Map: Park Hill
- Results Available Here
- Beginner:Available Here - More tracks expected later this week. Click on Control #1 to synchronize the start there.
- Advanced: Available Here - More tracks will be added as people continue to upload results. There was a GPS tracking issue with the first half of Wyona's track, the second half should work well though.
Thanks for coming out to the first event of the season! The next one is scheduled to start Easter Sunday at South Canoe, and will again be out for 8 days. If you have yet to upload a GPS track or inform David by email of your attendance or non-attendance at the event, but requested a map, please do so. We need to keep track for insurance purposes.
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!
Location, Parking, and Map
This event will take place on the Park Hill map, which got some updates just for this event. The map is snow free, although some of the trails are still a little bit muddy.
Parking is at the Park Hill ball diamonds (see pin on the map at the bottom of the page).
Two courses are offered this week. Note that controls (checkpoints) will be marked with 2D markers instead of the usual orienteering flags because of how much other use this park gets.
- Beginner (2.0 km): A beginner friendly where there is always an option to stay on the trail, with only very brief forays off of them. This courses does not have any road crossings, and stays on the east side of Park Hill Drive.
- Advanced (4.0 km): A longer, more challenging course suitable for experienced orienteers. We have a super long leg planned out as part of the course where you will need to do some serious route planning to get the optimal route.
- 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 in the beautiful Shuswap nature.
How it Works
- Register your Sage Orienteering Club membership and waiver online (just one combined form this year!).
- Send an email to David Bakker (email@example.com) to register 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.
- 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) 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 do this.