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