Event Schedule

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    Vampire-O

    Oct 28th

    Get your SPOOK on with our annual Vampire-O tradition on October 28th. It’s a family-friendly journey through the woods of Darlington Provincial Park.We’ll give you a map and it’s up to you to navigate and find as many checkpoints (and avoid zombies!) as you can in an hour in the dark.

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    Turkey Trot 2017 - Short

    Sep 24th

    The afternoon race at Little Tract is a Short Distance race, not a Sprint. For those around long enough (c. 1990s), you may remember that there were three orienteering disciplines: short, medium and long. This race comes closest to a Short in structure. In other words, this is completely forested and not just about short legs, and longer than what most would expect from a “Sprint.”  It will be a lot of fun. Come and enjoy, then hopefully you can collect some prizes!

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    Turkey Trot 2017 - Middle

    Sep 24th

    Condensed Turkey Soup in a can? No way! The title here refers to one of the longest-running annual orienteering events in Ontario. This year's edition, let's call it the 35th annual Turkey Trot will be condensed into a single day. It will feature a longer Sprint event, along with a longer Middle distance event all in the same day.

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    Toronto Orienteering Festival

    Jun 4th

    It's a big year for milestones in Canada - we are 150 years young as a country and the sport of Orienteering is celebrating 50 years. To celebrate, the Toronto Orienteering Club is hosting an event that offers fun for the whole family.

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    Schools Orienteering Meet

    May 17th

    37th Annual Schools Orienteering Adventure Race

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    UKR Gators O-Cup 2017

    Feb 26th

    The UKR Gators are excited to welcome Ontario’s orienteering community back to Starkey Hills, just southeast of Guelph.

    Originally mapped in 1985 at 1:15000 by Olaf Hansson for the Ontario Masters Games, this venue has held numerous events/training days.

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    UKR O-Cup 2017

    Feb 12th

    Winter should be in full swing just prior to Valentine’s Day in 2017. Welcome back to newly remapped North Tract, near the hamlet of Vivian in Whitchurch-Stouffville. 
    Great Opportunity for Beginners!  There will be a BEGINNERS CLINIC and COURSE.
    Please come out and enjoy the “North of the North (Tract)”!

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    TOC O-Cup

    Jan 15th

    Join us for a fun winter day on January 15th at the Claireville Conservation area. We will provide a beginner clinic and an easy course for newcomers to the sport.
    Early bird prices are available until January 1st 2017.

Our Wed night courses will now have ribbons marking the controls. You can download a copy of the course if you are a a TOC member and you send in a waiver, as described below. The ribbons will be there for a week, and you can do the course at your convenience. Some of these courses may also have a virtual (GPS) course (as we have been doing until July).

In order to adapt to the new reality we are changing the format of our Park Series. Every week, we will be setting a virtual course that TOC members can run at any time. The courses will be set up by our volunteering officials and we will provide proper orienteering maps for each course. There will be no flags or ribbons on the course and you will need a smartphone or GPS watch if you want to record your results.

The format of the courses is a bit different than in the past: we will use a Score-O format where each control has certain points assigned (2,3,4,5 or 6) and there is a time limit for the course. If you exceed the time limit, there is a 2 point penalty for each minute. Controls can be collected in any order, so make sure that you plan ahead for the optimal course!

While running the courses please make sure that you are following the recommendations of the City of Toronto regarding the use of parks and social distancing.

Please note that due to requirements from our insurer this program is open only for our club members (please sign up if you have not done so yet)  and you will have to sign a waiver.

Here is how it works:

  1. Sign up as a club member
  2. Send a signed waiver to [email protected]
  3. Once we receive your signed waiver, you will be able to download the map in PDF format from here. To complete the course, this map is not required (the map on your phone is a less accurate Open-Street Map) but it will help with your navigation.
  4. Download the MapRunF application (Android or iOS)
  5. You should be able to find the courses by selecting “Events Near Me”
  6. Go to the park and when you are near the start location click on “Go to Start”. 

The app will ‘punch’ the start automatically and the timer will begin.

You will hear a beep at each control as you go through the course.  Continue to the finish and you will be able to see how you did by clicking “Show Results”

 

Park Series Schedule

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    Ramsden Park

    Aug 30th

    Meeting place: across the street from Rosedale subway.

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    Edwards Gardens

    Aug 23rd

    Take some time to smell the FLOWERS. Or get some wedding photos done.

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    Earl Bales

    Aug 16th

    Earl Bales Park: the north and south of it. Wednesday night action returns in the heart of summer to the heart of Willowdale.

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    Sunnybrook Park

    Aug 9th

    Giddyup!

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    Taylor Creek Park

    Jul 26th

    The meeting point is in the first parking lot on the other side of the DVP.

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    Glendon College

    Jul 19th

    Back to School!

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    Intermediate Clinic

    Jul 16th

    Completed the beginners clinic and want to take your orienteering skills to the next level? Join us for an intermediate clinic to learn about more advanced concepts and prepare yourself for the next adventure race or feel more confident on your next hike.  

    There is limited space, so please register in time

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    High Park

    Jul 12th

    The Capybaras are waiting to give you a run!

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    Warden Woods

    Jun 28th

     Your hardest task will be to find the metting place!

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    Intermediate Clinic

    Jun 25th

    Completed the beginners clinic and want to take your orienteering skills to the next level? Join us for an intermediate clinic to learn about more advanced concepts and prepare yourself for the next adventure race or feel more confident on your next hike.  

    There is limited space, so please register in time.

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    E. T. Seton Park

    Jun 21st

    You can hop the fence and sneak into the Science Centre.

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    Ramsden Park

    Jun 7th

    Meeting place: across the street from Rosedale subway.

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    Morningside Park

    May 31st

    Easy to get lost in this park, probably the 'wildest' park in Toronto.

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    Intermediate Clinic

    May 28th

    Completed the beginners clinic and want to take your orienteering skills to the next level? Join us for an intermediate clinic to learn about more advanced concepts and prepare yourself for the next adventure race or feel more confident on your next hike.  

    There is limited space, so please register in time

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    Serena Gundy Park

    May 17th

    Serena Gundy is part of the Sunnybrook Park system. The park is named for the wife (Serena) of the Wood GUNDY co-founder. You can visit (what used to be) her garden, while here.

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    Earl Bales Park

    May 10th

    You can reflect at the Holocaust Memorial and take in some entertainment at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre.

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    Advanced Clinic at Albion Hills

    May 7th

    We are pleased to offer our first advanced clinic of the year. Please join us if you want to sharpen your orienteering skills.

    There is limited space, so please register in time.

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    Etienne Brule Park ( Humber River)

    May 3rd

    By the Humber River. Close to OLD MILL subway stn.

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    High Park

    Apr 26th

    The FIRST EVENT of the 2017 Park Series. 

    Come join us for this free event.