Map: False Creek
Sprint Camp has moved to March - to try to avoid the snow in February. Three snowy sprint camps was enough. So arrange your school break around Sprint Camp 2020.
Some of the details below are not yet finalized but as usual it will all come together in the program that we will have available before 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.
Once again we will be using SI Air at 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. If you have an SI Air then please enter it on your registration - if not then we will provide one for you at Registration.
- Friday evening: training on Granville Island in Vancouver city center
- Saturday all day: races and training in Vancouver
- Sunday morning and early afternoon: races and training at UBC
Venues will be a mixture of urban, campus, and park. Cash prizes are on offer for the top runners at the end of the weekend.
This year we are starting the weekend with an Urban night event in Vancouver - in the busy, vibrant Granville Island shopping and entertainment district. 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 although we should be in daylight saving time so will have more evening light than usual.
Saturday will start with the first ever orienteering race at Van Dusen Gardens. Club members have been dreaming of racing here for many years, and we've finally made it happen. We'll also have the usual 1 person and 2 person relays which will be fast and furious.
Sunday's events at UBC will provide all sorts of challenges with three races of different formats in this tricky campus.
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.
Thank you to the Orienteering Association of BC and viaSport for the financial contribution towards Sprint Camp costs. We would also like to thank UBC, and City of Vancouver for granting us permission to orienteer in their parks and campuses.
SPRINT CAMP COMMITTEE
Without our fantastically skilled and dedicated team of volunteers, this event would not be possible!
- Event Director - Robyn Rennie
- Assistants - Ben Smith
- Program - Linda Wu
- Controller/Coach - Meghan Rance
- Timing/Computery stuff - Scott Muma, Bill Harrower
- Start Chief - ?
- Permits - Ingrid Weisenbach
- Registration - Joanne Woods
- Dinner - ?
- Course planners - Ben Smith, Bruce Rennie, Stan Woods, Meghan Rance, Graeme Rennie
- Mappers - Ben Smith, Meghan Rance
- On-the-day assistants - Bruce Rennie, Chris Benn, Stan Woods, and numerous other GVOC members
Want to volunteer?! We still need lots of help!
- All sessions (excludes dinners and accommodation): $110
- Saturday only: $55
- Sunday only: $55
- Single training or race session: $15
- Dinner Saturday: $30/adult $15/child (15 and under)
- Up to Feb 15, 2020, 75% refund
- Feb 15 onwards, no refund
There are lots of accommodation options in Vancouver. Check out the various event sites to find a location with easy access.
The Saturday night banquet buffet will be held at a rented community centre at 2929 East 22nd Street in Vancouver, close to the last event of the day. There is a swimming pool here but it closes at 5:00pm so time might be tight. It does have showers available all evening. 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)gmail.com, 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!
All maps will use the latest ISSprOM2019 standard, which is the official IOF sprint format from 1 Jan 2020 onwards. The program will include an overview of the changes since the previous mapping standard (ISSOM2007). Van Dusen is a brand new map, UBC has had some major changes since we last raced there, and the other locations are all super fun to run in.
EVENT PROGRAM SUPERSEDES THIS TABLE IN ALL INSTANCES. Some times and locations are not yet finalized
|Friday, March 13|
|6:00pm||Welcome and Sign In||False Creek Community Center|
|6:30pm||Warmup training||False Creek and Granville Island||Urban - Night|
|8:00pm - 8:30pm||Wrapup and plans for Sat||False Creek Community Center|
|Saturday, March 14|
|8:15 - 9:45||SI Race #1||Van Dusen Gardens||Botanical garden|
|10:00 - 10:30||Explore the gardens||Van Dusen Gardens
|10:30 - 11:30||Training||Oak Meadows/Eric Hamber
|12:00||2 Person Relay||Brittania||Urban
|14:00||Training||New Brighton Park
|15:30||SI Race #2 - Farsta||Hastings Park/PNE||Urban/park|
|16:30 - 17:30||Swim and Relax||Renfrew Community Center||Hot tub
|17:30 - 21:30||Dinner/Presentation||2929 East 22nd Avenue, Vancouver|
|Sunday, March 15|
|9:30 - 10:30||SI Race #3 - Head-to-head||UBC||Urban|
|11:00 - 12:00||SI Race #4 - Setup||UBC||Urban|
|13:00 - 14:30||SI Race #5 - Chase||UBC||Urban|