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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)
 

Event 2 in the inaugural SOS Newcastle series is at Merewether High School.

Note that all spectators and participants must register their attendance at the event as part of our COVID Safe event conduct.

RESULTS

Event Date: Saturday 8 May 2021

Start window: 9:30am to 11am

Venue: Merewether High School, enter the school from School St, Broadmeadow

Course Closure: 12pm

Access and parking: Street parking will be available.

What to bring: Come along ready for an active morning (running shoes, tee-shirt and shorts) plus bring a drink and morning tea. If you have a compass and SPORTident stick bring them too. Note that if you are ready to acquire your own equipment, wish to upgrade or alternatively replace essentials then we keep these items in stock and have them available for purchase at events.

More information on SOS events including course options is available on the Bold Horizons Saturday Orienteering Series web page and the Bold Horizons Event Listing for event specifics. See www.boldhorizons.com.au.
Contact Barbara on 0418 270 476 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any further questions.

COVID-19: Kindly do not attend this event if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been excluded by NSW Health. Please see our COVID-19 Participant Guide for further information.

Come along and join us for the launch of SOS in Newcastle.
Bold Horizons is partnering with Newcastle Orienteering Club to deliver a series of six events during Term 2.  All events will be within the heart of Newcastle.

Click here to Pre-Enter. Note: You'll need to log in to Eventor so you can pre-enter.

This event is for beginners as well as regular orienteers with a mixture of courses to suit all experience levels.  There will be help on hand to assist newcomers, so dive in and come along to try this growing sport.

At this event, courses will be set across both the secondary school campus and neighbouring Heaton Public School.  Take is slowly and savour the puzzle and or think fast and run hard - it's up to you.

Note that all spectators and participants must register their attendance at the event as part of our COVID Safe event conduct.

Event Date: Saturday 1 May 2021

Start window: 9:30am to 11:15am (start any time within this window)

Venue: Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus.  Access is from Janet St.

Course Closure: 12pm

Access and parking: Parking in the school car park will be available.  Look for the Bold Horizons banner on Janet St.

What to bring: Come along ready for an active morning (running shoes, tee-shirt and shorts) plus bring a drink and morning tea.  If you have a compass and SPORTident stick bring them too.  Note that if you are ready to acquire your own equipment, wish to upgrade or alternatively replace essentials then we keep these items in stock and have them available for purchase at events.

More information on SOS events including course options is available on the Bold Horizons Saturday Orienteering Series web page and the Bold Horizons Event Listing for event specifics. See www.boldhorizons.com.au.  Contact Barbara on 0418 270 476 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any further questions.

COVID-19: Kindly do not attend this event if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been excluded by NSW Health.
Please see our COVID-19 Participant Guide for further information.

Newcastle Orienteering Night Champs

 
 
May be an image of text that says 'WED 21 APRIL 2021 NEWCASTLE NIGHT CHAMPS BRICKWORKS PARK WALLSEND ENTRIES NOW OPEN'
 
 
Click here to Pre-Enter Thank you for pre-entering - this allows COVID tracing and let's us know how many maps to print and consumables needed for the Event.
 
  Date:               
  Wednesday 21st April 2021. ALL are welcome to compete.                                 
  Location:   Wallsend Brickworks Park, access from Iranda Grove.
  Please park responsibly and do not block driveways.
  Map:   Brickworks Park Map Scale 1:4000, 2m contour interval.
 
 
First starts will be approximately 6.15pm (subject to it being dark enough). Last starts at 7.45pm and course closure at 8.45pm. 
 
There are 2 courses available, a short course (2.3km) which is totally within the park and a long course (4.7km) which will involve some street running. Please note that these distances are straight line distance and you will likely run further than this.
 
You will need a head lamp or torch and mosquito repellant for this event.
 
Please remember to maintain social distance from other competitors and do not attend if you are unwell.
 
Control descriptions are on the map. There will be no loose control descriptions available.
If you require a copy please print your own from HERE - WORD version - SYMBOL version.

Here are the Gradings for the Final Urban Event at the Foreshore - rescheduled to Wednesday 31 March 2021.

If you didn't qualify, you are still welcome to participate.

Gradings 2021 UFO final 1

Gradings 2021 UFO final 2

Gradings 2021 UFO final 3

The Urban series for 2021 kicks off for 2021 on Wednesday 3rd March 2021. Each event will have a long course, a short course and a mini course which is suitable for children and novices.

All events will be run in a Covid safe way so please remember to maintain physical distance at all times. To comply with Covid restrictions:

  • there will be no water supplied so you will need to bring enough to meet all of your needs for before, during and after your run.
  • there will be no loose control descriptions. Control descriptions will be on the maps - International Symbols for the long and short courses and English/text for the mini course. If you prefer to carry a separate copy of the control descriptions or you prefer English/text descriptions you will need to download and print these yourself.
  • There will be no results displayed at the event. Subject to internet availability at the site results will be available via https://sportident.itsdamp.com/directory.php

Please complete your entry via the Eventor website where possible.

Entry Fees:
Members $8
Family max (for members only) $24
Casuals $10
First Timers $10 (includes SI Stick hire)
SI Stick Hire $2

Overall rules for the series are available on the tab on the left-hand side of the Urban Page of the website.

Please be aware that these events are being running as Sprint Events and the most common symbols that you will encounter are below. It is important to be aware of, and obey the impassable features symbols. Failure to do this may result in disqualification.

sprint symbols

The current Urban Foot Orienteering (UFO) Series

is being held during March 2021.    

UFO

If you like the Street Series and you would like to enhance the experience by using electronic controls and include some bush, then this Urban Series is for you!
Hope to see you there. Start anytime between 5pm and 6:30pm. Course closure at 7:10pm. More information available closer to the event.

This Series you use a map and an SI Stick - you find the Controls (in order) and use the SI Stick to record that you have been there.  You then download your SI Stick in to the computer and receive a printout of each Control you have visited. 

Set up an account and Pre-Enter via Eventor - which helps us to know how many maps to provide.
Click here for Instructions on how to register in Eventor.

  UFO 2021    
  Date Map Course setter
Event 1 03.03.2021 Boomerang Park Oskar Mella
Event 2 10.03.2021 Carrington Ian Dempsey
Event 3 17.03.2021 Caves Beach Peter Orr
Final 24.03.2021 Foreshore Adrian Plaskitt
       
Night Event date TBA Brickworks Clare Williams

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