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City of Trees Orienteering Club meets at Julia Davis Park, Boise State campus

Posted: 4:16 PM, Jan 18, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-18 18:20:40-05

BOISE, Idaho — You may have seen some folks running around the Julia Davis Park or the Boise State campus on Saturday.

Those folks were a part of the City of Trees Orienteering Club, or CTOC.

Orienteering is the sport and practice of using a map and compass to navigate across rough country in a time trial.

"I like it because I'm not the strongest runner, but with orienteering, the combination of running and navigation, you don't have to be the strongest runner to win," said Katrina Wright, CTOC Meet Director. "You can have a good navigation skill as well [to win]."

The meet was said to be suitable for beginners who want a first-time experience with the sport, with experienced members providing instructions for novice orienteers.
The novice course was held in Julia Davis Park, with longer more advanced courses held on the Boise State campus.

The CTOC holds monthly meetings each year, with the next meeting taking place at Eagle Island, on February 15th.

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