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MDOC MapRun Series

Starting on 1st August, MDOC will be publishing a variety of new MapRun courses for you to try over the next month, on the Manchester Navvies site. There will be a variety of maps – urban, street and terrain – as well as courses from linear to score ...

29th Jul 20


There will be a variety of maps – urban, street and terrain – as well as courses from linear to score. The terrain will also range from urban, through parkland to wilder terrain.


Complete all four contests to complete your summer orienteering skills top-up. As MapRun is done independently, you will have very little chance of following others into tricky controls, and your route will be available online for a thorough post-mortem.

Starting in August

The first of the Series will be published on the Manchester Navvies site just in time for a crack of dawn start on Saturday 1st August, and the others will be posted once a fortnight thereafter. The maps will be available as PDFs for you to print. 

Download the App

Use Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple) and search for “MapRunF" developed by FNE Enterprises. Download the App. It is free.

Try it

Get to know the App. Go to the Navvies site ( and find a Postbox challenge near you, and give it a go. You can carry your phone in a smartphone armband or bumbag.

Think Safety

Take care crossing busy roads. As you are likely to be running alone, tell someone where you have gone, and when you expect to be back. Dress for the weather and visibility, if necessary. Respect other users of the area and social distancing rules. Please follow  British Orienteering’s Covid-19 Code of Conduct for Orienteers. Charge up the battery on your smartphone!

Under 16's MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Please note: Though the planner will have taken potential hazards into consideration, you take part in this activity at your own risk. The MapRun Series is not covered by BOF’s event insurance.


Date launching Where Type of Map Type of Course
1st August 2020 Edgeley, Stockport Urban Three linear courses
15th August 2020 Glossop OO (street) map

Scatter (Long, Medium, Short)

29th August 2020 Wythenshawe Park Terrain (country park) TBA
12th September 2020 Dove Stone, Oldham Terrain TBA

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