Orienteering is an exciting sport for all ages and fitness levels that involves reading a detailed map and using a compass to find checkpoints as quickly as you can.
The Sage Orienteering Club produces high quality orienteering events in Kamloops and the Shuswap. In 2017 we are hosting several major events in addition to local events. The annual Sage Stomp, this year in its 32nd edition, will take place on May Long Weekend in the Sabiston Creek area. A 12 or 24 hour rogaine will likely take place in the fall, but the date and details are not yet confirmed. There are also rumors of a potential multi-day event in Salmon Arm this fall. For local events, Kamloops will have a week-night series (likely on Wednesday evenings) this spring in addition to several Sunday events. Salmon Arm will have a spring series of weeknight events on Monday evenings after the Wild Soles Trail Running Series finishes.
How to get started
The best way to get started is to just come out to any of the events. If you arrive a few minutes before the starting time, we will give you a brief introduction and then you can go around all or part of a course, on your own or with someone else. It's easy to learn and a lot of fun.
All you need is some older clothing and footwear, in case the trails are a bit muddy. For insurance reasons, you must become a member of the Sage Orienteering Club in order to participate in local orienteering events. Membership fees are: $5 for a one time try out of orienteering; $20 for Individuals for the season and $40 for a family for the season. Membership is valid for the entire calendar year and is payable at either the first event you attend or by registering on Zone4. Membership includes liability insurance through the Canadian Orienteering Federation insurance policy.
Our events are in the Kamloops and Salmon Arm areas, and usually have a couple of different course levels. There is a fee of $5 per adult for a weekend event (Kamloops), and 2$ per person for a weeknight event (Salmon Arm).
Membership has not yet opened for 2017.