Organizers: Marsha Fehr (Coach), Kitty Jones (Coach), Bogi Gyorfi (Host)

Map: Carburn Park



Try-It participants need to register using the above link only, as we need to know how many maps to print and to sign the online waiver.

After you signed up at the Google registration form, you will receive an email a day before the event to remind you of the start location. The location also can be seen on the map below. Any questions for Try it: [email protected]

(For one free Try-It event, you don't need to sign up for the Regular registration ( green buttn), but if you decide to come back for more sessions, you will need to join the FWOC Club or pay the drop-in event fee.)

What to expect?

  • You will receive a brief instruction.
  • You can try a couple of learning activities
  • You will get a map and head out for a self-led map walk or run to try the beginner-orienteering course. All of this would take around 1 hour.
  • No previous experience is necessary, join us for this fun walk to explore Calgary's parks!

NAV 101

Improve your orienteering skills in parks around the city.

  • A 4 week program, 75 minutes per week outdoor & active sessions.
  • Led by Foothills Orienteering’s internationally experienced orienteers.

Whether you run or walk, you can expect to come away with:

  • Muddy shoes and a grin on your face!
  • Learning to run with a map!
  • Better navigation skills.
  • A new life-long activity to share with friends and family.


The Nav 101 program is a series of 4 sessions being offered on:

  • Wednesdays, May 29 - June 19, 5:00 - 6:15PM

For whom?

These programs are for adults, regardless of fitness or experience, who have run a beginner course a few times. You understand what to do but want to really improve how you do it!

We think everyone should join this program and especially, if you:

  • Have tried the Try-It sessions (in April or when they were offered in the fall) and really enjoyed them.
  • Did the TNTs this winter and want to improve your orienteering skills;
  • Enjoy running or walking but get a little bored grinding out the miles;
  • Enjoy maps and thinking as you move;
  • Don't enjoy maps but want to learn to read them better (5 Reasons Why We Should Still Read Maps);
  • Are interested in an activity that you can do with your friends or as a whole family;
  • Love walking or running outdoors or in the woods.

Children under the age of 15 are encouraged to join our SOGO Adventure Running program which runs in the Spring (early April to mid-June) and in the Fall in various locations around Calgary.


Parks around the city, starting in Edworthy Park (map below)

What should I bring?

The program is outside and it is active; you can choose to walk or run the courses. You can expect to be on and off trails. Wear something comfortable that you don't mind getting a little dirty and don't mind if it might get snagged! If it's wet outside, you might want to consider a change of shoes and socks. A compass is optional but not required. Wear clothes suitable for being outside and active and suitable for the weather. Bring something to drink and a snack. Bring something warm to wear at the end of the session.

Why should I sign up?

You should sign up because:

  • It will introduce you to a great new community of active outdoorsy people.
  • It will start you on a lifetime of adventure.
  • It is a fun way to spend 4 evenings, exploring Calgary’s parks from a different perspective.
  • It will provide specific techniques to improve your orienteering.

How do I sign up?

You must be a member of FWOC (Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club); your Nav 101 registration will link you to the FWOC membership registration. Registration starts March 31. Cost: $60 for 4 training sessions and subsequent WEO events + 4 WEO events after the sessions end!

If you have any questions about registration or any other aspect of these programs, please contact Marsha at [email protected].

NOTE: The program requires a minimum of 6 participants to proceed and a max limit of 10. A second session may be opened if demand warrants it.



Photos are from Flickr. To add your photos to this section, tag your Flickr photos with: whyjustrun5359 (all one word)