MapRun Instructions—Western Summer Series


2019/20 Western Series – Series 2

17th March 2020 -Camp One
10th March 2020 – Altona Gate
3rd March 2020 – Truganina
25th February 2020 – Paisley Park
18th February 2020 – Maribyrnong
11th February 2020 – Burnside North
4th February 2020 -Edgewater
28th January 2020 – Apex Park
21st January 2020 Princes Park
7th January 2020 – Fairbairn Park

2020 Surf Coast Series

25th January 2020 – Queenscliff
11th January 2020 – Point Lonsdale
4th January 2020 – Barwon Heads

2019/20 Western Series – Series 1

17 December – Newport Lakes Page 2
17 December 2019 – Newport Lakes Page 1
10 December 2019 – Oak Park
3 December 2019 – Fort Gellibrand
26th November 2019 – Travancore
19th November 2019 – Altona Meadows (courtesy of Nillumbik Emus OC)
12th November 2019 – Strathmore (courtesy of Tuckonie OC)
5th November 2019 – Garden City
29th October 2019 – Tea Gardens
22nd October – Williamstown Strand
15th October 2019 – Maidstone
8th October 2019 – Ascot Vale

2018/19 Western Series

21 May 2019 – Strathmore
14 May 2019 – The Strand (colour)
7 May 2019 – Whitten Oval (colour)
7 May 2019 – Whitten Oval
30 Apr 2019 – Essendon (colour)
30 Apr 2019 – Essendon
23 Apr 2019 – North Melbourne
16 Apr 2019 – Newport (colour)
16 Apr 2019 – Newport
9 Apr 2019 – Moonee Ponds (colour)
9 Apr 2019 – Moonee Ponds
2 Apr 2019 – Yarraville (colour)
2 Apr 2019 – Yarraville
26 Mar 2019 – Kingsville (Courtesy of Nillumbik Orienteering Club)
19 Mar 2019 – West Essendon
12 Mar 2019 -Laverton (Courtesy of Nillumbik Orienteering Club)
5 Mar 2019-Maidstone
26 Feb 2019 – Footscray
19 Feb 2019 – Williamstown Beach
12 Feb 2019 – Cairnlea (Nillumbik Emus Orienteering Club)
5 February 2019 – Altona Beach
29 January 2019 – Rosehill (Yarra Valley Orienteering Club)
22 January – Seabrook
15 January 2019 – Fairbairn
8 January 2019 – Skeleton Creek
1 January 2019 – Royal Park
19 December – Avondale South
12 Dec 2018 – Williamstown North
4 Dec 2018 – Clifton Park, Aberfeldie
27 Nov 2019 – Altona Gate
6 Nov 2018 – Coonans
30 Oct 2018 – Seaholme
16 Oct 2018 Kensington Banks (Yarra Valley Orienteering Club)
9 Oct 2018 – Travancore (Yarra Valley Orienteering Club)

Before the event

Charge your phone. You will get poor GPS accuracy when your phone tries to conserve a dwindling battery.

Download MapRun app from

  • If you do a search in the Android Play Store, use ‘efn maprun’ as the search string
  • If MapRun is already installed on your phone please update to Android v50.5 or Iphone 10.0.2
    Accept the prompts for notification and location
    Enter your details into the MapRun app (name etc). All details are required

At the event

Open the App and:

  • click EVENTS NEAR ME (it may take a minute or two to turn on you GPS and get a fix), and
  • select your course out of the available events, PW,A,B,C or D:
  • Press GOTO START, and chill until 7pm with the count-down timer on display. Ignore the PIN request which appears prior to 6:55pm

If you don’t have a SIM card in your phone, use the “StreetO-guest” WiFi hotspot.
At 6:55pm the PIN message will disappear, the map will be visible on your phone, and printed maps will be distributed (but don’t look until 7pm -)
If you open the event after the Mass start at 7:00pm, the message “Missed the Mass Start” will be displayed, click OK and you can start running or walking.
The Start Triangle on your phone map SHOULD TURN GREEN at 7:00pm. If it doesn’t, seek help.

At the Finish

Hand in your card.

If you have internet connectivity, or connected to the StreetO Wifi hotspot, the results will automatically

upload to the MapRun server, and you can choose ‘upload to Strava’ if you wish.

If the phone is still asking you to upload Results, check your connection to the local “hotspot” at the Finish

area, and upload results when you have internet connectivity.

You can then view all scores and/or My Results (tracking, splits, rate, distance, etc.)
MapRun results can also be found at

You may see the message “You need to visit N more controls. Do you want to finish now?”.

  • This will happen if you counted wrongly, or if the GPS error was too great near a control on Scatter
    courses. (This message may disappear quickly, and reappear later.)
    Click YES to upload your event, and we will correct any GPS errors for you in the results, or put you
    at the bottom of the results if you got too few controls in the scatter courses: A,B,C,D

Users with a Garmin style watch can extract their route into a .GPX file and email to the link on the Results
page: Contact the Scorer

Extra general information is available at the MapRun website: