Navigation for adventure racing and orienteering are NOT the same thing. Orienteering deals with finding precise markers using accurate, detailed maps. In adventure racing, navigation is about interpreting ambiguous and sometimes incomplete information to find distinct (and usually obvious) points. Our navigation classes are specifically designed to help you in wilderness-based adventure races.

The fundamentals of navigation (reading a map and compass) are actually quite logical and straightforward when properly explained. The real challenge comes in route selection, strategy and interpretation of information. On a 1:50,000 scale map (the standard for adventure races in Canada) there is rarely enough detail to know exactly what lies between you and the next checkpoint. As well, maps are often out of date and incomplete. The best strategy usually comes from knowing which features and information on the map you can trust as well as reading into what is not shown.

Win a pair of Rudy Project Sunglasses!

Take any course from Lawrence Foster race course designer for the Adventure Racing World Championships and Captain of Team Holofiber and you could win a pair of Rudy Projects! Also, at every course taught by Lawrence you get a free copy of Adventure Sports Magazine!

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Running Free - Markham, ON
708 Denison Street
Markham, Ontario
L3R 1C1
CLICK HERE to get directions to Running Free.

As an added bonus, we have arranged some great deals with Running Free:

  • If you sign up for an in-store class held at Running Free and a field course, you get a $25 Running Free gift certificate!

  • At each in-store event at Running Free, you get personalized shopping with member discount rates for that night only.

Gears Bike Shop - Mississauga, ON
176 Lakeshore Road West
Mississauga, Ontario L5H 1G3
CLICK HERE to get directions to Gears Bike Shop.

The Holistic Clinic - Ottawa, ON
2211 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
CLICK HERE for more information about The Holistic Clinic.


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