Organizers: David Bakker (Event Director), Alexander Corbett (Permit), Rachel May (Permit), David Bakker (Course Planner), Rachel May (Course Planner), Alexander Corbett (Course Planner), Brian Ellis (Controller), Brian May (Controller)

Map: City Park Kelowna


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Results:

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Day 2:

Overall:

Thanks to everyone for coming! We hope everyone had a great weekend. Stay tuned for a survey on what we can do better for next year, a video on the first day's events, and maybe even an event date for next year!


Here is the event booklet, your go to guide for the entire weekend. event-package.pdf

What Is It?:

A weekend full of urban adventure running (a.k.a. Sprint Orienteering). What's that? It's a twist on running races, where instead of following a specifically marked course, you pick your own route between a set of checkpoints. How you get between each checkpoint is up to you, so it is a balancing act between moving as quickly as you can, and picking the fastest route between each checkpoint.

As an example, for part of their course competitors are tasked with racing from #1 to #2. Pick the best route (the dark grey colour is buildings, the light pink is paved area, yellow is a grass, and olive green is out of bounds).

And here you can see the solution, the red route is the shortest. This would be only a short section of one of the races.

All ages, running speeds and experience levels are welcome, the courses are designed to be friendly but interesting for everyone. We are expecting a mixture of elites and recreational participants. Worried about pressure from others? Don't be. Most races are individual start, but if you want you can participate in groups.

You don't need any special equipment (other than a pair of running shoes!), we will provide those without compasses with compasses if they want them, and you can rent an electronic SI timer when registering if you don't have one.


Not only is this an Awesome Weekend of Adventure Running/Sprint Orienteering, 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 associated costs to Junior World Orienteering Championships (in Hungary), and North American Orienteering Championships (in the Yukon).

Organizers:

Want to learn something about the main organizers? Check out our athlete profiles on Orienteering Canada's website!

Prices/Registration:

Registration is now open! Sign up on Zone4.

Online registration is now open, with participation capped at 96 individuals.

For the purposes of registration, juniors are considered to be individuals 18 years of age and younger.

All prices are for the entire weekend, IF YOU ONLY WANT TO DO ONE DAY OF THE EVENT PLEASE REGISTER AND USE THE DISCOUNT CODE "GoCanadaGo" when registering.

There will be no on the day registration.

There is a discount of $10 for all Sage Orienteering Club members (it was sent out in the last club email!) Contact David if you have lost it and want to get your discount code.

Regular (until Sunday, April 22nd at Midnight):

  • Junior - $40
  • Adult - $80

Late (EXTENDED Until Wednesday May 2nd at Midnight):

  • Junior - $50
  • Adult - $100

When And Where:

Events will be on Saturday May 5th and Sunday the 6th. They will be held in parks on a brand new slate of maps in Kelowna. The fastest person for each race will take around 12-15 minutes to complete the race, while individuals who walk may take around 30-35 minutes.

Saturday:

  • 9:00-10:00 - Registration/Check In - Mission Creek Park
  • 9:30-10:45 - Event #1 - Mission Creek Park
  • 11:00-12:15 - Event #2 - Okanagan College
  • 1:30-2:45 - Event #3 - City Park
  • 3:00-4:15 - Event #4 - Cultural District

Sunday:

  • 9:00-10:15 - Event #5 - Academy Hill Forest Map
  • 10:30 - 11:45 Event #6 - UBCO
  • 12:30-1:45 - Event #7 - UBCO
  • 2:15 (or as soon as possible) - Awards - UBCO

Location Details:

Saturday:

Saturday is all individual start traditional length sprint races and potentially one sprint training event as well.

Event #1 - Mission Creek

  • Race Format: Traditional Orienteering Sprint Course - Interval Start, EWT 12-15.
  • Map: A brand new ISSOM Map made specifically for this event.
  • Terrain Description: Forest sprint restricted to trails only (permitting issues unfortunately) - but high trail density and winding trails with elevation change will challenge your routechoice abilities.

Event #2 - Okanagan College - Kelowna Campus

  • Race Format: FARSTA - Mass Start, EWT 12-15.
  • Map: Brand new ISSOM2007 made in 2018
  • Terrain description: Flat campus terrain and surrounding streets

Event #3 - City Park

  • Race Format: Traditional Orienteering Sprint Course - Interval Start, EWT 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 #4 - Cultural District

  • Race Format: Traditional Orienteering Sprint Course - Interval Start, EWT 12-15.
  • Map: Brand new made in 2017-2018 ISSOM sprint map
  • Terrain Description: A beautiful mixture of Park, complex buildings and passage ways. There will be some traffic and road crossings on this map - stay tuned for special instructions.

Sunday:

Sunday will be a modified version of the new WOC 3rd sprint format, with heats followed by finals. There will be no time trial on Sunday, seeding will be based on Saturday event results. All participants will complete all rounds of the heats/finals. There is no elimination of competitors.

Event #5 - Academy Hill (Round 1)

  • Race Format: Mass Start orienteering heats, EWT 7-9 minute
  • Map: Brand new ISSOM map just for this event.
  • Terrain Description: Ponderosa pine forest side-hill varying for high visibility and fast runability to very dense vegetation. Moderate trail network, very hilly.

Event #6 - UBCO (Round 2)

  • Race Format: Mass start orienteering heats, 12-15 minute estimated winning time.
  • Map: Brand new ISSOM map just for this event.
  • Terrain Description: Primarily fast ponderosa pine forest without deadfall using some of the exterior edges of the campus.

Event #7 - UBCO (Round 3)

  • Race Format: Mass start orienteering heats, 12-15 minute estimated winning time.
  • Map: Brand new ISSOM map just for this event.
  • Technical Campus

Accommodation and Dinner:

No group accommodation or banquet will be organized by the organizer - you are responsible for your own food and accommodation throughout the event. There are numerous accommodations possibilities in and around Kelowna including:

Contact:

Still have further questions? We'll be updating this page with driving directions, course lengths, and an event booklet as we finalize the event details. You can also contact the event organizer David Bakker at xc-racer3@outlook.com


Location

Course Maps

Mission Creek (Race #1)

Okanagan College (Race #2)

City Park (Race #3)

Cultural District (#4)

Academy Hill (Quarter Finals)

UBCO Central Campus (Semi Finals)

UBCO Upper Campus (Finals)

Photos

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