General Information 

Participation Options

Ottawa O-Fest 2023 will offer Age Class races and Recreational courses.  Choose which you prefer when you register online for the event.

Age Class Races

Ottawa O-Fest 2022 has male and female age classes from 10-and-under to 90-and-over.  The age class races will follow our popular Chase format.  For the Middle event on Saturday everyone will have a pre-assigned start time.  For the chase start on Sunday, participants will be given a start time relative to how far they finished behind the Saturday winner in their age class.  For instance, if the winner's time in your class was 35:40 and your time was 37:50, (2:10 behind the winner), then you will start 2:10 behind the Saturday's winner on Sunday.  This means that the first person to cross the finish line in any given class is the winner for the weekend.  Awards will be given based on total time for the two days.

Recreational Courses

Ottawa O-Fest 2022 offers 4 recreational courses on each of Saturday and Sunday, at a novice and intermediate level.  Participants will register online, in advance, in an Open Class.  Participants will be allowed to start at any time, from 11:15 to 12:00 on Saturday and from 10:15 to 11:00 on Sunday.  Participants will be permitted to go out on course as a group.  Note that each participant will have their own timing stick.

Age Class Races versus Recreational Courses     

  Age Class Races

Recreational Courses

Registration Options Male or Female age classes from 10 and under to 90 and over Open classes with a range of technical difficulty and distance
Starts Pre-assigned start times for Middle, assigned start times based on Middle results for Long Start on your own or as a group at any time within start time window
Awards Based on Total time for both Middle and Long No awards



Saturday,  O-Fest Middle Distance
9:30 AM

Check-in and Race Kit Pick-up Opens



Location TBD 
11:00 AM

First Start - O-Fest Middle Distance

2:15 PM

Courses close

Sunday,  - O-Fest Long Distance Chase
8:30 AM

Check-in and Race Kit Pick-up Opens



Location TBD 
10:00 AM

First Start - O-Fest Long Distance Chase

2:15 PM 

Courses Close


Terrain Description

 Lac Beauchamp has Canadian shield terrain with many trails,  rock features, and marshes. Some areas have flat open bedrock areas, others have large cliffs. The runnability is mostly good.

Mapper's Notes




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