Upcoming events

POTOC host a range of local events throughout the year. These events are perfect for beginners and club orienteers of different standards.

The events listed below are open to everyone, so why not come along and give orienteering a try? There are always plenty of people who will be on hand to offer advice and support should it be required.

New to Orienteering? Want to know more? Click Here to learn more about the sport and how to get involved.

 

Event details for the calendar year are shown below

23
Nov
2019

Downs Banks

23-11-2019 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Downs Banks

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

Downs Banks is a popular location for orienteering that is ideal for people of all abilities.

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

You can register online by completing the electronic registration form below. This is quick and easy and has been proving popular at events. This is optional as you can complete on the form at the event should you wish.

POTOC members receive a £1 discount on the event advertised cost. You can find out how to Become a POTOC Member here.

 

01
Dec
2019

Hanley Park MapRun

01-12-2019 10:00 am -11:00 am
FREE
Hanley Park MapRun

Come and join us for this FREE MAPRUN event at Hanley Park!

Maprun Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire offers a new dimension to running – getting you out and about and exploring the towns throughout the county and beyond. Rather than running the same route every day, challenge yourself to visit any number of checkpoint locations and return back to the starting point as quickly as you can! Our free smartphone app will automatically record each site you visit, and at the end will upload your result so you can compare your performance against everyone else. Come back again and try a different route next time to optimise your time!

Maprun has no infrastructure on the ground – all you need is a smartphone and perhaps a print of the map; it’s a time trial rather than a race so you can run any course, any time you want!

Maprun is a run where you decide the route!

  • You have 45 minutes, and a map up to 20 checkpoints to visit.
  • Your goal: to score points by visiting checkpoints. Score as many points as you can, and get back to the start within the time limit.
  • You can choose which checkpoints to visit, in any order, via any route.

Speed is an advantage, but the fastest runner won’t necessarily come out on top. It’ll take smart planning to find the shortest route worth the most points.

How does it work?

Your route is recorded by the free Maprun app, available for Android and iPhone.

  • The app automatically records each checkpoint you visit: it will bleep to tell you it has registered.
  • You can use the map provided on the app, or print a paper map and store your phone away.
  • Once you’ve finished, the app will upload your route, so you can compare your results with everyone else.

See MAPRUN Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire page for help setting yourself up and how to download the MAPRUN app.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS ACTIVITY VIA THE FORM BELOW. REGISTRATION IS FREE AND ENABLES US TO ENSURE THAT A MAP IS PRINTED OFF FOR YOU*. IT IS A REALLY QUICK AND EASY REGISTRATION FORM.

*The MAPRUN app is best used to record your route, controls visited and overall time and score. We recommend placing your phone in your pocket or holder and run following a paper map. It is possible to run following the digital map on screen, if you prefer this option.

11
Dec
2019

Biddulph Evening Activity

11-12-2019 6:30 pm -7:30 pm
Free Activity
Biddulph Evening Activity

Come and join us for this FREE activity.

This activity is open to everyone, an ideal opportunity to come along and experience orienteering in a fun and friendly environment. Help and support will be on hand should it be required. Under 16's will need to be accompanied by adult. You can start at any time between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

You will need to bring a pen/pencil with you for this activity, head torch as well as wearing something which has high viability. All controls will be marked with a letter and number. You will need to mark down the number from each control that you visit.

This is a score activity in which you have 45mins to get to as many controls as possible. This is part of our night series of activities which take place in December.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS ACTIVITY VIA THE FORM BELOW. REGISTRATION IS FREE AND ENABLES US TO ENSURE THAT A MAP IS PRINTED OFF FOR YOU. IT IS A REALLY QUICK AND EASY REGISTRATION FORM.

 

 

18
Dec
2019

Cheadle Evening Activity

18-12-2019 6:30 pm -7:30 pm
Free Activity
Cheadle Evening Activity

Come and join us for this FREE activity.

This activity is open to everyone, an ideal opportunity to come along and experience orienteering in a fun and friendly environment. Help and support will be on hand should it be required. Under 16's will need to be accompanied by adult. You can start at any time between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

You will need to bring a pen/pencil with you for this activity, head torch as well as wearing something which has high viability. All controls will be marked with a letter and number. You will need to mark down the number from each control that you visit.

This is a score activity in which you have 45mins to get to as many controls as possible. This is part of our night series of activities which take place in December.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS ACTIVITY VIA THE FORM BELOW. REGISTRATION IS FREE AND ENABLES US TO ENSURE THAT A MAP IS PRINTED OFF FOR YOU. IT IS A REALLY QUICK AND EASY REGISTRATION FORM.

 

 

11
Jan
2020

Central Forest Park and Surrounds Activity

11-01-2020 11:00 am -12:30 pm
Free Activity
Central Forest Park and Surrounds Activity

Come and join us for this FREE activity.

This activity is open to everyone, an ideal opportunity to come along and experience orienteering in a fun and friendly environment. Help and support will be on hand should it be required. Under 16's will need to be accompanied by adult. You can start at any time between 11am and 12.30pm.

You will need to bring a pen/pencil with you for this activity, as well as wearing something which has high viability. All controls will be marked with a letter and number. You will need to mark down the number from each control that you visit.

This is a score activity in which you have 45mins to get to as many controls as possible. This activity will also be part of the MapRun series as well this year.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS ACTIVITY VIA THE FORM BELOW. REGISTRATION IS FREE AND ENABLES US TO ENSURE THAT A MAP IS PRINTED OFF FOR YOU. IT IS A REALLY QUICK AND EASY REGISTRATION FORM.

 

 

15
Feb
2020

Apedale

15-02-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Apedale
02
May
2020

Berryhill

02-05-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Berryhill

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link. This is optional as you can complete on the form at the event should you wish.

POTOC members receive a £1 discount on the event advertised cost. You can find out how to Become a POTOC Member here.

23
May
2020

Central Forest Park - Summer Parks Series

23-05-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Central Forest Park - Summer Parks Series

Come and join us for this Potteries Summer Parks Series Activity.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is a collection of park based events in which you can compete against others to be the proud series winner. A range of different categories exist, with competitors being required to complete in 3 of the events of this series to be eligible for a trophy.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is the ideal event for newbies or experienced orienteering to get involved with. A range of courses will exist of various distances and challenge, as well as help and support on hand from our friendly volunteers (should it be required).

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link. This is optional as you can complete on the form at the event should you wish.

POTOC members receive a £1 discount on the event advertised cost. You can find out how to Become a POTOC Member here.

 

06
Jun
2020

Tunstall and Burslem - Summer Parks Series

06-06-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Tunstall and Burslem - Summer Parks Series

Come and join us for this Potteries Summer Parks Series Activity.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is a collection of park based events in which you can compete against others to be the proud series winner. A range of different categories exist, with competitors being required to complete in 3 of the events of this series to be eligible for a trophy.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is the ideal event for newbies or experienced orienteering to get involved with. A range of courses will exist of various distances and challenge, as well as help and support on hand from our friendly volunteers (should it be required).

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link. This is optional as you can complete on the form at the event should you wish.

POTOC members receive a £1 discount on the event advertised cost. You can find out how to Become a POTOC Member here.

The cafe will be open at Tunstall park from 9am-2pm on the 15th June selling a range of drinks and snacks.

20
Jun
2020

Longton and Florence - Summer Parks Series

20-06-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Longton and Florence - Summer Parks Series

Come and join us for this Potteries Summer Parks Series Activity.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is a collection of park based events in which you can compete against others to be the proud series winner. A range of different categories exist, with competitors being required to complete in 3 of the events of this series to be eligible for a trophy.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is the ideal event for newbies or experienced orienteering to get involved with. A range of courses will exist of various distances and challenge, as well as help and support on hand from our friendly volunteers (should it be required).

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

In addition to completing the entry form on the day of the event.

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link or you can complete our electronic pre-registration form simply by clicking he "Pre Register" button below. Both of these are optional as you can complete on the form on the day at the event should you wish.

POTOC members receive a £1 discount on the event advertised cost. You can find out how to Become a POTOC Member here.

 

04
Jul
2020

Brough Park - Summer Parks Series

04-07-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Brough Park - Summer Parks Series

Come and join us for this Potteries Summer Parks Series Activity.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is a collection of park based events in which you can compete against others to be the proud series winner. A range of different categories exist, with competitors being required to complete in 3 of the events of this series to be eligible for a trophy.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is the ideal event for newbies or experienced orienteering to get involved with. A range of courses will exist of various distances and challenge, as well as help and support on hand from our friendly volunteers (should it be required).

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

In addition to completing the entry form on the day of the event.

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link or you can complete our electronic pre-registration form simply by clicking he "Pre Register" button below. Both of these are optional as you can complete on the form on the day at the event should you wish.

POTOC members receive a £1 discount on the event advertised cost. You can find out how to Become a POTOC Member here.

 

18
Jul
2020

Fenton Park - Summer Parks Series

18-07-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Fenton Park - Summer Parks Series

Come and join us for this Potteries Summer Parks Series Activity.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is a collection of park based events in which you can compete against others to be the proud series winner. A range of different categories exist, with competitors being required to complete in 3 of the events of this series to be eligible for a trophy.

The POTOC Summer Parks Series is the ideal event for newbies or experienced orienteering to get involved with. A range of courses will exist of various distances and challenge, as well as help and support on hand from our friendly volunteers (should it be required).

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

In addition to completing the entry form on the day of the event.

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link or you can complete our electronic pre-registration form simply by clicking he "Pre Register" button below. Both of these are optional as you can complete on the form on the day at the event should you wish.

POTOC members receive a £1 discount on the event advertised cost. You can find out how to Become a POTOC Member here.

 

09
Aug
2020

Biddulph Grange Score Event and BBQ

09-08-2020 11:00 am -12:00 pm
£5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Biddulph Grange Score Event and BBQ

Come and join us for the annual Potteries Orienteering score event and BBQ!

This is a score event in which competitors have 60 mins to get to as many controls as possible within the allotted time. The aim is to get to as many controls as possible, without going over the time limit - otherwise penalties will be applied to your overall score.

This is a fun and family friendly activity which is always hugely popular.

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

You can download a registration form, complete and bring with you via this link. This is optional as you can complete on the form at the event should you wish.

POTOC members receive a £1 discount on the event advertised cost. You can find out how to Become a POTOC Member here.

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Permanent Courses

Why not try out orienteering at one of our permanent courses?

We have courses at:

  • Apedale
  • Bathpool Park
  • Biddulph Grange
  • Brough Park
  • Downs Banks
  • Ladderedge
  • Hanley Forest Park
  • Tunstall Park
  • Westport Lake

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