This year's Determinator Series will be done virtually using the MapRunF app. Every week for five weeks we will release a new Determinator course map. You can do the course any time at your leisure. At the end of each week we will post all results for that week's determinator. The FINAL determinator will be on the 5th week!
*** IMPORTANT Waiver Info *** : You must be a club member and have signed a waiver to participate. If you have already signed a waiver at a previous event in 2020 then no action is needed. If you are not a current paid member for 2020, please register online using the Zone4 link here : https://zone4.ca/register.asp?
Membership is free for first timers and $5 per year for returning members.
Location : Determinator #4 will be located at Royal Roads University. This is a heavily forested map, and GPS may be less accurate. The course has been well vetted however and all controls will punch correctly despite the forest.
When : Downloadable map will be posted here Monday June 22nd - or contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to request a printable PDF copy via email. We will post results after one week and release the next map. *We will leave the course open until June 30th for latecomers and your results are still valid up until then.
Format : We will keep the style of the event the same as past years - short fast courses in the GOAT format (where you do the controls in order but are allowed to skip any ONE control of your choosing) - but this year we will maintain the ultimate in social distancing by using the MapRunF app.
We are using the "MapRunF" app for iPhone or Android. MapRunF uses GPS to detect your location and virtually punch the controls. The app will automatically mark the control control point as completed and make a loud audible beep.
There are two ways you can enjoy this virtual orienteering course:
#1 - Print a map at home and use the MapRunF app to beep when you reach a control point. This is the closest to real orienteering. The printable map is posted on this page - please download and print a copy if you want to run with a map.
#2 - Use MapRunF as the map and follow along on the app as you run. Your current GPS position is not shown on the map but it will beep when you reach a control and show it as completed in green.
Here are the steps :
1. Download MapRunF from the App Store / Google Play Store (make sure to download MapRunF, not MapRun)
2. If prompted, enter your name, year of birth, etc.
3. Click "Events Near Me" if you are near Royal Roads, or click "Select Event -> Canada -> BC -> Victoria
4. Select the "2020 Determinator 4 Full" course or the "2020 Determinator 4 Easy" course for kids.
5. Click "Go to Start"
6. Run through the Start Triangle on the map to start!
7. Visit each control using either a printed map or the MapRunF app as the map. The app will beep as you hit each control.
To finish, run through the Finish Circle. Your results will be saved automatically and you can see other runners results.
**** REMEMBER TO SKIP ONE CONTROL! Determinator uses the GOAT format - Do the controls in order, but SKIP ANY ONE CONTROL OF YOUR CHOOSING! ***
**** Please Note : When moving at high speed GPS becomes less accurate - you may find that you have to slow down at a control in order for the app to register your correct location. There are a few controls that are pickier than others. If you simply cannot get a control to punch, please fire us an email and we'll make sure to manually adjust your results.
You can check to see who has run this event directly from the app by clicking "Results" or visit http://www.p.fne.com.au/#/fne and search for "Determinator" - The results in the app will say "MisPunch" for all participants because of the GOAT format where you skip one control, but we will adjust this at the final". All results for this week will be posted on the VICO page at the start of next week (June 28th).