Permanent courses allow you to print your own map and do an orienteering course in your own time. We have a number of permanent courses in Canberra and courses to suit all ages an abilities.

MapRun is an Android/iOS orienteering app that provides GPS based punching and timing for courses. There are plenty of courses to try and you can compare your time to others.

NEXT EVENT: Monday, 06-Dec-21 :  ACT MapRun Street Series - Bonython 4-6 Dec  [Directions by Apple Maps, Google Maps]

Matthew Crane Maintains Momentum

Photos from left: Matthew Crane, Eric Morris, Toni Brown Four times ACT Orienteer of the Year, Matthew Crane, has maintained his momentum towards winning his first Runners Shop Twilight Series, with a clear win in race five on the eastern slopes of Mt Ainslie. He was fastest over the 5.4 km Moderate 1 and had …

Oceania Championships Cancelled

The New Zealand Government has recently announced that their current quarantine system will not be changing for “fully vaccinated foreign nationals” until April 2022. It is now clear that Australian orienteers will not be able to travel to New Zealand to attend the planned Oceania Championships in Christchurch during January 2022. Accordingly, the 2022 Oceania …

Board Shorts 231 – November 2021

At its final meeting for the year on 8 November, the OACT Board reviewed issues associated with coming out of COVID including gathering limits, Twilight/Street-O/MapRun/Sprint Series, event entry and season passes, status of Schools Coaching and SC-ORE. The Board noted it has been challenging trying to keep pace with the changes to easing of restrictions. …

Tributes to Graham Zalewska-Moon

Tributes to Graham Zalewska-Moon Photos. First left from 1975 VOA newsletter, when Graham had just won the Australia–New Zealand Challenge at Wattamolla, NSW, on 31 August 1975, and photo fourth from left was taken a Twilight event on 21 Feb 2007 during a trip to Canberra Australia lost one of its ‘original orienteers’ with the …

Major Award Nominations Close Friday

Nominations for OACT’s Annual Awards at 5pm Friday 3 December.Please consider nominating those who make orienteering in the ACT great! Award descriptions and previous recipients: Mike Cassells Award for Services to Orienteering Services to Coaching Award Jim Sawkins Award for Services to Event Management Send your nominations, with a brief outline of why you consider your …

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