Due to COVID, at present, we are not having our usual in person events. Instead, we are setting up trainings that can be completed on your own, at any time during the week. We have checkpoint markers out in the woods, and individually email out your course maps. You print out the attached PDF to get your own map (or keep it on your cellphone) to use.
This event is beginner friendly, and we are happy to help answer any questions you have. Just get in touch!
New Registration System
In order to help minimize the number of emails in everyone's inboxes, we have created a new event registration system that will be used at this event. This registration system will be an online form, which upon it's completion will allow the download of this week's course maps as PDF files (it will also send you an email confirmation).
Remember, if you request a map, you must manually check in (by uploading a GPS track or sending an email to email@example.com) when you are done the event (including the name(s) of all participants(s) and which course(s) they did).
Location, Parking, and Map
This event will take place on the Valleyview 1:5000 sprint map. The start, finish, and parking will be at the Vallyeview arena.
Please be respectful of other trail users and give them space and time. Courses are designed to stay out of the downhill biking portion of the bike park, but the advanced course overlaps slightly with some of the cross country trails.
- Beginner (1.8 km): A beginner friendly course with easy navigation that stays on trails.
- Intermediate (3.7 km): A course designed for orienteers with experience with more challenging navigation. A little bit easier than what we would call an Advanced course.
Controls are marked with either green flagging tape or a wooden orange and white orienteering marker. Remember that course distances are measured in a straight line, so you
will likely be traveling much further than the posted distance.
- Read through the Orienteering Canada Self-Guided Orienteering Guidelines.
- Please stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or illness.
- Please stay home if you have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Only participate in orienteering activities with individuals from your COVID-19 bubble.
- Stay at least 2 metres away from all other park/wilderness users and do not congregate at the trailheads or control sites.
- Do not touch the control(checkpoint) flags – just get within 5 metres or so.
These trainings are being offered as a free mental health service to all Sage Orienteering Club members. Now is a great time to go for a run by yourself or in a very small group following current health guidelines in the beautiful grasslands.
How it Works
- Register your Sage Orienteering Club membership and waiver online (just one combined form this year!).
- Fill in the event/training specific registration form, which will ask you which course(s) and members will be participating for the course of your choice and let us know how many of you are going. Everyone participating needs to be a member of Sage for insurance reasons. The registration form will allow you to download the course maps.
- Run the course whenever you want during the time when the event is open. If you are interested in comparing results & routes with others (a great learning experience for everyone), record a GPS track on your smartwatch or phone (optional).
- Check in with the event organizer (including participant names and courses of everyone in your family) by:
- Sending Jackie an email: grannysmith111 AT gmail DOT com
- Upload a .gpx file (you can export this from Strava, Garmin Connect, Attackpoint, and many others) to our website (link will be posted once registration is open) which will calculate your split times. We will also then overlay all the GPS tracks onto the map together so you can compare routechoices with others. Here are some instructions on how to record and upload your GPS track