Fun, friendly events with something for everyone on Wednesday evenings. All events will have 4 courses making them suitable for beginners and experienced alike:
- easy (all on paths – white/yellow standard – upto 2km)
- medium (partly on paths – orange standard – upto 3km)
- two as-hard-as-we-can-make-it courses of different lengths (generally referred to as short and long tech with as-the-crow-flies distances between 2.5 and 5km).
Starts 6-7pm, courses close 8pm (unless changed for a particular event, please check website for any changes)
Seniors £4, students/juniors £2
The first three events (Hazlehead, Countesswells and Foggieton) will have introductory coaching available 6-6.30 – just turn up. Or if you need to know more please contact the summer series coordinator using this form.
Junior attendance awards up for grabs again. (That means CHOCOLATE!!)
Links to maps showing the car parking/registration locations will be added nearer the time.
|23-May||Hazlehead & World Orienteering Day|
|27-Jun||Balmedie & BBQ|
|15-Aug||Templars & BBQ|
Junior Attendance Awards
The more events you attend, the higher the award you’ll get: 3 for Bronze, 6 for Silver, 9 for Gold. Prizes and certificates given out at Templars Park event (Templars counts too).
All your events also count towards the SOA participation award badges. Don’t miss out!
Useful Orienteering Information
New to Orienteering?
Guide to O map symbols and control descriptions
Guide to Technical Difficulty (pdf courtesy of BKO)
Exactly what it says on the tin! The challenge this year is to beat the record for 2017 which saw 288,000 people orienteering at events and races on the same day.
The International Orienteering Federation´s goals regarding the organisation of this annual event are as follows: increasing the visibility and accessibility of orienteering to young people, increasing the number of participants both in the schools’ activities, as well and in the clubs’ activities in all countries of National Federations, helping teachers to implement orienteering in a fun and educational way and and to get more new countries to take part in orienteering.
For more info and to see what the rest of the world is up to check the WOD website and please feel free to get in touch if you’re a teacher and want to get your pupils involved in this great sport and we can help you prepare for the big day as well as putting on the event at Hazlehead on 23rd May.
Safety – A risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser for each event, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Health – Full leg (trousers) and torso (t-shirt) cover is required to help avoid ticks. Due to the nature of orienteering going through undergrowth, picking up ticks is more likely than during walks/runs along well used paths.
Public Liability – Please be aware that British Orienteering Federation (BOF) event insurance only covers non-member participants for public liability for 3 events in any one year (this includes helpers, parents shadowing and competitors). Why not become a member? Also, you will be asked to provide contact details for insurance purposes
Photography – In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or video showing children should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or video and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.