First time this map has been used. And probably the first time most participants will have visited this hidden gem on the North Arm of the Fraser River. The terrain is extremely flat so expect high speed racing through riverside parkland, warehouses, and office parks.
6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
8pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
3 loop mass start head-to-head race starts at 6:45 precisely. You can choose to do 1,2,or 3 loops on your own. You can also start on your own time from 6:30.
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 and parking lots. Watch out for other runners, cyclists, and trail/sidewalk users.
Parking/Start Location: Meet near the toilet building at the south foot of Byrne Road
Post-Event Dining Bring your dinner and enjoy a picnic by the river.
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.
Wednesday Evening Training
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 headlamp or flashlight and reflective clothing is critical in the winter months (late September to April). 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 WET Introduction to Orienteering.
When should I sign up? Please sign up by Tuesday night so that we can print enough maps, although we have extra maps if you forget.
How much does it cost? All WETs are free with yearly membership (adult newcomer: $10 / adult renewal: $15 / under 20: $5 / family maximum: $30) (sorry, we only accept cash and cheques - no credit or debit)
2018 online waiver and membership form
Please complete before your first event!