ADULT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
ADVENTURE RUNNING NEXT!
DGL NEXT is a program for those 18+ that would like to improve their navigation and have fun in the woods.
The program runs on Thursdays from September 14 - November 30th and includes 6 1-hour instructional practice sessions (NEXT), 6 informal evening races (X-LEAGUE), and entry into our season ending ICEBREAKER race.
We are offering 3 levels of instruction so everyone (from complete beginners to very experienced navigators who just want to keep their skills fresh) can participate. The levels are not set in stone, so if you feel that you are not in the right one after a couple of weeks there is room to move.
Beginner (6-7pm on NEXT NIGHTS) - Perfect for people who have never done much navigation. We will start at the very beginning of compass skills, map interpretation, distance control, and travelling efficiently through the forest
Intermediate (6:30-7:30pm on NEXT NIGHTS) - Perfect for those who have done some navigation races or clinics but want to perfect some of their skills and learn strategies for navigating with more precision and fewer errors
Advanced (7-8pm on NEXT NIGHTS) - Perfect for experienced navigators who can get through most technical navigation challenges without too many problems. The advanced program will given you the opportunity to keep your skills sharp, challenge your abilities with tricky exercises, and try new advanced techniques.
X-LEAGUE races will always start at 7PM and last between 30-45 minutes.
WEEKEND NAVIGATION CLINICS
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.
|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.