All organised orienteering events have been suspended from July 8 until further notice, for any residing in metropolitan Melbourne. This means Park Street Winter Series events, MelBushO events, the RMIT Sprint Double, and all other orienteering activity, will not take place until restrictions allow organised sport to resume again.
However, individual outdoor exercise is allowed, as long as you manage hygiene and social distancing, and do not travel outside the restricted area of Melbourne. We have two great ways to keep you actively orienteering, and connected to your sport.
MapLink is there for you – the MapLink Library now has almost 100 Park Street courses, right across Melbourne, with new courses added every week. You can complete as many courses as you like, where you like, in your own time frame. We have an online self scoring system and a Facebook page to keep you connected. You can help by setting a course, sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and letting us share it with everyone. Find out more about Set-Send-Share.
DIY MAP LIBRARY https://www.vicorienteering.asn.au/resources/diy-library/
We have over 100 previous maps and courses already set up, ready for you to download, print, and use in your own time frame. You’ll find a great selection of park street, sprint, MTBO and bush maps – including DROC’s own Map Archive, Bayside Kangaroos Maprun library; most Park Street maps from 2019 and 2020 (and some golden oldies from way back); a great selection of sprint training maps from Fredo and Mikkel, and some Sprint Into Spring, Vic Autumn Series and MelbushO maps.
We also have a special offer for club members. You can request a digital copy of our Permanent Course maps, which will be emailed to you.
Stay safe when exercising:
- If you’re feeling unwell, stay home.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before leaving home and as soon as you return.
- Exercise by yourself or with household members, or with one other person outside your household.
- Avoid contact with others. Stay at least 2 metres away.
- Avoid touching surfaces such as fences, gates etc. There is no need to touch the object where the control is. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Make sure you stay within the Melbourne metropolitan area, if that is where you live.