Organizers: Ben Smith (Event Director), Gene Beveridge (Assistant), Robyn Rennie (Assistant), Scott Muma (Assistant), Nathan Detroit Barrett (Assistant), Holly Hendrigan (Assistant), Mike Rascher (Assistant), John Rance (Assistant), Bruce Rennie (Assistant), Alistair Howard (Assistant), Brian Ellis (Assistant), Joanne Woods (Assistant), Stan Woods (Assistant), Victoria Cote (Assistant), Ian Collings (Assistant), Dawn Lessowai (Assistant), Chris Benn (Assistant), Ingrid Weisenbach (Assistant), Reuben Ford (Assistant), Alton Ho (Assistant)

Overall results

Photo album

Course notes and route choice analysis

RouteGadget links: upload your GPS tracks (or draw your route) then compare to routes that others took!

Note: some of the races are super janky in RouteGadget, as it doesn't deal with forkings very well (e.g. it forced me to choose a single variation for all Elites). You can still upload GPS tracks to compare routes, but split time analysis is not very useful.

Lost property: "Legend" brand dark grey running shorts (size small) with Trimtex socks and some granola bars (all left at the Farsta). Contact Ben to claim.

Recent updates

  • Feb 13 - Route choice analysis document added
  • Feb 12 - RouteGadget links added.
  • Feb 11 - Some items were left at the Farsta on Saturday afternoon - "Legend" brand dark grey running shorts (size small) with Trimtex socks and some granola bars. Contact Ben to claim.
  • Feb 11 - Split times have been posted to Attackpoint. If you rented an SI stick and need to know its number to claim the splits on AP, check this list: SIRentals.pdf
  • Feb 11 - Photos have been posted to this album
  • Feb 10 - Relay results are available by team and by course
  • Feb 7 - Relay teams are available here. Expect some changes up until the start of the race... We'll call you up in pairs before the race begins, so don't worry if you don't recognise the name of your partner!
  • Feb 6 - Final details were emailed out at 3:30pm. Check your inbox and spam folders, and message Ben if you didn't receive anything.
  • Jan 1 - Registration is now open! You will probably also need to register for your annual GVOC / Orienteering BC membership at the same time. Members of clubs that use Interpodia are advised to join their club first before registering for a seamless experience. Other Out-of-town participants can register for a special visitor or day-of-event OABC/GVOC membership - full details will be shown as you progress through the registration process. Registration closes on Feb 3. See who else is registered here.
  • Dec 24 - Links added to extra forms - banquet dietary requirements and volunteer call-out. Volunteers will be sent a discount code to reduce their entry fee for the weekend. We need ~20 volunteers to make Sprint Camp run smoothly, so your help is appreciated :)
  • Dec 23 - Registration will open on Jan 1! Fees are the same as last year. More event details added below, including venue information.
  • Dec 8 - Permits are in, maps have been updated, courses are being planned, rooms have been booked for the Friday night registration and Saturday night banquet. Registration will open once the Interpodia system is set up for the 2024 calendar year.

Event information

GVOC are hugely excited to welcome everyone back for an in-person Sprint Camp in February 2024!

Sprint Camp is a full weekend of sprint races and trainings that we've been hosting since 2006. This year it will consist of:

  • 5 SI races
  • A relay race
  • 3 training sessions
  • A Saturday night banquet with presentation by New Zealand elite Gene Beveridge

What course should I enter?

We offer two entry classes - "Elite" and "Expert".

  • Runners in the elite category will be competing for a prize purse of $1150 (top 5 men and top 5 women get payouts). Most courses will be 3-3.5km long, with expected winning times of 12-15 minutes.
  • Runners in the expert category will be competing for glory (and some delicious goods). These courses are the same navigational difficulty as the elite courses, but a bit shorter.

The weekend runs to a tight schedule - please only enter the elite category if you are usually capable of completing a sprint orienteering course in under 20 minutes.

Unfortunately Sprint Camp is not suitable for complete newcomers to orienteering. However, if you're able to get around the Wednesday Evening Training courses without too much drama, you should be fine with the expert courses!


Click here to register! Registration deadline is Feb 3. See who else is coming here.

Most people register for the full weekend, but we do accommodate single-day registrations for just the Saturday or Sunday.

Cost for the full weekend of races is $120. Half price for juniors. Half price if you're only attending one day.

Banquet tickets are $30. Please fill in this dietary requirements form to let us know if you have any restrictions we should know about. Thanks!

GVOC is subsidising entry for Team Canada Program athletes - you will receive the discount code soon.


Detailed information will be emailed to competitors in the week leading up to the event. Here is an overview for people who need to make plans in advance.

  • Friday
    • Night training session. Bring a headlamp - it will be dark in the park!
    • We have a room booked at the Hillcrest Community Centre where you can leave your bags.
    • First start will be ~6:15pm. Everybody out of the room by 8:45pm.
    • You can pick up your map bag and SI stick (if renting) on either Friday night or Saturday morning before the first race.
    • Dining options include many good restaurants nearby on Main Street, a cafĂ© in the lobby, or a bar run by the curling club.
  • Saturday
    • 2 SI races, 1 relay, 2 training sessions.
    • Generally in Coquitlam.
    • Banquet and presentation at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in the evening. Room booked from 5-8pm, with food served ~6:00pm.
    • The complex is on the map being used for the final training session! It contains a swimming pool and hot tub etc if you wish to relax and clean up before dinner.
    • Before the banquet (5-6pm) there will be a Junior Program get-together - a general meet-and greet and discussion of GVOC's junior programming and upcoming races (like the USA Junior Nationals in March). Contact Alistair Howard if you will be attending.
  • Sunday
    • 1 SI race in Vancouver
    • 2 SI races at UBC (although we ran at UBC last year, the courses and campus are very different due to all the construction that is happening!)
    • Expect to finish at approx 2:30pm.


Course Maps

Queen Elizabeth Training

Lafarge Elite

Lafarge Expert

Lafarge Training

Citadel Relay

Blue Mountain Farsta

Poirier Training

Jericho Elite

Jericho Expert

UBC Setup Elite

UBC Setup Expert

UBC Chase Elite

UBC Chase Expert


Photos are from Flickr. To add your photos to this section, tag your Flickr photos with: whyjustrun5255 (all one word)