|Suburban Adventure Racing|
|16||24 Jan||Tally Ho, Burwood East||East Burwood Recreation Reserve|
|15||17 Jan||Ringwood Lake||Daisy's Hotel car park - the NW corner of the park.|
|14||10 Jan||Deakin Uni||North end of Deakin Uni - a run through complex urban terrain|
|13||3 Jan||Blackburn South||Eley Park - a few streets, lots of park-running and lots of happy people|
|Date||Sunset||Hosting Group||Start Location||Suburb||Melway|
SW corner of Ruffey Lake Park - enter from the Boulevard
1st Doncaster East (Venturers)
|7-02-2017||19th Camberwell||South Surrey Park - please park in nearby streets (or Riversdale Road after 6pm)||Surrey Hills||60 G2|
Finns Reserve - enter via Duncan Street
Rosanna Scout Troop (33 scouts + 8 leaders)
1/2 Greensborough (5-10 cubs, 21 scouts, 5 leaders)
|21-02-2017||Waverley Valley Scouts||
Valley Reserve - enter from Waimarie Drive
Wirringa Joeys/Cubs (Oakleigh South) - about 35 in total
|Mount Waverley||70 G2|
Blackburn Lake - park in Lake Road
7th Ringwood Scouts (13 scouts, 3 leaders)
1st Selby Cubs
|7-03-2017||19:49||1st Tally Ho||Mahoney's Reserve - enter from Mahoneys Road||Forest Hill||62 C4|
|14-03-2017||19:40||5th Vermont Guides||Stephens Reserve - enter via Nunkeri Street||Vermont||62 J3|
|21-03-2017||19:28||Hudson's House||Social event - Join us for supper - 16 Fowler St, Box Hill Sth||Box Hill South||61 B2|
|Youth Groups Active|
|There are street orienteering events in Melbourne most nights of the week - and some on Saturdays and Sundays. These events use basic black and white maps and manual punching, but they're worthwhile if you want to get an extra run or two in each week. These events cater for all levels - from social walkers up to top runners. If you can't make it on a Tuesday Night, see http://street.orienteering.com.au/central/ for other running opportunities.|
The activities that we provide to local youth organisations could not be provided without support from the Victorian Rogaining Association (the VRA). When we first approached them for assistance with our series, their immediate response was "We've already got close relationships with the Scout Association and like what you're doing with them in the Eastern suburbs. How can we help?"
Rogaining by its nature is focussed on families and kids - it's a team sport....one that allows Mum and Dad to participate with their kids....to help with the navigational challenge and share in the enjoyment. If you're looking for a family activity that will take you to many wonderful places in Victoria, look no further.
What is Rogaining?
Our suburban adventure racing events provide a terrific introduction to basic navigational skills on purpose-built maps - rogaining takes it to the next level - practical navigation on real-world maps. If you'd like to know more, visit the VRA website at http://vra.rogaine.asn.au/
Resources for Scout Groups and the Local Community
Our download page provides access to more information - and to High-Res copies of all of our maps. You can use these to run your own events/activities. If you do this, we'd love to hear about it - please send us an email with some information about your event and how it went. Others may be able to benefit from your experience!
Interested in Orienteering?
The folks at Emus Orienteering Club have provided terrific support to get our Adventure Racing Series up and going. If you're interested in taking part in these or other orienteering events in Melbourne then join Emus Orienteering Club now - the folks there will be only too happy to help you take part in your first suburban orienteering adventure. Known as Nillumbik Emus in the wider orienteering community, the club is also very active in bush orienteering and mountain-bike orienteering.
Membership is only $5 per household per year. Join now and let us introduce you to this exciting sport! Your membership of the club entitles you to:
But most importantly, membership provides you with a group of friendly people that you can meet as you begin your orienteering career. It also allows you to pitch in and help us as we run events; there's no better way to get to know people than to work alongside them to make events fun for all.
If you'd like more details, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call (at reasonable hours) on (03) 9888 8121.
...or perhaps Adventure Racing?
We're joined on a regular basis by Serge and Maria from Adventure Junkie. They run a terrific series of beginner and advanced adventure races. If you'd like to try something a little more challenging or take part in cycling or kayaking, why not check out their website at http://adventurejunkie.com.au/
Earlier Events - results, reports and pictures
*New* Overall Scores for the last season are available here
|24||25 March||Mont Albert North - our final event for
this season. Thanks to everybody that helped make the series such an
incredible success - and thanks to everybody that came along to take
See our Archive Files for details of earlier events.