Friday, 01 September 2017
Welcome to the newsletter for our Dontgetlost Adventure Running upcoming Fall season. We've missed all of you since the Jungle Adventure Run and hoping everyone is as hyped as we are for racing in the gorgeous Fall conditions.
Fall Season Race Schedule
We're ready for you. The Fall season is jam packed with races to whet your appetite, we even have some brand new locations and majorly updated maps this season - something to keep the challenge up for every level of Adventure Runner.
Follow the links to sign up on the main page of the website. Note some early bird fee deadlines are coming up, particularly look out for the Peak-2-Peak early bird fees ending next week!
ADVENTURE RUNNING NEXT!
Our adult program returns for the Fall and takes the best parts of our Dontgetlost navigation clinics and our popular Adventure Running Kids program and packages it into a fun 12 week session for those 18+ that are interesting in learning map and compass skills, strategies for maximizing success in Dontgetlost Races and other navigation activities, and how to move confidently through the forest. The training takes place in a different location between Oakville and Hamilton each week and alternates each week between instructor led navigation activities and X-league (our low-key weeknight navigation races).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 forestIntermediate (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 errorsAdvanced (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.Cost: $110
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. The second half of the clinic introduces concepts and strategies for improving your basic navigation skills.Learn about handrails, catching features and attack points. Practice “aiming-off”, “attacking from above” and “contouring.” Learn about pace counting and distance judgment. Relocation techniques are practiced in the woods. Discover how planning ahead can help you stay on track. The role of the navigator is also presented. WE DO NOT COVER GPS SKILLS. PRE-REQUISITE: None. COST: $80/person (4 hours in length). Cost includes compass rentals, maps, and clinic handouts.
LOCATIONThe Hanes Corn Maze & Tiny Shop Bakery1001 Hwy. 5, Dundas, Ontario L9H 5E2
TIMEFrom 6pm onwards
REGISTRATIONRSVP beforehand via zone4 (coming soon)
Pay on the day, cash or cheque.
Check out last years maps on the race page of the website.
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