TODAY - Saturday 7th November

Location: Thornlie Community Centre, 14 Glenbrook Rd, Thornlie

The first event of the Metro season is in Thornlie on the banks of the gently flowing Canning River in all its leafy goodness. You can explore the river, pat the ducks, feed the fishes or go exploring the streets looking for controls if you'd rather do that instead.

Join us this afternoon for the start of the season.   

The map is almost dead flat unless you decide to roll off an embankment into the river, but that can be easily avoided. In fact, the only real hill of any note is in the far northwest and only long course participants might go out there, so never fear.

This venue is dog friendly so bring along your favourite friend or even another human if you're that way inclined. We've also installed play equipment near the start area so remember to bring the kids.

Note: there is potentially a lot of off road (rough grass, no grass seeds I promise!) depending on route choice so a 4WD buggy would work best.

Three different distances will be on offer: Short 2-3 km, Medium 4-6 km and Long 7-8 km. So whether you're new and trying orienteering for the first time or a seasoned pro, there's something for you.

This event will be using SI TIMING so bring your SI card if you have one, or pick up your loan card when you arrive (at no extra cost). 

We continue to encourage pre-entry to the MetrO Series events. Though if you forget to pre-enter, you will still be able enter when you arrive at the event.

Register: from 4:15 pm
Beginner's briefing: 4:45 pm
Mass start: 5:00 pm, course close 6:15 pm
Facilities: toilets, playground
Bring: sunscreen, drinking water, SI card, smile

At the end of the series, there will be awards for the top three placegetters in each category set out in the MetrO Series Rules (see rules here >>)

For the current list of MetrO events and other series information, click here >>

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Orienteering WA acknowledges the Noongar people, the Traditional and continuing Custodians of the land on which we gather to enjoy our sport, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.