Coming Events

Wed 29 Nov 1:00 pm
Sydney Summer Series 2023/2024 Season Ticket

Wed 29 Nov 4:30 pm
2023/24 Sydney Summer Series #9 - Gladesville
Banjo Paterson Park, Gladesville.

Wed 29 Nov 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series #7 - Raymond Terrace
Raymond Terrace

Wed 29 Nov 5:00 pm
Twilight #5: Bruce Browning Oval
Taylor Street (N)

Fri 1 Dec 6:00 pm
Goldseekers Park Series 2023 #4 - CSU Orange
CSU Orange, CSU Orange Campus.

Sun 3 Dec 9:00 am
Waggaroos 2023-24 Summer Series #2, Estella
Estella, south of CSU Campus.

Sun 3 Dec 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 5 - Woy Woy
Lions Park, N end of N Burge Rd, Woy Woy.

Sun 3 Dec 4:00 pm
River and Bay Orienteering Series #7
The Botany Bay Gift, Sth end of Tupia Street, Botany

Wed 6 Dec 4:30 pm
2023/24 Sydney Summer Series #10 - Longueville
Kingsford Smith Oval, Longueville.

Wed 6 Dec 5:00 pm
Newcastle Summer Street Series #8 - Merewether
Dixon Park, Ocean St, Merewether

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.

Glenn Horrocks solves all the puzzles at Sydney West Series #3

Western Hills SeriesPlanner Ross Duker was worried about vandalism and expensive SI units disappearing overnight at the latest Sydney West Series at UWS Kingswood. His discreet positioning of the controls meant that runners really had to work for their points and there was a lot of discussion over control positioning and route choices at the finish. This didn't prevent Glenn Horrocks from turning in a magnificent result, with a perfect 600 points only being denied him by a time penalty of a fraction of a minute.


Entries now open for State League races at Snow Hills 24/25 March

Big Foot Orienteers are the host club for the first State League races this year, and they have got off to a flying start by opening the online entries already.  Planners Mark Shingler and Greg Barbour promise terrain which delivers 'mostly good running in gully spur plus some gold-mining. Open eucalypt forests with some areas of low visibility cypress pine. There are some steeper slopes but most of the map is gently undulating terrain. The gold mining has "canyon" like features , with steep cuttings and few exits and entries'.  Sounds like fun!  More detailshere and enter here.


DuO Adventure Series - online entry deadline extended until tomorrow

ONSW DuoThe DuO Adventure Series this weekend has extended its online entry deadline to cope with a last minute rush from the adventure racing community.

Duo riderCanny marketing by the team has seen recent bulletins going out to the adventure racing community, in particular through Max Adventure which hosts the Kathmandu Adventure Series, the Tough Bloke Challenge and the Urban Max.  In order to make sure everyone can have a chance to race the deadline has been extended to 6pm on the 9th February.  There will be limited entries on the day too but to be sure of your spot, online entry is your best option.

With entries already up by 60% on the first event at Killingworth  this is shaping up to provide racers with some serious competition - come and join in the fun!


NSW sprints to some great results in New Zealand

Sprint the BayNSW had representatives over in New Zealand racing against some of the best down under in the Sprint the Bay carnival, an intense sprint festival that boasts '6 races, 3 days, 1 winner'.  Goldseekers Matt Parton will have felt the trip to New Zealand for the sprint carnival based around Hawkes Bay, was definitely worth it when he came back with a 3rd place overall.  Kasimir Gregory, ex NSW Carbines member and current NSW Stinger, was also racing gaining a very creditable 21st place.

For the women NSW had Summer Series racer, Lisa Grant.  Obviously all those Sydney hills have been great training as her final position was 9th overall, a terrific result racing against orienteering legends Hanny Allston, Rachel Effeney and Lizzie Ingham.


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