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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: Entry fees, including a map, are $12 for Open and above, and $7 for Juniors. Non-members $3 extra. Electronic timing sticks will be used at most events. These can be hired for $3-4. Spare maps are normally an extra $2 each.
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 to be 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.


4 Oct 2017

Bar Italia

Federal Park, Chapman Rd, Annandale

Carolyn Haupt

ph: 0417 279 886

11 Oct 2017

Wallumatta Bay

Gladesville Reserve, Crown Street, Henley

Lisa Grant

ph: 0405 528 811

18 Oct 2017

Gore Cove

Smoothey Park, Russell Street, Wollstonecraft

Brett Sewell

ph: 0451 967 767

25 Oct 2017

Blue Gum

Anglo Park, Anglo Street, Chatswood

Nicole Mealing

ph: 0438 617 124

1 Nov 2017

Great North Walk

Sir David Martin Reserve, Auluba Road, South Turramurra

Ian Cameron

ph: 0411 484 208

8 Nov 2017

The Goat Paddock

Clarkes Point Reserve, Clarke Road, Woolwich

Warwick Selby

ph: 0418 454 969

15 Nov 2017

Fireclay Gully

Wyatt Reserve, Wyatt Avenue, Belrose

Michael Halmy

ph: 0407 788 250

22 Nov 2017


Bannockburn Oval, Bannockburn Road, Pymble

Amanda Mackie

ph: 0409 082 525

29 Nov 2017

St Leonards

Naremburn Park, Francis Street, Naremburn

James Lithgow

ph: 0417 774 789

6 Dec 2017

Exile Bay

Edwards Park, Wellbank Street, Concord

Matt Peters

ph: 0407 499 440

13 Dec 2017

Sailors Bay

(Updated) Tunks Park, Brothers Avenue, Cammeray

Duncan Currie

ph: 0419 980 962

20 Dec 2017

Georges Heights

Georges Height Oval, Suakin Drive, Mosman

Gordon Wilson

ph: 0402 622 338

27 Dec 2017

Ridge to Rangers

Milson Park, McDougall Street, Kirribilli

Mike Free

ph: 0422 052 836

3 Jan 2018

Macquarie Lighthouse

Christison Park, Old South Head Road, Vaucluse

Ian Miller

ph: 0429 937 153

10 Jan 2018


Freshwater Reserve, Kooloora Road, Harbord

Ian Jessup

ph: 0416 040 135

17 Jan 2018

Five Dock Bay

Drummoyne Park, Cometrowe Street, Drummoyne

Steve Flick

ph: 0428 353 312

24 Jan 2018

Rozelle Hospital

Leichhardt Rowing Club, Glover Street, Lilyfield

Michael Warlters

ph: 0421 546 436

31 Jan 2018

Blackman Park

Blackman Park, Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West
NB: Includes Line Course Option

Dan Redfern

ph: 0407 431 849

7 Feb 2018

Vineyard Creek

Homelands Reserve, Homelands Avenue, Telopea

Steve Dunlop

ph: 0407 269 892

14 Feb 2018

The Gas Works

Little Manly Cove, Stuart Street, Manly

Peter Hopper

ph: 0481 341 853

21 Feb 2018

The Sugarloaf

(Updated) Willoughby Park, cnr McClelland St and Warrane Rd

Carol Jacobson

ph: 0423 966 444

28 Feb 2018

Devlins Creek

Ray Park, Plympton Road, Epping

Michael Roylance

ph: 0414 293 038

7 Mar 2018

The Pipeline

Davidson High School, Pound Avenue, Frenchs Forest

Ron Junghans

ph: 0438 468 914

14 Mar 2018

Rolly Polly Hill

Darvall Park, Chatham Road, Denistone

Janet Morris

ph: 0439 919 569

21 Mar 2018

The Putney Punt

Kissing Point Park, Waterview Street, Putney

Ross Duker

ph: 0439 548 393

27 Mar 2018
(Tuesday !!!)

Swaines Creek

Chatswood Gold Club, Beaconsfield Road, Chatswood

Ted Woodley

ph: 0419 663 539





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