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First event for 2024 – 3rd January Cooper Park

IKO is starting the 2024 season with a bang 
Illawarra Kareelah Orienteers are hosting Sydney Summer Series event #14 on Wednesday 3rd January in Cooper Park (photo).  
Think meandering pathways, bridges, grottoes in this riparian forest area encompassed by streets and laneways of Woollahra and Bellevue Hill.  
This is a score event (30 controls) and will test your skills in choosing a route that will maximise your points.

An enlarged version of the bushland reserve will be on the flip side of the map to make it easier for competitors to read and navigate through.

Access in the reserve requires orienteers to keep to the pathways at all times.

For details see

It will be well worth the effort of travelling up to Sydney for this event.

Next River and Bay Series event – Sunday 12 November

Head on up to Scarborough Park, Barton Street, Monterey, next Sunday afternoon the 12th November for the next River and Bay Orienteering Series (RBOS) event organised by Illawarra Kareelah Orienteers. Three line courses and a score course will be available with starts from 4pm – 5pm. Newcomers, whether you are a walker or a runner, are most welcome to come along and join in. Club members will be available to introduce you to the sport and guide you on your way. Details about the event, including how to enter as a casual orienteer, are available at

River and Bay Orienteering Series 2023 starts 22 October

Illawarra Kareelah Orienteers (IKO) join forces with Uringa Orienteers and NSW Stingers to present the annual River Bay Orienteering Series centered around Botany Bay and the Cooks River. Events are run each Sunday afternoon from 22nd October to 3rd December with starts from 4pm – 5pm. Both line courses and a score course are offered with a short course for the very young and the very old. The first event this year is at Beaman Park – Riverview Road, Earlwood, organised by Uringa Orienteers. See details at

IKO is organising the following event on Sunday the 29th October at Yarra Bay with new club member Ewan Barnett setting the courses. See details at

Its an ideal place to have a swim so pack your swimmers with your O gear and have a dip after the event.

Next club event on Saturday 15 July 2023

Get ready for the next club event at South Cronulla on Saturday 15 July. Enjoy the views as you run around the peninsular – if you are lucky you might even see a whale or two. The assembly area is in Gunnamatta Park, Nicholson Parade, Cronulla. Starts are from 2.00 – 3.00pm. See Eventor for details. Pre-entry via Eventor is encouraged. Newcomers are always welcome and there will be someone available to help you on your way.

Metro League #3 – Sunday 25th June

IKO are organising the next Metro League interclub event at Yerambah Lagoon, Picnic Point on Sunday morning 25th June. All members are encouraged to attend. Anyone volunteering to help out on the day will be able to enter the event and run on the day, but you need to pre-enter and let our Club Captain James Stuart know. See below. Entries close at Midnight 24th June.

IKO-SHOO Metro League teams 2017

IKO and Southern Highlands Occasional Orienteers join forces to form teams that run in 5 Divisions – 1,3,4,5 and 6. (1- 3 are hard courses, 5&6 are moderate). New members are especially welcome to come along and find out what it’s all about. If you would like to run in a team contact our Club Captain James Stuart at Otherwise turn up and compete in one of enter on the day courses that will be available. For event details and to enter go to