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The club runs many types of Orienteering events during the year, a brief description can be found below.

Foot Orienteering

This is the most common type of event we put on, it can come in many different sub-types.

Club OY Events [Orienteer of the Year]

Usually between 4 and 5 of these events, somewhere in Otago. Six course lengths/difficulties from White to Long Red. Winning times for longer courses will be around 60 minutes.

Generates points towards the club championships.

Summer/Schools Series

During Term 1 we hold a series of 4/5 events on Wednesday evenings that contribute towards the Schools Series competition between the local Primary, Intermediate and Senior Schools.

These events are targeted towards beginners and have a three-course format.

Otago Schools' Champs

The first OY event after the end of the Summer Series usually doubles up as the Individual Otago Schools' Champs.

Sprint Events

Usually between 4 and 5 of these events, generally local to Dunedin. Two courses, Long/hard & Shorter/easier, with winning times around 15-20 minutes.

These also generate points towards the club championships.

Championships Events

Most years we host an Otago Champs event and every three of so we also host a South Island Champs.

In the future we may again host the National Champs.

Mountain Bike Orienteering

If navigating by mountain bike is more your scene then a few events can be found in places such as Alexandra & Naseby. Events can be either fixed courses or score events like those in Rogaines.


These are a longer distance format event where competitors have a fixed time to collect as many controls as they can.

The club now has a rogaine series of 4/5 events incorporating varied terrains from the hills around Dunedin to the flat streets of Mosgiel.

Club event are usually 3 hours or shorter but you can find other 6/12 and even 24 hour events in and around Otago put on by other organisations. You can check out the Rogaining Association here for an events list.

Ski Orienteering

In most years a Ski-orienteering event is held at the Snow Farm in Wanaka. This is a one-of-a-kind event found nowhere else in the country.