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world City Chase series and attributes
part of her success to a capacity for
short bursts of speed gained in part from
sprint orienteering.
Bina Billington, a local runner and three-
time marathoner is a relative newcomer to
the sport of orienteering, yet she is already
addicted. “Orienteering is a great way to be
Hiking on Top of the World
active and improve fitness because your
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mind is totally occupied with trying to find
the control, instead of with the exertion.
Alpine Wilderness
And each time you find a control, it’s like
June 20 ~ September 30
a small victory; kind of like getting the
finish-line buzz multiple times.” With most
Situated along alpine lakes and fields of
events having between 12-16 controls,
wildflowers, the Sunshine Meadows have
that’s a lot of endorphins with which to
miles and miles of uncrowned trails above
boost your Wednesday evening. Billington
treeline. Hourly shuttle bus services and
also promotes the sport because it is cheap
guided hikes.
and family friendly. Her 10-year old son, a
member of the vibrant and well-organized
junior program, receives weekly coaching at
For more information and pricing, please
contact White Mountain Adventures.
Phone: (403) 762-7889
Cheat Death, Bypass Hell,
Be a part of the madness...
Register online.
Volunteers eligible to win
the same time she is racing. In orienteering
a race entry pass
you can walk, run, and challenge yourself to
and other great prizes!
better your own performance, or compete
with others to vie for points on the summer
racing circuit. No matter what your goals
are, orienteering consistently provides
participants with a great way to explore the
outdoors and improve fitness.
Most major cities have clubs that put
on weekly events in urban and wilderness
August 2-3, 2008
parks, and larger meets in surrounding
forested areas.
Grande Cache, AB
For more information on how to get
started in Calgary and to find the summer
schedule, visit
Nicki Rehn is an avid outdoor enthusiast
Individual or Relay. 125 km. 3 summits. 12500’ elevation gain. 1 major river crossing.
and is currently the president of the Foothills Go Like Hell
Wanderers Orienteering Club.
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