Organizers: Bruce Rennie (Controller), Robyn Astridge (Course Planner), Alton Ho (Course Planner), Chris Benn (Event Director), Joanne Woods (Membership)

Map: Cypress Falls

Come out and join us for a fun WJR at Cypress Falls Park: a beautiful area with some very interesting rock features and challenging orienteering!

Preliminary course details (subject to change)

  • Novice, 1.8km, scale: 1:5000
    • Sticks to the East side. Controls are at or near trails. Suitable for those who have orienteered a few times before and would like to try some forest orienteering.
  • Intermediate, 2.4km, scale: 1:5000
    • Sticks to the East side. Controls are a little further from trails and along major handrails. Some route choice. Suitable for those who have orienteered in the forest before and would like to develop their skills further.
  • Short advanced, 3.7km, scale: 1:7500
    • Visits the West side. Controls are off-trail. Plenty of route choice. Suitable for strong orienteers who'd prefer not to do the full length course.
  • Long advanced, 6.0km, scale: 1:10000
    • Visits the West side. Controls are off-trail. Plenty of route choice. Please only sign up for this course if you are comfortable in terrain that is challenging both physically and mentally. For reference, last year's Elite course was 5.9km and won in approximately 70 minutes.

Please note that the runability of the terrain varies wildly, from rough open to thick dark green. Those of you who came out last year will know what we're talking about. Hopefully the weather will be better this time!

We'll update this page shortly with more information including a registration link, scheduling, and parking details.

Why Just Run

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 compass is optional (we have extra ones for borrowing). For added safety, a whistle is mandatory for all GVOC events. Read more in the WJR Introduction to Orienteering.

How much does it cost? Regular "Why Just Run:" events cost adult: $10 / under 20: $5 / family discount (adult(s) with children) 40% (we now accept credit and debit cards on site). Some special events may cost a little more, and this will be made clear in the event detail above. Annual club membership is also required.

Club membership: See details on the club home page. Please complete before your first event!

Refunds: If a participant is unable to attend an event for any reason the event organizer may refund the event fees (at their discretion) but the processing fees will not be refunded. If an event is changed or cancelled by GVOC and participants request a refund, the processing fees will be refunded.



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