Brace yourselves for the most awesome O-event SFU has ever seen! I'm finally putting all my knowledge of SFU campus to a noble cause by placing controls in the most beautiful/epic/hard to find locations. The Beginner course will feature fun control placement and easy navigation (1.2 km). Intermediate will be a medium distance course (3.4 km) that takes you to some harder to find nooks and crannies. Expert will involve difficult control placement and but shorter distances (3.8 km) and less climbing. Elite will be a real 'doosy' - long course (5.4 km), hard route choices, and mixed terrain - so start early.
To drum up extra enthusiasm for orienteering in the SFU community, this event will an SFU Championship. If you're affiliated with SFU in any way, note it in the comments when you register. The top SFU competitor for each course will be deemed an 'SFU Champion!' and who knows, maybe there will even be a little prize ;) Invite your fellow SFUers to come try orienteering!
Make sure to bring a head lamp!! (I didn't last time and it was very embarrassing...)
6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
8pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
Always use good judgement and common sense. Carry a whistle at all times. Headlamps are essential to see and be seen. Take care when crossing roads and parking lots. Watch out for other runners, cyclists, and trail/sidewalk users.
The start is located right by the main bus loop so easy access by transit. If driving, park in the EAST parking lot https://www.sfu.ca/content/
Club Ilia, a mere 100m from the finish, will be our post-event destination.
Without volunteers, these events cannot take place. A hearty thanks to all those helping put this event on. If you would like to volunteer/help at upcoming WETs/WJRs or would like to organize a WET please let us know.