Organizer: Trevor Siemens (Event Director)
Join us for another "Return to WET" event. We will be continuing with socially distanced virtual events but a COVID-compliant hang out is encouraged on the Wednesday evening after 6:30pm.
Meet near the under-cover area in the south-west of Settler's park. The start and finish are nearby to there. Plenty of parking is available in a gravel lot to the north (directly east of Settlers Skatepark), and the gates should be open.
This map spans a park, a suburban neighbourhood, and several wooded areas and grasslands. There are quite a lot of prickly areas, so do not forget your O-socks and O-pants! It may also be a good idea to bring your headlight, as it will be civil twilight at 7:30pm.
The map itself is also pending some updates due to overgrowth, so if you find yourself staring at a wall of prickles where a path should be, consider finding an alternate route rather than pushing through.
There are also likely to be plenty of people still enjoying the park in the evening, or playing in the common suburban areas, so please be be mindful and keep your 2 meter distance.
We will NOT have printed maps for you at the event. Because our insurance policy requires that everyone who participates in a GVOC event be a member of the club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a pdf copy of the event map and the password for this event.
The map needs to be printed Landscape to have the correct scale.
Social Distancing Recommendations
Remember that these events are to be run/walked individually,
obeying all the social distancing recommendations currently in place.
However, for your personal safety please let somebody know where you
are, and what you are doing. These are not sanctioned events; we don't
retain any liability for participants. This is a do-at-your-own-risk,
Air Quality Advisories
Metro Vancouver has recently been seeing air quality advisories due to forest fires. Please consult BC's list of weather alerts and guidances regarding these at https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc42, and take appropriate action, given your own circumstances. This has recently been most applicable to those with underlying health conditions. This may include picking a day to run the course where air quality is better. We may consider updating the suggested evening to hold the COVID-compliant hang out, or recommend it not be held, to encourage participants to pick a day which is in their best interest. Check back later for updates.
The Citadel courses can be accessed in the MapRunF app under "Select an Event > Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver >Wednesday Evening Training ". For instructions on setting up the phone app, see the pdf document "How to setup and run MapRunF". Note that if you have an android phone that puts the GPS into sleep mode, that causes issues when attempting to use it for this activity. There is another app called GPS Connected which can also be downloaded and used to lock the GPS to the satellites. Remember to unlock it when you have finished the course.
Courses can also be uploaded to the RouteGadget map here