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Walking (Dec/15)

Districts are encouraged to follow the technical information and guidelines found within this manual at all times. When changes are necessary at the District level, participants who qualify forOntario 55+ Summer Games must be made aware that the following rules will be in use at Ontario 55+ Summer Games Ontario 55+ Summer Games .
 
FORMAT:

Three (3) Divisions:

Prediction: Men and Women`s
Three (3) kilometer (3000 metre) Prediction Walk
75+ - 1600 metre Prediction Walk

Nordic Walk (Prediction):Men`s and Women`s
Three (3km) Kilometre (3000metre) Prediction Walk
One (1km) Kilometre (1000 metre) Prediction Walk
 
Prediction 5K Run Men and Women`s
 
Participants may compete in only one division at Ontario 55+ Summer Games . 
 
The gold medal winners at the district level is eligible to attend the Ontario 55+ Summer Games ; therefore, each district may send a maximum of eight (8) participants.
 
Any persons not present at the scheduled commencement of play and throughout the competition are in default and are automatically disqualified from the competition. Competitors are obligated to complete the competition regardless of their record in the competition. If competitor defaults part way through the competition, the results of that competitor will be removed from the standings.
 
If there are any questions about rulings, the OSGA Summer Games Technical Manual will be considered correct.
 
ELIGIBILITY:
 
District Games - Any person 55+ living in Ontario
 
Ontario 55+ Summer Games - Gold Medal Winners - District competition
 
NOTE: Previous Ontario 55+ Summer and Winter Games and Canada Games winners are still eligible to compete at the District and Ontario 55+ Summer Games level.
 
TOURNAMENT SET-UP: 

1. Participants predict the time it will take them to walk the 3000-metre (3KM) course.

2. At the provincial level, competitors will walk/run twice over a two-day period (once per day).
3. Participants in the Nordic Walk will predict the time it will take them to walk the 3000 m (3km) or the 1000m (1km) course.
4. Participants in the Prediction Run will predit the time it will take them to run the 5000m (5km) course. 

Determining the Winners
  1. Competitors actual times for the two days will then be compared to their predicted times. Disregarding pluses and minuses, the two differentials will be totaled. The person whose total differential time is closest to zero wins.
  2. In the event of a tie, the tied competitors will walk/run an additional one (1) kilometre (2 1/2 laps of a 400 metre track).  The closest to his/her predicted time (over or under) will be the winner.
AWARDS:

Gold (10)

Men’s 55+ 3km (3000m) Walk                    Women’s 55+ 3km (3000m) Walk 
Men`s 75+ 1.6km (1600m) Walk                 Women`s 75+ 1.6km (1600m) Walk 

Men`s 55+ 3km (3000m) Nordic Walk        Women`s 55+ 3km (3000m) Nordic Walk 
Men`s 55+ 1km (1000m) Nordic Walk        Women`s 55+ 1km (1000m) Nordic Walk 

Men`s 55+ 5km (5000m) Run                      Women`s 55+ 5km (5000m) Run

 

Silver (10)

Men’s 55+ 3km (3000m) Walk                    Women’s 55+ 3km (3000m) Walk 
Men`s 75+ 1.6km (1600m) Walk                 Women`s 75+ 1.6km (1600m) Walk 

Men`s 55+ 3km (3000m) Nordic Walk        Women`s 55+ 3km (3000m) Nordic Walk 
Men`s 55+ 1km (1000m) Nordic Walk        Women`s 55+ 1km (1000m) Nordic Walk 

Men`s 55+ 5km (5000m) Run                      Women`s 55+ 5km (5000m) Run

 

Bronze (10)

Men’s 55+ 3km (3000m) Walk                    Women’s 55+ 3km (3000m) Walk 
Men`s 75+ 1.6km (1600m) Walk                 Women`s 75+ 1.6km (1600m) Walk 

Men`s 55+ 3km (3000m) Nordic Walk        Women`s 55+ 3km (3000m) Nordic Walk 
Men`s 55+ 1km (1000m) Nordic Walk        Women`s 55+ 1km (1000m) Nordic Walk 

Men`s 55+ 5km (5000m) Run                      Women`s 55+ 5km (5000m) Run

 

RULE SOURCE: 

As there is no specific rule source for the prediction event, the rules provided under “Tournament Set-Up” and “Walking Rules Summary” will apply. 

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EVENT REQUIREMENTS:

Equipment

  1. Nordic Walking uses two specially designed poles to work the upper body while walking.  Like cross-country skiing, the poles are used by the arms to match each stride the person takes.
  2.  Participants should wear proper footwear.

Facilities

  1. Districts can use either a track or a walking trail for the 3km and 1.6 km walks.
  2. Most tracks are 400 metres, therefore, 12 I/2 laps = 5km, 7 1/2 laps =3km; 4 laps  = 1.6 km; 2 1/2 laps = 1km
  3. It is suggested that a walking trail be used for the Nordic Walk/Run if one is available.
  4. The facility should have a clearly indicated start and finish line.
  5. The facility should be accessible to the disabled and should not have any obstructions on the course.

OFFICIALS:

The OSGA requires at minimum the following officials for Ontario 55+ Summer Games .
 
For District Games, the following are only a suggestion.  Participation numbers and availability of volunteers may result in fewer officials being required.  Districts are encouraged to try to have the necessary officials to run the event successfully.
 

One (1) Activity Convenor

Timekeepers
 
In addition, sufficient Marshalls should be positioned so that all participants are in visual contact with at least one Marshall at all times.  Marshalls shall be equipped with a cell phone or other such device so emergency personnel call be called immediately if required. 
 
The host committee will ensure that all major officials have the required qualifications as specified by the OSGA at least one (1) year prior to Ontario 55+ Summer Games . The host committee is also responsible for any other officials required to run this event.
 

WALKING RULES SUMMARY:

  1. A medical examination two months prior to the event is strongly suggested
  2. Participants are permitted to change their predicted times on the second day of competition.
  3. Participants in the 75+ Prediction walk may use Nordic Poles.
  4. In the Nordic Walk, a pole must contact the ground during each step.
  5. Participants may not use watches, electronic timing devices i.e. cell phones, smartphones/tablets etc  or receive any pacing information. 
  6. There shall be no coaching from the sidelines.
  7. Wheelchair participation in the prediction walking event is permissible (manually operated wheelchairs only)