Orienteering is a sport in which participants navigate around a course using a map.  Orienteering ACT organises and promotes Orienteering in the ACT.

Approaching Events - All are welcome (see "Events" for later events):

- Mon 20 April: Stirling-Rivett  Street Orienteering

- Sat 25 April: Glenbrook

- Sun 26 April: Buckenderra  

- May Map Mates registration is now open. Get your team of friends ready now.     

- For Tips on how to navigate  - see  Coaching  Page
- For current updated Embargoes - see About OACT Page
- For Sporting Schools -see Juniors and Schools

Competitors Enjoyed Return of Night OWL Series

Wednesday, 15 April 2015


Photos (left to right): Ella Cuthbert, Riley Lane, Rob Walter

Around 60 competitors enjoyed the return of Orienteering with Lights Series (OWLS) at Cooleman Ridge on Friday 10 April after a 15-year break.  Liz Abbott had set challenging courses and the organisation of the event was overseen by Kay Grzadka.  Most competitors coped with the challenge, but there were a few missed punches or DNFs, while others will change their techniques by improving their headlamps; some were too bright (made reading maps difficult because of the reflection) while others were not bright enough.  Another, a former elite, might consider getting glasses after he commented, “I might have done better if I could have read my map!”


The major placings were:

  • Long Course: 5.3 km: Powerful Owl: 1 Rob Walter RR A 36:20, 2 Tomas Krajca RR A 37:54, 3 Grant Bluett AO A 38:14, 14 Clare Lonergan BS A 77:36 (first woman).
  • Short Course: 3.7 km: Barking Owl: 1 James Bailie 35:34, 2 Ewan Barnett BS A 38:32, 3 Ari Piiroinen BS A 38:51, 4 Laure Gauthiez Putallaz PO A 40:59 (first woman).
  • Novice Course: 2.4 km: Barn Owl: 1 Riley Lane PO A 27:31, 2 Quinn Larnach-Jones, Jasper Larnach-Jones 33:41 (team)

Check the complete results and splits on the Orienteering ACT website.  Copies of the course maps and over 100 photos are on the OACT Facebook.  OWLS also has its own Facebook page


The next event will be at Mt Rogers on Friday with Grant McDonald as the course planner.
  The course lengths will be:

  • Long Course (Powerful Owl) 5.3 km.
  • Short Course (Barking Owl) 3.3 km.
  • Novice Course (Barn Owl) 2.2 km.
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