Fall has always been the best time for orienteering, and this year is not any different. In the coming weeks, the schedule is packed with many events, some close to Montreal, and others further away. It starts on the weekend of October 5-6, when Accro O Sport is hosting an event in Granby on Saturday, and the Ramblers are having their classic event on Ile Perrot on Sunday. On the following Thanksgiving weekend, two events will take place in the Laurentian near Morin Heights: On Saturday a 3-hour Rogaine, and on Sunday a classic event at the Viking Ski Club on a new map. An opportunity to spend the night in the Laurentian and make a weekend out of it!
The highlight of the fall season is the Boulder Dash in New Hampshire, a 4-hour drive south of Montreal, on October 18-19. It is a two-day classic event – and also the US Masters Nationals – definitely worth the trip. On the following weekend, Rogaine enthusiast can go to the Gatineau Park and Challenge the GATs on Saturday. The day after, the Ramblers are hosting their traditional event at Morgan Arboretum, on Sunday October 27.
The last big event of the season will be the Ontario Championship in Guelph, with a Sprint, Middle and Long Distance event on November 2-3. On the same weekend, the Ramblers are planning their annual Score-O. Some details are still in the works – expect some changes from previous years!
Full calendar and more details as usual on our events page.