MapRunF – GPS Orienteering

Missing heading out with a map and compass? With the reduced COVID-19 restrictions, especially involving outside activities, we now feel comfortable offering Club Members a chance to have some individual orienteering fun while following all the rules and keeping themselves and others safe. We are now offering a series of courses in various areas around the city with a twist – no flags, just a paper map and your smart phone to let you know when you have "virtually" punched the control.

Given that it may be awhile before the club will be able to run “normal” events, we are offering another way to get out and enjoy some running (walking, sprinting …) with a map and compass in your hand – while still following all the local Covid-19 restrictions. We are designing a series of courses in various areas around the city with a twist – no flags, just a paper map and your smart phone to let you know when you have "virtually" punched the control.

Using these courses will require you to install a free app, “MapRunF”, on your phone (iPhone or Android). From here, after signing a waiver, you can see what courses are available, download maps and head out to enjoy some orienteering while still following all the Covid-19 restrictions.

Don’t have a smart phone? You can still participate using a GPS watch and uploading your track afterwards where it will be verified and your results included with others.

The courses currently available are semi-permanent so you can head out anytime you want. You will see additional courses being added in the near future. Stay tuned as we are also looking at running some more regular (if that is a word we can use now) events with a set period over which they are open to run.

These maps are available only to club members and you need to have (or get) a login to our Members Only portion of the web site.

If you are already a member with a login, jump right to the Maprun-Intro page, under the 'For Members' menu for full details and instructions.  If you don't remember your login - follow the standard 'Forgot your username'  or 'Forgot your password' path.  If you have not yet joined this year head to the Membership Information page under the Join Us menu item and sign up. If you also need to obtain a Member's Login (register), remember this may take a day or two so plan ahead.

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