NAVIGATION TRAINING INFO
We offer a number of different options for those looking to level up their Nav Game:
Beginner Nav Clinics
For those who are either looking to take part in their first Adventure Race or Run. These sessions are in two parts:
1) Self-Paced Portion - learn the basics of map and compass skills at your own pace with our five-part YouTube video tutorial series (about 1.5 hrs)
2) In-Person Portion - the second half of the clinic puts into practice the concepts and strategies introduced in the tutorial videos (about 2 hrs)
Beginner Nav Clincs are scheduled on select dates in the Spring through to the Fall. More details here.
Once a month in the evening (while we have daylight) we host an informal 'race' on a local Hamilton/Burlington map.
This is for those who wish to brush up on their nav skills, prepare for a future race or for experienced navigators who need their monthly 'fix'! Learn more here.
Our newest offering, these are a great way to get out on evenings in the winter months. Equal parts Capture the Flag and Manhunt, these runs will test your map reading skills under pressure and have you running faster than you imagine. Fun and challenging for ALL ages, though we recommend kids under 12 take part with their parents. More info here.
MapRun Series (formerly X-League)
These are a series of Virtual courses that can be run in your own time which utilises an app called MapRun.
These courses are the perfect fit for:
A first timer who claims they could never do a Dontgetlost course (the app tells you where you are at all time)
People who want to get their feet wet, but can't make the dates of our In Person races and clinics
People looking to explore somewhere new for their runs or some variety in their usual running routes
Experienced navigators looking for a reason to push a little harder on their training runs
All courses are on trails, no bush whacking necessary. Learn more here!