We annually organize a series of orienteering events on Tuesday evenings (from 6:30pm) throughout May and June, held at locations in the Kildare and West Wicklow area. They are suitable for beginners, improvers and more experienced orienteers. Guidance, advice and coaching will be available at all the events - just ask any of the organisers!
The events also form a competitive league, with points awarded each night. There will be small prizes awarded, during our annual BBQ after the last event.
When are they on?
This Years Events are as follows:
- 14th May 2019 - Naas (Lakelands)
- 21st May 2019 - Mullaghcreelan Woods
- 28th May 2019 - Donadea Forest Park
- 4th June 2019 - Newbridge Urban Event
- 11th June 2019 - Curragh (Sunnyhill End)
- 18th June 2019 - Hollywood (including BBQ)
Detailed information for each event will be posted online each week on the CNOC Facebook page, the Orienteering.ie Forums and the CNOC Website. We also email the information to all members on the club mailing list
What does it cost?
Entries are paid at the registration tent at each event. Typically, they are:
- Children/Students/OAP/Unwaged - €5 (€4 for club members)
- Adults - €8 (€7 for club members)
- Family - €20 (€15 for club members - 2 adults + kids)
If you're not a member of a club, and would like to join CNOC on the night, we're offering free membership for the first year – its only €10 per family annually anyways!
If you need to hire an SI card (used for the event timing), we also rent them for €2, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!
What do I need to bring with me?
Suitable clothing, depending on the weather and if you want to jog or walk – so either running kit, or outdoor clothing. A watch is useful to keep an eye on your time. If you have a compass you can bring one, but its not essential for beginners
Can I go around with my Family/Friends?
Yes, groups are allowed, bring the grandparents as well. If you want to bring a dog, that’s generally not a problem, just use common sense – clean up after them, and keep them on a lead.
I’m a complete beginner – can I still go?
Yes, at every event, the volunteers running the event will be happy to show you the basics – we all start somewhere!