Organizers: Daniel Widmann (Event Director), Sergio Fernández (Course Planner), Adam Woods (Controller)

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Come join us for the first social event of the year! You have the option between a 1.5h and 3h score-o. Parents will be able to take turns by choosing the 1.5h option and there will be some easy controls close to start for kids/beginners. The expected running distance to collect all controls is ~15km, with plenty of climb.

Bring some camping chairs and beach blankets for a picnic afterwards!

Scoring Rules

You need to collect a maximum of points within a given amount of time (1.5 or 3 hours). Each control will be worth a fixed amount e.g. controls numbered 31 to 39 will be worth 30 points each, controls numbered 40 to 49 will be worth 40 points each etc and each minute late back will reduce your point total. You will lose 20 points for every minute that you are back late so it isn't worth attempting to get that last control if it means you will be back late.


We have a new auto-generated map covering most of the area spanning between jug island, sasamat lake and the thermal power plant at 1:15000 scale. There has been very limited field checking, expect the map to be rough and don’t trust any of the details on the map. If in question, use your own good judgment instead of relying on the map.

There will be a 1:7500 map for beginners focusing on the area around the start.

No Beginner Training

We will not provide training for beginners as part of this event. If you haven’t done any orienteering before, please check out some of our other events.

Controls / Timing

We will be using a combination of orange flagging tape and mini orienteering flag to mark control locations.
We will be using Beacons for timing. You can use the app, upload your GPS track, or there will be a limited number of wrist devices to borrow.
For this you will need to download the third-party Beep Timing app. Make sure to update to the latest version, multiple bugs have been fixed including too early and frequent beeping on iOS.


The start and finish will be at the təmtəmíxʷtən picnic area next to the picnic shelter.

DIY (Friday/Saturday):
You will have to print your own map!

Course Window: Friday 2 PM - Saturday 6 PM
(Gate closes at 8PM)

Social (Sunday):
Printed Maps will be provided.

Start Window 3h: 9:30 - 10:00
Start Window 1.5h: 9:30 - 11:30
Course Closes at 1 PM

If you have time to help with control pickup after 1PM please send a message.


The event if free of charge, but you are still required to register so we know how many maps to print. For insurance reasons you need to be a member of GVOC. The Declaration of Health is no longer required!
Registration Deadline is Friday March 18th 12PM (Noon). There is a 50 person limit for this event, please let us know if you have registered and can't make it.
Register here

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Safety Precautions

  • Prepare to be self-sufficient for the duration of your run!
  • All competitors must report to the finish, so we know you're safe.
  • Whistles must be carried. If you don't have a whistle, you may purchase one at registration.
  • BE BEAR AND COUGAR AWARE! Become bear aware, and consider carrying bear spray if you are nervous about bear encounters.
  • There is no drinking water available other than the start/finish.
  • There are flushing toilets at the start/finish. We will mark the location of outhouses on the map.
  • We recommend carrying a cellphone for emergency usage. Please respect the spirit of the event, and don't use the GPS functionality unless you're hopelessly lost and concerned for your safety. Note that some areas of the map might not have cell signal.



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