SOUTH GEORGIAN BAY
Adventure Running in the Collingwood/Blue Mountains region
Dontgetlost has come North!
In 2023, we announced a new program for adults and kids who enjoy playing outside in the South Georgian Bay area. Dontgetlost has hosted events in the Blue Mountains and Collingwood areas for years, and for the first time last year, a small group of volunteer club members planned a schedule of local map and compass navigation events from spring to autumn. We were thrilled by the response and we look forward to sharing more navigation adventures with community members of all ages in Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach and around the South Georgian Bay area.
Our aim is to challenge experienced adventure athletes and offer fun adventures for novices and hikers, including children. We also plan to hold mountain bike, ski and snowshoe navigation events.
We're all volunteers and we continue to need more volunteers to help out in different ways, whether it's hanging flags in the woods, picking up refreshments at the store, helping us check in racers, taking photos at a race or writing an article for the local newspaper. In most cases, you can volunteer and participate in the event too. Please contact us at SouthGBay.email@example.com if you might be interested in helping out from time to time. Thank you!
2024 Season - more Events will be added as the year goes on!
Sunday, January 21, 2024
Event Director: James Gallagher
A 1-hour "choose your adventure" snowshoe navigation event suitable for runners and hikers, children and seniors, experienced navigators and beginners. Use map and compass to find as many flags as you can within the time limit.
Please register in advance.
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Event Director: Mark Tarnopolsky
A fun point-to-point orienteering race for individual skiers using skate or classic technique. You will ski to all checkpoints on your map in numerical order from the start to the finish of your race course. Three different course distances will be offered to suit participants with different levels of experience in skiing and navigation.
Click here for more details. Please register in advance. (We expect registration to open around Feb. 7.)
More to Come in 2024 - stay tuned!
2023 Season - Past Event Details and Results
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Event Directors: Angus Doughty and Barb Campbell
Suitable for runners or hikers, experienced navigators or beginners.
There will be a free introductory clinic an hour before the start to provide an overview to novices. See the race web page for more details. Please register in advance.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Event Director: Amber Panchyshyn
Choose your Adventure:
1) A pure Urban Orienteering course where you will visit checkpoints throughout the downtown Collingwood area, OR
2) An Urban Map Adventure where you will visit checkpoints to complete Missions and get to know downtown Collingwood a little better.
See the race web page for more details. Please register in advance.
Summer 2023 - Available until September 30th, 2023
Event Directors: James Gallagher and Bob Miller
You can do this event on your own schedule using an app on your phone as you explore the forest with a map. Participants have up to 2 hours to collect as many checkpoints as they can in this stunning, valley-strewn topography of the Niagara Escarpment. Click here for more details and to sign up!
As a bonus, registrants will also receive details for a MapRun version of the 1-hour Loree Spring Adventure Course!
November 4, 2023
Event Director: Barb Campbell
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Kolapore Wilderness Trails, we are bringing orienteering back to the Kolapore Uplands! Kolapore has a rich orienteering heritage. This beautiful forest was the venue for the 1983 Ontario Orienteering Championships, the 1985 World Masters Games and the 1998 Ontario Orienteering Championships.
Click here for more details and to sign up!
We have more events in the planning stages and will update this page regularly.
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