Organizers: Linda Hildebrandt (Course Planner), Marie Burgess (Event Director)

Map: UVIC

Come explore one of our most beautiful areas to orienteer in a mix of urban and wilderness terrain on the University of Victoria Campus!

Location: University of Victoria campus and surrounding trails

Registration: Registration and Start Area - Parking Lot #10. Enter off Gordon Head Road onto West Campus Gate. (Near the Visual Arts Building) Look for signs to direct you to the parking lot from Gordon Head Road.

Time: Registration 1230 - 1 pm. Starts anytime after 1 pm.

Courses close at 3:30 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 on C-1 and C-2, 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) approx. 2.5 km - all control flags will be on-trail or slightly off-trail on very prominent objects. Easy navigation.
  • Course 2 (Intermediate) approx. 3 km - control flags will be mostly on-trail or a short distance off-trail. More route choice. .
  • Course 3 (Intermediate - Advanced) approx. 4.5 km - more difficult controls or longer legs requiring more complex navigation including compass work. More route choice.
  • Course 4 (Advanced) 5.5 km - more difficult controls or longer legs requiring more complex navigation. Lots of route choice, most physically demanding course.

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.


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