Orienteering and Adventure Racing

In 2016, I registered for a 4 hour navigation 101 clinic to learn the basics of reading a map and using a compass. Of course the next (il)logical step was to sign myself up for an orienteering race – in the dark! After that first race, I was hooked.

Photo courtesy of Don’t Get Lost Adventure Running

Read about my foray into orienteering and adventure running.

Orienteering Race Reports

2021

TBD

2020

January 18 – Don’t Get Lost Snowshoe Raid

February 29 – Don’t Get Lost Knockout Adventure Run

October – Don’t Get Lost Peak2Peak

November – Don’t Get Lost Raid the Hammer

2019

January 13 – TOC O-Cup – Brampton

January 19 – Don’t Get Lost Snowshoe Raid – Blue Mountain

February 10 – Stars W.A.R. – Mono Cliffs

February 17 – UKR O-Cup – York Region

February 24 – O-Cup – Brampton

March 3 – Don’t Get Lost O-Cup – Milton

June 9 – Jungle Adventure Run – Stoney Creek

October – Peak 2 Peak

November – Raid the Hammer

December – Icebreaker

2018

January 13 – Don’t Get Lost Snowshoe Raid, Pretty River Valley Provincial Park – 2:52:11 (400 points)

January 21 – O-Cup Race – University of Toronto Erindale campus – 58:07

February 4 – Stars W.A.R. – Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

February 25 – O-Cup Race – Rockwood Conservation Area

March 4 – Knockout Adventure Run – Stoney Creek

April 22 – Cambridge Urban Adventure Race – Hespeler

June 10 – Jungle Adventure Run (Don’t Get Lost)

July 29 – Raid the City – Hamilton

Oct 21 – Peak2Peak Adventure Run – Dundas

Nov 11 – Raid the Hammer Adventure Run – Waterdown

2017

January 21 – Don’t Get Lost Snowshoe Raid, Collingwood – 3:07:00  (65 points)

February 5 – STARS War, Mansfield – 2:24:55 (155 points)

February 26 – 2017 UKR GatorsO-Cup #5, Guelph (no results posted)

March 5 – Don’t Get Lost The Eliminator, Milton – 1:41 (575 points)

April 15 – Don’t Get Lost Raid the Rib, Niagara – 2:53:11 (50 points)

May 28 – Christian Pole Dancing (urban orienteering), Dundas (1st win!) – (11 points)

June 11 – Don’t Get Lost Jungle Run, Burlington – 57:49 (620 points)

August 5 – Canadian Orienteering Championships Middle Distance Course, Perth – 1:40:56

August 6 – Canadian Orienteering Championships Long Distance Course, Perth – 2:03:56

October 24 – Turkey Trot middle and sprint distance races, Cambridge

October 15 – STARS Star Tracks Mountain Bike Adventure, Caledon

October 28 – Ontario Orienteering Championships (sprint and middle distance races) – Niagara

October 29 – Don’t Get Lost Peak-2-Peak Adventure Run, Hamilton

November 12 – Don’t Get Lost Raid the Hammer, Hamilton

December 3 – Don’t Get Lost Icebreaker Adventure Run, Hamilton

December 14 – Raid the Ham, Hamilton

2016

October 18 – Don’t Get Lost X-League Kerncliff Park, Burlington – 30 points

November 1 – Don’t Get Lost X-League Breithaupt Park, Kitchener – 100 points

November 13 – Don’t Get Lost Raid the Hammer 1/2, Hamilton – 3:10:47

December 4 – Don’t Get Lost Fall Icebreaker Adventure Run, Hamilton – 565 points

Adventure Racing Race Reports

2020

July 18 – RockstAR

August 8 – Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race Solo Long Course

August 22-23 – Wilderness Traverse

2019

May 25 – Storm the Trent – Haliburton

June 15 – South Coast Adventure Race – Amherstburg

July 20 – RockSTAR 8-hour – Haliburton

Aug 10 – Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race Solo Long Course (!) – Wiarton

2018

May 26 – Storm the Trent – Haliburton

July 21 – Rockstar Adventure Race – Haliburton

August 11 – Subaru Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race – Wiarton

2017

August 13 – Subaru Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race (paddle/bike/run), Wiarton – 2:42:04.5 (2nd place!)