Athlete Profile

Lukas Raz

Team Canada Program Athlete 2021-2023


  • Born: 2005
  • Hometown: Ottawa
  • Currently Living: Ottawa
  • Orienteers for: Orienteering Ottawa
  • Occupation: Student
  • Training Log: Attackpoint


Q: How did you first get involved in orienteering?
A: I first started orienteering through the youth programs offered by my club when I was 8. At first it was just for something to do outside, but then I started to enjoy the actual competition. From there, the first big event I ever went too was the North American Champs, and the Canadian Championships not long after. Since then, our family has been traveling and competing at any event we can get too.

Q: If you had one tip for young orienteers what would it be?
A: Take the time to enjoy all the areas you get to travel too and see.

Q: What would a typical week of training look like for you?
A: Lots of strength training, with lots of smaller runs interspersed. Depending on the season I also love to do snowshoe running and cross country skiing.

Q: How do you normally prepare for an important race?
A: A lot of training and mental preparation. Spending time going over past mistakes is always a helpful thing to do. Every race is different which can sometimes make it seem hard to prepare, however after orienteering for a while, you realize there are so many skills that always need to be practiced, so I always have something to focus on as I approach a big race.

Q: What is your big life orienteering goal?
A: To perform at the best of my ability. I don't have any goals for a specific event, I just want to be proud of what I do.

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