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 competitors 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.
Click here to see a sample map.
What to Bring
You don't need any gear apart from your normal jogging shoes and appropriate clothing (shorts and T-shirt are fine). Instruction is available to all first timers.
- 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. Groups of juniors (eg Scouts and Guides) $10. These entry fees include SI stick hire and two maps. Maximum group size is 4 people.
- Extra maps $2, SI Hire $4.
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 from the September 1 until November 24. The full season Adult (Open age class and above) price is $218.40, and the Junior price $145.60.
Full details are on Eventor.
How to enter a single event
If you are not a member or are not currently registered as a casual, please follow the How to Register as a Casual and enter an Event in Eventor instructions.
Although we prefer individual entries, there are reasons some competitors prefer to run as a group - parents and small children for instance. 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.
If you are entering as a Group, the Leader needs to register/enter in the Groups class in Eventor. Other members of the Group can provide their COVID-19 contact details when they arrive at the event.
At most venues toilet facilities are close by.
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 will be awarded to the place getters 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.
Guidelines for Participants and Code of Conduct
Read about our Code of Conduct here
The Sydney Summer Series is an activity of Orienteering NSW.