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, 01-Nov-21 :  ACT MapRun Street Series, Parkes, 30 Oct - 1 Nov  [Directions by Apple Maps, Google Maps]

Important Information for the Upcoming Twilight Series

The 2021-2022 Runners Shop Twilight Series will commence on Wednesday 3 November at Mt Majura West, the series program is available here. This year’s Twilight Series will be run a bit differently to previous event series, here are all the important changes that you need to know about. Event Entry Due to ACT Government COVID-19 …

Pre-Season Warmup Quiz – Week 1

There are now less than four weeks until orienteering resumes, with the Street Series starting on Monday 1 November, and the Runners Shop Twilight Series commencing on Wednesday 3 November. After a long break without formal events you may be feeling a bit rusty, so to help you get prepared for the upcoming season here …

Resumption of Orienteering in the ACT

Following the ACT Government’s announcement on the ACT Pathway Forward for easing COVID-19 restrictions, OACT plans to recommencement orienteering in early November 2021. Planning is in progress to commence the Wednesday Twilight Series on Wednesday 3rd November and Street-O events from Monday 1st November. The complete program of planned Twilight Series event is available here. Numbers are …

Vote For Gang Gangs in Australian Bird of the Year Poll 2021

Canberra orienteers should vote for our Gang Gang cockatoos, the bird emblem of Canberra, and the basis for the name of our teams in the National Orienteering League, the Canberra Cockatoos, in the Guardian Australian Bird of the Year Poll 2021. The voting system in 2021 has changed and it is now almost a case …

MTBO Championships Cancelled

The 2021 ACT Mountain Bike Orienteering Middle and Long Distance Championships, scheduled for 16 and 17 October, have been cancelled. The MTBO organisers and course planners have decided upon this action based upon the following reasons: OACT has seen fit the cancel all events until further notice. We do not believe that there will be …

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