Organizers: David Bakker (Event Director), Alexander Corbett (Event Director), Rachel May (Event Director)

Map: City Park Kelowna

DATE CHANGE!!!!

Date Change! The Okanagan Adventure Running Tournament has been pushed back by one weekend (from the 28th/29th of April) to Saturday and Sunday May 5th/6th. The change is due to some conflicts with other events at some of our favourite venues, so by pushing the event back by one week we can put on the best possible event. We apologize for any hardships this may have caused, and look forward to seeing you all in the first week of May!

Details:

The inaugural Okanagan Adventure Running Tournament (OART) held on a brand new slate of maps in Kelowna BC! Inspired by the Vancouver Sprint Camp and the Seattle Adventure Running Tournament, this event will be a full weekend of orienteering sprint racing at it's finest. More details to come in the coming weeks and months. A total of around 3.5 square kilometers of new is being made for this event, and another 1km square is being updated.

Interested in Coming?

Interested in coming? Want to know when we open registration? "+Register" button on the right to say that you are interested in showing up, with absolutely no commitment to come. Registration is not open at this time, merely an expression of interest to determine if the proposed event has a large enough audience to make it feasible.

Organizers:

  • David Bakker
  • Rachel May
  • Alexander Corbett

Not Only is This as Awesome Weekend of Sprint Training, but it is also a Fundraiser!

Organized by Sage Orienteering Club juniors who are all on Canada's 2018 High Performance Program, all profits from the event go to support travel and assosciated costs to Junior World Orienteering Championships (in Hungary), World University Orienteering Championships (in Finland), and North American Orienteering Championships (in the Yukon).

Prices:

Juniors are considering to be individuals 18 years of age and younger.

All prices are for the entire weekend, contact us if you want to only to do part of it.

Registration dates not yet set, but you can be certain there will be no on the day registration.

There is a discount of $10 for all Sage Orienteering Club members.

Early Bird:

  • Junior - $35
  • Adult - $70

Regular:

  • Junior - $40
  • Adult - $80

Super Late:

  • Junior - $50
  • Adult - $100

Schedule:

Please note that the entire event schedule is pending permissions, all events and locations TBC.

Saturday:

Saturday is a mixture of traditional length sprint races.

Event #1 - Mission Creek

  • Race Format: Traditional Orienteering Sprint Course - Interval Start, ETW 12-15.
  • Map: Either an updated and blown up ISOM map, or preferably if the organizers have time to spare between exams and midterms, a brand new ISSOM map.
  • Terrain Description: Forest sprint on some of the best forest sprint terrain in western North America. Complex contours, dense trail network, mixture of forest types from white forest to thick green.

Event #2 - City Park

  • Race Format: Traditional Orienteering Sprint Course - Interval Start, ETW 12-15.
  • Map: Brand new made in 2017-2018 ISSOM sprint map
  • Terrain Description: Park terrain, with some urban environment as well.

Map Sample - City Park

Event #3 - Kelowna Cultural District

  • Race Format: FARSTA
  • Map: Brand new made in 2017-2018 ISSOM sprint map
  • Terrain Description: A beautiful mixture of Park, complex buildings and passage ways.

Sunday:

Sunday will mirror the new WOC 3rd sprint format, with elimination heats followed by finals. There will be no time trial on Sunday, seeding will be based on Saturday event results. Oh, and if you think that 3 or 4 races is too many for this map, you thought wrong.... this map is 1.8km squared.

Events #4-5 (and 6 depending on turnout?) - Academy Hill/UBCO

  • Race Format: Mass Start orienteering heats, 7-9 minute estimated winning time
  • Map: Brand new ISSOM map just for this event.
  • Terrain Description: A hilly campus with highly technical areas and oddly shaped buildings and the surrounding pristine ponderosa pine forest.

Event #6 - UBCO

  • Race Format: Mass start orienteering heats, 12-15 minute estimated winning time
  • Map: Brand new ISSOM map just for this event.
  • Terrain Description: A hilly campus with highly technical areas and oddly shaped buildings and the surrounding pristine ponderosa pine forest.


Location

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