Park and Street Orienteering

More Fun Than the Same Old Run

Bored with running the same old block? Tired of trudging on the treadmill? Looking for a new way to give your brain and body a boost? Want to see new places and meet new faces?

Park and Street Orienteering provides the perfect combination of mental and physical exercise. You do not need a compass or any special map reading ability. However, it will test your thinking while giving you a great workout in a friendly, safe, outdoor environment.   Events are held all over Melbourne, all year round.

Our events welcome people of all ages and abilities, and accommodate everyone from the elite sports person to those looking for a good walk to help stay in shape.

Families and friends can participate in groups or individually.  Groups such as schools, scouts, sports or social clubs are very welcome - but please contact us at least a week prior to the event, so we can make sure enough maps are printed.

Printed programs covering all of Melbourne are available at most events. Further information is also available on this website: Want to learn more? Click here

Coming Events and Current Results

Summer Fixture PDA 2017-2018 Calendar import file for your device (csv format) NOTE DATES CORRECTED FOR 2018 EVENTS

Summer Fixture 2017-2018 Brochure - download the full colour printed brochure for the 2017-18 Summer Series

Setting a course soon?  Don't forget you can find all the information and guidance you need for setting your course here.

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 Surf Coast (Jan 2018)
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All Melbourne and Geelong Park and Street winter and summer events are now loaded onto Eventor.  You do not need to be registered or logged in to view and export from the Eventor calendar.  You can also find all Park and Street events directly from Eventor by clicking on the Discipline dropdown box and selecting Park/Street Orienteering, and the Location dropdown box and selecting Orienteering Victoria. Make sure you select the full date range for the season, i.e. October 2017-March 2018. You can refine your search by using the Advanced Search function, and entering the name of series, e.g. Western.

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Park and Street - Latest News

Canterbury Trails

Sunday, 2 July 2017

The last Autumn series event was held on the Canterbury Trails maps, starting in the confusing little triangle just east of the railway line.  I wasn't the only one who had a "Vortex of Doom" moment leaving the start - being 180 degrees out did not help my attempts to get to my first control!  Martin set a good brain puzzle. I realised afterwards that the 5 pointers were gettable with the right strategy at the start, and careful planning. Hindsight is a wonderful thing ...

Well done to the six A course runners who got 70 points - Bryan, Ian, Steven, Tim, Andrew and Ken.  A big win on B to Tim who was well in front of Jay, Ian, Bruce and Peter D. On PW, Mark and Ron both got 59 points but Mark was back first to claim the win. Barry, Kay and Len made up the top five.

On A1, Bryan claimed a 6 point win over Ian, who finished just one point ahead of Paul - Tim was unlucky to be just 2 points outside the top three.  Andrew won B2, with Vic moving up into second, and Rick just one point in arrears in third.  Arthur was a clear winner on A3 over Roger and Lauris, with Ray not quite able to bridge the gap and steal a place.  Dale wrapped up A4 ahead of Margi and Peter.

Ian claimed B1 from Nick, with Tim making a late charge to pip Bruce and Jay for third - in fact only 6 points separated 2nd from 5th! B2 was not quite so close, with Peter M finishing ahead of Reg and Pete.  I was the B3 winner, with Suzy second and John third, but both were only just in front of Pam and Libby.  
Dave finished PW1 on an unbeatable 800 points, while Mark's win this week was enough to move him into second ahead of Len in third. Helen, Kay and Barry were all untroubled on PW2, while Ian won PW3 comfortably from Noel and Pat, who managed to keep her one point margin over Gwennyth. Mike took out PW4, ahead of Henk and Di who tied for second.

And so another series comes to an end - congratulations to the winners and placegetters.  Prizes will be awarded next Wednesday night at Bayswater - join us for dinner after the event, at the Bayswater Hotel (which has a good seniors discount, and a range of vegetarian and gluten free options).

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CHANGED START LOCATION - Heidelberg Central, Thursday November 9 Friday, 3 November 2017


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