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Metro Series

The Metro Series is held in and around metropolitan parks and reserves throughout the suburbs of Perth. Events are held between October and March, when it is too hot for events in the bush.

Metro Series Calendar NOW AVAILABLE (PDF version)

These family and runner-friendly events are easily achievable by anyone who can read a street map. The long running Metro series attracts many regular participants, both members and non-members, and there is a briefing for newcomers before each event. Various courses are available, ranging from 3-8 km in length. There are weekly prizes for the course winners plus sponsors' draw prizes. Series winners in various classes are determined by points accumulated for the runner's best performances over the season.

Metro Series 2016-2017 - New this season!

Events on both Saturday and Sunday
This year you’ll be able to enjoy a selected number of Sunday morning events for those times when Saturday afternoon can get a bit hot or your schedule suits a Sunday morning run. Make sure to check the calendar closely so that you don't come on the wrong day! Sunday events will run at a similar time to bush events (that is in the morning) to avoid the heat so you will need to be up early to make the most of the cool summer morning.

Both Score and Scatter Events available
A selection of events will be timed score events (and will use electronic punching) to keep the season interesting. There are also four score events throughout the season that will use SportIdent punching so don't forget your SI tag!  If you don’t have an SI tag we’ll have some available for non-members. The type of event will be noted in the orienteering calendar as either Metro Series # (standard scatter event) or Metro Score Event #.  Standard events will use paper punch cards as per previous seasons. Learn more about how Score Events work.

Score events are NOT mass start and so you can begin immediately after registering if you so choose.  They will have a 45 minute time limit, recorded from the time you punch the start - you will get your map to plan a route before this but you’ll need to be back on time or lose points. Scatter events will remain mass starts.

Longer Season
The season will now commence in early October and run right through until March so that there are no big gaps between the bush season and the summer season, so this is a great way to keep your training up over the summer!  Plus with more events there are also more chances to earn points for the series.

Want to get ready for an event and learn more?
For more information, including what happens at an event and a sample competition map, go to our Urban Event Guide page.

Why not check out the great Photos from this season or the Maps from each event that show the winners route.

How to earn points in the Metro Series
Check the 2016-2017 Guidelines to see what course you should run. Your best 8 results out of the 15 events count to your final total.

Check the Current Results for the 2016-2017 Season

2015-2016 Metro Series is now completed for the year. Review Full Results for the 2015-2016 season.

EVENT CALENDAR:

DayDateEventOrganising clubDiscipline
Sunday04-Dec-16Thornlie - Crestwood (Metro Series 7)Bibbulmun OrienteersPark and street orienteering
Saturday10-Dec-16Swan View (Metro Series 8)Bibbulmun OrienteersPark and street orienteering
Saturday14-Jan-17Hillarys (Metro Score Event 2)Wullundigong Orienteers of the WestPark and street orienteering
Sunday22-Jan-17Warwick Conservation Park (Metro Series 9)Bibbulmun OrienteersPark and street orienteering
Saturday28-Jan-17Coogee (Metro Series 10)LOSTPark and street orienteering
Saturday04-Feb-17Point Walter (Metro Series 11)Kulgun 225 OrienteersPark and street orienteering
Sunday12-Feb-17Yokine Reserve (Metro Series 12)Bibbulmun OrienteersPark and street orienteering
Saturday18-Feb-17Glengarry (Metro Score Event 3)Bibbulmun OrienteersPark and street orienteering
Saturday25-Feb-17Churchlands (Metro Series 13)Bibbulmun OrienteersPark and street orienteering
Saturday04-Mar-17Kingsley (Metro Series 14)Wullundigong Orienteers of the WestPark and street orienteering
Sunday12-Mar-17North Fremantle (Metro Series 15)LOSTPark and street orienteering
Sunday19-Mar-17Mount Claremont (Metro Score Event 4)LOSTPark and street orienteering

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