COC Sprint

Friday July 26, 2019

Centre de la Nature, Laval, Quebec.

Centre de la Nature de Laval is a green space that was developed on the site of a old quarry. Laval has put a lot of attractions into the park which makes it an interesting area for families and sprints.

After the race there are many things to see and do in the parc, including a free splash pad and large pool!


Registration 9:00 – 11:00
Information 9:00 – 12:30
Starts 10:00 – 11:30
Awards Saturday July 27 at 5:00 pm at Ski Montcalm (Auction & Banquet)
Courses Close One hour after last start, est. 12:30

Maximum time permitted on course: 1 hour
Start List: TBD

Location and Embargo

Goolge Maps:


Parking in the park is limited and some of the lots are part of the embargo area. Free parking is available on the south side of Boulevard de la Concorde Est behind the Aréna Yvon-Chartrand. If that lot is full then park in the Ecole Georges-Vanier lot behind the arena lot.


Lots of help is required to run an event.  Please consider helping by volunteering.  Volunteers can signup here:


Full list of fees including package deals for multiple races are here:

COC Sprint Early Regular Late Day of Event
Adult $ 35 $ 40 $ 45 $ 15 **
Junior/HPP $ 25 $ 29 $ 33 $ 10 **
Accompanied Child * x x x Free **

Junior – Born in 1999 or later. 20 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2019.
HPP – Member of the Orienteering Canada High Performance Program.

* Children born 2008 or later who are accompanied by a registered adult or junior may participate on the recreational course for free.

** Recreational class only. A “try it” style course for beginners.


The area was re-map by Dmitri Golovanov in 2017 and updated in 2019 to the ISSOM 2019 standard.
Map Scale: 1:4,000
Contour Interval: 2m
Map Size: 8.5 x 14 inches

The site was last used for orienteering in 2017 for a Ramblers club meet.  There have been a lot of changes in the park in the last few years including a new pool and a lot of planting/landscaping.  The park is used for many activities that setup for a temporary period.  Keeping the map up to date has been a real challenge.  A copy of the previous version of the map is available here.

Courses, Classes and Recommended Winning Times

Course notes for the Sprint are now available.

Course Classes RWT (min)
1 M10, F10, Open 1 12 – 15
2 M11-12, M13-14, M15-16S, F11-12, F13-14, F15-16S, Open 2 12 – 15
3 M75, M80, M85, M90, F75, F80, F85, F90, Open 3 12 – 15
4 M17-20S, M65, F17-20S, F45, F55, F65, Open 4 12 – 15
5 M15-16, M55, F15-16, F17-18, F19-20, F21S, F21E, F35, Open 5 12 – 15
6 M45 15+
M17-18, M19-20, M21S, M21E, M35 12 – 15


Medal winners of the Canadian Championships must be full members of a provincial/territorial association; and (a) Canadian citizens; or (b) permanent residents as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Medals will be awarded for all classes except S and Open classes.


Function Person in Charge
Event Director Dmitri Golovanov
Course Setter Scott Bohle
Controller Bruce Glen
Registration Nadine Cybulski
Start Chief Janet Findlay
Finish Chief Eric Teutsch
Volunteer Coordinator Lina Gavrilova
Map Dmitri Golovanov
Website Bruce Glen