Organizer: Nathan Detroit Barrett (Event Director)

Map: Central Park

Come on out to this week's evening training at the Central Park!


Register by clicking on the registration button on this page, or by using this link. The registration is handled by a third-party system 2mev and it will ask you to create an account if you don't already have one. You'll be also able to become a member pay your membership fees during the registration process.

See who's registered here.


We'll be offering 3 courses this week:

  • Beginner: 1.8 km, with straightforward route choice and navigation
  • Advanced Short: 3.3 km, with more challenging route choice, and trickier navigation
  • Advanced Long: 5 km, with more challenging route choice, and trickier navigation and slightly longer course

Central Park is a large urban park, with some well defined trails and a spider web of trickier indistinct trails throughout the park which should make the courses pretty fun:) That being said, someone newer to orienteering should probably be able to make out ok on the advanced courses as the navigation is mostly on trail.


6:30 pm Starts and Introduction to Orienteering for Beginners

8:00 pm Course Closure, participants must report to the Finish before leaving.

Safety Precautions

Always use good judgement and common sense. Carry a whistle at all times. Take care when crossing roads and parking lots. Watch out for other runners, cyclists, and trail/sidewalk users.

Parking/Transit/Start Location:

Starts will be from NE corner of the Boundary Rd/Central Park pool parking lot.

Parking should be available in Boundary Rd/Central Park pool parking lot.

Buses run along Kingsway and Imperial, and Skytrain stop at Patterson is approximately 1 km from the start.

There should be bike racks by the pool and around the park and there will be someone at the start at all times.


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.



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