Map: Central Park
Thanks to all for coming out for a fun evening in the park, and braving the mosquitos.
Special thanks to all the awesome volunteers who helped place/pickup flags, provide training, registration, and helped plan and check the courses (Meghan, Stan, Adam, Joanne, Marissa, Jiri, Ian, and Sergio)!!!
Point to point course in a mix of forest and landscaped park. Headlamp is advised though probably won't be required if you finish early enough.
The forecast looks great, so plan a picnic in the park before or after.
6:20 Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners / Registration
6:30 Starts begin
8:00 Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish by Course Closure Time.
Three courses will be offered:
Beginner is suitable for children, families, and beginners (no previous experience).
Intermediate is suitable for those with basic orienteering knowledge that can use a compass to navigate and controls may be a short distance off trail.
Advanced is suitable for those comfortable leaving the main trails.
That said, the park is relatively flat and controls are really never that far from a main trail if you don't mind going the longer way.
Bonus: Get a 15 second time bonus if you can spot three things that need to be updated on the map.
Be respectful of other park users and re-route to avoid running through picnics, cricket matches, photo shoots, rogue golfers, etc. If a control is near a group of park users feel free to just wave at it rather than disturb them.
The park is relatively flat, and trails are clear for the most part so expect to make good speed.
Forest trails may require some climbing/ducking for branches and fallen trees so keep your head up while running.
There are some wet/muddy sections so bring a change of socks/shoes.
Some detailed park features like trail junctions, playground equipment, fences and vegetation may have changed since the map was made, so use major linear features to confirm your route.
Bring a whistle and carry a headlamp/flashlight.
Park near Swangard Stadium or other lots at the North end of the Park.
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.