Summer Orienteering

OSA's Summer Orienteering Program is held across Metropolitan Adelaide during the warmer months. Events are generally held on Friday evenings through November to February.

Kicking off with the Twilight Series (followed by the Sprint Series in February.), it's a fun way to introduce friends to the sport. Come prepared for a walk/run around parks and streets (wear walking or running shoes).

Each Twilight Series event has 3 line (point to point courses) courses  from around 2 - 6 km, and a Scatter Course (you choose the controls to visit).  Courses are available to runners and walkers, teams/groups (e.g. families with children) and individuals.  No experience required as courses involve simple map reading. 

And for the younger ones, each event has some Orienteering games targeted at the under 7 years old (Kid-O). For the activities on offer at the Nov-Dec events - see thsi flyer.

Click the links below to register on Eventor, if you are new see the document on How to Register as a Casual Orienteer choosing Orienteeing SA, 2023 as the year and "Casuals SA" as the club (or contact the event organiser for any assistance).

Twilight and Sprint Series events are held on park and street maps.  For the basics of the orienteering course and map used for these event, see the information sheet below the event list. And under that is an example of a typical summer orienteering sprint course.

Note: If the forecast temperature in the event location is over 35 degress at around 6 PM, courses will be available, but non-competitive.  Events may be cancelled if extreme heat is forecast.

Twilight Series

In 2022 first event is Friday 18 with events through to end of January 2023

Events have start times from 6 - 7 PM, with course closure at 8 PM


Friday Nov 18 - North Adelaide

Friday Nov 25 - Oakden Wetlands

Friday Dec 2 - Bonython Park

Friday Dec 9 - Coromandel Valley - Flagstaff Hill

Friday Dec 16 - Goodwood - Millswood

Break over Christmas - New Year

Friday Jan 13 - Torrens Linear Park - Hackney

Friday Jan 20 - St Clair

Firday Jan 27 - SE Parklands and wetlands


Snap Sprint Series

2023 events will be held on 4 Friday evenings in February - 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th - final event details to come. Locations are

 3rd February- Adelaide Botanic Gardens
10th February- Adelaide University
17th February- Belair National Park
24th February- Lochiel (Campbelltown)

Basics of Orienteering Map and Course


 Sample Snap Sprint Map:

Underdale Long


Kid - O

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