The E2C is a hybrid of classical orienteering, 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. The 24 hour challenge is mentally exhausting as team members must always be aware of their surroundings. 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.
The 2014 event will be an exciting and challenging eco-adventure hosted outside Enfield, Nova Scotia, 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. This fundraising event promises to be equally fun and challenging for the seasoned adventure racer or the first time participant.
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.
Last update on this event: 19/03/2014
Event added: 19/03/2014