2022 Ottawa O-Fest

Ottawa O-Fest is back for 2022!  The two-day event is scheduled for September 24-25 on an updated and extended map at Parc du Lac-Beauchamp in Gatineau, Quebec. Elevation height differences less than 25m. What better way can you think of to spend a September weekend in Canada than running in the woodlands of Quebec?

Yes!  The chase is on!  Ottawa O-Fest will once again feature our popular and exciting Chase format for the long on Sunday, based on the Saturday, middle event results. 

 Lac Beauchamp map snippet

We are very excited to have a new version of our Lac Beauchamp map!!  The area is being remapped and extended by Orienteering Ottawa member and former Team Canada member Eric Kemp.   Prepare to run fast, navigate carefully and enjoy a beautiful park swimming beach at the arena! 



Latest News 


We have a few stray items left behind.  Please see our results page for photos if you have lost anything.  We would love for them to find their homes.


Results from today are now posted.  Route Gadget will be up soon.


Tomorrow starts are now posted  and results from today are now posted.


Ottawa O-Fest 2022 Race Notes are now available to check out all the last minute information about the races!


The start list for the Middle event on Saturday is now posted.  Note that participants in Open and Recreational classes do not have a pre-asigned start time. 


Registration is now open on Zone4.  Register by September 8 to get the best prices!

2022-07-29 - Website Updates

We have updated the website to include information about age class races and recreational courses; registration fees and dates; 

2022-07-25 - Course Planners and Controllers

The indomitable team of Randy and Eric Kemp will be your course planners and controllers for this year's O-Fest.  Eric will course set for the Middle event and Randy will course set for the Long event, reversing roles to act as controllers for each other.  Expect some awesome courses from these two!

2021-10-27 - O-Fest 2021 Lost and Found

An MEC jacket, a pair of black pants and a pair of gloves failed to make their way home with their owners from the 2021 event.  If you have lost any of these please contact lostfound@ottawaoc.ca



Why not?

We love the crazy sport of orienteering and want to share that love with you. What better way to do that than with a weekend of competition, food, and friends in one of the nicest times of the year in Ottawa?

That's why our volunteers put thousands of hours into hosting events throughout the year and the O-Fest weekend is no exception. It might be a larger event but we still do it because we love it.