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Moonlight Madness 2017

MM start and finish flags

Moonlight Madness, urban night orienteering by headlight or torchlight under a full moon, has returned for winter 2017.


This year we have 7 events (set by members of Garingal, Bennelong and WHO orienteering clubs) in the usual Sydney Summer Series format (30 controls, 45 minutes on a Wednesday night). Dates are chosen to be about the time of the Full Moon between April and September.


Course setters should be putting on an event with the intention that it is fun and enjoyable for anyone lunatic enough to don a headlamp or carry a torch and jog around somewhere in Sydney finding moonlit control features in the dark!


Maps will be 1:7500 on A4 for ease of readability at night.  The best orienteers should just about get all 30 controls inside 45 minutes every time - ideally, their only challenge is to beat the 45 minutes by clever route planning and execution.


Starts are between 5.30pm and 7pm with courses closing at 7.45pm when we go out to retrieve the markers - so you need to come back by 7.45pm because after then, there will  be no markers out there to look for! 


This year SportIdent will be used, so bring your SI stick. 


No Date Suburb Organiser Phone More information
1 Wednesday, 5 April 2017 Eastwood Glenn Horrocks (GO) 0425 241 236 Results
2 Wednesday, 10 May 2017 Rydalmere East Stephen Dunlop (WHO)   Eventor      WHO website
3 Wednesday, 24 May 2017 North Sydney Ross Duker (GO) 0439 548 393 Eventor
4 Wednesday, 7 June 2017 Clontarf David McGhee 0413 746 120 Eventor
5 Wednesday, 5 July 2017 North Ryde Bob Morgan (BN) 0415 916 596 watch this space
6 Wednesday, 2 August 2017 Chatswood Ross Duker (GO) 0439 548 393 watch this space
7 Wednesday, 6 September 2016 Asquith David Stitt (GO) 0407 922 633

MM details




moon and GOanna

Cost will be the usual for urban events:
$12 adult member or group. $7 junior member
$15 adult non-member or group, $10 junior non-member
(Plus Si stick hire ($4) if needed)

Watch the GO home page for Madness details and results.




Moonlight Madness 2018