Coming Events

Tue 23 Jul 7:30 pm
Orienteering NSW July Board Meeting

Wed 24 Jul 4:00 pm
2024 Sydney MapRun #2 Putney
Putney Park Toilets (South), Pellisier Rd, Putney

Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Arcadia
Vision Valley, 7 Vision Valley Rd, Arcadia

Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Hills District - Baulkham Hills
Meet at 2nd Baulkham Hills Scout Hall, 25 Jasper Rd, Baulkham Hills
Sat 27 Jul 9:30 am
SOS Term 3 Season Pass

Sat 27 Jul 10:00 am
Learn to Orienteer - Port Macquarie
Mackillop College Oval.

Sat 27 Jul 2:00 pm
Jetty Foreshores Orienteering
Jetty Foreshores, Coffs Harbour

Sun 28 Jul 9:30 am
2024 Metro League #4 - Clay Pan
Tristram Road Reserve, Ben Love Place, Beacon Hill

Sun 28 Jul 9:30 am
NOY 6 - Belford National Park
“Belford National Park”. Scale 1:10 000. 5m contours. Remapped: Ian Dempsey 2015. Partial updates: Glenn Burgess 2023-24.

Sun 28 Jul 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #5, Goombargana

Welcome to Orienteering NSW

Orienteering is a sport that challenges both the body and the mind. It's also loads of fun!

The aim is to use a special orienteering map to navigate your way around a course and visit marked check points along the way. You choose a course that suits your age and experience and proceed at your own pace: walk, jog or run. It is a race but you decide if you want to just race yourself or be the next world champion! The course may take you through urban areas, parks, schools, farmland or forests.

Events are conducted weekly across NSW and beginners are welcome at all events.

New to orienteering? Click here for more information.

Want to enter an event? You can see what's on by looking at the Coming Events at left or by going to the Event Calendar. Some events are enter on the day - you just turn up and register at the start. Other events require pre-entry and for that you need to know about (and register with) Eventor - read the Eventor FAQ.

Sydney's new Maprun series

Sydney's new Maprun series organised by Nick Barlow - Board Member and Garingal member

Venue: Putney Park Toilets (South), Pellisier Rd, Putney
Format: 45 minute score course
Start: 4:00pm on Wed 24th July.
Course closure: Midnight Thurs 25th July
The Sydney MapRun series offers great orienteering in Sydney, utilising the city's best parks, reserves, beaches, harbour-side and bush areas.
Find out what’s in your backyard and explore Sydney.
Run anytime from Wednesday afternoon through to Thursday night using the MapRun mobile phone or Garmin App (No SI Stick).
Support will be available on Wednesday evening to help people get started. A printed black and white map will be available on Wednesday evening. The course map will be available from 7pm the night before, so you can print your own and plan your route.

Sydney City Race October 13th coming soon!

Meet Ryan Armstrong (Bennelong Northside Orienteers), one of our top Men's competitors in the 15km Sydney City Race.

Ryan is an Electrician by trade, has flipped a house and enjoys tinkering with cars.

Running is his "happy place ". He keeps a running diary which goes back to 1994 when he was in yr 11 and thinks this is when he started running consistently.

In the last few years, he has enjoyed running in 21km trail races winning the Rafferty's coastal run near Newcastle but does not have a preferred distance. 

Ryan got into orienteering through adventure racing as he needed to navigate while completing trail running, mountain biking & kayaking sections. He generally does these with his brother.

During Summer he does the Sydney Summer Series and has becomes quite competitive, winning the 2023/24 Veterans Men category and beating Bennelong rival Richard Morris. He is a great runner, also finishing 2nd in this year's Great NOSH footrace. He's just a bit off the pace in the bush. Lucky there is none in the Sydney City Race!

This is one reason Ryan is looking forward to the Sydney City Race, as even though he has completed in runs held in the heart of the city previously, they have never been a traditional line course. He has a good knowledge of the city which will help him be competitive which he thrives on.

So, let's see how Ryan goes on race day, Oct 13!!


Sydney MetrO League next in Beacon Hill

The Sydney MetrO League is next Sunday the 28th July.


Venue:  Tristram Road Reserve, Ben Love Place, Beacon Hill on the Sunday morning from 9:30am, with 33 teams competing across 6 divisions.

4th round hosted by Garingal Orienteers.

The event is pre-entry only (except For the Easy courses). Beginners and newcomers welcome.

You have until Saturday, 27th July at midnight to enter.

Please contact your club captain if you have any questions about the event. 

All the details for 2024, including all dates and venues are on the ML web page.


Winter is the time for Shorts

What's the opposite of a long weekend? A shorts weekend!

Yes, shorts - in the middle of winter. 

Our Newcastle club is putting on 4 quality Short events over the weekend of August 3rd and 4th.

Sydneysiders missing the SOS, training for NSW Schools or newcomers looking for an ideal training opportunity - the Shorts weekend is for you.

You can find all the preliminary info here.


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