Organizers: Robyn Rennie (Event Director), Ben Smith (Course Planner), Alison Schoenhardt (Course Planner), Joanne Woods (Membership), John Rance (Course Planner), George Pugh (Course Planner), Bruce Rennie (Course Planner), Meghan Rance (Coach), Meghan Rance (Controller)



Welcome to Sprint Camp - please see the event program for full details of the weekend activities

Sprint Camp Program 2019.pdf

Save the date! The 14th Vancouver Sprint Camp is 15-17 February 2019 (it's a long weekend in Canada and USA so you get to recover on the Monday). Registration is now closed

New for 2019 - SI Air is coming to Sprint Camp. We have decided that everyone should experience the new high speed punching system that is SI Air so we are renting a full kit of SI Air sticks which will be assigned to each participant. So no need to register with your existing SI stick (unless it is an SI Air stick) - we will provide one for you at Registration.


  • Friday evening: training in North Vancouver
  • Saturday all day: races and training in North Vancouver
  • Sunday morning: races and training in Burnaby

Venues will be a mixture of urban, campus, park and forest. Cash prizes for the top runners at the end of the weekend.

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 feel free to sign up on the Why Just Run event which will be run as part of the Sunday activities.

This year we are starting the weekend with an Urban night event in North Vancouver - in the vibrant newly updated Lower Lonsdale area. This will be a training exercise to get you warmed up for the weekend so we will just be doing start/finish timing. Remember to bring a headlight. We have the usual 1 person and 2 person relays which are usually fast and furious. Sunday's event at BCIT will provide all sorts of challenges with our usual excitement of Setup and Chase races. The weekend includes 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.

Given the forecast for a warmer wetter winter we are hoping that there will not be a re-occurrence of the snow that has plagued the last two years of sprint camp. Then again - it is winter - so you could be lucky!


Thank you to the Orienteering Association of BC and viaSport for the financial contribution towards Sprint Camp costs. We would also like to thank BCIT, Capilano University, City of Burnaby and North Vancouver Recreation Commission for granting us permission to orienteer in their parks and campuses.


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

  • Event Director - Robyn Rennie
  • Assistants - Alison Schoenhardt, Ben Smith
  • Program - Linda Wu
  • Controller/Coach - Meghan Rance
  • Timing/Computery stuff - Scott Muma, Bill Harrower
  • Start Chief - Karen Lachance
  • Permits - Robyn Rennie, Ingrid Weisenbach
  • Registration - Joanne Woods
  • Dinner - A Moveable Feast Catering Company
  • Course planners - Ben Smith, Alison Schoenhardt, John Rance, George Pugh, Bruce Rennie
  • Mappers - Ben Smith, Hilary Anderson, Bruce Rennie
  • On-the-day assistants - Bruce Rennie, Brian Ellis, Caoimhe Murray, Marg Ellis, 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 starting at $135 plus tax. Please use Booking ID# 27540 when contacting them. Reservations may be made via 1-800-590-3932 or reservationsb(at) Bookings must be made by January 26th to receive this rate.


The Saturday night banquet buffet will be held at the Memorial Recreation Center very close to the last event of the day. There is a swimming pool next door at the Harry Jerome Recreation Center for relaxation prior to dinner. It will follow the traditional format of dinner and then a presentation or two and maybe a quiz 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 15
6:00pm Welcome and Sign In John Braithwaite Community Center
6:30pm Warmup event - Night O'tervals John Braithwaite Community Center Urban - Night
8:00pm - 8:30pm Wrapup and plans for Sat John Braithwaite Community Center
Saturday, February 16
9:30 - 10:45 2 Person Relay Cates Park Park/Mass Start
10:30 - 11:30 Training Roche Point Park Forest/Park
12:00 SI Race #1 Capilano University Urban

14:00 Training Capilano University Urban
15:30 SI Race #2 - Farsta Greenwood Park Park/Mass Start
16:30 - 17:30 Swim and Relax Harry Jerome Rec Center Hot tub
17:30 - 21:30 Dinner/Presentation Memorial Rec Center
Sunday, February 17

9:30 - 10:30 SI Race #3 - Point-to Point Kensington Park
11:00 - 12:00 SI Race #4 - Setup BCIT, Burnaby Urban


13:00 - 14:30 SI Race #5 - Chase BCIT, Burnaby Urban


Course Maps

2-person relay

Capilano Expert

Capilano Elite

Greenwood Expert

Greenwood Elite

Kensington Expert

Kensington Elite

BCIT Setup Expert

BCIT Setup Elite

BCIT Chase Expert

BCIT Chase Elite


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