2021 Ottawa O-Fest

Ottawa O-Fest is back for 2021!  The two-day event is scheduled for October 16-17th (the weekend after Thanksgiving) in the south-end of Gatineau Park.  What better way can you think of to spend an October weekend in Canada than running around in the woods of Gatineau Park?

This year's event will be a little low-key compared with previous years; however, you can expect the same high-quality courses that you are used to!

We will be adjusting start times and arena set-up to accommodate COVID restrictions that are in place on race weekend.

We are very excited to have a new version of our old Cité des Jeunes map!!  The area was remapped in 2021 by Jeff Teutsch. It is a technically challenging area with lots of hills and rock features.  Definitely world-class terrain!



Latest News 


Lost and Found - A MEC jacket, a pair of black pants and a pair of gloves failed to make their way home with their owners.  If you have lost any of these please contact lostfound@ottawaoc.ca


Start lists and the Race Bulletin are now available. 


Course setters notes and course descriptions have been added to the Race Info page for the Middle Distance courses.


Course setters notes and course descriptions have been added to the Race Info page for the Long Distance courses.


Mapper's notes have been added.


Minor updates have been made to the General Info page.

The early registration deadline has been changed to Monday, October 4th.

Proof of vaccination will be required for all participants aged 12 years and older.  See COVID Accommodations


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.