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World Orienteering Day - Canberra leads the way - This Wednesday

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

THIS  WEDNESDAY 24th May is World Orienteering Day. Join in one of the 12 events happening all over the ACT and local surrounds. Indoors / Outdoors / Street / Bush / Daytime / Night time / Workplace / School / Local park  - there is something for everyone to join in for this fun World Record Breaking Attempt.    - see events page.

Canberra will stage the first event in the world at 12.01 am at Haig Park. There will be an exciting before work event in the Parliamentary Triangle, lunch time events at Mt Ainslie and indoors at a multi story building in  Queanbeyan and an evening with headlights event. Martin Dent former Olympian will attend and Orienteering Australia President Blair Trewin will attempt to partake in WOD events in Qld, ACT, NSW and Vic all in the one day. Visit 

There are also several private events - at a Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centre, at private islamic schools, at public schools ,at private anglican schools, and at workplaces. Can anyone try and attend all twelve public events on the one day? ( Antarctica excluded ) A small prize is on offer to whoever can attend the most WOD events in Canberra region.

Pictured below are the hardy souls who attended the midnight event in Haig Park. 


For info about The August NOL Event in Canberra and other stories - please scroll down below . 

World Orienteering Day - Canberra leads the way - This Wednesday Tuesday, 23 May 2017 Join 250,000 others world wide
National Orienteering League - Round 5 Saturday, 20 May 2017 Orienteering Australia and Orienteering ACT invites orienteers, beginners and spectators to a weekend of first class orienteering. Come and enjoy an Ultralong and Match-race Sprint in one weekend!
Campbell Park this Saturday Metro #3 –a great bush outing for the serious who like to run Thursday, 18 May 2017 There's a reason why this Campbell Park venue is popular - if you don't know whey come along and try!
Saturday at Campbell park / Wednesday is World Orienteering Day / Run with a team at Yankee Jacks, Sunday 21 May. Saturday, 13 May 2017 Orienteering isn't always an individual sport. Come and join in this fun teams event at Yankee Jacks next weekend.
Pleasant Autumn Weather Forecast for Season Openers Tuesday, 2 May 2017 Pleasant autumn weather has been forecast for Season-opening events for the 2017 Winter Programs