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Future COBOC and Other Local Events   

For details about COBOC Events see below. For details about other orienteering events within the West Midlands or nationally click on the following link BOF Fixtures List

Permanent Orienteering Courses are available in Sutton Park, Lickey Hills and Cannon Hill Park. For more details click here

28/5/22 Oncology and Haematology Community Games. For more details click here

11/6/22 Community Games Victoria Park Northfield. For more details click here

18/6/22 Community Games Shard End. For details please click here

18-19/6/22 Euro City Race - Coventry and Birmingham

For more details click here

29/6/22 (date to be confirmed) Sutton Park Gates Run

For more details click here

10-11/9/22 Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays - Sutton Park

For more details click here

Please note that these dates are provisional and may be subject to change. For more details about these events please check this website nearer the time.

Virtual Orienteering Courses using MapRun6

For a quick start guide to downloading MapRun6 click here

For more information about MapRun6 and how to download it onto your smart phone click here

For key tips regarding setting up your phone to use MapRun6 click here

For more tips to ensure that MapRun6 continues to work as you run round click here

For advice about how to find your way around the course using MapRun6 click here

COBOC has set up the following virtual courses using MapRun6:

Once you have downloaded the MapRun6 app these map files and courses can be found by selecting Events>UK>Find Your Way>FYW Birmingham

Find Your Way (FYW) Sutton Park Banners Gate Orange (Sutton Coldfield)

For a printed map click here

FYW Witton Lakes Yellow (Erdington)

For a printed map click here

FYW Rectory Park Orange (Sutton Coldfield)

For a printed map click here

If you would like to have a printed map of the above courses click on the

The following courses are also available on MapRun6

Sutton Park Gates (Sutton Coldfield)

Handsworth Park Score

Lickey Hills Short Course

These can be found by using the MapRun6 app and clicking on Events>UK>West Midlands>Birmingham

Sutton Park Gates

If you prefer to have a paper copy of the map rather than use the map on your phone you can download and print off a copy of the Sutton Park Gates map here

When using MapRun6 it is best to either hold your phone or strap it to your upper arm to maintain a good GPS signal. It does sometimes take a short time to register. Listen out for the beep when you have got to the gate to make sure it registers on MapRun6. Make sure that any power saving function is switched off so that the app continues to run in the background.

At the finish MapRun6 will automatically upload your results or you can do it yourself. If your results state that you did not finish or you mispunched but you did actually go to all the gates you can revise your results using the HITMO function on the MapRun6 app. Click on Show Results then select the event you want to modify your results on. On My Results click on the 3 horizontal bars on the top right of the screen and select Review Results (HITMO). For more details click here.

Please note the following if you choose to participate you take part at your own risk. Please be considerate towards other park users.

Handsworth Park Score

COBOC has set up a virtual course around Handsworth Park. It is a 60 minute score event. There are just 4 controls which can be found in any order. It is suitable for beginners and wheelchair users.

For more information about the free app MapRun6 and how to download it onto your smart phone click here

For some tips to ensure that MapRun6 continues to work as you run round click here

Once you have downloaded the free app MapRun6 onto your smartphone you need to download the event file as follows: Select Event>UK>West Midlands >Birmingham >Handsworth Park Feb 2020 Score >Go to start

If you prefer to have a paper copy of the map rather than use the map on your phone you can download and print off a copy of the map here

Please note the following if you choose to participate:

You take part at your own risk.

Be considerate towards other park users.

Lickey Hills Short Course available using MapRun

A short course has been set up on MapRun6 using some of the permanent control sites at Lickey Hills Country Park. Once you have downloaded the free app MapRun6 onto your smartphone you need to download the event file as follows: Select Event>UK>West Midlands >Birmingham >Lickey Hills POC short PXAC. Click on Go to Start.  A copy of the map and the course should appear on your phone. For further information about MapRun6 see above.

If you prefer to have a paper copy of the map rather than use the map on your phone you can download and print off a copy of the map here