Organizers: Erica Lay (Event Director), Mike Rascher (Course Planner), Robyn Rennie (Permit), Jules Tough (Membership), Alistair Howard (Assistant), Holly Hendrigan (Assistant), Scott Muma (Assistant), Marg Ellis (Assistant), Brian Ellis (Coach), John Rance (Controller), Joanne Woods (Assistant), Caoimhe Murray (Assistant)

Map: McCartney Creek

Itching to stretch your legs after a the fast-paced courses from Sprint Camp? Join us for the first spring Why Just Run at McCartney Creek.

The beginner course is all on trail controls, but there are many little trails on some parts of the map - keep your map oriented.

The intermediate course has quite a few off trail controls but with easy attack points from the trail network - keep your thumb on the map. Know where you are.

The expert course is more like a medium event, though a bit long for that. Some off trail navigation. Would have liked more, but the sparse areas of the map are a lot of climb and distance away from the park. That's why the elite course is so much longer.

The elite course has a few long legs with a few clusters of shorter legs. It could be run in an hour, but if you're not super fast get an early start please.

Beware of speedy mountain bikers and other trail users like dogs. If it's wet it will be slippery.

Start and Finish:

Start for all courses will be a 5 minute walk up the hill from the finish/registration in McCartney Creek Park. Please DO NOT park in the McCartney Creek Parking lot, but on Northlands Drive. It's a short walk around the corner to the park.


  • Registration: 9-10am
  • Starts: 10-11am
  • Course Closure: 1pm

If is VERY important that even if you abandon your course you come back to the finish so that we know you have returned safely and do not send a search party out for you.

Why Just Run

What should I bring? Wear something comfortable that you don't mind getting a little dirty! If it's wet outside, you might want to consider a change of shoes and socks! A compass is optional (we have extra ones for borrowing). For added safety, a whistle is mandatory for all GVOC events. Read more in the WJR Introduction to Orienteering.

How much does it cost? Regular "Why Just Run:" events cost adult: $10 / under 20: $5 / family maximum: $20 (sorry, we only accept cash and cheques - no credit or debit). Some special events may cost a little more, and this will be made clear in the event detail above.

Club membership is also required: adult newcomer: $10 / adult renewal: $15 / under 20: $5 / family maximum: $30 (sorry, we only accept cash and cheques - no credit or debit)

Membership lasts until the end of the year, and gives you FREE access to all our weekly Wednesday Evening Training events.

2018 online waiver and membership form
Please complete before your first event!



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