The afterwork adventure run that puts spring into your step
The two neighbouring clubs will each provide a short orienteering course suitable for beginners, and a training or development activity matched to the venue - hand-picked from Wellington's most attractive running spots. This is not a competition, its a way of trying something new, having fun, gaining skills.
The series goes through spring. After the silly season we'll move into competition gear, get out the stop-watch, and see who's best! There are local and national championships, regional and school series, and even world medals to be won!! Yes we do!!!
Details of time and place are found on the integrated orienteering calendar, which shows details of map-sport events (orienteering, rogaines, on foot and bike) all over the country. By clicking below, you'll home in on the particular event.
ORIENTEERING ON FOOT: "involves finding your way through unfamiliar terrain using a map." Competitions are usually individual, but groups are welcome too. Checkpoints may have to be visited in a certain order, or a time limit is set. Courses can take anything from 10 minutes up, with an hour quite common.
MTB-ORIENTEERING: "riding your way through a network of singletrack, 4WD tracks, roads and paths using a map. Sometimes you can shortcut between tracks but it's mostly about choosing the best track route and then following it without delays. Most events are designed to take 1-2 hours, but there are shorter and longer variations.