Run or walk, compete against yourself or others, or just for a family day out. The bush series caters for all in the great outdoors. (April-Nov)
Run, walk or push a pram to a 45 minute time limit. How many points can you get? (Oct-Mar)
Preparation for the Bush. Try out bush style orienteering in local parks before stepping out into the bush. Also includes a night event for the adventurous. (Feb-April)
Grab your mountain bike and ride around bush tracks in either a street style event, bush style event or a combination of the two. (Oct-Mar)

Summer Street Series ~  Wednesdays ~ October 2020 - February 2021

SERIES Point Score totals - Click here
Start times: Start at a time that suits you between 5:00pm - 6:30pm (with 2 minutes planning time before your start).

Course: 45 minute score course with extra categories for Walkers (walking only) and Prams (jogging allowed with pram).

Late Penalty: 30 points per minute late penalty up to 5 mins late then 30 points per 30 seconds from 5-10mins late. Disqualification if more than 10 mins late.


We will be using MapRun this season after the success of our MapRun Street Orienteering Trial Series (which you can still try). You will need to bring a smartphone with the MapRunF app which will register (and beep) when you get to each control and upload your score after finishing. There is now also the option of using your Garmin watch with MapRunG on course and link back to your smartphone when finished. You will no longer need an SI stick for timing or a pen/highlighter unless you wish to mark your map in your 2 min preparation time as there will no longer be questions to answer at each control. 

Your best 10 event results will go toward your Series Total. The 2 warm up events will not count towards the Street Series Results.

Course closure: 7:25pm.

     07-10-20     Warmup 1 Wallsend Cressington Way Reserve, Wallsend
14-10-20 Warmup 2 Lakelands Lakelands Park, Ambleside Cct, Lakelands
21-10-20 SS#1 Carrington Reserve off Arnold St (near Rowing Club), Carrington
28-10-20 SS#2 Arcadia Vale Arcadia Reserve, Alexander Parade, Arcadia Vale
04-11-20 SS#3 Jewells Jewells Parade Reserve, Jewells
11-11-20 SS#4 Ashtonfield Reserve off Beaufort Circuit, East Maitland
18-11-20 SS#5 Cardiff North   Glendale Park, cnr Clarence & Graham Sts, Cardiff
25-11-20 SS#6 Pelican  Pelican Foreshore Park, Lakeview Parade, Pelican  
02-12-20 SS#7 Medowie Coolabah Reserve, Coolabah Rd, Medowie
09-12-20 SS#8 Adamstown Claremont Avenue Reserve, Adamstown Heights
16-12-20 SS#9 Mayfield West Bull & Tourle St Reserve, Mayfield
23-12-20 SS#10 Valentine Bennett Park (near Boat Ramp), Dilkera Ave, Valentine
                ONE WEEK 


06-01-21 SS#11 Blackalls Park Oval between Ashley & Todd Sts, Blackalls Park
13-01-21 SS#12 Islington Islington Park, Maitland Rd, Islington
20-01-21 SS#13 Speers Point Tredinnick Oval, off Eighth St, Speers Point
27-01-21 SS#14 Fletcher North Kurraka Reserve Playground, Mitti Street, Fletcher
03-02-21 SS#15 Windale Bahloo Reserve, Munro St, Windale
10-02-21 SS#16 Maryland Grange Avenue Reserve, John T Bell Dr, Maryland
17-02-21 SS#17 Lambton Lambton Park, Morehead St, Lambton
24-02-21 Presentation Special Event TBA

Click here for the Rules

Street Series & Urban Series Fees:

Members $8

Family maximum (Members only) $24

Non Members: $10

General Fees:

$5 for second map on the day

Our club is non-profit with all takings going back towards equipment, access fees and mapping.

Important Note: Newcastle Orienteering recommends that all competitors wear bright clothing or reflective gear throughout the season to enable drivers to see you especially if you are running near dusk. Please also take care when crossing roads and use recommended crossing points on busy roads. We also wish to remind competitors that listening to an ipod (or similar) while on course can be a distraction that may cause you to not hear an emergency warning or similar and as such are not allowed during these events for your safety.