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  •  THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE ORIENTEERING ACTIVITIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
    - for small group training - contact coaching coordinator (under Contacts)
    - DIY Map Run event West Parklands - has a nominal event date of May 15th (see  Eventor) but courses can be done anytime
    - DIY Map Run event Belair NP - has a nominal event date of May 22nd (see event calendar and Eventor but courses can be done anytime
    - DIY Map Run event South Parklands  - has a nominal event date of May 29th  (see event calendar and Eventor) but can be done anytime
    - for more information on the MapRun courses see the Mobile DIY Orienteering page
    - other activities in the article below - "Orienteering at Home" including Minecraft orienteering
  • The June edition of the Australian Orienteer is now available online.
  • First SA Champion in Orienteering Dies. The Advertiser on May 9th contained a tribute to Carl Cederblad on page 83. Carl won the very first SA Championships in Orienteering on 9th September 1956 at Mt Crawford.  43 runners competed that day.The news of Carl’s passing was shared with John Lyon by Andrew Jeffries, who was, himself, a runner in that first Championship. Andrew encouraged many students from Marryatville High School to take part in the School Championships until his retirement. Orienteering came to SA from Estonia, via Jess Jarver, who was a fitness Coach with the National Fitness Council. Jess Jarver who has been dead for some time, , Neville Scott (who died last year) and Carl Cederblad all were competitors together back when maps were less accurate.Thanks to these pioneers we enjoy this sport in SA today. Carl was also elected Hon . Secretaru of the newly formed South Australian Orienteering Club late in 1956. Carl died on 4th May and a celebration of this life will be later. 

  •  The Maps for the  permanent courses at Thorndon Park & Para Wirra updated. For information about these and other permanent courses go to About Orienteering -> DIY Orienteering.

Twilight Series 2018 - 19

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The 2018 - 19 Twilight Series starts on Friday 23rd November, with an event starting at 6 PM in the south eastern Adelaide Parklands. Each event will over 3 standard line courses (visit the controls in order) with distances around 2, 4 and 6 km (straight line distance). In addition a scatter course is available, where you choose the controls to visit and do so in any order.

All courses are available to runner and walkers, teams and individuals, and involve simple map reading techniques similar to reading a street map. Start times are between 6 to 7 PM, so you can start any time in that interval, provided you finish by 8pm when courses close.

For each event, pre-entry by the Tuesday evening before the event, at discounted fees is possible – see the event links on the right of this page. For SE Parklands event only, deadline has been extended to Wednesday evening. Directions to each event are in the event details.

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