LOREE FOREST SPRING ADVENTURE RUN
APRIL 29, 2023
This will be the kick-off for our first season of events in the South Georgian Bay area! We're excited to welcome people of all ages - runners and hikers, novices and experienced navigators. Come out for a 1-hour map adventure exploring the forests and fields of The Len Gertler Memorial Loree Forest, perched above beautiful Georgian Bay.
The Len Gertler Memorial Loree Forest
729153 Side Road 21, Clarksburg, ON
COURSES AND CATEGORIES:
This is an individual event but less experienced participants registered for the same Course are welcome to go out together.
Participants will have up to 1 hour to find as many checkpoints as possible using the map provided. Checkpoints will have different point values so there is some planning and strategy involved. A pen and highlighter may be helpful. A compass is recommended but not required. A limited number of loaner compasses will be available - first come, first served. This course is suitable for adults who are comfortable using maps in the outdoors.
Categories: Junior Women (Under 18), Junior Open (Under 18), Adult Women, Adult Open, Masters Women (50+), Masters Open (50+)
Participants will be given a map with numbered checkpoints to visit in sequence. All checkpoints will be along trails or in open areas. A compass is recommended but not required. This course is suitable for children accompanied by parents or adult beginners.
Categories: Juniors (Under 18), Adults (18+)
A Participant's age is their age on December 31, 2023.
Participants aged 12 and under must take part with an adult.
A parent accompanying a participating child does not need to register for the race separately but will be asked to complete a participant waiver for themselves and their child.
Children under age 6 may accompany a participating parent on the Novice course at no charge. The parent will need to sign a waiver on their child's behalf. Note that some younger hikers may only be able to complete part of the Novice course within the 1-hour time limit.
FREE BASIC INTRODUCTORY CLINIC
An hour before the race, we'll offer a mini-clinic to introduce newcomers to the skills they'll need to navigate with a map in this event. Bring your questions! A compass is recommended but not required. This clinic will provide participants with the basics. For a more thorough introduction to the sport, we recommend the Dontgetlost Navigation 101 course.
Please register online in advance to reserve a map for your desired event. We will be unable to accept entries on the day of the event. **Note that registration closes on Thursday, April 27 at 11:59 pm.**
Before you participate in any Dontgetlost event, we'll need you to sign our Waiver. It is valid for the remainder of 2023 for all events hosted by Dontgetlost Adventure Running in any region. A Parent or Guardian must sign the Waiver for any participant who will be under the age of 18 on the day of an event. Thank you!
By April 5
By April 21
By April 27
Entry fee includes a copy of the race map, refreshments and a 2023 DontGetLost Adventure Running membership to cover race insurance.
Entry fee does not include online transaction charge or HST.
Each participant will carry a SportIdent (SI) timing card. Bring your own or rent one for $3. Replacement fee for a lost SI card is $75.
The Town of the Blue Mountains now charges a parking fee at Loree Forest. We strongly encourage carpooling.
8:45: Check-in for Intro Clinic
9:00-9:40: Check-in for Race. Maps available for planning.
9:00: Basic Introductory Clinic (no charge but please pre-register)
9:45: Course Planner Briefing
Walk or run to Start location (800 meters).
10:00-10:20: Start when you're ready
11:20: Course closes. (1-hour time limit)
11:00-12:00 Refreshments and draw prizes.
** Note this will be a cupless event. You're welcome to refill your water bottle from our jugs after the race. We will also offer drinks in recyclable containers.
SportIdent timing chip (Bring your own or rent one for $3 when you register.)
Appropriate clothing for the conditions
AWARDS & PRIZES
Random draw prizes from our race sponsors