This event will cover a fun mix of trail and forest orienteering in the Lower Lynn area.
Pin flags will be out from early morning on Saturday 6th November (before 8am) until end of day Wednesday 11th November so you can run this course at any time that works for you. Hopefully the pin flags will stay in place for the duration but sometimes they do get moved by members of the public so don't spend too long if you think you're in the right place and don't see any pin flags!
Beginner - 3km of fairly easy navigation on good trails with minimal elevation change
Intermediate - score-o. Choose your own route to find as few or as many controls as you like. Distance, elevation and difficulty will depend on what you choose. This course combines the beginner and advanced controls so could be fairly long if you want to get them all.
Advanced - 6.2km as the crow flies so expect to so a few extra km's. There is some elevation and lots of route choice. There are a couple of natural loops if you want to do a shorter version or, perhaps, consider the intermediate score-o.
Because our insurance policy requires that everyone who participates in a GVOC event is a member of the club, please email gvoc.membership@gmail.
You can use a printed map or a digital map (MapRun) for this event. Even if you are running with a paper map, it can be fun to record your route on MapRun to see where you went. MapRun can also be helpful to confirm you're location if one of the pin flags has been removed.
The map file will be emailed to those who have signed up either Thursday 4th or Friday 5th for you to print yourself. If you would like to pick up a printed map close to the event site please put a comment with your sign up and we will email you the pick up address.
Remember that these events are to be run/walked obeying all the provincial health 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 >”. 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.
How do I participate?
- Event details will be emailed out to the club email list and posted on the GVOC website a few days in advance of the event.
- Maps will be made available by emailing the event director or gvoc.membership (at) gmail.com. All participants must be members of the club.
- Print off map, or download to device using the MapRunF app.
- Go out any time you're able to get out to run the event on your own.
- Participants can then email their time and any other details back to person coordinating event (optional).
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.
- Follow latest provincial health orders in relation to social distancing guidelines.
- There will be pin flags out but please do not touch them. Same recommendation for trying not to touch any features that are labeled as checkpoints out there. We will not be going out to sanitize anything, so the best way to keep everyone safe, is to just not touch anything while you're out running.
- If you're feeling unwell or showing any signs/symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, sneezing, fever, sore throat and difficulty breathing) or any sickness or have traveled back to Canada recently, please stay home. There will be lots of opportunities later to get out when this is over.
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 or evenings (late September to April). A compass is optional. Read more in the WET Introduction to Orienteering.
How much does it cost? All Weekly Virtual Trainings are free with yearly membership (adult newcomer: $10 / adult renewal: $20 / under 20: $10 / family maximum: $40). We now accept credit and debit cards (preferred). Contact membership team for other payment options.
2021 online waiver and membership form
Please complete before your first event!