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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 like to mix it up with 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, 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 if you might be interested in helping out from time to time. Thank you! 

2024 Season - Upcoming Events


2024 Intro to Navigation Clinic

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Lead Instructor: Amber Panchyshyn

At this outdoor clinic in the Pretty River Valley area, local volunteers will provide an introduction to map and compass navigation using specialized orienteering maps with standardized symbols and colours. We will discuss some of the basic skills needed for orienteering, adventure running and adventure racing events. Then we'll go out on a novice orienteering course together to practise map reading and navigation techniques.



More to Come in 2024 - stay tuned! 

2024 Season - Past Event Details and Results


2024 Scenic Caves Ski-Orienteering

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.

2024 Loree Forest Snowshoe Scramble

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. 

2023 Season - Past Event Details and Results


2023 Kolapore Old School Orienteering

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. 


2023 Pretty River Valley MapRun

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.

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2023 Collingwood Urban Map Adventure

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.

2023 Loree Forest Spring Adventure Run

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. 

We have more events in the planning stages and will update this page regularly.



To help us get the word out in the community, please share our info with your friends who might be interested. Thanks, and we hope to see you in the woods soon!

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