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]
Come and try it with coaching support at the LOG Winter MapRun Series – Saturday mornings 6 Nov 21 to 22 Jan 21
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.
Current Lincoln Orienteering Group MapRun courses and results
Event type & distance
|Open in MapRun*||PDF Map||CDs||PIN+||Results|
Score (60 min)
|Bourne Town Long
Line | 6.2 km
Line | 3 & 6 km
|N Hykeham East Feb 2021
|N Hykeham SW Feb 2021
|N Hykeham Postboxes
Score (60 min)
Line | 7.2 km
|Nocton Village Long
Score (60 mon)
|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: https://maprunners.weebly.com/scoring-schemes.html
If you produce a course that you would like to share, please email the kml, kmz and pdf files to firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will go about putting them on the website and app.