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Everyone is invited to the traditional Skinkaloppet orienteering event. What is a Skinkaloppet? Make a prediction on how long you will take to run the orienteering race, remove all watches, cell phones and other timing devices, and go orienteering (often on a map of questionable accuracy) and return to the start/finish. The person with their running time closest to their predicted time wins the ham! Then stay for the potluck dinner Christmas Party complete with fun games. Let's see if Ian can repeat his performance with his art work. Same location as last year, the Woods home at 836 Runnymede Ave Coquitlam. More details will be added closer to the event. This is one event you will NOT want to miss!
6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
8pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
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: 836 Runnymede Ave, Coquitlam
Post-Event Dining - pot luck dinner at the Woods home. Bring something tasty to share.
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!