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Golden Horseshoe Orienteering hosts many outdoor adventures every year including weekly training events in the winter, spring and autumn, several orienteering and adventure running races, adventure racing navigation clinics, and family map and compass clinics.  Golden Horseshoe Orienteering (GHO) has over 100 members from throughout the Golden Horseshoe with most members in the Hamilton, Niagara, and Halton/Peel regions.

GHO formed in 2000 from the merger of the Hamilton King's Foresters (HKF) and Niagara orienteering clubs. HKF was previously the Hamilton Orienteering Association and was founded in 1967. GHO is proud to have its roots as one of North America's oldest orienteering clubs. GHO is a not-for-profit volunteer organization with profits from our races going towards athletic development and support and many community events such as the Dundas Valley search and rescue map and our annual Hamilton Schools Adventure Challenge that attracts over 800 kids.

GHO is  a member of the Ontario Orienteering Association and the Canadian Orienteering Federation.

GHO wishes to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their financial support. The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Minstry of Culture, receives annually $100 million of government funding generated through Ontario's charity casino initiative.


This includes all races
Course Planning
Course Setup
Course Takedown

Adventure Running Kids (ARK)

Volunteers are HUGE for ARK. A full (60 kids) hour of the program needs anything from 8-15 adult volunteers to run the program and very few of them need to 'be a runner'.
The majority of Adventure Running Kids volunteers act in the Group Leader role.
We assign 2-4 group leaders to every group (15 kids max). Group Leaders are responsible


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