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Orienteers team-up for fun relay challenge

Orienteering is normally an individual sport, but last night participants were divided into teams to tackle the Just-4-Fun Relay on the Kopper King map.

“They’re really fun and it’s a twist and changes the whole atmosphere of how the event works,” said event organizer, Forest Pearson, who has previously organized fun relays on the orienteering circuit in Yukon.

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Athletes take part in a mass start during a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Athletes take part in a mass start during a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Matthias Purdon enters the finish chute during a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Matthias Purdon enters the finish chute during a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Athletes take part in a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Athletes take part in a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Athletes tag off during a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Athletes tag off during a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Athletes tag off during a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Athletes tag off during a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Caelan McLean takes part in a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Caelan McLean takes part in a fun orienteering relay near Kopper King on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2016. Photo by Marissa Tiel

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