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)

Urban Foot Orienteering Series 2019: Night Champs 3rd April


Location: Speer Point Park, Speer Point

Directions: Park in the carpark next to Cockle Creek boat ramp, off Creek Reserve Rd

Map: Speers Point Park, 1:4000, 2 m contours
Setter: Clint Lawrence
Terrain: Mostly open park with some streets.
Start times: After dark (approx. 7 pm) until 8:30pm.
Course Closure: 9:30 pm. (Finish after 9:30 pm and you risk being disqualified for failing to finish the course in the allowed time.)
Courses: Long (~4.2 km), Short (~2.1km).
Competitors should choose a course that matches their ability and allows them to finish by course closure time.
Facilities: Toilets, BBQs
Course Setter's Notes:

Both short and long courses may cross some carpark and driveways.
The long course also crosses some roads. Be mindful of cars. 
On the long course use the underpass under Five Islands Rd. You will not need to cross elsewhere.
There is a map exchange on the Long course. (Printed double sided).
The southern playing fields and the off leash dog exercise area are out of bounds.
The playing field to the north is not out of bounds, but may be in use. Please respect other users and detour around them if needed.

 Bring your torch or headlamp, compass, insect repellent.

Urban/Night Series Fees:

Members $7

Non Members: $10

$2 SI stick hire

$5 for second map on the day

Our club is non-profit with all takings going back towards equipment, access fees and mapping.

Important Note: Newcastle Orienteering recommends that all competitors wear bright clothing or reflective gear throughout the season to enable drivers to see you especially if you are running near dusk. Please also take care when crossing roads and use recommended crossing points on busy roads. We also wish to remind competitors that listening to an ipod (or similar) while on course can be a distraction that may cause you to not hear an emergency warning or similar and as such are not allowed during these events for your safety.