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Sun 3 Jul 8:00 am
2022 Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot
George Bell Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill

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Sun 3 Jul 9:30 am
“The Range” (Killingworth) - “Contours & Compass” training event
“The Range” (Killingworth)

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Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga
Goombargana
Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
2022 Bush Series #5 Orange Botanic Gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens, Hill Street, Orange

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Wed 6 Jul 1:00 pm
Orienteering NSW Junior Training Camp
Bonny Hills, Port Macquarie.

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Sat 9 Jul 1:00 pm
2022 NSW State League #10
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

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Sun 10 Jul 9:30 am
2022 NSW State League #11
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.
Wed 13 Jul 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #3
Shrimptons Creek

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Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Leichhardt ultrasprint
Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt
Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #5
Red Gum Ridges.

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.


NSW Ski O champs a hit

Ski orienteering in Australia? Only a Swede could think it possible!

Big Foot's master-of-all-trades Patrik Gunnarsson conducted the inaugural NSW Ski-O championships at Perisher on Sunday and attracted 24 hardy souls who braved a maximum temperature of 0.2C.

The event was a novel finale to Perisher's Cross-Country Week and drew competitors from the ACT, NSW, South Australia and even Western Australia.

"As a wilderness back country skier I usually avoid civilisation as much as possible," said David Poland from ACT club Bushflyers.

"But this event proved to be an exhilarating 107 minutes. I barely noticed the weather.  I have never enjoyed Perisher so much. The snow was perfect for cutting corners. Looking forward to the second Sunday in August next year." 

Last year Patrik and Penrith-based Goldseeker Jason Rutkowski had a trial run and were convinced a proper Ski-O event was merited. 

Thankfully the cold weather appeared just in time after a relatively mild winter. And while the powder was ideal, there were still natural forces conspiring.

"I skated my butt off, but the wind was stronger and kept sending me backwards!," reports Jason. "The event was great and, combined with the help from the ski club, was executed perfectly."

We thank Patrik and his helpers for this fantastic innovation and look forward to the event growing. Results and splits are now up, and the map from the Long course. Read Patrik's report and check out some pics.