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Organizers: Robyn Rennie (Course Planner), Brian Ellis (Controller), Bruce Rennie (Course Planner)

As the days get darker and the weather gets wetter it seems like a good opportunity to move to Street orienteering rather than Park orienteering. With that in mind and the return to more severe Covid restrictions I have put together a Street Scramble series to explore some areas of the city were we don't have traditional orienteering maps.

The first of these is in a very interesting area of lanes, alleys and curved streets in Vancouver where the streets all bear a poppy on the street name sign. Most of the streets in this area are named after battlefields from World War II so this makes it a very appropriate area to have a run around in November. See here for a little more information on this history of this area. Please be aware of the slippery slopes in the parks - they are very wet and mushy and the area is bounded by busy streets which you have no need to cross. There are also two schools in the map area both of which are out-of-bounds during the school day. In fact the map shows them as out-of-bounds altogether, (mapped as the dark green private property symbol). Please respect the school properties particularly when there are students on site.

The map is an autogenerated map so is missing lots of the usual information that you get on one of our more detailed orienteering maps. However this makes it ideal for using in the dark as you can navigate your way around the streets and lanes without having to count trees, or light poles or garbage cans.

There are no pin flags and no social gathering for this event.

There is parking westbound along 22nd near Renfrew School.


Because our insurance policy requires that everyone who participates in a GVOC event is a member of the club, please email for a copy of the event map.

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 it at your own risk, training suggestion.


This event is available in MapRunF under “Select an Event > Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Street Series”. Once again the phone is the weak link in this system as it takes a moment to catch up with you as you pass through a control. However it will give you a track at the end to see where you went. GPS watch or timing device tracks can also be uploaded on the MapRunF website to compare your route to others.



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