Students gearing up for the WIOL season are welcome to take part in this free training that includes lunch!

 

COURSES

Instruction will be divided into two parts:

BEGINNER TRAINING
Those taking basic training will rotate through 3 stations to learn the following:

  1. Vegetation
  2. Symbols
  3. Contours

After rotating through the stations, students taking basic training will try a beginner-level orienteering course.

 

VARSITY PREP
An opportunity for students to go more in depth in how to read terrain. After training, students will run a varsity level course that will take 30-45 minutes to complete.

SCHEDULE

AM SHIFT
9am – 1pm (lunch at 12pm)

PM SHIFT
11am – 3pm (lunch at 11am)

PRICES

Registration for this training is free! 

Lunch is included, however, there is a $3 no-show charge to account for wasted food.

SIGN UP

Training is free, but you must pre-register, contact Kathy Forgrave with the following information:

  1. First and Last Name
  2. School
  3. Grade
  4. Training level and session time:
    • Beginner, AM (9:00am – 12:30pm)
    • Beginner, PM (11:30am – 3:00pm)
    • Advanced, AM (9:00am – 12:30pm)
    • Advanced, PM (9:00am – 12:30pm)

Registration will close Wednesday, October 11th, at 9pm or when classes fill up, whichever comes first.  Please register early to be sure and get a spot, last year we had a long waiting list for all classes.

LOCATION

THE MAP

Lynndale Park is a 1:4,000-scale map with a lot happening in it. You’ll find rolling hills, runnable forest, and a complex trail network bounded by open areas with buildings. This is where the school league training is held each fall.

Read more on the map page

Navigational Challenge: 5

Physical Challenge: 4

SAFETY & ETIQUETTE

Out of Bounds
Some areas may be marked out of bounds. It is imperative to respect these boundaries to maintain our relationships with land managers. Participants MUST NOT go out of bounds.

Whistle
All participants MUST carry a whistle on the course. Complimentary whistles are available at the start tent (please only take one).

If you are injured on the course and need assistance, blow three long blasts to call for help.

If you hear a call for help, abandon your course to find the person in distress.

Voices
Part of the fun and fairness of orienteering is navigating your own course, so please be polite when you find a checkpoint and don’t holler that you’ve found i