Dontgetlost Adventure Running hosts many outdoor adventures every year including training events in the winter, spring and autumn, several orienteering and adventure running races, adventure racing navigation clinics, and family map and compass clinics. Since 2010, DGL's largest program has been ADVENTURE RUNNING KIDS® - a 10 week adventure running program that runs in the Fall and Spring for kids aged 6 and up. It aims to build stronger, faster and smarter young runners with an appreciation of the environment.
Formerly known as Golden Horseshoe Orienteering (GHO), the club has hundreds of members around Southern Ontario, with most members in the Hamilton, Niagara, and Halton/Peel regions. In 2023, a group of Dontgetlost members in the South Georgian Bay area started a local program serving the Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach and surrounding areas.
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, founded in 1967. Dontgetlost is proud to have its roots as one of North America's oldest orienteering clubs. DGL is a not-for-profit organization managed by volunteers. Profits from our races go towards athletic development and support, staffing for youth programs and many community events including our annual Hamilton Adventure Running Schools Challenge that attracts over 1000 kids - the largest annual orienteering event in North America.
Dontgetlost is a member of Orienteering Ontario and Orienteering Canada.
Dontgetlost 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.