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For upcoming orienteering events see the Event Calendar or Upcoming events to right

To do orienteering in your own time - see our Permanent Courses or virtual courses using the MapRun phone app


  • Entries for Xmas 5-Days are now open and close on Dec 14th.
  • The online December edition of the Australian Orienteer is now available. Go to About Us -> News -> Australian Orienteer.
  • Memberships for 2022 are now open. Sport Voucher applications are also open now. They have been extended & are now available for students aged 5-15 as of 31/12/2022. For more information go to About Orienteering -> Join Now  A good time for non members to consider joining now as it includes members entry rates at events in Nov & Dec 2021

Summer Orienteering

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The Adelaide series of parklands – street events comprising the Twilight Series begins on 19th November, with a series of 8 events through to the end of January.

Each event will provide the following courses

• Short 20 min winning time, 2-3 km, Easy – suitable for the younger juniors and newcomers
• Medium 30 min winning time, 3.5 - 4.5 km, also suitable for newcomers who want a longer course
• Long 40 min winning time, 5.5- 6.5 km, for the fitter person
• Scatter-O 45 min winning time, 5.5-7.5 km, choose the controls to be visited

The basics of the orienteering map and course used for these events are shown below:

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The areas used generally comprise parklands, with some of the longer courses having some street sections.

These events are open to anyone to participate, and you can jog or walk as an individual, or as a group of family members or friends. 

Event fees are listed under each event, and for the full program see the Summer Orienteering page.

Folloiwing the Twilight Series, the format shfts to shorter courses through February - with each event comprising the Sprint Series offering 3 courses (around 3.5 km, 2 km and 1.5km) using more detailed maps.

Other one-off events held over the summer are listed under the event calendar

MapRun Spring Series

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Orienteering SA has organised a special MapRun Spring Series, launching October 17 at Bonython Park, North Adelaide.

The series will cover a variety of terrains from parkland to bush areas, and courses formats across October and November, leading into the Twilight Series. Full details will be available on the OSA Facebook and Instagram channels, and on our Eventor calendar

The MapRun Spring series comprises four events, all listed in Eventor

Sunday October 17th – Bonython Park – Scatter courses – you can pre-order PDF maps for this event if you want to attend at the nominated event time (10 AM to 11:30 AM). Also download the MpaRun app before the event, and add your details.  Instructions will be provided on how to use MapRun.

Sunday October 24th – Sturt Gorge and Blackwood Hills – Longer trail running format line courses in a bush area with many tracks

Sunday October 31st – Anstey Hill = Line courses in a bush area with many paths and interesting historical quarry areas

Sunday November 7th – Adelaide Parklands vising many of the monuments north of the city – Score Courses

For the nominated event dates see our Event Calendar

 

Each event in the MapRun Spring Series will provide courses that can be completed using MapRun; a PDF of the map will also be available for download a few days before the nominal event date to use with MapRun, or if you just want to navigate on a paper map only.  Once you complete a course, MapRun allows you to compare your time against other map-runners.

MapRun6 is a phone app that uses your smartphone for timing and tracking as you go round an orienteering course displayed on your phone screen.  The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the iPhone App Store

For details on the MapRun phone app  and how to sue MapRun see - https://www.sa.orienteering.asn.au/about-orienteering/new-to-orienteering/mobile-orienteering
 
This site also lists other MapRun courses that can be done anytime.

Also download the series brochure here.

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