Here’s your chance to enjoy visiting Cairns’ parks, gardens and recreation areas and use your Orienteering or Cunning Running skills to navigate around our fabulous Cairns parks. Park Orienteering has arrived in Cairns.
Find your Park O Series here
What’s the catch? The map has no street names or identifying words to guide you! However the map will be coloured and include detail such as individual trees, tables, BBQ’s gardens, paths, rocks and much more. The trick will be to be able to read and interpret the map information as you walk or run. Competitors must use basic navigation skills to locate the checkpoints using the clues provided… no compasses required (but you can use them if you want too).
While there’s a late penalty for each minute that teams finish past the deadline, refreshing cold drinks and lollies are shared at the end of the event. Don’t forget to look out for your team’s placing when the results are emailed the following week.
So get a group together – whether it’s made up of parents, kids, friends, teenagers, fun-loving seniors, gun athletes or mums with strollers – and have a go today!
2012 Park O events are on Thursday August 16, 23, 30, September 6, 13.
7pm finish & presentations
BRING A TORCH
1st Park O event – Thursday 16th August
Organiser: Andrew Campbell 0407373167
2nd Park O event – Thursday 23rd August
Organiser: Rose Campbell 0419338794
3rd Park O event – Thursday 30th August
Organiser: Joan Whyte 0409342652
4th Park O event- Thursday 6th September
Organiser: Tim Trehearn 0428861001
5th Park O event- Thursday 13th September
Organiser: Mike Coleman 0419531279