Organizer: Leigh Bailey (Event Director)

Map: Thetis Lake Park

We now have two new permanent Virtual Orienteering courses set up at Thetis Lake Park! The Events are now live and the printable maps are posted to the right. The Thetis Base map has several updates for increased accuracy!

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.

*** IMPORTANT Waiver Info *** : You must be a club member and have signed a waiver to participate. If you are not a current paid member for 2020, please register online using the Zone4 link here :
Membership is free for first timers and $5 per year for returning members.

There are two ways you can enjoy these virtual orienteering courses:

#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 Thetis Lake or click "Select Event -> Canada -> BC -> Victoria
4. Select the Thetis Lake Aug 2020 Long (or Short) course.
5. Click "Go to Start" (Start location is at the Main Beach)
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


PS - You can check results directly from the app by clicking "Results" or visit and search for "Thetis"

PS - The Long course requires an access code before you can run it. Existing members will have been given the code. If you are joining (using the link above) in order to run then, once you have joined you'll be issued the code as part of the confirmation mail from Zone4


Course Maps




Photos are from Flickr. To add your photos to this section, tag your Flickr photos with: whyjustrun4236 (all one word)