Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.
The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.
If you’d like to try orienteering while socially distancing, then a permanent course might be just right for you. It enables you to follow a map and find the controls in your own time.
Your challenge is to discover checkpoints in the form of posts or plaques, in forests, heathlands, parks and green spaces across the UK.
Neighbouring clubs events
Nearby events can be found based on a postcode via Ollie O'Brien's UK Orienteering Races Map (centred on the PA3 postcode as an example), or the following list sorted by date
Note. Links below will open the event details that are on the British Orienteering website in a new tab or window.
|Date||Event name (select to view)||Club||Near||Level|
|Wed 23 Jun||Sprintelope 9 - Moredun||INT||Edinburgh||Local|
|Sun 27 Jun||ECKO Spring Series 3 - Creag Mhic Chailein||ECKO||Taynuilt||Local|
|Wed 7 Jul||ESOC Sprintelope 11 - Calton Hill||ESOC||Edinburgh||Local|
|Wed 14 Jul||Sprintelope 12 - Blackford||INT||Edinburgh||Local|
|Wed 21 Jul||ESOC Sprintelope 13 - Viewforth||ESOC||Edinburgh||Local|
|Wed 28 Jul||Sprintelope 14 - tbc||INT||Edinburgh||Local|
|Wed 11 Aug||ESOC Sprintelope 15 - Penicuik Ladywood||ESOC||Penicuik||Local|
|Wed 18 Aug||Sprintelope 17 - tbc||INT||Edinburgh||Local|
|Sat 25 Sept||STAG/AYROC Ayrshire Weekend - Event 1/2 - SOUL -||STAG||Ayr||Regional|
|Sun 26 Sept||AYROC/STAG Ayrshire Weekend - Event 2/2 - SOUL -||STAG||Ayr||Regional|
|Sat 30 Oct||STAG Cervus et Nox - inc 32nd TT - Night Event -||STAG||TBC||Local|
|Sun 31 Oct||STAG Cervus et Nox - inc 32nd TT - Day Event -||STAG||TBC||Local|
|Sun 21 Nov||Scottish Score Championships -||ESOC||Dalkeith||Regional|
|Sun 5 Dec||STAG's 22nd Glasgow Parks Champs - Race 1 - TBC||STAG||Glasgow||Local|