Organizers: Graeme Rennie (Event Director), Ian Saari (Course Planner), Joanne Woods (Membership), Robyn Rennie (Permit), John Rance (Coach), Ben Smith (Assistant), Scott Muma (Assistant), Erica Lay (Coach), Stan Woods (Coach), Connor Chittock (Assistant)
Map: Queen Elizabeth Park
Get excited for a fun event at Queen Elizabeth Park! Very welcoming for new members.
There will be four short loops that all start and finish at the same location. You can choose which and how many of those four loops to complete! Loops will increase in difficulty, so those new to the sport can dip their toes in the first loop or two and decide whether they want to try all four.
Bring a friend to try out orienteering!! There will be no race fee for new members! There will be cake :D
6:15pm to 6:45pm : Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
6:30pm to 7:30pm : Starts
8pm : Event Finishes - all participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
Registration and Start is at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park, between the fountain and the large car park. See map below and look for the "Orienteering" signs or a big crowd of people in running gear!
Four exciting loop options! (each 1.0-1.8k in length. Totals ~5.3k straight line)
You can decide at the event how many loops and in which order. New orienteers should start with the easier loops. Each course will start from the same location and the loop will end in the same location. That way, after each loop you can decide whether to stop for the evening, or try another loop!
**As always, never run through gardens, flowers, or areas mapped as olive green. If it looks like a maintained garden, go around!
Always use good judgement and common sense. Carry a whistle at all times. Take care when crossing roads and parking lots. QE Park is a very popular summer destination, so watch out for other runners, cyclists, and trail/sidewalk users.
There is paid-parking at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park. You can also find some free street parking and walk up to the meeting area. Transit is also a good option to this location.