Organizers: Alison Schoenhardt (Course Planner), Jeremy Gordon (Event Director), Adam Woods (Host), Ian Collings (Membership), Karen Lachance (Organizer), Ben Smith (Controller), Bruce Rennie (Organizer), Robyn Rennie (Organizer)

Map: Mount Seymour


This map is old. We're talking 1975 old. We're talking hand drawn contours that sometimes just stop kinda old. You think I'm kidding. I'm not! That doesn't mean it's not fun, and that this is not going to be an amazing event, it just means that you need to give the map some respect... and a little creative license. We've been kind to ensure that control locations are in the more fun (open) areas of the map, but it's still thick. Leg covering is strongly recommended. Don't be fooled by the length of the courses... they are going to be physical.

All runners MUST carry a whistle, for safety reasons. If you don't own a whistle, you can buy a snazzy GVOC branded whistle for $1 at registration.


Now that you're suitably excited, join us this coming Sunday for Why Just Run Seymour! 


  • 9:30am - Registration opens
  • 10:00am - First start
  • 12:00pm - Last start. Starts after this time are at the discretion of the course planner.
  • 1:00pm - Courses close. If you are not back by this time we will send a search party out looking for you. You must report to the finish even if you don't complete your course.


Meet at the parking lot at the top of Mount Seymour (at the top of the bunny hill). Ample free parking.


$10.00 for Adult GVOC Members

$15.00 for New Adult Non-members (includes a membership fee)

$20 for Adult renewals (includes membership fee)

$5 for Junior GVOC Members

$10.00 for Junior Non-members (includes a membership fee)


Beginner: All on trails. Great for families and newcomers

Intermediate: Mostly on trails. Couple of controls off trail. Great for anyone who has come to WETs or 1-2 WJR

Expert: Technical, but shorter distance than the elite. Recommended for those with 4+ WJR or those who enjoy orienteering, but prefer a shorter course.

Elite: Technical and long. If you are a slower runner, I recommend the expert. If you still insist, please start nice and early. It will be long and tough physically.

What to bring

All runners must carry a whistle. If you don't own a whistle, you can buy one for $1 at the event. Start crew will be checking (and we know about the good ol' stick in a pocket trick....) This is for your safety. 

Long pants/long socks - don't be a hero and run in shorts. It's not worth it. 

Change of clothes/shoes - The weather ain't looking so hot!

A watch - so you know when it's time to head back to the finish (1pm)

Shoes with good tread - again, don't be a hero. Trail runners are strongly recommended.

**Please sign up by Friday September 18**


Course Maps

No course maps posted yet.


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