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The Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club invites everyone to participate in the 2004 BC Orienteering Championships. The event takes place from September 24 to 26. The event kicks off on Friday evening with a new orienteering discipline. For the first time ever, the BC Sprint Champions will be determined in the heart of Vancouver at Queen Elizabeth Park. The classic and short distance race will follow in the forest north of the city of Maple Ridge. This terrain contains mostly open forest of good visibility, but with sections of slower running due to deadfall. Considerable amounts of contour, rock, and cliff detail makes for challenging and detailed orienteering. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience orienteering in the lower mainland in carefully chosen terrain.


Day Date Time Event Location
Friday evening Sep 24 5:30 pm Sprint Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver
Saturday Sep 25 noon Classic Silver Valley East
Saturday evening Sep 25 6:00 pm Banquet  
Sunday Sep 26 10:00 am Short Silver Valley West

Important dates

Date Location
August 16 Early Bird registration ($3 off per day)
September 8 Regular Registration deadline
September 15 Late registration deadline (50% extra)


The Sport Ident electronic timing system will be used on all three days. If you do not own one you can rent one from the club for $2 per day.

Start lists

The start lists will be posted on this website on Monday September 20th. Start times will randomly be assigned. Starts will run from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Friday, noon to 1:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Sunday.


Will be arranged. Sprint and Classic event awards will be presented here.


Winners of all categories of the sprint distance championships will be awarded technical shirts from Axis Gear. There will also be special awards for winners of elite categories in the two subsequent days.


The official campsite for this event is the Maple Ridge Campground. The campground is conveniently located only five minutes by car from the events on Saturday and Sunday. The banquet on Saturday is a short walk from the campground. The campsite charges $20 per site for two tents, one car, and up to 6 people. The second night is $10. This price includes a pass to the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre for all people at the site. The Leisure Centre has showers, several pools, saunas, and an exercise room.

At the campsite itself there are toilets but no showers.

Call 604 467 7357 (from 12 noon to 8:00pm) to make reservations.

For hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast locations, visit http://mapleridge-pittmeadows.com/.


To be named a BC orienteering champion, the participant must:
       Have resided in BC for the last 6 months
       Be a member of the Orienteering Association of BC (to become a member, visit

Recreation courses

Courses are also offered for recreational and non competitive runners. The three courses offered are:

Open 1 (beginner's course)
Open 2 (short advanced course)
Open 3 (long advanced course)

These courses are offered all three days. The procedure to register is the same as for competitive competitors. It is done online through Sporg (see the Registration page).

Sunday's three recreational courses can also be entered on the day. To do this you only need to notify the organisers by e-mail (tnnipen@interchange.ubc.ca) that you would like to come (before Tuesday September 21, 2004). This is self timed and you can start when you want. The cost is $10 per map and you can pay when you arrive at the event. Again, this is only available on the Sunday event.



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