Welcome to Cork Orienteering Club

If you are looking for a healthy, fun outdoor activity then why not try orienteering. Cork Orienteering Club organises and promotes the sport of orienteering in the Cork area, both City and County.

Our events cater for all ages and fitness levels, it does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace. We are always delighted to welcome beginners and families to our events, and we will have someone on hand at each event to show you the ropes.

Our aim is to promote orienteering as an outdoor sport that is enjoyed by families, hikers, bikers, social walkers, social runners, serious runners, adventure racers and anyone who loves the outdoors. Orienteering – The adventure sport for all.


  • Urban Series #2: Blackrock Urban O Sunday JANUARY 8TH Cork Orienteering Club invite you to join us on SUNDAY JANUARY 8TH for the second event in our Urban Series at Blackrock/Marina. The event will start at the Atlantic Pond adjacent to Pairc Ui ChaoimhSo be sure to add this date to your 2023 orienteering diaries.At this event competitors will be navigating their way around the streets, parks and estates in the Blackrock area of Cork City. There will be courses to suit all levels of orienteering experience as well as all ages and fitness levels.COURSE INFORMATIONThere will be three courses on offer on the day:Long Course         6.2kmMedium Course    3kmShort Course        1.5kmNOTE"MEDIUM" AND "LONG" COURSES WILL INVOLVE RUNNING ...
    Posted 3 Jan 2023, 16:16 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Christmas Fun Event: Regional Park Ballincollig WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28TH There is one final orienteering event in the CorkO calendar for 2022 and that is our Christmas Fun Event on Wednesday December 28th in the Regional Park Ballincollig.This event will be suitable for all the family so please encourage your family and friends to join us on our final outdoor adventure of the year.EVENT FORMAT*********************This will be a SCORE event with a 45 minute time limit.Competitors have to visit as many of the 25 controls in any order they like within the time limit allowed.There will be a penalty of 10 points subtracted for every minute a participant goes over the allotted 45 minutes maximum.There are 25 controls spread over the course, with points ...
    Posted 27 Dec 2022, 07:43 by Elaine Sheridan
  • Orienteering @ Kilworth Military Ranges Sunday December 11th Event Info The next CorkO event will take place on Sunday December 11th at Kilworth Military RangesThe terrain is made up of exposed open moorland surrounding Kilworth army camp, interspersed with many networks of earthwalls, gullies & depressions.  The terrain ranges from sheep cropped pasture, rough open fields, gorse & tussocky moorland.  There are some wet areas of bog on some of the longer courses but even after all the rain, the going is still fast with good visibility.   COURSE INFORMATION******************************A Long course - 10.8km - 25cB Medium Long course - 8.1km - 17cC Medium course - 5.9km - 14cD Short course - 3.1km - 8cCourses A / B / C will have some forking on them. It is clear from the map how ...
    Posted 4 Dec 2022, 17:16 by Elaine Sheridan
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