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Orienteering classes, event offered in Spokane

John Beck of the Eastern Washington Orienteering club, in yellow, teaches a family how to read an orienteering map.   (Rich Landers)
John Beck of the Eastern Washington Orienteering club, in yellow, teaches a family how to read an orienteering map. (Rich Landers)

NAVIGATION – A day of orienteering classes and activities geared to novices is set for Sept. 21 to celebrate National Orienteering Week at the Gonzaga  University campus.

Orienteering is a wild-land navigation race in which participants  use a map and a compass to complete a course.

“This is an easy sport to learn, a great team building activity, and ideal for families who enjoy the outdoors,” said John Beck of the Eastern Washington Orienteering Club.

The group is among 61 clubs across the country organizing activities to introduce people to this active sport that requires the mind to be fully engaged.

The free portion of the event runs from 11 a.m.-noon outdoors on the Gonzaga campus.

To get the most out of the day, participants should register with Spokane Parks and Recreation for the Introduction to Orienteering class that begins at 9:30 a.m. and-or the  Orienteering Skills class that starts after the public activity at 1 p.m.

Preregister for the formal classes by Wednesday, Sept. 18.

  • The orienteering classes are listed under “adults: outdoor – hiking.” Preregistration is required for those classes but not for the outdoor event.

Contact: John Beck – (509) 838-7078 or beck@jepson.gonzaga.edu




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