|June 13 -- 10:00am
|June 13 -- 4:00pm
||Trinity Western University
|June 13 -- evening
||Trinity Western University
|June 14 -- 10:00am
|Course4||W55-64, M/W65-74, M/WOpen4
|Course5||W45-54, M55-64, W21-34A, M/WOpen5
|Course6||W35-44, M45-54, M17-20, M21-34A, M/WOpen6
|Course7||W21-34Elite, M35-44, MOpen7
Winning times: Winning times for the sprint are 12-15
minutes for all courses. Winning times for the middle are between 20 and
35 minutes. Winning times for the long are between 20 minutes for Course 1
and 90 minutes for Course 8.
Bolded categories are competitive
Championship categories. Open categories are intended for participants
who wishes to run a shorter/less difficult course than their age category
course. Newcomer courses are for participants who are new to the sport.
and Terrain Description
Sumas Mountain is a 900
metre high forested hill, located directly
by the TransCanada Hwy1 between Abbotsford
and Chilliwack. The brand new orienteering
map covers the upper portion of the
hill, extending from around 650 metres
elevation to the top. The area is dominated
by extraordinary old-growth
forest with open and fast running, as
you can see in the video and photos
on this website. There are plenty of
rich contour and rock features, as well
as some very steep slopes. To avoid
excessive climb on the courses, they
will start high and finish low on the
To get to the map, take
exit 95 from Hwy1 and follow the North
Parallel Road east for 2 km. Turn left
on Sumas Mountain Road. Continue on
Sumas Mountain Road, which turns into
Upper Sumas Mountain Road, for 15 km.
Follow signs for Sumas Mountain Regional
Park. Turn right at Batt Road and then,
after 1 km, turn right again at Taggart
Road. From this point there is at least
6 km of gravel road, which is a bit
Allow at least 40 minutes from the Hwy1
exit to reach the map.
Trinity Western University campus is
located beside Hwy1, not far from Fort
Langley. The campus is relatively small,
but contains significant areas of park
and grass between the buildings, as
well as some forest around the edges.
The area has very little climb, but
offers classic sprint terrain, with
challenging route choice and fast running.
To get to TWU, take exit 66 from Hwy1.
Head south on 232 St (also signed as
Hwy10) for 3 km and turn right at Glover
Road. Drive north for 1 km and turn
right to enter the campus.
Allow at least 60 minutes from the top
of Sumas Mountain to the campus
and 50 minutes from downtown Vancouver
(in low traffic).
For something to do while not orienteering
The accommodation and banquet will conveniently
be at the TWU Campus
itself. The group rate for overnight
accommodation is $40 per person per
day. This rate is based on double occupancy
(two people sharing one room) and includes
pillow, pillow case, sheets, blanket
and towels. The residence style is two
rooms sharing one adjoining bathroom;
each room has two twin size beds.
Check these websites for Camping