- May 1: Updated parking / start / finish location.
- May 9: Fixed GPS Upload Link
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 be on a brand new map covering the Dilworth area of Kelowna. The parking and start/finish are at the Dilworth Mountain Park parking lot on Chilcotin Crescent.
Three courses are offered this week. Legs are a mix of trail and hillside and urban residential streets. Controls (checkpoints) will be marked with irrigation pin flags.
The distances specified below are as the crow flies between controls.
You will go further.
- Beginner: 2.4 km straight-line distance. All controls are on or near trails. Some steep climbing and descending.
- Intermediate: 4.0 km straight-line distance. All controls are on or near trails. Some route choice legs have been added, as well as more climbing and descending, some of it quite steep.
- Advanced: 6.0 km straight-line distance. All controls are on or near trails. Longer legs and more route choices than the intermediate course. Navigation is generally easier than most advanced courses. This course is quite long with a lot of climbing and descending, some of it quite steep.
- 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.
How it Works
- Register your Sage Orienteering Club membership and waiver online (just one combined form this year!).
- Send an email to Kevin (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 route choices with others. We might not be able to gather socially, but we can still talk about or route choices digitally.