Organizers: Robyn Rennie (Event Director), Alison Schoenhardt (Assistant), Ben Smith (Assistant), Chris Benn (Course Planner), Mike Rascher (Course Planner), Stan Woods (Course Planner), Brian Ellis (Course Planner), Meghan Rance (Coach), John Rance (Controller), Marg Ellis (Host), Meghan Rance (Controller)

Map: Yaletown

Overall results

Split times (updated Tuesday 20 Feb)
Yaletown training splits
Confederation 2-person relay results (PDF)
BCIT splits
Britannia splits
SFU multi-level "training" splits
SFU setup splits
SFU chase splits

Meghan's training notes (PDF)

Britannia analysis and writeup

Download the program here

Confederation Park is the two-person relay on Saturday morning. Britannia is the "choose-your-forking" race on Saturday evening.

Registration is now CLOSED for the 2018 Sprint Camp! You can still register for the Sunday races on the WJR site. However I have a couple of cancellations who would be happy to sell their registration to anyone if you are sad that you missed out. Let me know at gvoc (dot) sprintcamp (at) gmail (dot) com

Sprint Camp weekend is a fun filled weekend of races, training sessions, coaching tips and opportunities for mingling with some of the best Sprint Orienteers in North America. If you enjoy the weekly WET events on our Urban maps then this event is for you. It will also be an excellent chance to get valuable training feedback from our coaching expert, Meghan Rance. We will not be providing beginner training or beginner courses. If you haven't been a regular attendee at the weekly WET events then please sign up on the Why Just Run event to be run as part of the Sunday activities.

This year we are starting the weekend with an Urban night event in Yaletown featuring timed O-tervals where you can compare your speed on a sprint leg with the rest of the participants. Remember to bring a headlight. We have the usual 1 person and 2 person relays which are usually fast and furious. We are also going to experiment with part of the new Sprint start format just released by IOF. Sunday's event at SFU will provide all sorts of challenges. A 5 level orienteering map?? followed by the excitement of Setup and Chase races. The weekend winds up with a final couple of training sessions to practice "starting on the run" and "memorizing the next leg" while enroute to a control. All valuable skills for the Sprint Orienteer.


Thank you to the Orienteering Association of BC and viaSport for the financial contribution towards Sprint Camp costs. We would also like to thank Sport Burnaby for their assistance with facilities and the City of Vancouver and City of Burnaby for granting us permission to orienteer in their parks.


Without our fantastically skilled and dedicated team of volunteers, this event would not be possible!

  • Event Directors - Robyn Rennie
  • Assistants - Alison Schoenhardt, Ben Smith
  • Program - Kate Knapp
  • Controller/Coach - Meghan Rance, John Rance
  • Timing/Computery stuff - Scott Muma, Bill Harrower
  • Start Chief - Karen Lachance
  • Permits - Robyn Rennie, Marg Ellis
  • Registration - Marg Ellis
  • Dinner - hosted by the Executive Suites Hotel, Burnaby BC
  • Course planners - Ben Smith, Alison Schoenhardt, Brian Ellis, Chris Benn, Michael Rascher
  • Mappers - Ben Smith, Hilary Anderson
  • On-the-day assistants - Bruce Rennie, Brian Ellis, John Rance, Marg Ellis, Graeme Rennie, Tom Lee, George Pugh and numerous other GVOC members

Want to volunteer?! We still need lots of help!


  • All sessions (excludes dinners and accommodation): $110
  • Saturday only: $65
  • Sunday only: $55
  • Single training or race session: $15
  • Dinner Saturday: $25/adult $15/child (15 and under)


  • Up to Jan 31, 2018, 75% refund
  • Jan 31 onwards, no refund


We are partnering with the Executive Suites Hotel in Burnaby, BC. They are offering double rooms (2 double beds in each room) starting at $115 plus tax. Please use Booking ID# 24984 when contacting them. Reservations may be made via 1-800-590-3932 or reservationsb(at) Bookings must be made by January 16th to receive this rate. Please email GVOC.SprintCamp(at) for more information.


The Saturday night banquet buffet will be held at the Burnaby Suites Hotel. There will be an open cash bar starting at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 6:00pm. There will be a presentation or two along with an interactive route choice game to hone your skills. This is a great opportunity to catch up with new and old friends, go over courses from the day, and get a delicious meal. Tickets must be purchased in advance via Zone 4. If you have allergy or diet restrictions, please email GVOC.SprintCamp(at), and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Prizes will be awarded for top 5 men and women in the Best 4 of 5 SI Races. See schedule for which races count. Prizes are $200, $150, $100, $75, and $50. There will also be prizes for the top 3 men and women in the Expert category!


Time Event Location Terrain
Friday, February 16
6:00pm Welcome and Sign In Yaletown
6:30pm Warmup event - Night O'tervals Yaletown Urban - Night
8:00pm - 8:30pm Wrapup and plans for Sat Yaletown
Saturday, February 17
9:00 - 10:00 SI Race #1 - Farsta Renfrew Ravine Park/Mass Start
10:45 - 11:45 2 Person Relay Confederation Park Park/Mass Start
11:45 - Training with Relay partner Confederation Park Park

Lunch Drive (allow 15 min)
12:30 - 13:30 SI Race #2 - start window BCIT Urban
13:30 - 14:30 Training BCIT Urban

Drive (allow 30 min)
15:15 - 16:15 SI Race #3 - start window Britannia Urban
16:30 - 17:30 Swim and Relax Britannia Hot tub
17:30 - 21:30 Dinner/Presentation Executive Suites Hotel
Sunday, February 18
9:00 - 10:00 SFU 5 Level map - training SFU, Burnaby Urban/Park
10:15 - 11:15 SI Race 4 - Semi Final SFU, Burnaby Urban
12:00 - 13:00 SI Race 5 - Final SFU, Burnaby Urban
13:15 - Awards & Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Training - Starts and Route Memory SFU, Burnaby Urban/Park


Course Maps

Yaletown Expert Training

Yaletown Elite Training

Renfrew Ravine Farsta

Confederation Park 2-person Relay

Confederation Park Training

BCIT Expert

BCIT Elite

BCIT Route Choice Training

BCIT Relay Training

Britannia A/B/C choices

Britannia Expert

Britannia Elite

SFU Multi-level "Training"

SFU Setup Expert

SFU Setup Elite

SFU Chase Expert

SFU Chase Elite

SFU Dice-O Training


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