**Note the results may vary in accuracy as my timing device died partway through :) It's like "Who's Line Is it Anyway" where the points don't matter.
Tippy the dog helped plan this event and insisted that it be his favourite format - dog bones! There is a regular point-to-point beginner option, but why do that when you can choose your own adventure?
How it works: instead of all controls being connected in a specified order, they are all paired up. You can do the pairs (dog bones) in any order. But if you hit one control within a pair, you must do the connected control before going to another pair. The controls all have numbers but you do not need to hit them in numerical order. Take a few minutes at the start to plan out the most efficient way to hit all the pairs! If this doesn't make sense - don't worry! I'll explain at the event :) (Also, check out the maps posted from this past dog-bones style event for an idea of what it looks like: https://gvoc.whyjustrun.ca/Events/view/2776)
Note: some trails look okay on the map but are quite overgrown and have downfall that may obscure the entrance. One trail goes through an area of blackberry bushes and you might not be able to make it through without full body covering and bravery. I wasn't able to check the full way through with a little dog so go through at your own risk!
6:15pm Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners
8:00 pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.
Beginner - a short point-to-point course - 1.6 km
Dog Bones - approximately 3.5 km, your mileage may vary :)
Modified Dog Bones - drop one or two pairs if you want to shorten your course
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.
You can park along Confederation, or drive just past Settlers Park and turn right (entrance towards the school). There is a gravel lot immediately on the left, or farther down there may be parking in the school lot.
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.