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The Sydney Summer Series is an activity of Orienteering NSW

A series of running events timed over 45 minutes that involve visiting a variety of local features, or checkpoints. These checkpoints are marked on specially prepared orienteering maps that are used to help navigate your way around the local parks, streets and bush tracks where the events are held.
The checkpoints have different score values and the runners with the highest scores at the end of 45 minutes (in their age classes) are the winners.
The Summer Series events are for everyone, attracting walkers and joggers through to champion runners. If you like running or walking with a navigational challenge, you will love the Summer Series.
What to Bring: You don't need any gear apart from your normal jogging shoes and appropriate clothing (shorts and T-shirt are fine). Compasses (if needed) can be hired at the event and instruction is available to all first timers.
Cost: Orienteering Club Members - Seniors $12, Juniors (Under 21) $8, Families $32.
    Casual Registrations (Non-members) - Seniors $20, Juniors (Under 21) $10, Families $50. All casual rates include SI stick hire.
    Groups $20 includes SI stick hire and two maps. Scout and Guides $5 each in teams of 2 to 4.
    Extra maps $2, SI Hire $4.
Season Ticket: A Season Ticket is available for Orienteering NSW club members, and offers a discount to the costs noted above. The ticket is open for purchase until end November. The full season Adult (Open age class and above) price is $212.00, and the Junior price $144.00. A Family Ticket is also available at $568.00. Full details are on eventor.
Facilities: All venues will have drinking water available. In most cases toilet facilities are close by.
Start times: Start times for most events are between 4.30pm and 6.45pm, but some have an earlier start option too. All events are 'on' regardless of the weather.
Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the placegetters in a series of age categories at the last event in March. Progressive results will be on display at each event and on this site with the best 12 scores counting for the final tally and prizes.
Groups: Although we prefer individual entries, there are reasons some competitors prefer to run as a group - parents and small children for instance. When a group want to enter and run together, ALL competitor's names must be clearly noted on the registration card. This is to ensure compliance with the OANSW insurance policy. Note that group results are included in the result listings at each event but will NOT count in the overall age group progressive point-scoring.
The Sydney Summer Series is an activity of Orienteering NSW.

Sydney Summer Series

The PDF version of the Summer Series programme can be downloaded here

A comma-separated file for importing into Microsoft Outlook is here (we take due care but no responsibility).

Before using it, you may wish to edit it for your own preferences e.g. to change the times, private setting etc.


3 Oct 2018

Richmond Park

Scout Hall, Rosedale Road, Gordon

NB: pre-daylight saving with early start time

Ian Miller

ph: 0429 937 153

10 Oct 2018

The Mosman Ferry

Reid Park, Harnett Avenue, Mosman

Steve Ryan

ph: 0405 804 741

17 Oct 2018

Manly Scenic Walk

Clontarf Reserve, Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf

David McGhee

ph: 0413 746 120

24 Oct 2018

Shrimptons Creek

ELS Hall Park, Kent Road, North Ryde

Keelan Birch

ph: 0448 037 654

31 Oct 2018

Shepherds Bay

Meadowbank Park east of tennis courts, enter from Constitution Rd West or Adelaide Street, Meadowbank

Ian Miller

ph: 0429 937 153

7 Nov 2018

Stringybark Creek

Tantallon Oval, Tantallon Road, Lane Cove North

Bryony Cox

ph: 0411 725 592

14 Nov 2018

Sugarbag Creek

Loyal Henry Park, Shirley Road, Roseville

Gill Fowler

ph: 0413 905 551

21 Nov 2018

Swaines Creek

Chatswood High School, Eddy Road, Chatswood

Michele Dawson

ph: 0468 570 656

28 Nov 2018

Chatswood Chase

Beachamp Park, Nicholson Street, Chatswood

Larry Weiss

ph: 9481 9659

5 Dec 2018

Morts Dock

Mort Bay Park, McKell Street, Birchgrove

Ant Nolan

ph: 0423 208 287

12 Dec 2018

Bar Italia

War Memorial Park, Catherine Street, Leichhardt

John Brayan

ph: 0403 873 556

19 Dec 2018

Chowder Bay

Clifton Gardens, Morella Road, Mosman

Bob Morgan

ph: 0415 916 596

27 Dec 2018


The Governor General

Milson Park, McDougall St, Kirribilli

NB: Day 1, 2018 Xmas 5 Days

Duncan Currie

ph: 0419 980 962

2 Jan 2019

Browns Waterhole

Waterloo Park, Trafalgar Place, Marsfield

John Anderson

ph: 0412 256 419

9 Jan 2019

Murdering Bay

Kingsford Smith Oval, Kenneth St, Longueville

Paula & Ewan Shingler

ph: 0410 455 577

16 Jan 2019

Manly Gas Works

Little Manly Point Reserve, Stuart Street, Manly

Tshinta Hopper

ph: 0481 341 853

23 Jan 2019

Exile Bay

South end of St Lukes Park North, Crane Street, Canada Bay
There is a large carpark off the bend of Crane St (NE of Concord HS)

Ian McKenzie

ph: 0431 840 137

30 Jan 2019

Field of Mars

East Ryde Scout Hall, John Miller Street, Ryde
NB: Includes Line Course Option

Dan Redfern

ph: 0407 431 849

6 Feb 2019

Richie Benaud Oval

Belmore Park,Castle Street, North Parramatta

Steve Dunlop

ph: 0407 269 892

13 Feb 2019

Fiddens Wharf

Queen Elizabeth Reserve, Bradfield Road, Lindfield

Richard Morris

ph: 0402 475 606

20 Feb 2019

Walter Burley Griffin

Bowling Club, The Outpost, Castlecrag

Carol Jacobson

ph: 0423 966 444

27 Feb 2019

Fox Valley

George Christie Field, Yanilla Avenue, Wahroonga

Ross Barr

ph: 0438 220 016

6 Mar 2019

The Transmission Line

Hews Reserve, Hews Parade, Belrose

Brian Brannigan

ph: 0416 154 728

13 Mar 2019


Allan Small Park, Saiala Road, East Killara

Steve Dunlop

ph: 0407 269 892

20 Mar 2019

Dee Why Dunes

East end of Richmond Ave/West end of James Meehan Reserve, Dee Why

Ron Junghans

ph: 0438 468 914

27 Mar 2019

Bicentennial Park

West Pymble Club, Prince of Wales Drive, West Pymble

Amanda Mackie

ph: 0409 082 525





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