Registration fees include maps, hand-outs, insurance, park entrance fees, HST and online registration fee.
Navigation is the skill of finding your way from a place where you are to a place where you want to be. Knowing that navigation is the most important skill in the sports of adventure running, adventure racing and orienteering, DontGetLost Adventure Running have developed Canada's most innovative and hands-on navigation clinics. Over 3,000 people have taken our clinics and seminars in the last few years including novice outdoors people, gnarly weekend warriors, and professional adventure racers.
The map is the most important piece of equipment in adventure running, adventure racing and orienteering and this is certainly the case when learning to navigate. Accordingly, we believe that your first experience in learning to navigate MUST be on a map of high quality with a large scale (e.g., 1:10,000). Our cartographers have developed a series of innovative maps for our adventure racing clinics. Our maps are high quality, accurate, and do not require declination. Map accuracy and detail is decreased (and declination added in) for the higher level adventure racing navigation clinics to mimic adventure racing map quality. We are the only navigation clinics in Canada that match map quality with participant skill level development.
Successful navigation requires skills and confidence development. In our intro/intermediat participants learn navigation basics on a high quality map and gain important self confidence towards their sense of direction. As participant navigation skills develop through the upper levels, the participants are more prepared for the challenges of our inaccurate topographical maps and more prepared to learn the many navigation strategies taught by our certified coaches. Our clinics are designed and taught by international level adventure runners - the best navigators in the country. Our instructors are nationally certified coaches and officials and design adventure and orienteering race courses.
Learn the basics of map and compass skills in the first 2 hours of this clinic. Learn to read and understand maps, map legends and scales. Basic compass skills will be introduced, for map orientation and introductory bearings. Preparatory route selection and relocation techniques will be covered.
ADVANCED NAV TECHNIQUES
Our Advanced Nav Techniques clinic has now been replaced with our new weeknight adult program.
2016 DONTGETLOST ADVENTURE RUNNING NAVIGATION CLINICS SCHEDULE
|April 2||9am-1pm||Intro/Intermediate||$80||Morgan Firestone Arena , Ancaster|
|September 30||9am- 1pm||Intro/Intermediate||$80||Morgan Firestone Arena, Ancaster|
Clinics with fewer than 3 participants will be cancelled or rescheduled. Clinics will also be cancelled if the weather is colder than -15C or -20C windchill.