Organizers: Marion O (Controller), Lourdes Gutierrez-Kellam (Course Planner), Bogi Gyorfi (Host)

Map: Confederation Park

Thanks so much to Lourdes (Course Planner) and Marion (Controller) for some great courses. Thanks too to Bogi for putting on a short, COVID-19-friendly Try-It event. Results from the MapRun6 course and those who let me know are below. If you'd like to see the Routegadget animation, click the link for the relevant course: Advanced, Intermediate.

Results Confederation Park

Looks like we had some very fast runs yesterday! If you self-timed and would like your results included in the list, please email [email protected]. Results for those who mispunched are not shown.



Course Info:

Beginner 1.1km Not all on trails. Some simple navigation required.

Intermediate 2.8km Does cross to the west side of 10th street - you must use the tunnel to access the west side. Does not leave the park.

Advanced 3.9km Does cross to the west side of 10th street - you must use the tunnel to access the west side. A little running on the surrounding streets and alleys.

The courses are on MapRun6. The link and the code for each course will be in the email.

Course Sign Up:

Due to insurance and Alberta Health requirements, you must pre-register for a timeslot and map using the link to the signup sheet that will be emailed to you if you are a Member and have a Season's Pass. We can not accept on-site registrations this season.

Info for SOGO Members and Parents:

SOGO Adventure Running members should email [email protected] if they do not receive the signup sheet link. Current registrants in a SOGO program have a non-voting annual membership and Season's Pass to Foothills Orienteering. Parents are not automatically members unless they are registered in a parented Squirts program. Parents need to sign up for a Foothills Orienteering membership if on the course with their children but they do not require an additional season pass if sharing the same map. Note that we are unable to provide supervision or coaching at the event, so parents or guardians must purchase a membership if they want to accompany their child on the course.

Membership and Season's Passes:

If you do not have a Membership and Season's Pass, you can purchase one at 2021 FWOC Membership and Program Registration.

A Season's Pass entitles you to a free map at each Wednesday Event for one half or one full season (we plan to hold ~24 weekly events in the full season). Special events will have an additional fee (Solstice BBQ, Spook-O, Forest Events). When you register on Zone 4 (link above), if you are already a 2021 member, click "no" to buy a membership and continue on in the registration form.

If you register for Navigation 101, do NOT purchase First Half Pass as this is included in the cost of the program. Consider purchasing the Second Half Pass if you want to orienteer for the full season.

Event Info:

  • There will be pin flags in the terrain for the intermediate/advanced course on the Wednesday from 2 - 8 pm. Do NOT touch the pin flags or control flags (as a COVID precaution). You can have a pdf of the map emailed to you if you would like to run between 2 - 6:30 pm.
  • The Beginners' course will be set up from 6:30 - 8 pm with control flags; the organizer or a volunteer will be available to provide an introduction or instruction in orienteering as needed. Maps will be available for pick-up during this time. If you have never orienteered before, please sign up for one of our Try-It events in our calendar.
  • Remember that the park will likely be quite busy, so please respect other park users and keep your distance.

Here is what you need to do to participate in any Foothills Orienteering Club event

Once per Year

  1. Each participant must purchase a 2021 Foothills Orienteering membership (including each member of a family orienteering together).
  2. Submit our new annual online waiver here. If you have submitted the new waiver, you will have received an email from Zone4 with subject "Registration Receipt for FWOC/SOGO Orienteering Canada Waivers".
  3. Purchase a half or full season Wednesday pass (described above).

The Tuesday before the event

Sign up in advance for one of the courses; each week, you will be emailed a google doc to complete.

On Wednesday

Here is what you need to do as early as possible on the day of the event (but continue to monitor your health throughout the day and do not attend if you are feeling unwell):

  1. Submit a completed Individual Declaration of Health for each attendee (only valid for the day the form is submitted). You can also find this form on
  2. Read the guidelines for participation in Foothills Orienteering Club Events during pandemic. Important points in these guidelines include:
    1. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, stay home.
    2. Practice physical and social distancing including 2m separation from people not within your family or cohort.
    3. Bring your own supplies including water as none will be provided.
    4. Consider wearing a mask when not out on course.
    5. Eliminate contact with communal surfaces at the start and finish areas.
    6. Do not touch orienteering flags or ribbons.
    7. If using a SI finger stick, place it carefully without touching the unit.
    8. Please be sure to follow basic personal hygiene rules and wash/sanitize your hands before and after being on a course.
    9. Follow the event organizer’s event specific rules and measures to reduce the risk of contacting or spreading Covid19.
  3. Prepare to bring your own hand sanitizer to the event and consider wearing a mask when not on course to protect yourself and others. You will not be able to register for SI Courses or purchase Foothills Orienteering memberships at this event. We will provide course maps and SI finger sticks to registrants if you are not able to bring your own. We will have some sanitizing and personal protective equipment for our volunteers to use as needed, but please bring your own sanitizer, mask, water, and any other equipment you feel would be helpful to protect yourself and others.
  4. Remember that everyone sees the risks and rewards of outdoor sport during a pandemic differently, so please err on the side of caution and help ensure that everyone at the event (especially the general public) is comfortable with the measures you are taking to ensure physical distancing and personal hygiene.



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