Street/park orienteering is back

Take advantage of the more relaxed Covid-19 restrictions and get some fresh air. Park and Street Orienteering is a fun, social way to give your body and mind a great workout. Park and Street Orienteering is enjoyed by hundreds of people of all ages and abilities, from toddlers to eighty-somethings, from elite athletes to social strollers. Be as competitive or as casual as you like. Walk or run; compete individually or in a group.

Our summer series of twilight events for 2021-22 will be held each Wednesday evening throughout November and February. Start times will be from 5 to 6 pm with a 45 minute time limit.

The format for these events will be a little different from previous years. Up to 20 controls will be scattered over the map and you will have 45 minutes to score as many points as possible. In some cases all controls will be of equal value; in others some controls may be worth more points than others. There will also be penalties for returning late.

No physical control markers will be used. Instead you will use the MapRun app on a GPS-enabled phone to track your route and record the controls visited.

Entry fees

Fees for these events will be $5 per event regardless of age and whether individual or group.

For the first time at our events fees can be paid by credit card or cash at the event

What you need

  • Smart phone loaded with MapRun6 (get it from the App Store or Google Play – more details here)
  • Make sure your phone is charged
  • Shoes and clothing for walking or running
  • A compass is not needed
  • Paper maps will be provided, or you can use the map on the MapRun app
  • Water bottle; best to have a good drink before you start, especially in warm weather

Venues

November 3 Arboretum
November 10 Bruce Browning Park, adjacent to Ben Venue School
November 17 Alma Park, Queen Street, Uralla
November 24 Elizabeth Park Playing fields, 60 O’Dell Street

Venues for February will be published later.

Covid-19 check-in

You will be required to check-in at the event with the Service NSW QR code.