Orienteering is an exciting sport for all ages and fitness levels that involves racing to find checkpoints as quickly as you can, navigating from a detailed map.
The Sage Orienteering Club produces high quality orienteering and adventure running events throughout the southern interior of BC.
In 2019 we are planning on hosting three main major events: OART in Vernon/Kelowna, Sage Stomp (Kamloops), and a fall two day Revelstoke Classic (Revelstoke).
There is just one local event planned for this fall in Kamloops, and its out on the Grasslands map.
Thursday night events throughout September are planned for this fall including on some new maps!
We are hosting a two day Revelstoke Classic on the first weekend of October on the newly expanded MacPherson Map! We are super excited to share the new terrain with everyone.
There is a local event planned for this fall on the Lower Postill map, and potentially some lower-key training sessions throughout the fall if there is interest.
In 2020 Sage is hosting the World Orienteering Championships Selection Races for Team Canada in conjunction with Sage Stomp throughout the Okanagan. Stay tuned for more details!
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 a beginner friendly course that is offered at all our events.
All you need is some clothing you don't mind getting dirty and good 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 is super cheap, so go sign up today for your 2019 membership on our membership page. Membership is valid for the entire calendar year and is payable at either the first event you attend. Membership includes liability insurance through the Canadian Orienteering Federation insurance policy.
Our events are in the Kamloops, Salmon Arm, and Revelstoke (and now Okanagan!) areas, and usually have a couple of different course levels. There is a fee of $5 per person per event.
Want a map made of your school grounds and/or a nearby park? Visit our school maps page.