Organizers: Kevin Matrosovs (Event Director), Kevin Matrosovs (Course Planner), David Bakker (Assistant)

Map: Academy Hill

Post Event

We'll check later this week in case anyone else uploads a GPS track and add them to the animation.

  • Results Available Here
  • 3D-ReRun - Animated GPS playback along with routechoice analysis. Lots of tutorials available to play around with, but you can also just click play to keep it nice and easy :)


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 Academy Hill map.

The start/finish is at the north edge of the forested area immediately next to John Hindle Drive (see pin on the map at the bottom of the page).

You can park in the B Lot at UBCO. It is open to the public after 12 noon and costs $2 / hour up to a max of $8. If you park here, please walk east to the traffic circle to cross John Hindle Drive before going west to the start / finish. The distance from this parking to the start is about 600 m.

You can park for free at the Rail Trail access point on Bulman Road. From there, you walk to the underpass to cross under the highway. You can then follow the paved pathway around the north side of the big field. The distance from this parking to the start is a solid warmup at 1.1 km.


Two courses are offered this week. Note that controls (checkpoints) will be marked with orange irrigation pin flags instead of the usual orienteering flags.

  • Beginner (2.1 km): A beginner friendly course, that always provides a trail option to each control with a couple of super-short off-trail sections.
  • Advanced (3.3 km): A longer, more challenging course, with more off-trail travel and controls further off-trail. It is suitable for experienced orienteers.

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-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 Okanagan nature.

How it Works

  1. Register your Sage Orienteering Club membership and waiver online (just one combined form this year!).
  2. Send an email to Kevin 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. Please allow us up to 24 hours to deliver the PDF file(s) for your selected course(s).
  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.
  4. (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 route choices with others. We might not be able to gather socially, but we can still talk about or route choices digitally.



Photos are from Flickr. To add your photos to this section, tag your Flickr photos with: whyjustrun4366 (all one word)