Smartphone OrienteeringUsing the MapRun6 app

Map Run phone app

Map Run phone app

Last Updated: Tue 2 Mar 2021

MapRun6 is an app which allows you to use your smartphone to enjoy orienteering without needing to set up physical control points on the ground. There are now MapRun courses set up all across Glasgow which you can go and run right now, with more new ones being added.

Using MapRun, you can run an orienteering course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version; the only difference from a “traditional” course is that there are no physical markers on the ground. Instead, the phone tracks your location as you run and vibrates or buzzes to confirm when you’ve reached each control point on the course.

Download the MapRun6 app on Google Play or the App Store to your GPS-enabled smartphone (or the slightly older version "MapRunF"). Note: There is also an older version of the app called just MapRun (without 6, or F) — for best results, use the MapRun6 version.

Once you have downloaded the MapRun6 app to your phone open the app and either select "Events Near Me" or "Select Event" and scroll down the list of folders to UK > Scotland > Area from the list below > St Andrew's Orienteering Club Glasgow.

You can download a PDF of the map so you can print it out and use that to navigate by rather than looking at your phone screen. See the table below for links to the PDFs.

More information on using MapRunF from the app developer

More information about other MapRunF courses across Scotland

As with other modern orienteering punching and timing systems, you can compare your times between controls and around the whole course with other runners, and with MapRun you can take part whenever you want.

Available courses

Courses in bold were part of the Maprun Series 2020. For scatter courses, you must visit every control, but you decide their order yourself.

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AreaDistanceTerrainCurrent results
Bellahouston Lynn's Birthday Bash 2021Glasgow2.3kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Bellahouston Nov2020 ShortGlasgow1.6kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Bellahouston Nov2020 MediumGlasgow3.1kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Bellahouston Nov2020 LongGlasgow5.2kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Cathkin Braes Short1Glasgow1.9kmOpen land/woodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Cathkin Braes Medium1Glasgow3.2kmWoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Cathkin Braes Long1Glasgow5.5kmWoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Cuningar Orange 1 Glasgow1.7km Park & WoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Cuningar Orange 2 Glasgow1.7km Park & WoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Cuningar Yellow 1 Glasgow1.2km ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Cuningar Yellow 2 Glasgow1.6km ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Drumpellier DoE Night NavigationLanarkshire4.7kmGolf course & WoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Drumpellier Dec2020 ShortLanarkshire2.8kmWoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Drumpellier Dec2020 MediumLanarkshire3.3kmWoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Drumpellier Dec2020 LongLanarkshire5.0kmWoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Elder Park AGlasgow1.3kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Elder Park BGlasgow1.6kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Emirates Arena Orange 1 Glasgow3.6km UrbanLeaderboard, Routes
Emirates Arena Orange 2 Glasgow4.3km UrbanLeaderboard, Routes
Emirates Arena Short Orange 3 Glasgow2.3km UrbanLeaderboard, Routes
Emirates Arena Oct 2020 ShortGlasgow2.1kmPark & UrbanLeaderboard, Routes
Emirates Arena Oct 2020 MediumGlasgow3.9kmUrban & ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Emirates Arena Oct 2020 LongGlasgow6.1kmUrban & ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Emirates Arena Red 1 Glasgow10.6km Urban & ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Glasgow Green Nov2020 ShortGlasgow1.9kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Glasgow Green Nov2020 MediumGlasgow3.4kmPark & UrbanLeaderboard, Routes
Glasgow Green Nov2020 LongGlasgow5.5kmPark & UrbanLeaderboard, Routes
Glasgow Green Orange 1 Glasgow3.5km Park & UrbanLeaderboard, Routes
Glasgow Green Orange 2 Glasgow5.4km Park & UrbanLeaderboard, Routes
Glasgow Green Yellow 1 Glasgow2.3km ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Kelvingrove Oct2020 ShortGlasgow1.5kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Kelvingrove Oct2020 MediumGlasgow3.1kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Kelvingrove Oct2020 LongGlasgow5.1kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Linn Park Sep2020 ShortGlasgow1.6kmWoodland & ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Linn Park Sep2020 MediumGlasgow3.0kmPark & WoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Linn Park Sep2020 LongGlasgow5.4kmWoodland & ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Pollok Aug 2020 ShortGlasgow1.8kmWoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Pollok Aug 2020 MediumGlasgow3.2kmWoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Pollok Aug 2020 LongGlasgow5.4kmWoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Queen’s Park Orange 1 Glasgow3.4km Park & WoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Queen’s Park Orange 2 Glasgow3.0km Park & WoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Queen’s Park Yellow 1 Glasgow2.2km ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Queens Park July2020 ShortGlasgow1.4kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Queens Park July2020 MediumGlasgow2.6kmPark & WoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Queens Park July2020 LongGlasgow5.2kmPark & WoodlandLeaderboard, Routes
Queens Park POCGlasgowScatterPark & Woodland
Tollcross Park Sep2020 LongGlasgow5.0kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Tollcross Orange 1 Glasgow3.1km ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Tollcross Orange 2 Glasgow3.0km ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Tollcross Yellow 1 Glasgow1.7km ParkLeaderboard, Routes
Strathaven Short 1Lanarkshire2.2kmParkLeaderboard, Routes
Strathaven Medium 1Lanarkshire3.4kmPark & Urban
Strathaven Long 1Lanarkshire6.4kmUrban & Park

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