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Sun 23 Jan 9:00 am
Waggaroos MapRun Series #4 Lake Albert
Lake Albert (Rawling's Park). This is a MapRun event. Entry is free.

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Wed 26 Jan 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #11 St Ives & 31st Anniversary Line Course
St Ives Bungaroo, Bryce Reserve, Bryce Avenue, St Ives
Wed 26 Jan 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS9 - Blackbutt
Regent Park, Evescourt Rd, New Lambton.

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Sat 29 Jan 9:00 am
SHOO's Summer Saturday #3 Narellan Vale
Narellan Vale 1:7500 (new map), Liquidamber Reserve, Liquidamber Drive, Narellan Vale.

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Sun 30 Jan 9:00 am
Central Coast Summer Series 9 - North Entrance
Entrance North Boat Ramp and Fish Co-Op, off Central Coast Highway, North Entrance.

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Sun 30 Jan 9:30 am
West Sydney Orienteering Series 2021-2022 #6 - North Epping
Ron Payne Park, Woods St North Epping.

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Sun 30 Jan 10:00 am
Gwynneville - #1 Illawarra Map Running Series
Beaton Park (off Foley Street).

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Wed 2 Feb 4:30 pm
2021/22 Sydney Summer Series #12 Rhodes
Exile Bay., Rhodes Park, Killoola St (do NOT go to Rhodes Foreshore Park).
Wed 2 Feb 5:00 pm
Armidale Summer Series 21/22
TBA
Wed 2 Feb 5:00 pm
Newcastle SSS10 - Raymond Terrace
Raymond Terrace

 

EVENT STRUCTURE

The series is conducted by ONSW partner organisation Bold Horizons - click on the blue links to see all the latest details on their website and Facebook page.  

The Saturday Orienteering Series is open to all budding orienteers! No experience is necessary. Both beginners and experienced orienteers are very welcome! Students, mums, dads, uncles, aunts, friends, grandparents: everyone is welcome to participate.

All events are on Saturday mornings in school grounds, parks and reserves.

In the summer school terms the SOS is conducted around northern Sydney and the Macarthur region; in winter terms around northern Sydney and the Hills District. The series runs for six weeks every school term.

At most events they offer 3 different courses:

Score Course: There are 20 controls to find within a set time limit (usually 45 minutes). You need to plan, navigate, run (or walk) and manage your time. The controls are worth different amounts, so there is strategy involved in deciding on the best return for time and energy before setting off. Anyone taking longer than the time limit starts losing points. On this course, the focus is on the personal challenge, making friends and learning some skills. Everyone 'wins' by finding at least a few controls, learning new skills and having a go. Entrants are welcome to head out on their own or team up.

Short Line Course: On this course, the challenge is find all the controls marked on the map in a set order. The course will be around 2-3.5km. The navigation is not too difficult for newcomers, however the finer challenges of optimising route choice and the need for speed and accuracy keeps the experienced orienteers on their toes. Orienteers are encouraged to tackle the challenge on their own but if they want to head out with friends or family then that is okay too.

Long Line Course: This course is similar to the Short Line Course but will generally be 3-5km long.

Electronic (SportIdent) timing is used for all courses and participants. Timing sticks can be purchased or hired at each event. They can also be purchased through ONSW partner AussieOGear.

EVENT TIMING

Registration is from 9am and starts are any time between 9.30am and 11am.  

EVENT ENTRY

Entry is at the event. However if you are bringing along a group of more than 5 we ask that you please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to look after you.  The best contact is Barbara - email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 0418 270 476.

Entry cost is $12 for orienteering club members with their own SportIdent timing sticks or $15 for non-members hiring sticks.


SUMMER 2021-22

Date Northside   Macarthur  
23 Oct Hyde Park Results    
30 Oct Cumberland SF Results    
6 Nov Collaroy Results    
13 Nov Bicentennial Park  Results    
         
5 Feb        
12 Feb   Results   Results
19 Feb   Results   Results
26 Feb   Results    Results
5 Mar   Results   Results
12 Mar   Results   Results
26 Mar   Results   Results

 

SAFETY

Urban maps with distinct boundaries will be used.

All runners check in and out.


ENQUIRIES

Barbara Hill, Series Coordinator.

Mobile: 0418 270 476

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For results of past series, please click here.

Courses

Feb 1 - Purple Pen

Feb 26 - Sprint Workshop 

Major Events

 Schedule 2021 - 2023

 QLD Easter 2022

Event Series

NSW State League

MetrO League

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West Orienteering Series

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