Organizers: Stan Woods (Event Director), Adam Woods (Organizer), Hilary Anderson (Assistant), Joanne Woods (Event Director)

Map: Blue Mountain Park


Potluck dinner and Skinkaloppet. Everyone is welcome and you can come for just the dinner. The Orienteering/Skinkaloppet is optional.


5:45pm Arrive anytime after 5:45

6:00pm to 8:00 Skinkaloppet and appetizers/drinks for those wanting to stay inside and maximize visiting.

8pm Skinkaloppet Closure, Participants must report to the Finish as the Potluck dinner and serious eating begins.


Sign up for the Potluck dinner, indicating what you are bringing on the sign up page. If you are doing the Skinkaloppet, please sign up for the Beginner, Expert (Go Ham) or Long (Too Much Eggnog) course. The Expert and Long courses will have two maps. One from the Woods House to Blue Mountain Park (and back) at 1:5,000 scale and the detailed Orienteering map of Blue Mountain Park at 1:4000 scale. Before you start you estimate your time, we take any timing devices, and the winner is the closest to their estimated time.

Safety Precautions

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 (especially Blue Mountain). Watch out for other runners, cyclists, and trail/sidewalk users.

Parking/Start Location

Meet at the Woods House, 836 Runnymede Avenue Coquitlam. Park on the street near the house. If travelling by Skytrain the Burquitlam Station is about 1.4 km away. Come in and drop off your food, and if you want to do one of the Orienteering courses, change for orienteering, as the start and finish will be accessible from inside the house off the deck at the back of the house.

Post-Event Dining

Potluck dinner and visiting. You're welcome to come for just the dinner; please indicate what you are bringing on the sign up page. The Orienteering/Skinkaloppet is optional.


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.


Course Maps

No course maps posted yet.


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