Organizer: Scott Sheldrake (Event Director)
Map: Beacon Hill Park
Start off the New Year right! MEET the new club officials! BRING your leftover Christmas dinner and enjoy nibblies for everyone to share! Run through one of Victoria's finest Orienteering Maps!
There will be four course options for New Year's Day :
#1 - Beginner Course - a 2.2 km short Orienteering course for those new to orienteering. This course features controls located mainly on trails or prominent features. Access and navigation will be straightforward using the map. Collect the controls in order - the more controls you collect, the more points you get.
#2 - Intermediate Course - a longer, 4.6 km Orienteering course. This course is best suited to those who have run an orienteering race before, or want a bit more challenge! NOTE : The total distance is measured "as the crow flies" - so expect to actually travel further.
#3 - Score O - Get the controls in any order, as many as you can in 90 minutes! Mass Start at 1pm - 30 controls total. Some controls worth 2 points. 1 point deducted for each minute late.
#4 - Memory O - this is a special Advanced Score-O course in which you will not carry a map, but rather will be required to visit "filling stations" where a map is posted for all to see. You may study the map for as long as needed, then venture out to visit controls, returning to the map as many times as needed. There will be 2-3 maps located around Beacon Hill, and the locations of these "filling station maps" will be posted at the start! Can you handle the ultimate challenge of Orienteering from Memory?
What to Bring :
Warm clothes suitable for running in the brisk January weather. Good trail running shoes are recommended, especially for the Intermediate and Advanced courses which may take you off-trail.
$5 for Junior participants, $15 for Adults. No SI chip is required for this event. Registration, waiver and payment are all done in one location using our Zone4 system using the following registration link :
At the "Sport Hut" located in the center of Beacon Hill Park near the large playground. Vehicle parking available close by - or park on Dallas Rd and walk in - See map located at the bottom of this page.
Mass Start: 1:00pm SHARP
Course Closure: 2:30pm. Please return to the Start/Finish area before course closure so event staff can begin course cleanup.
Set a 10 minute alarm on your phone or watch! 1 point will be deducted for each minute you are late.
Transit Options for getting to the Event :
1. Public Transit - VICO encourages you to utilize Public Transit to arrive at the event. See https://www.bctransit.com/ for more info
2. via Bicycle - VICO encourages you to travel by Bike to the event! Increase your health, and lower emissions.
3. Walk - if possible, please leave your car and bike at home and walk to Beacon Hill Park.
4. Carpool - Why not team up with your friends and take 1 car? Parking is limited and you can catch up with your friends