Learn how to use MapRun this September!
Scottish Orienteering is running an informal practical evening workshop on at Dunblane High School from 7-9pm on Wednesday September 25th, to help you learn how to use MapRun – the smartphone app which allows you to create and take part in orienteering “events” using GPS signals to identify control sites.
The app has many attractive features for offering simple opportunities to participate in orienteering, including:
- There’s no effort in putting out / collecting controls
- Courses can be used at any time and are there “forever”
- No vulnerability to vandalism or upkeep required
- An ongoing results table to motivate participation
As such it has great potential for introducing new people to the sport, running orienteering sessions in schools, and setting up simple club training opportunities.
Interested in finding out how it works and how to create your own courses? Come along to an informal practical workshop which will be led by Sarah Dunn. All are welcome and there’s no fee to attend.
Juniors under 15 should be accompanied by a parent. Please bring a smartphone with the MapRun app pre-loaded – you can download it for free from your App Store – as we plan to offer an opportunity to test it out on a simple course.
Please sign up for the workshop via the Google Form here:
Read some basic info about the app on the Maroc website here:
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Dunn – firstname.lastname@example.org.