Our first "traditional" Wed night orienteering. There will be ribbons marking the control points but we will offer the usual GPS course as well. Hosted by the UKR Orienteering Club. Meeting place is outside the Earl Bales Community Centre, but we will be using a map of nearby Bathurst Park. The control points will be marked by ribbons for 1 week.
Run it or walk it with your family 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:
- Sign up as a club member
- Send a signed waiver to [email protected]
- Once we receive your signed waiver, you will be able to download the map in PDF format from here.
- Ribbons will be up for one week - you can run/walk the course anytime during the week.
If you want to take advantage of GPS punching:
- Download the MapRunF application (Android or iOS)
- You should be able to find the courses by selecting “Events Near Me”
- 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”
|Start time||Wednesday, July 8th, 6:15 pm|
Meet directors: Eugene Mlynczyk
|Major intersection||Bathurst - Sheppard Ave W|
Parking access via Earl Bales park entrance at Bathurst St. and Raoul Wallenberg Rd. Meeting point is just outside the community center.
|Location|| Earl Bales Park|
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 (2,3,4,5 or 6) assigned and there is a time limit for the course. Controls can be collected in any order, so make sure that you plan ahead for the optimal course! If you exceed the time limit, there is a 2 point penalty for each minute.
These rules apply if you use the MapRunF application where you can track your time and register the control punches.
Control descriptions are accurate, in order to allow you a better opportunity to find the ribbon.
If attending this course during the daytime, expect minimal insect trouble; in the evening, especially in the north of the map area, there may be mosquitoes.
The course can be completed in shorts if desired, but please check for ticks etc afterwards (course setter did not find any).
Do not cross private property, marked in yellow-green on the map.