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Come explore one of our best maps for some fast orienteering in a mix of complex urban and wilderness terrain on the University of Victoria Campus!
Location: University of Victoria - Registration and Starts will be near entrance to McKinnon Gym from Parking Lot 2.
Time: Registration 1230 - 1 pm. Starts anytime after 1 pm.
Courses close at 3 pm. Awards and Presentations at 3:15 pm.
Details: The event will be a typical B-level competition event with four courses available to suit orienteers of various experience and abilities. Beginner orienteers are always welcome. Courses have been specifically designed to accommodate junior competitors (cadets aged 12-18), but this event is open to all members of the public. This a good event for those new to orienteering, and those who wish to challenge themselves by trying out more advanced courses in a combination of urban and some wilderness terrain. Courses offered will be as follows:
- Course 1 (Beginner) 2.2 km - all control flags will be on-trail or slightly off-trail on very prominent objects. Easy navigation.
- Course 2 (Intermediate) 2.7 km - control flags will be mostly on-trail, navigation legs require more complex navigation. Obvious route choice.
- Course 3 (Intermediate - Advanced) 4.4 km - more difficult controls or longer legs requiring more complex navigation. More route choice.
- Course 4 (Advanced) . 5.3 km - more difficult controls or longer legs requiring more complex navigation. Lots of route choice, most physically demanding course.
Note: Course 3 and 4 will take competitors to some off-trail locations. Due to the prevalence of blackberry bushes, ground cover and spiky Holly bushes in some locations, full leg covering is recommended. Don't run in shorts unless you enjoy getting scratched.
Cost: $5 for Junior participants $8 for Adults. This event will include Sport Ident (SI) Timing. SI Sticks will be available for rent for $2.
Registration: At the McKinnon Gym near Parking Lot 2. Enter from McKenzie Road by turning onto Gabriola Road by the new Centre for Athletics. Signage will direct competitors to registration area near the McKinnon Gym building.