MapRun #OrienteeringOnDemand

MapRun is orienteering using a SmartPhone for punching and timing, avoiding the need to put flags and timing units out on the course. All that you need to run the courses is a smartphone with the MapRun app or a Garmin watch with the app and a printed map. You can choose to also print off a copy of the map and control descriptions for full training value, if you want.
[Downloads: MapRun6 in Google Play and the Apple AppStore; MapRunG in Garmin Connect]

We are building up the events that we’ve got across our catchment area. You can find courses using the “Events Near Me” function on the app or by searching for events in the Lincolnshire folder of the directory. There may be some events here in the north of the county that are controlled by our neighbouring club HALO and we encourage you to check out their website to get the information for their courses.

You can see all MapRun courses within 50 miles of Lincoln Cathedral here on the website, and another search tool on Go Orienteering.

Current Lincoln Orienteering Group MapRun courses and results


Map name
Event type & distance
Open in MapRun* PDF Map CDs PIN+ Results
Birchwood Postboxes
Score  (60 min)
17152 Yes n/a Yes
Bourne Town Long
Line |  6.2 km
16874 Yes Yes n/a Yes
N Hykeham East Feb 2021
15049 Yes n/a Yes
N Hykeham SW Feb 2021
13201 Yes n/a Yes
N Hykeham Postboxes
Score (60 min)
15050 . n/a Yes
Metheringham Long
Line  |  7.2 km
16875 Yes Yes n/a Yes
Metheringham Med
<> Yes Yes n/a Yes
Nocton Village Long
Score (60 mon)
16876 Yes Yes n/a Yes
Welton March 2021
13585 Pt  1, Pt 2 Yes 6701 Yes

Click on the map name for a Google map of the start location.
* if you click the MapRun code on your mobile phone and have the app installed it will load the event directly, without the need to navigate the event folders!
+ occasionally a map will be PIN protected so that it cannot be used before the PIN is shared, e.g. on a training night or for a time-limited challenge.

To build a course, we’ve produced an extensive guide with step by step instructions and helpful images to guide you through the process. This can be found here. One of the things not covered is the types of events that you can produce, as MapRun are adding types fairly often. You can find the course types, with the naming conventions at this link:

If you produce a course that you would like to share, please email the kml, kmz and pdf files to and the team will go about putting them on the website and app.