Welcome to the Marlborough Orienteering Club
lThe Marlborough Orienteering Club (MOC) is a non-profit sports club that was established in 1995 to develop the sport of orienteering in Marlborough. The MOC holds regular orienteering events around Marlborough and caters for all levels of abilities and ages.
Orienteering isn’t just about compasses and running! Orienteering is about getting to places where you have never been before. It can be enjoyed as a walk in the countryside or as a competitive sport it is completely up to you. Orienteering is an ideal family activity as it caters for all levels of fitness and map reading skills, from primary school children to elite athletes that are navigating through forests in the dark while competing in 24 hour long events.
Yes, orienteering is a sport where you use maps to navigate your way around a course but you don’t have to be able to use a compass to give it a go. Many of the courses we set in Marlborough are within the Picton and Blenheim Town Boundaries.
Why not click the link below and join today.
Pelorus Challenge - Lake Rotoiti 27th & 28th October (Marlb. Anniversary weekend)
Nelson & Marlborough clubs' premier course-based event. Saturday at Teetotal Forest, Sunday at Rotoiti school. There will be six grades of courses suitable for all ages and ability. Those that want to compete for Pelorus Challenge titles, will need to enter the right grade for their age for all events. Those that just want to challenge themselves can enter the right grade for their skill level. They will be great courses and a great test of navigation skill. Many will be camping at the lake so make a weekend of it. See www.noc.org.nz for more details
The Marlborough leg is on the 17th and 18th of November at Picton and the Wither Hills
Check out our Facebook Page
International Orienteering Symbols
Click on the button below to get the International Orienteering Symbols that are used on our maps as control descriptions.
Click the button below to download the Marlborough Orienteering Club Booklet
What is Orienteering?
Orienteering is a sport in which orienteers use an accurate, detailed map to find points in the landscape. Orienteers navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain using a topographical map, usually a specially prepared orienteering map, which they use to find control points.
For more information about the Malrborough Orienteering Club please email email@example.com