Event Schedule

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    Turkey Trot 2018 - Long

    Sep 16th

    The afternoon race at Albion Hills is a Long Distance event. Results will be cumultated with the Middle race from the morning.

    Please sign up online, only a limited number of extra maps will be available. 

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    Turkey Trot 2018 - Middle

    Sep 16th

    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 Middle distance event, along with a Long event all in the same day. Please sign up online, only a limited number of extra maps will be available. 

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    Erindale Park

    Jul 7th

    This park is next to U of T Mississauga, so you can experience both the forest and the urban environments.  At this event we will have our full electronic timing system installed. You can experience what it's like at a real Orienteering competition! Starts at 2 pm.

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    Schools Orienteering Meet

    May 16th

    38th annual Orienteering ADVENTURE RACE for schools

    • Cross-Country running with map and compass
    • 8 different age classes M/F: 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-19
    • Medals for first three finishers in each age class
    • School trophies for 11- 14 and 15-19 age classes
    • Last year 300 students participated from schools across the GTA
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    UKR Gators O-Cup 2018

    Feb 25th

    The Gators Chapter of the Ukrainian Orienteering Club – in partnership with the Toronto Orienteering Club are excited to welcome Ontario’s orienteering community back to Rockwood Conservation Area, just east of Guelph. Originally mapped in 1978, this special little onservation area has held numerous events/training days over the years, but this will be its first event since 2006!

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    UKR O-Cup 2018

    Feb 10th

    A rare Saturday date brings a return to the recently re-mapped Scanlon Creek Conservation Area, just north of Bradford, Ontario, off of Highway 11 (Yonge Street).

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    2018 TOC O-Cup

    Jan 21st

    Join us for a fun winter day of Orienteering on January 21st at Erindale Park in Mississauga. We will provide a beginner clinic and an easy course for newcomers to the sport. Early bird prices are available until January 1st 2018.

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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    Beginner Clinic

    Oct 28th

    Interested in orienteering but don’t know where, or how, to start? Come on out to our next Beginner Clinic at Albion Hills.  We’ll show you how to use a compass, how to read an orienteering map, and walk with you through an orienteering course.

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    High Park

    Aug 29th

    Go for a run with the Capybaras at our FINAL parks meet of 2018. Or you can go at your own pace. High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features. Great for both experienced and beginning orienteers. And it's still FREE !

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    Morningside Park

    Aug 22nd

    A very 'rugged' park. Easy to get LOST. A good test of your navigational skills. But we will also have a BEGINNER course for the more faint of heart.

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    Earl Bales Park

    Aug 15th

    You can 'reflect' at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, or take in some entertainment at the BARRY ZUKERMAN amphitheatre. OR participate in the great sport of ORIENTEERING - we'll have BEGINNERS, MEDIUM and LONG courses for you to try.

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    G Ross Lord Park

    Aug 8th

    An amazing park with: ravines, wetlands, a large reservoir, a mausoleum, and horse stables. See if you can find the amazing tree consumed with burl deformities right on the main path in the N part of the park.

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    Intermediate Clinic

    Jul 29th

    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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    Etienne Brule Park

    Jul 25th

    By the Humber River. Close to the OLD MILL subway station. We will have: BEGINNER, MEDIUM and LONG courses. While you're orienteering, you can re-trace the trade routes of the Anishinaabe peoples along the Humber River and visit their scared burial ground - but be respectful and please don't enter.

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    Glendon College

    Jul 18th

    Glendon College connects to the Sunnybrook Park system, making for GREAT orienteering. You can try our BEGINNER, MEDIUM or LONG courses.

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    High Park

    Jul 11th

    Go for a run with the Capybaras. Or you can go at your own pace. High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features. Great for both experienced and beginning orienteers. And it's still FREE !

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    Erindale Park

    Jul 7th

    This park is next to U of T Mississauga, so you can experience both the forest and the urban environments.  At this event we will have our full electronic timing system installed. You can experience what it's like at a real Orienteering competition! Starts at 2 pm.

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    Warden Woods Park

    Jun 27th

    Your hardest task will be to find the meeting place! If you succeed, you can go on either the: BEGINNER, MEDIUM or LONG courses and enjoy the sport of ORIENTEERING.

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    E T Seton Park

    Jun 20th

    You can challenge your MIND and visit the Science Centre, then come and challenge BOTH your mind and your body on one of our Orienteering courses.

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    BestView Park

    Jun 13th

    Located near Bayview and Steeles. A great park with: ravines, forests and paved paths. Meeting place is corner of Laureleaf Rd S and Bestview Dr.

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    Earl Bales Park

    Jun 6th

    You can 'reflect' at the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, or take in some entertainment at the BARRY ZUKERMAN amphitheatre. OR participate in the great sport of ORIENTEERING - we'll have BEGINNERS, MEDIUM and LONG courses for you to try.

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    Toronto Islands

    Jun 2nd

    Have a great ADVENTURE RUN in Toronto's unique park. Great place for BEGINNERS. Could be cold - better bring a jacket.  Don't get LOST in the MAZE! Starts at 3 pm.

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    Taylor Creek Park

    May 30th

    Be sure to bring your compass to Taylor Creek for some Attack point training!  The terrain around some of the controls will be 'whited out' so you must find suitable 'attack points' to find them.  Compasses will be on hand if you need one.

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    Intermediate Clinic

    May 27th

    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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    G. Ross Lord Park

    May 23rd

    At this event we will have our full electronic timing system installed. You can experience what it's like at a real orienteering competition, but you can also just go informally without timing. A great park for BEGINNERS.

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    Serena Gundy Park

    May 16th

    SERENA GUNDY is part of the Sunnybrook Parks system. The park is named for the wife (Serena) of the co-founder of the WOOD GUNDY financial co. You can visit (what used to be) her garden while here. Lots of paths - so great for BEGINNERS, but also many complicated features - so challenging for EXPERIENCED orienteers.

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    Etienne Brule Park

    May 9th

    By the Humber River. Close to the OLD MILL subway station. We will have: BEGINNER, MEDIUM and LONG courses and a fun grid orienteering challenge. While you're orienteering, you can re-trace the trade routes of the Anishinaabe peoples along the Humber River and visit their sacred burial ground - but be respectful and please don't enter.

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    High Park

    May 2nd

    The FIRST event of the 2018 Wed Night Park series. High Park is an intricate park with lots of interesting features. Great for both advanced and beginner orienteers. And it's IMPOSSIBLE to get LOST! Please join us for this FREE event. Unfortunatelly our clinic for this date is full but feel free to come out and walk/run the course. For upcoming beginner clinics please check out our schedule here.