Ride or volunteer at the 6 In The Stix mountain biking festival in Cranbrook, BC on Sept 17-18. Youth Stix riders 2-14 y/o hit the race course on Saturday, and the 6 hours of solo or team of 2 riding and 1ap Stix are all on fun and windy trails on Sunday. Family-friendly event that suits all abilities. Go to to register before Aug 31 & save $.
8 humans and 2 dogs ran out Elbow Rd to Apache to Home Run and back Powerline. Kept the pace a bit faster as it is a pretty flat loop. Great views, great company. Thanks friends! See you next week.
Monday Night run is happening. Hope to see you out at 6pm at Higgins St Nature Park entrance.
Pursuit of Excellence Fund. Did you know that the Kootenay Orienteering and Trail Running Club supports club members who are competitors at regional and national events or those taking coaching or official training? The application form is found at and must be submitted by Sept. 30 for consideration. Grant Amounts Applicable: ● Up to $150 for regional events (within BC but greater than 100 km from home location). ● Up to $300 for larger events (events with 100+ participants, provincial or national championships). ● Grants will be considered based on cost of entry / registration, travel costs. Amount not to exceed total entry & travel cost. (Confirmation of event participation & a copy of receipts will be required prior to payment of grant.) Pursuit of Athletic Excellence Details ● This grant is available to KOC members who travel to participate in major orienteering & trail­running events. ● This grant is available to KOC members who travel to officiate orienteering events. ● This grant is available to KOC members who travel to orienteering training camps & trail­running camps. ● This grant is available to KOC members who travel to sport development clinics (eg: officials/coaching clinics). Requirements for applications for the Pursuit of Athletic Excellence Grant: ● Applicants must be KOC members in good standing and have participated in or been actively involved in club events within the past year ● Applicants must be BC residents for the last 12 months prior to the event. ● Applicants may apply for grant up to 30 days after event. ● Funding is approved on a first come­first served basis to the limit of the annual POE budget. ● Junior applicants < 17 years will require a coach or approved chaperone. Kootenay Orienteering Club members are eligible for one Pursuit of Excellence grant per year.
Another great Monday! Thanks for the company all! See you next week! Good luck to our Black Spur racers ( Mandi, Paddy, and Nat ) next Saturday!!!! You have all put in the work and will do awesome.


Who are we? The Kootenay Orienteering Club hosts orienteering and trail running events in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, in particular, in the Rossland, Cranbrook and Kimberley areas. 


More than just a run, orienteering combines fitness, strategy, map reading, and navigation skills to find a series of pre-set check -points.  

Trail Running

Trail running get's you off the roads and onto softer ground. Whether running along a forest trail, over a hill or through an open field, training running can be both invigorating and great for your health.

Why Just Run?

Our focus is to have fun while you run. The best way to get started is to just come out to any of the orienteering or trail running events. Our Thursday night TNT's are a perfect place to get started. If you arrive a few minutes before the starting time, we will give you a brief introduction and then you can go around all or part of a course, on your own or with someone else. It's easy to learn and a lot of fun.

Pursuit of Excellence

A fund to promote and support athlete, coaching and officials development.  This fund is available to club members on an annual basis. Annual submissions must be made by September 30th.

Pursuit of Excellence Application Form


Club membership is only $5.00 per year. (Join).