Get ready planning your weekends in February – the Illawarra Map Running Series is back for 2023! It features 3 consecutive Sundays of orienteering in the Gong aimed at attracting new participants to the sport.
Any newcomers that compete in all three events will earn a free Senior or Junior membership with IKO for the remainder of 2023 (worth up to $60). Friendly coaching and advice is always on hand to get you started.
The series begins on Sunday 5 February at North Wollongong, with the other 2 events at Fairy Meadow (12 February) and Figtree (19 February). Start any time between 10am and 11am.
Entries are now open via Eventor. Pre-entry is preferred but payment by card is an option for newcomers on the day.
A few photos from our previous events on these three maps are below.
Why not head up to Botany Bay this Sunday and enjoy the stunning views as you run around your course and cool off afterwards with a dip in beautiful Yarra Bay. Meet at Yarra Recreational Reserve, Kooringai Avenue, Yarra Bay. Starts are from 4 – 5pm. Details are available on eventor. Pre-entries via eventor are encouraged, enter on the day registration will be available.
Final event of River and Bay series – Chifley
Sunday 11th December
Join us celebrate the final IKO event of the year at Chifley, near La Perouse. Meet at Chifley Sports Reserve (off Bunnerong Road), Starts are from 4 – 5pm. Details are available on eventor. Pre-entries via eventor are encouraged, enter on the day registration will be available.
Come and join us orienteer around the picturesque historical town of Berry on Saturday 12th November. Meet at Mark Radium Reserve, Victoria St. Starts are from 2.30 – 3.30pm. For more details on the event go to Eventor
Did you know that Berry was originally a private town belonging to the Coolangatta Estate and owned by Alexander Berry? Why not visit the Berry Museum and find out more about the history of Berry before you head off on your course.
RIVER BAY ORIENTEERING SERIES #3 – EARLWOOD – Sunday 13 November 2022
For those living closer to Sydney the 3rd RBOS event will be held at Gough Whitlam Park – Bayview Avenue, Earlwood on Sunday 13th November. Starts are from 4 – 5pm. For more details on the event and to pre-enter go to Eventor
Make a weekend of it – check out Berry on Saturday and head up to Earlwood on Sunday.
IKO are organising the first event of this years River and Bay Series, conducted in association with Uringa and NSW Stingers. The event will be held in the Little Bay area on Sunday 23 October from 4pm – 5pm. See Eventor for details.
Warning: be prepared to be distracted by the beautiful views.
This is the first of seven events that will be held on Sunday afternoons over October – December 2022.
IKO is pleased to be partnering with Thirroul Library for an introductory workshop on orienteering. The workshop on Saturday 15 October 10am – 12 noon and will include an introductory presentation on orienteering and a fun demonstration event around the streets and parks of Thirroul.
Anyone who wants to learn more about orienteering and how to get started is welcome to join and the event is FREE!