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How to Exercise with MapRun

MR   The basics (1-2-3)  

  1 - Install MapRun on your smartphone (see below for details).

  2 - Select a Location (see below for details). Choose a course, and if you wish print a map (it will make navigating easier).   

  3 -  Take your phone and map to the PRE-Start Area and start the app. Select your chosen course and then tap Go to START. As you reach the start, listen for the beep, then RUN....


The details

MapRun (the latest version is called MapRun6) uses Smartphones to provide a form of orienteering. There are no flags or SI units, so the courses are available at any time on any day. Like real orienteering, when you finish you will get your score or finish time, and you will also see your track. Results are automatically uploaded to the MapRun website, so you can compare your run to others.

Garingal has created some local courses. The newest one is at Artarmon (21/7/21). There are others at south Wahroonga and West Chatswood. If you don’t live nearby, there are other options - see below. So you can exercise with your phone and enjoy a Maprun orienteering course.

 For Your Safety

Covid-19: Please only use MapRun courses in ways that are consistent with the Covid-19  restrictions. Always observe social-distancing, especially at the pre-start, near controls and at the finish.

General risks in orienteering: Both parklands and bushland areas contain trip/fall risks and hazards, so please watch your surroundings. Urban bushland may contain other visitors, parklands may also contain dogs and vehicles, and in urban areas there may be roads to cross. PLEASE TAKE CARE. 

We suggest you install an emergency app (e.g. "Emergency+" app, or "Where am I" on your phone.

Conditions of use of NSW MapRun courses


  • No responsibility or liability is assumed by the contributors to this project (Orienteering NSW and affiliated clubs) or any Landholders on which the maps are located.
  • Please look after and help to protect the parks & bushland areas we use. Follow the rules and requirements of landholders.
  • Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.


Click here for Instructions for installing and using MapRun6

MapRun Locations

NEW 1. Central Chatswood: In these times of Covid lockdowns, our worlds seem to be getting smaller and smaller. To celebrate World Orienteering Day (and week) in our very small worlds, there are now new courses for everyone who lives in the part of world that is 4km from Chatswood. For further information see the Chatswood Central Courses page.

2. Artarmon (Moonlight Madness): In these Covid times we are all going a little mad, so Garingal is offering everyone (within a 10km radius of Artarmon Reserve - NOW 5km!) the chance to do the Moonlight Madness course that was scheduled for 21 July. For further information see the Artarmon course page.

3. Fox Valley: The Fox Valley area in south Wahroonga has everything: beautiful Sydney sandstone bush, rock platforms with magnificent views, steep bits and flat bits, and a coffee shop for take-aways at the start/finish. For further information see the Fox Valley courses page.

4. West Chatswood: The West Chatswood map has been around for years. However, Istvan and Niki have a completely new set of courses, starting at a new park, and using the bushland along the Lane Cove River. For further information see the West Chatswood courses page.

Bennelong-Northside Orienteers also have Maprun courses in northern Sydney. Click here to see their courses. 

ONSW has permanent courses in Sydney at Centennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park, West Pymble, Cockatoo Island, Curl Curl Lagoon, and Georges Heights.

MapRun provides functionality to create QuickStart (do-it-yourself) courses. For more info go to the bottom of MapRun Instructions page. 

Questions or Problems

If you need to report a problem with one of the Garingal courses, or have a question, or please email Carol ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .)




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