The next Sprint Orienteering event in the NavDash Series is at Black Swan Island, Ascot on Saturday 16th March.
NavDash registration will be open from 1.00pm to 2.00pm on Saturday, with the first starters heading off at 1.30pm. There will be a short briefing for beginners at around 1.20pm. NavDash events are short distance (2 – 4kms) held in a compact area with lots of map detail. The courses are suitable for beginners - navigating at slow speed – and experts who will be attempting to navigate while running at high speed. For more information, go to the NavDash event page.
Members of the public are welcome at all Orienteering Western Australia events, with courses suitable for everyone, from beginners to experts. Please note the directions and registration times for each event as these do vary.
Assembly Area: Black Swan Island, Ascot. Proceed uphill past the assembly area to the car parking and then walk back down the hill to the Assembly Area.
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To get to this NavDash event, from the South leave Great Eastern Highway on Resolution Drive or Stoneham St, then head North on Resolution Drive from the roundabout at Grandstand Rd. Resolution Drive becomes Tidewater Way at a roundabout, follow this across a bridge to the Island. Just after the bridge you will pass the assembly area, but please continue up the hill to a car park, then walk back down the hill to the assembly area.
From the North, leave Guildford Rd on Garratt Rd, and after crossing the Swan River, turn right at a roundabout into Waterway Crescent. Follow this to a T junction with Tidewater Way, where you turn right to cross the bridge to the car park. If the car park is full, please return along Tidewater Way, turn right into The Boardwalk and follow this to a series of car parks off Stoneham St. From here it is a 600m walk back to the assembly area.
Please note that Saturday is an Ascot race meeting day, so traffic may be heavy on Garratt and Grandstand Roads.
The nearest train stations are Meltham or Bayswater on the Midland line, from where you can easily access Garratt Rd. Circle Route buses 98 and 99 stop at Ascot Racecourse on Grandstand Rd, approx. 500m from the event assembly area.
Midland Train Timetable