Organizers: Kevin Matrosovs (Event Director), Kevin Matrosovs (Course Planner), David Bakker (Assistant), Tammy Howe (Assistant), Joshua Wyatt (Assistant)

Map: Lower Postill

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Overview

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 you request a digital version of the course map(s) as a PDF which you can print out (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!

Registration System

Registration is now open using the Remote Training Registration button in the Quick Links section above.

Remember, if you request a map, you must manually check in (by uploading a GPS track or sending an email to xnavor AT gmail DOT 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 activity is on the Lower Postill map on Postill Lake Drive. See the below map for the start/finish location. Parking is not in a defined lot, but there are several good pullouts on the edge of the FSR that are suitable for parking.

Because this area can be popular with ATV and dirt bike users, keep your ears listening for any that may be approaching.

Courses

Remember that courses are measured in a straight line, you will be running further.

  • Beginner (2.1 km): Controls on or next to trails.
  • Intermediate (2.6 km): Controls off trails with some route choice on some legs. If you'd like a longer excursion, consider doing the beginner course as well to add some distance (ask for both maps in your registration email).

COVID Safety

  • 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 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.

Cost

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 Shuswap nature.

How it Works

  1. Register your Sage Orienteering Club membership and waiver online (just one combined form this year!).
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. Check in with the event organizer (including participant names and courses of everyone in your family) by:
    1. Sending David an email: contact AT sageorienteering DOT ca
    2. 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

Location

Photos

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