MapRun is an app, that when downloaded to your smartphone, is used to participate in an orienteering event. The app will show a map on your screen with the orienteering course marked on it. As you navigate around the course the app will record your gps track and which controls you visit. This allows you to do an orienteering course at any time of your choosing.
There are many MapRun courses available throughout Ireland. You can find one close to you by downloading the app to your phone. WEGO have setup several MapRun courses in Galway and Clare which you are free to try.
- Crestwood Park, Galway
- Rinville Park, Oranmore, Co. Galway. (Long course)
- Rinville Park, Oranmore, Co. Galway. (Short course)
- Westside, Galway
- Shannon Scout Urban Base Camp, Shannon, Co. Clare
Navigating using a map on a small phone screen can be a bit of a pain, so you can download and print a paper map using the links above.
You can get more information on MapRun at https://maprunners.weebly.com/ and https://www.orienteering.ie/maprunf-mobile-app/ . You can get information on other forms or DIY orienteering at https://www.orienteering.ie/diy-orienteering/what-is-diy-orienteering/