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: Wednesday, 26-Jan-22 :  ACT Runners Shop Twilight Series #8: Palmerville  [Directions by Apple Maps, Google Maps]

Pre-Season Warmup Quiz

The Runners Shop Twilight Series will resume this Wednesday 26 January. You may be feeling a bit rusty after the summer break, so to help you get prepared for the upcoming season here is a quick quiz to refresh your skills. A couple of upcoming Twilight Series events (Palmerville and Fadden Pines) will use sprint …

Board Shorts 232 – January 2022

At the first OACT Board meeting for the new year the President reported: There had been four OA meeting sessions in Nov/Dec 2021. All States and Territories are facing the same challenges with attracting and retaining new members. OA is still to appoint a new GM. Richard Mountstephens is the new OA Treasurer. OSA has …

2022 Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics – Bulletin 1

Entries for the 2022 Wildfire Sports Autumn Classics, which are National League and ACT League events, and which will be staged over the weekend of 2-3 April 2022, are now open. Wildfire Sports Sponsorship Wildfire Sports will sponsor the 2022 NOL season. Sponsorship details will be provided at a later date. SportIdent Air+ (SIAC) All …

ACT Government Continues Sponsorship of CBR Cockatoos

Photos. Top (L to R) Grace Crane*, Matt Doyle, Tara Melhuish             Bottom (L to R) Matt Crane*, Shannon Jones, Patrick Miller*             * Photos by Tom de Jongh Orienteering ACT was pleased to receive advice from Sport & Rec ACT the CBR Cockatoos would receive an …

Grace Crane Upstages Men Racing Around Red Hill

Photos from left: Grace Crane, David Stocks and Toni Brown Canberra Cockatoos women’s captain, Grace Crane, surprised pundits with a strong win in the seventh race in the 2021-22 Twilight Series held on Wednesday evening on the upper slopes of Red Hill. Her physically-challenging 4.9 km course was expected to favour the male competitors, but …

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