training practices of Search and Rescue Emergency Responders. Good physical conditioning is necessary to push through the tough terrain, but accurate navigation skills are key to finding controls and minimizing the distance traveled. Teams of two or more have a fixed time (8 or 24 hours) to visit as many of the 60 checkpoints as possible. The winner of the event is the team that obtains the highest point total within the specified time, or is the fastest to return to the start after visiting all the markers on the course. All profits from the Eco-Endurance Challenge are used to support the life-saving activities of Halifax Regional Search and Rescue and provide assistance to the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia. Challenge I – Emergency Responders & SAR – 8 or 24 hour events Challenge II – Public Competitive – 8 or 24 hour events Challenge III – Recreational – 8 or 24 hour events Challenge IV – Armed Forces – 8 or 24 hour events
Terrain descriptionWoodland, trail, bush, rivers/streams, forest
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