Be Active Metro Series
Orienteering comes to the NE Suburbs this week with a Be Active Metro Series event taking in Noranda and Beechboro on Saturday 9th February, at the usual time of 5.00pm on Saturday 9th February registration will be open from around 4.15pm. A briefing for beginners will be conducted at around 4.45pm, before a mass start at 5.00pm.
There will be three courses with simple navigation – Short (2-3kms), Medium (5-6kms), or Long (7-9kms). You can walk, jog or run to find the control points, using the special map provided. For more information on getting started see the Urban Events Guide with tips and a sample map and course.
The event assembly area is at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, Beechboro campus. To get to the event assembly area, enter the School from Blackboy Way, Beechboro. This is near the junction of Reid and Tonkin Highways, providing good road access from North or South. If approaching on Tonkin Highway from the South, turn right at the Benara Rd exit, then left at traffic lights into Beechboro Rd North, then first left into Banksia Rd and first right into Blackboy Way.
If approaching on Reid Highway from the West, you can access Beechboro Rd North by staying on Reid Highway, or via the Benara Rd exit on Tonkin Highway. Then proceed as above, but if going South on Beechboro Rd North from Reid Highway then Banksia Rd will be a right turn.
The event is some distance from Perth’s rail system. The nearest train stations are Bayswater on the Midland line (11kms), or Warwick on the Joondalup line (26kms). Bike paths follow Reid Highway and Tonkin Highway for only part of the way, and it is best to use the Swan-Stirling Perth Bike map to find a safe route.