Orienteering SA has organised a special MapRun Spring Series, launching October 17 at Bonython Park, North Adelaide.
The series will cover a variety of terrains from parkland to bush areas, and courses formats across October and November, leading into the Twilight Series. Full details will be available on the OSA Facebook and Instagram channels, and on our Eventor calendar
The MapRun Spring series comprises four events, all listed in Eventor
Sunday October 17th – Bonython Park – Scatter courses – you can pre-order PDF maps for this event if you want to attend at the nominated event time (10 AM to 11:30 AM). Also download the MpaRun app before the event, and add your details. Instructions will be provided on how to use MapRun.
Sunday October 24th – Sturt Gorge and Blackwood Hills – Longer trail running format line courses in a bush area with many tracks
Sunday October 31st – Anstey Hill = Line courses in a bush area with many paths and interesting historical quarry areas
Sunday November 7th – Adelaide Parklands vising many of the monuments north of the city – Score Courses
For the nominated event dates see our Event Calendar
Each event in the MapRun Spring Series will provide courses that can be completed using MapRun; a PDF of the map will also be available for download a few days before the nominal event date to use with MapRun, or if you just want to navigate on a paper map only. Once you complete a course, MapRun allows you to compare your time against other map-runners.
MapRun6 is a phone app that uses your smartphone for timing and tracking as you go round an orienteering course displayed on your phone screen. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the iPhone App Store
For details on the MapRun phone app and how to sue MapRun see - https://www.sa.orienteering.asn.au/about-orienteering/new-to-orienteering/mobile-orienteering
This site also lists other MapRun courses that can be done anytime.
Also download the series brochure here.