Organizer: Michael Lucente (Event Director)

April 19, 2015: Results by class and overall are now available! Scroll to the bottom of this page for some great photos from the day. Thanks to all our runners. We had a great time and we hope you did too!

April 16, 2015 Update: Here is a link to the race instructions. Please read before race day, and be prepared for a great day. The trails are quite dry, and the weather forecast looks great!

April 9, 2015 Update: Our race headquarters will be in the Hespeler Scout House in Forbes Park.

Active Cambridge and Stars Orienteering are hosting the Annual Cambridge Urban Adventure Race. Join the fun on 19th April 2015. This year will be unveiling brand new maps of hilly Hespeler. Navigate your way around beautiful Hespeler in search of checkpoints and challenges that will test your teamwork and endurance.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories including best poker hand determined by the playing cards you collect as you meet the challenges at designated checkpoints.

This course is for everyone including experienced orienteers, people who love to run and those who just want to get out and have a fun experience in a great atmosphere.

Race Format

Teams will have a two hour time limit to visit as many checkpoints as possible in any order. In addition to the urban checkpoints, there will be three optional navigation courses in three parks in Cambridge (about 1km course in each park). At the end of the race, teams will receive 1 playing card for every checkpoint reached and 2 playing cards for every navigation course completed. Teams will be ranked based on most checkpoints completed, and the best poker hand. Shortest distance to obtain 'one hand of cards' (i.e. 5 points ) is about 5km. To complete the full course ( all controls + 3 navigation courses ) will be aproximative 14km. Anything in between and your team will be ranked.


9:00-9:30 Registration. Pick up your race maps, bibs, and timing stick.

9:40-9:50 Pre-race briefing. Everyone must be in attendance.

10:00 Race Start

12:00 Course closes.


Please join us on March 28 at Homer Watson Park for a training session. The training session is $10 or free for Stars members and participants of ARK-KW. For more information and registration click here.


Category Early fee
(To Feb. 14)
Normal fee
(To April 10)

Late fee
(To April 14)

Race day fee
only 10 extra teams
Team of Two (over 18) $35/team $45/team $55/team $65/team
Team of Two (18 and under) $25/team $35/team $45/team $55/team
Team of Two (parent and child under 14) $25/team $35/team $45/team $55/team
Team of Two ( Stars Members) $25/team $35/team $45/team $55/team




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