Welcome to Orienteering in South Australia

Orienteering: An Adventure Based Navigation Sport

 Orienteering in South Australian is managed by Orienteering SA. Orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate to complete a course using a map & compass.   READ or  SUBSCRIBE to ENEWS.

New to Orienteering? Click here for more information.

Next bush event at Mt Crawford Forest on Sun 29th March. Pre entry closed but enter on the day available for all courses.

Entries are now closed for the Easter 3 Day Carnival 3rd - 6th April 2015. Limited enter on the day courses available each day. Programme booklet and start lists now available.

MTBO & Foot O Score in Mt Crawford Forest Sat 11th April Entries close 7th April  

Badge event at Pewsey Vale Sun 12th April Entries close Sun 29th March.   

Applications and renewals of Club Membership & Casual Registration are due for 2015. Families with primary age children (R-7 in 2015) are invited to apply for a Sport Voucher to considerably reduce or eliminate membership fees. It can be used to reduce family membership fees. This is a State Government inititive introduced for 2015 to encourage young people to become involved in competitive sport



Sprint Events Feb - March

Sunday, 1 March 2015

The SA Sprint Championships held at Woodhouse was the final event of a series of Sprint format events.  This followed four Friday evening sprint events as part of the 2014-15 Twilight Series.  The four events which were organised by the Southern Arrows (some of whom were then unable to compete officially), were:

Adelaide University – complex of university buildings with many levels and stairs

Uni SA Campus – Magill – small complex area with buildings, cross by a creek with steep banks in places

Karinya at Eden Hills – mixture of bush area and school campus

Uni SA Campus at Mawson Lakes – complex of buildings but flat and very fast running

Some junior runners at Mawson Lakes

The for events were combined into a Series score for Juniors, Open and Veterans for each of the Short and Long Courses.  Links to all the results and series scores are on the OSA Results page.  The series results in some classes were decided at the last event as often previous leader did not score in the final race.

Brian Poon - winner of Men Open Long with Bridget Anderson of the Southern Arrows

On Sunday March 1st the SA Sprint Championships were held at the Woodhouse Sprint Camp. The map is a mixture of semi-open land, forest steep and thick in part, building complexes and tracks thus offering a mixture of running from fast to slow.  The event was run by Wallaringa Orienteers with course planning by Andrew Mogridge and controlling by Jenny Casanova.

The vent saw a good turnout of juniors with Ana Penck and Max Grivell taking out the youngest class of W12A and M12A.  A couple of the closer classes were M45Awith Steve Cooper in 24:46 ahead of Ruihi Afnan in 25:37, whilst in M65A Paul Hoopman led Frank Tomas (18:19 to 19:18).

Craig Colwell puts his head down from the last control to the Finish

Recent News
Sprint Events Feb - March Sunday, 1 March 2015 Today saw the completion of a series of 5 sprint format events
Australian Three Days Update - Easter 2015 Tuesday, 3 February 2015 Have you entered for the premier orienteering event in South Australia this year?
World Cup and Oceania Championships Wrap Up Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Kidman Park Event a success in spite of rain Friday, 9 January 2015
Australian Three Days - Early Bird Entry Closing Soon Wednesday, 17 December 2014 The early bird entry for the Australian Three Days closes on Dec 31st
Orienteering SA Presentation Night Saturday, 22 November 2014 The OSA Presentation Night was held Friday 21st November
Australian Three Days 2015 - Entries Open Wednesday, 22 October 2014 The Australian Three Days are to be held in SA at Easter next year. Entries are now open.
Australian Championships WA Friday, 3 October 2014 The various Australian Championship disciplines and the Australian Schools Championships are being held in WA this week
SA Middle and Long Championships Wednesday, 17 September 2014
SA Club Relays at Moon Rocks Sunday, 24 August 2014