Where do I begin? A good start to learning about adventure racing and navigation/orienteering is to attend a clinic or click on one of the presentations below and blog posts (right side) and teach yourself. It’s not difficult, although we definitely recommend practicing a few times before the race, even just in your neighborhood with Google Maps at the least. Thanks to Michael Boks for sharing some content. Don’t hesitate to e-mail me if you have any questions.
For those of you attending an upcoming clinic, here is what you’ll want to print out (you can follow along with the presentation on your phone to safe paper, but please print the waiver and map if possible).
Navigation Clinic (please print the following materials)
- Clinic Presentation (ok to view on your phone)
- Orienteering Course Map – Seidman Park (please print)
- Waiver (print and sign if you did not register online at the BikeReg site)
- MI Backyard (now Michigan Adventure Club) race analysis. Cooper and Michelle Green and guest racers explain their logic for route selection from Michigan Adventure Races and other events.
- Mark Lattanzi’s Navigation Tips site. Another great resource for navigation education from an expert navigator.
- Search for “adventure racing” and “orienteering” on the web for additional information.