Barebones 2010

Race Information

Race Information

All information is subject to last minute change. However at this point the information below is believed to be final. If we have left out information below or used unfamiliar jargon please email us for clarification or about anything you would like to know that would make your Barebones more enjoyable.

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General Information

Registration package pickup

Super important information

First Aid and Emergency

Competition Classes

Several competition classes are available, some age based and some 'skills & experience' based, to suit every level of navigational ability and fitness. Each class will compete on a course of the appropriate technical and physical difficult as described in the class description page.

Championship classes (E/A/B)
  • Competitors are divided into classes according to their gender and age. Women may compete in men's classes.
  • E, A, and B classes are available for both men & women as follows:
     -10A, -12A/B, -14A/B, -16A/B, -20A/B, 21E/B, 35A, 45A, 55A, 65A, 75A, 80A
  • WCOC medals are awarded only in the A and E classes
  • M/W21 classes: There is no A class for M/W21. The championship classes for M/W21 are M21E and W21E (E - elite)
  • Shadowing of juniors is not allowed in A classes.
  • B classes are for those (under 35) who may prefer a course that is shorter and/or less technical than the corresponding A class.
  • Shadowing is allowed for 14 & under in B classes.
Open classes
  • Open classes are for individuals of any age and for family groups or groups (up to 3 people) that choose not to compete individually in a championship class.
  • The following open classes are available: TR1 - Beginner, TR2 - Beginner Plus, TR3 - Intermediate, TR4 - Advanced, TR5 - Expert, Adventure Runner. See the class description page for details.

Forbidden Features

One of the attractions of Barebones 2010 is that we have the opportunity to run in many very special places. Often these are busy parks and we ask all participants to be on their very best behavior, to treat all other park users with the utmost consideration and respect, and in particular to strictly adhere to Forbidden Features marked on the maps. Please make sure you are familiar with the forbidden map symbols in both ISOM & ISSOM.

Day-prizes, Barebones 5-day awards

Western Canadian Championships (WCOC)

WCOC certificates will be awarded in each A/E class to the top eligible finishers in the three WCOC races: Brandywine (Middle distance), Whistler Village (Sprint distance), and Lost Lake (Long distance). In addition we will award any WCOC plaques that we can - all past champions, please bring the plaque to Whistler!

Eligibility for WCOC awards: Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents (as defined by the Dept. of Citizenship & Immigration) and who reside in any of Yukon Territory, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba.

World Ranking Event

The Middle distance race at Brandywine will be an IOF World Ranking Event for the M21E and W21E categories. If competing in these categories please be sure to include your WRE ID number with your registration. REMEMBER: For M21E and W21E runners only - it is not allowed to wear GPS devices for this WRE race, unless there is no display and no audible feedback.

Maps & map printing

Maps have been printed on a laser-jet or ink-jet printer. They will be in plastic bags. Legends will not be printed on the maps, but will be available on a separate sheet if you want.

Control Descriptions

Control descriptions are printed on the map. Loose copies will also be available in the start chute. All courses use IOF symbolic descriptions, in addition courses for the youngsters and open categories have loose English language descriptions available in the start chute.

Electronic timing

We’ll be using SportIdent electronic timing for all events. If you don’t have your own ePunch, pay the rental fee and borrow one at Registration. Be sure to return your rental ePunch at the end of your last event. Basic instruction on how to use the timing devices is available at the start of each race.

You will be assigned a starting time for each race. It is your responsibility to arrive at the start on-time. If you are late you will be allowed to start at a suitable time but you will be timed from your assigned start time.

It is absolutely VITAL for safety reasons that you download your ePunch at the finish following every race – whether or not you complete your course. This is the only record we have of who is safely returned from the forest.

Course Closing & Maximum times

For safety and logistical reasons each event has a course closing time (see information below). After course closing we will begin to pick up controls and search for any participant who hasn't reported to the finish (so everyone must report back to the finish by course closing time, even if you have not completed your course). Also for safety reasons each person is allowed a maximum amount of time in each event (see information below).

Complaints and Protests

At Barebones it is usually unacceptable to complain ;-) However as Barebones 2010 includes the Western Canadian Championships and an IOF-sanctioned World Ranking Event we recognize that something may go wrong with important consequences and therefore we will have the following procedure for competitors who feel something is unfair:

  1. Competitor files a written complaint with the organizers before the course closing.
  2. Organizer will consider the complaint and announce its decision.
  3. If the competitor is not satisfied with the decision, he or she may file a written complaint, within one hour of decision being announced. This protest should be delivered to the IOF Event Advisor.
  4. The event jury will announce its decision which is final.

Jury: In the case of a protest, three jury members will be chosen from:

Child minding

To assist parents & organizers with scheduling split start times, child minding will be available at the finish arena for the maximum duration of a race (3 hours). A string course and games will be set up at the child mending tent/station to amuse and challenge your young orienteers while you are competing

Event details

Thursday July 8 Whistler Village | Registration package pickup
Registration desk open 4:00pm - 8:00pm)
Directions Aava Hotel, Whistler.
Click here for Aava Hotel location map.
Click here for Whistler Village tourist map
Friday July 9 Lost Lake  |  Long distance
Map Snippet - Lost Lake.gif ISOM
1:7,500 with 4m contours
Size: 8.5" X 11"

October 2009: Magnus Johansson
Spring 2010: Lehel Fenyoe

Elevation: approx 650m
Last major event: 2006 BC Champs
 (Google Earth Image)
A long-distance race in a challenging and rugged parkland with dense trail network. There will be plenty of route choice. There is considerable climb. Forest is variable - some sections of high speed and high visibility, other sections of dense, slow running. Lots of trails of all sizes twist throughout the park - but they rarely go straight! Fast running on the trails, with physically demanding climb.
Officials Course planner: Dan Coombs. Controller: John Rance
Registration desk open 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Start times 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Maximum time allowed 3 hours
Course closing 7:30pm
Awards About 6:30pm, at Lost Lake beach
  • Western Canadian Championship (Long distance)

The area contains an intricate and steep hill in the southern part and a less complex area of small hills and valleys in the northern part. The southern hill has a lot of rock detail and a maze-like collection of paths. Competitors will need to slow down and read the map carefully in this area. There are some marshes, ponds and lakes on the map. These were mapped in April. By July they will be drier than indicated. The runnability is mixed. We have planned the courses to use the best parts of the forest, but even mapped-white forest has some fallen trees and the visibility is generally quite low.

The competition map is at 1:7500 with 4 meter contours in order to capture the complexity of the southern hill which has recently been re-mapped to a high level of detail. The northern area was mapped a few years ago (with some recent updating) at lower level of detail. Competitors on the longer courses will definitely notice the transition in mapping style as they move into the northern part of the map.

Almost all the trails are heavily used by mountain bikers and walkers. Please watch out for all! Longer courses go through a popular disc golf course in the north of the map. There are a few minor unmapped trails in this area and especially around the golf targets.

Courses 9 (M-20A, M35, W21E) and 10 (M21E) will share a map exchange control. Please be very careful to pick up the correct new map and to dispose of your used map tidily! There will be three boxes:

  1. new map for course 9
  2. old map disposal box
  3. new map for course 10.

Water controls will be provided on all but the shortest courses.

Climb, measured on the shortest reasonable route, is about 5% of the as-the-crow-flies straight-line course length on all courses.

Warm up thoroughly - the courses start up hill.

Town Plaza --> Assembly area 2200m (approx). Allow 30 minutes or more.
Parking --> Assembly area 1600m (approx). Allow 20 minutes or more.
Assembly area --> Start 500 m (approx). Allow 10 minutes or more.
Assembly area --> Finish 0m
Toilets at assembly area.
No toilets at the start.

Click here for Whistler Village tourist map

Park in the Day Lot 5. Walk past the cross-country ticket booth and follow park signs toward Lost Lake. You will find flagging as you approach Lost Lake which marks the mandatory route to the assembly area.

If you are staying in Whistler Village then you can walk directly from your hotel, adding approximately 1km distance.
Picnic on the beach Following the race, we recommend everyone stay at the event site which is right next to the (fabulous) public beach at Lost Lake. Bring food for a picnic, or (even better), the Alpine Cafe (one of Charlotte's "Healthy Eating in Whistler" venues) runs the concession at Lost Lake beach immediately beside the Barebones finish arena. Our recommendation is to grab a home-made chicken burger from the Alpine Cafe and hang out at the beach, enjoying the great mountain evening.
Saturday July 10 Whistler Village  |  Sprint
Map Snippet -WhistlerVillage.gif ISSOM
1:4,000  with 2.5m contours
Size: 8.5" X 11"

New map. October 2009
Magnus Johansson

Elevation: approx 650m
Terrain A very special sprint map of the complex pedestrian area of Whistler Village. Many twists and turns, lots of different levels, and many covered walk-ways. Some small sections of forest in a predominantly urban setting. Running shoes required - no metal studs allowed.
Officials Course planners: Thomas Nipen, Louise Oram. Controller: Alex Kerr
Registration desk open 7:00am - 10:00am
Quarantine 8:00am (see below)
Start times 8:00am - 9:30am
Maximum time allowed 1 hour
Course closing 10:30am
Awards About 10:00am at Town Plaza
  • Western Canadian Championship (Sprint distance)
  • Negligible climb
  • In order to obtain permission to run in this area we must assign early start times, and promise everyone will be on their best behavior (no running over tourists, no going through flower beds, no running through the uncrossable water features, and so on). We understand this is a race, but please remember we are guests, and there are other guests, and be respectful to other visitors and to landowners and businesses.
Quarantine For fairness, we ask all competitors to enter the quarantine area by 8:00am and remain there until their start time. This area is very close to the finish and has toilets.

We also ask that competitors take a direct route to the assembly area and do not "hunt" for controls before the race.
Town Plaza --> Assembly area 0m
Parking --> Assembly area 100m
Assembly area --> Start 50m
Assembly area --> Finish 0m
Toilets 50m from the start & finish
In the quarantine area

Click here for Whistler Village tourist map

For those staying in Whistler Village, you should walk to the gazebo in Town Plaza. From there you will be directed to the quarantine area.

If you are driving then park in Day Lot 4 and cross the road to the quarantine area by the municipal hall.
Sunday July 11 Brandywine Falls | Middle (WRE)
Map Snippet - Brandywine.gif ISOM
1:10,000 with 4m contours
Size: 8.5" X 11"

Updated May 2010
Magnus Johansson

Last major event: 2006 BC Champs
Elevation: approx 550m
Terrain lava flow pond
 (Lava flow pond)

Marvelous map of a relatively flat area created by ancient lava flow. The volcanic eruptions created unique basalt formations that surround a collection of small ponds and creates an unusually sparse dry hemlock forest with basalt laden soil. Lots of rocks and ponds, very few trails. Forest is a mix of quite open sections and very slow areas created by rocky ground and/or thick undergrowth. Most of the map has uneven footing and so we expect quite slow speeds - around 8min/km for the elite men.
World Ranking Event This race is sanctioned by the IOF as a World Ranking Event. Runners in the men's and women's elite classes (M/W21E) will earn World Ranking points.

IOF World Rankings - standings

IOF Event Advisor: Jan Lien

REMINDER: For the M/W21E classes, in this race only, it is forbidden to wear GPS devices unless there is "no display or audible feedback".

Special WRE Course information:
  M21E W21E
Distance 4.1km 3.7km
Climb 92m 80m
Controls 15 15
Water 1 stop 1 stop
control desc size 10.5cm X 4cm

Officials Course planner: Carol Ross. Controller: Alex Kerr. IOF Event Advisor: Jan Lien.
Registration desk open 8:00am - 11:00am
Start times 9:00am - 10:30am
Maximum time allowed 2 hours
Course closing 12:30pm
Awards Next day, at the Roundhouse BBQ
  • World Ranking Event (WRE)
  • Western Canadian Championship (Middle distance)
  • This is the day of the soccer World Cup Final, which kicks-off at 11:30am local time. To give fans an opportunity to watch the game we have a fairly early start time and have delayed awards until the following day.
Parking --> Assembly area 1200m (approx). Allow at least 15-20 minutes.
Assembly area --> Start 100 m (approx)
Assembly area --> Finish 0m
Toilets Pit toilets in Cal-Cheak campground (by parking)
Port-a-potties 100m from assembly area


Parking is on the Cal-Cheak Forestry Service Road.

Directions to parking from Whistler:

Allow at least 30 minutes, plus 20 minutes for walk from parking to assembly area.

There is no left turn onto the Cal-Cheak Forestry Service road from Highway 99, therefore you must drive all the way south to Brandywine Falls day use area, turn around there (maybe stopping for 15-20 minutes to visit the Falls), and head back north, as follows:

  • From Whistler Village, drive south 17km on Highway 99 to Brandywine Falls day use area. Turn left into the parking lot.
  • Return to the Highway 99 and drive north 4.2km (passing the competition map on your right). Turn right off the highway onto the Cal-Cheak FSR. You will notice sign posts for Cal-Cheak campsite and the Whistler Bungee jump.
  • Drive 0.7km along a dirt road and park well off the road, in the gravel pit area on the left of the road.

Directions to parking from Vancouver:

Depending on your starting location, allow at least 90 minutes plus 20 minutes for walk to the assembly area.

Take Highway 99 to Brandywine Falls then continue north, following directions as above.

Directions from parking to the assembly area:

Allow 15-20 minutes to walk from parking to assembly area.

From the parking follow flagging tape through the Cal-Cheak campsite, crossing Callaghan Creek on the pedestrian suspension bridge and continue along the hiking trails.  This is a scenic hike, though parts of the trail have a lot of roots to step over. The walk is generally flat, mostly along the side of the river.

Monday July 12 Nester's Hill |  Relay
UPDATE  Because of persistent snow, the Whistler Mountain race originally scheduled for July 12th is replaced with this Relay in the morning. The BBQ on the mountain will go ahead as planned in the afternoon. See details below.

Scale: 1:4,000
Contours: 2.5m

Magnus Johansson, updated 2010

Elevation: approx 650m
Last major event: 2006 BC Champs
Terrain The assembly area is on the playing field beside the school. Everything goes up from there! The reward for the physically difficult climb is some lovely forest on top of the hill along with nice rock and contour detail. Relatively dense trail network, popular with mountain bikers. Forest is generally slow on the hillside and faster on top. 
Officials Course planner: Magnus Johansson. Controller: Adrian Zissos
Deadline to enter team lists
8:00 am
Registration desk open
8:30 am Under-15 years old race - Mass start 
9:00 am Relay Mass start
9:45 am  Approx - 2nd mass start of all 2nd leg runners not yet started
10:15 am  Approx - 3rd mass start of all 3rd leg runners not yet started
11:00 am Course closing
1:30 pm BBQ at the Roundhouse on Whistler Mountain
1:30 pm  Silent auction to support the Canadian High Performance Program in its development of young orienteers.
2:30 pm  Awards
5:00 pm Final gondola ride from Roundhouse back down to Whistler Village
  • The early start is to allow more time up in the alpine
  • Because of the tight schedule, we would certainly appreciate help with control pickup starting at 11:00am.
Relay Format 

Relay Format

Three legs, no forking. Leg difficulty is as follows:

  • Leg 1 - 2.6km advanced course.
  • Leg 2 - 2.0km intermediate course.
  • Leg 3 - 3.4km advanced course.

We expect the following fastest times:
Leg 1: 21 minutes
Leg 2: 18 minutes
Leg 3: 27 minutes

Team Composition

  • You should make teams if possible from your club. Orienteers from far away should make teams from your region, or your country
  •  Fill in your  team list and submit to Registration desk before Sunday July 11th at noon. Full details on the  to the Registration desk before Sunday noon.

Each runner will have a certain handicap point value. Points values are based on their age as of 31st December this year as in the table to the right.

Add up all three runners' point values to determine the team's category.

There will be four categories: 0-2 point reams, 3-5 point teams, 6-8 point teams, and 9+ point teams.
Age Male Female
15-16 2 2
17-20 1 2
21-34 0 1
35-49 1 3
50-59 2 4
60-69 3 5
70 & over 5 6

Kids' race

This relay is not suitable for children 14 years old and under. For these young stars we will hold a mass-start race at 8:30am. There will be two courses based on the regular age groups. The courses will be in the vicinity of the school and will allow for lots of cheering.

Non-relay option

If you really, absolutely, definitely don't want to take part in the relay (which would be a tragic decision ;-) we will have a number of extra Leg 1 maps prepared. Report to the special area close to the start line at 8:50am. You will be part of the mass start - to make a big spectacle!

Relay tips - mass starts & following 

To prepare for the chaos of the mass start you must do lots of mental preparation so that you are able to focus on your own navigation and not be distracted by others. To help with this mental preparation, here are two video clips from the absolutely massive Jukola relay ... Video One and Video Two (warning: these take a while to download, but they are worth it).

Following: While following is generally frowned upon in orienteering (actually it is quite against the rules), an exception is made for relays. In fact a lot of the fun of running in a relay is being in a "train" - moving together with other runners much faster than you would if you were alone.



The event center is at Myrtle Philip School, on Lorimer Road west of Highway 99. View a Whistler map.

There is no parking allowed at the event center – all the parking is reserved for other school users. We have been granted permission to use this area only if all participants walk from Whistler Village. Please do not cause trouble by attempting to park at the school or in the surrounding residential areas.

If driving to Whistler:
Park at Day Lot 4 in Whistler Village.
Walk along Lorimer Road west and north for about 1.3km
Allow 25 minutes.

If walking from Whistler Village:
Walk north to Lorimer Road and turn west (crossing Highway 99)
From Aava Hotel, approx 1.7km
Allow 30 minutes.

Toilets  Inside the school.
Enter from the north side of school.
Do not use the school's front entrance.
Remove shoes when you go inside.

There is a room inside if the weather is bad.

Please do not make a mess in the school - and we are looking for volunteers to help sweep / mop the floors when we leave
Monday July 12 Whistler Mountain  |  BBQ
UPDATE  Although the race on the mountain has been cancelled. the social BBQ and sightseeing is going ahead as planned. 
BBQ Take the gondola from Whistler Village up to the Roundhouse and enjoy a nice BBQ and some incredible sightseeing in very special alpine terrain. 
Map Generally rocky ground with great variety of terrain. But you'll just have to take our word for it ;-) Persistent snow covers the map.

We are very disappointed to have cancelled this race. However as a small consolation we will give out the race maps at the BBQ.
1:30 pm BBQ starts
2:30 pm Brandywine Middle distance awards
Relay awards
5:00 pm Last gondola back down to Whistler Village
  • IMPORTANT: You must have a valid gondola ticket to take part in this event. The price of the gondola ticket is included in the race entry fee, however you must pick up your gondola ticket from the Registration desk prior to this event! There will be no event organizers at the bottom of the gondola to help you if you don't bring your ticket! If you can not pickup your ticket and registration package at an earlier race then please email the registrar to make other arrangements.
  • We are not able to refund gondola or BBQ tickets, despite the cancellation of the race.
Directions Take the Whistler Gondola all the way to the top. Get off at the top, at the Roundhouse. The BBQ is in the Glacier View Room

Click here for Whistler Village tourist map showing where to get onto the gondola.
BBQ You must pre-purchase your BBQ ticket using the online registration. There will be no last minute tickets available as we must provide the catering company with final numbers well in advance of the day. It is possible to buy as many BBQ tickets as you wish.
Sightseeing & hiking Your gondola ticket gives you access on the day to all of the lifts running on both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, and on the Peak2Peak gondola that connects the two mountains.

Because of the unseasonably cold weather we expect only a few of the chair lifts to be running. But the Peak2Peak gondola will be running and we highly recommend you enjoy a round trip from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain and back. Maybe stop on Blackcomb and see if you can find some gelatto.

Click here for a map of the summer-time mountain lifts and gondolas.
Tuesday July 13 Vancouver | Stanley Park |  Long/Sprint fusion
1:5,000 with 5m contours
Size: 17" X 11"

Elevation: sea level
Terrain Totem poles in Stanley Park

 Photo: p.m.graham

A very long sprint-style race on a sprint-standard map, visiting the totem poles, the beluga whales (watch video), Coal Harbour, and many other fabulous spots in Vancouver’s iconic park. The courses are designed to show off the scenic wonders of one of the world's great urban parks and we hope they will bring a smile to your face as you navigate through this special place.

Officials Course planner: Meghan Rance. Controller: John Rance
Registration desk open 12:00 noon - 3:00pm
Start times 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Maximum time allowed 2 hours
Course closing 4:30pm
Awards About 4:00pm at Lumbermen's Arch
Course Notes

This race takes part in one of Vancouver's busiest parks. Please be especially courteous to other park users. In particular:

  • Do not enter any flower garden or similar planted area.
  • Obey the ISSOM mapping specification rules about which features may be crossed (see the "Forbidden Features" section above).
  • Run around baseball, cricket, golf games and art sales.
  • The roads are not closed. Use caution and common sense.
  • Respect other park users and take special care to avoid cyclists and roller-skaters. On the seawall there are separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians. Please stay in the pedestrian lane
  • In a busy urban environment controls may disappear or be moved. Be alert to this.
  • Most courses have two maps, placed back-to-back in the map bag. You will need to turn over the map part way through the course.
  • The maps are tabloid size - very big!
  • Water on the course is at public drinking fountains, which are marked on the race map with a purple cup symbol.
  • Running shoes recommended. Metal studs are not allowed.

SportIdent card issues:

  • Some of the courses have more controls than can be stored in some of the lower-capacity SI-cards. To deal with this in the simplest way, we will be using "dummy punches" on the course. These will look and feel to you exactly as a normal control - the only difference is the "dummy controls" will not record a punch in your SI-Card - but your SI-Card will be recorded in the control, so we will know if you were there or not. When you get your splits you will obviously not see a split for the dummy control.
  • For your information:
  • SI-Card 5: 36 punches
    SI-Card 6: 68 punches
    SI-Card 8: 33 punches
    SI-Card 9: 50 punches
  • See here for information about SI-Cards 6, 8, and 9
  • See here for information about SI-Card 5
Directions The assembly area is at Lumbermen's Arch in Stanley Park, 200 meters north of the Aquarium (see the Tourist maps below, check inset "B - around the aquarium"). Park on the roadway west of Lumberman's Arch. There are toilets and a concession at Lumbermen's Arch.

Parking --> Assembly area 200m (approx).
Assembly area --> Start 500 m (approx) - allow 5 minutes.
Assembly area --> Finish 0m
Toilets Toilets near the assembly area

Directions to Stanley Park from Whistler:

Allow at least 120 minutes.

Take Highway 99 south from Whistler and enjoy approximately 90 minutes of stunning scenery, including a wonderful drive along the cliff-shores of Howe Sound. When you reach Horseshoe Bay, stay on Highway 1 and take Exit 13 onto Taylor Way. Follow the signs to Vancouver and cross over the Lions Gate bridge into Stanley Park.

Follow the remaining directions on the tourist map below.
Immediately after crossing the Lions Gate Bridge take the right-hand exit onto Park Drive. Follow this road as it winds around the perimeter of the park, and turn onto North Lagoon Drive. Then turn left and drive under the Stanley Park Causeway, and turn right off the roundabout to rejoin Park Drive. Turn left onto Avison Way and find parking just past the aquarium. Pay parking is in effect throughout the park.

Tourist map

Here are a map and guide showcasing Vancouver's premier park, highlighting Stanley Park's status as one of the great urban parks of the world. The map and guide offers key information on activities, attractions, history, forest and wildlife, hidden gems and more. Information about restaurants, the Seawall, the Children's Farmyard, Miniature Railway, Aquarium and other attractions will help you plan your visit to this exceptional, 1000 acre park located next door to bustling downtown Vancouver.

Download Stanley Park Map + Guide   [2Mb]

Download Stanley Park Map   [867kb]

Wednesday July 14 Vancouver | UBC | Sprint x 1.5

Elevation: Sea level
Terrain This will be a 1.5 X sprint length course through the beautiful ocean-side campus of the University of British Columbia.
Officials Course planners: Jeremy Gordon, Andy Reddin. Controller: Brian Ellis
Registration desk open 8:30am - 11:00am
Start times 9:00am - 10:00am
Maximum time allowed 90 minutes
Course closing 11:30am
Awards About 11:30am
Race awards + 6-Day awards
Quarantine For fairness, we have designated that all areas of the University west of Westbrook Mall are out of bounds on Wednesday morning - other than the path between the North Parkade and McInnes Field, and access to the toilets in the SUB and Student Rec buildings.
UBC Notes

UBC is a delightful and large campus with many UBC attractions in including:

  • Museum of Anthropology. A place of world arts + cultures, highlighting magnificent Northwest Coast carvings and contemporary artwork beneath soaring glass walls overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
  • Blue Whale skeleton at the Museum of Biodiversity. Super cool
  • UBC Aquatics Cente featuring outdoor & indoor pools. A good place to shower, swim, Jacuzzi, lounge around the outdoor pool following the event. Cost about $5.00.
  • Student Recreation Centre, next door to the assembly area, has free showers and change rooms available.
Parking --> Assembly area 100m
Assembly area --> Start 0m
Assembly area --> Finish 0m
Toilets In Student Rec Center or in SUB bulding. Both within 100m of assembly area.

The assembly area is at McInnes Field.

Parking is adjacent to the assembly area in the "North Parkade".". Cost is $1.75/30 minutes (ouch) to a maximum of $13. Turn off Westbrook Mall into Student Union Blvd. To reach the assembly area from the parkade, head south-east across Student Union Blvd to the large grassy field.

Alternative parking is available for a flat-fee of $5.50 at Westbrook Mall and Agronomy Road, by the "Thunderbird Parkage". If you park here, you must walk north along Westbrook Mall to the assembly area. All parts of the university west of Westbrook Mall are out of bounds.


Course Lengths


Column descriptions:

Class Age TD Lost Lake Whistler
Brandywine Whistler
    km km km km km km
M-10A 10 & under 1 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.3 2.0 1.9
M-12A 12 & under 1 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.3 2.0 1.9
M-14A 14 & under 2 2.3 1.2 1.8 1.7 2.0 1.9
M-16A 16 & under 3 3.2 2.5 1.7 2.6 7.5 4.3
M-20A 20 & under 5 8.0 2.9 3.7 4.8 10.0 4.9
M21E All 5 10.2 2.9 4.2 5.2 10.0 4.9
M35 35 & over 5 8.0 2.9 3.7 4.8 10.0 4.9
M45 45 & over 5 6.2 2.9 2.7 2.9 10.0 4.9
M55 55 & over 5 4.8 2.0 2.4 3.2 6.4 3.9
M65 65 & over 5 3.7 2.0 2.3 2.9 6.4 3.9
M75 75 & over 4 2.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 4.1 3.2
M80+ 80 & over 4 2.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 4.1 3.2
M-12B 12 & under 1 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.3 2.0 1.9
M-14B 14 & under 1 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.3 2.0 1.9
M-16B 16 & under 2 2.3 1.4 1.8 1.7 4.1 3.2
M-20B 20 & under 5 3.2 1.4 1.7 2.6 4.1 3.2
M21B All 4 4.8 2.0 2.4 3.2 6.4 3.9
W-10A 10 & under 1 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.3 2.0 1.9
W-12A 12 & under 1 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.3 2.0 1.9
W-14A 14 & under 2 2.3 1.2 1.8 1.7 2.0 1.9
W-16A 16 & under 3 3.2 2.5 1.7 2.6 7.5 4.3
W-20A 20 & under 5 6.2 2.5 2.7 2.9 7.5 4.3
W21E All 5 8.0 2.5 3.7 4.8 7.5 4.3
W35 35 & over 5 6.2 2.5 2.7 2.9 7.5 4.3
W45 45 & over 5 3.7 2.0 2.3 2.9 6.4 3.9
W55 55 & over 5 3.3 1.4 1.8 2.8 4.1 3.2
W65 65 & over 4 2.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 4.1 3.2
W75 75 & over 4 2.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 4.1 3.2
W80+ 80 & over 4 2.5 1.4 1.5 1.6 4.1 3.2
W-12B 12 & under 1 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.3 2.0 1.9
W-14B 14 & under 1 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.3 2.0 1.9
W-16B 16 & under 2 2.3 1.4 1.8 1.7 4.1 3.2
W-20B 20 & under 5 3.2 1.4 1.7 2.6 4.1 3.2
W21B All 4 3.7 2.0 2.3 2.9 6.4 3.9
TR1 - Open Beginner All 1 1.7 1.2 1.5 1.3 2.0 1.9
TR 2 - Open Beginner Plus All 2 2.3 1.4 1.8 1.7 4.1 3.2
TR3 - Open Intermediate All 3 3.2 2.0 1.7 2.6 6.4 3.9
TR 4 - Open Advanced All 4 2.5 2.5 1.5 1.6 7.5 4.3
TR 5 -Open Expert All 5 3.7 2.9 2.3 2.9 10.0 4.9
Adventure Run All  All   2.9 10.0 4.9