Organising Park and Street events - guidelines, hints and rules
This page will provide course setters and other organisers with the information needed to run a successful Park And Street event. Although written primarily for the successful and larger Melbourne series, the information should also assist organisers of regional and growing StreetO series.
Organisers should make themselves familiar with the Emergency Procedures for ParkStreet Events which will apply to these events
Incident report form (Word) to be completed and forwarded to Orienteering Victoria asap in the event of a safety incident
Certificate of Currency Public Liability Insurance Certificate
Current Course Setter Instructions
Melbourne Summer Series Course Setters Guide
Course Setters Guide Winter Tues-Wed 2013
Course Setters Guide Winter Saturday 2013
Course Setters Guide Monday Winter 2013
Attendance statistics (checking how many maps you need to print)
The previous week's attendance will guide you in calculating the expected turnout. Do not just print the same number of maps as last week or the highest attendance to date. We are currently seeing growth in attendances at most of our current series so expect up to 20 more than the series average. Also be aware of the following influences:
- good weather will always bring out more participants; high temperatures and rain will decrease numbers
- bad weather the day before can result in participants changing their regular run and coming the next day instead
- central locations are favoured by competitors (the geographic population centre of Melbourne is in Glen Iris)
- holidays have a mixed effect: some extra people (e.g. visiting friends) but some regulars may be away
- attendance of scouting or school groups will raise numbers - check with the series coordinator
Also remember to add an extra 20 maps to cover those needed to draw up winners courses and for organising control collection.
To find out previous attendances:
- go to the series web page
- click on "Latest Results"
- click on "Turnout"
Note that these attendance figures count groups as one person so more maps than the strict number of attendees are needed.
Please confirm the number of maps you think you have printed (or paid for) equals the number you actually have and there are no blank/misprinted maps in the pile (check by flicking through them).
Control Collection Signup sheet (word doc)
Look in Rules section (below)
Full StreetO Manual (coming...)
Link to general Orienteering Victoria policies and procedures
Rules for Park and Street orienteering
The full StreetO rulebook is undergoing another re-write. Meanwhile a few guidelines and pointers remain relevant.
Code of Conduct
Orienteering Victoria and affiliated clubs have adopted Sport and Recreation Victoria's Code of Conduct for Community Sport.
The Code of Conduct
spectator, player, club member, official, participant, administrator,
coach, parent or member of the community involved with the sport, should
work to ensure:
inclusion of every person regardless of their age, gender or sexual orientation inclusion of every person regardless of their race, culture or religion opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in the sport and develop to their full potential respect is shown towards others, the club and the broader community a safe and inclusive environment for all elimination of violent and abusive behaviour protection from sexual harassment or intimidation
This Code applies to community sport, training and club sanctioned activities.
to view a video presentation and to access a number of excellent
resources provided by SRV. We strongly encourage all participants to watch
the video and utilise the resources.
Detailed information can be found in the full Member Protection Policy (Section 1.18 of the Orienteering Australia Operational Manual).
If you have a complaint against any other
person as a result of orienteering activities please contact the
Victorian Member Protection Officer or Orienteering Australia Executive
Officer for further assistance.
... are, in effect, per control card
- Carer with
disabled person(s) = 1 control card = 1 fee
- Family (parent(s) and children) compete together handing in one "Group" control card = 1 (adult) fee
- Scout patrol competes together handing in one "Group" control card = 1 (junior) fee
- two competitors run with each other but each has their own control card = 2 fees
- Father walks with son and each have their own control card = 2 fees (one adult; one junior)
Some of the most important rules are listed in the Park and Street Orienteering Etiquette document
Most of the StreetO rules have been collated and documented by former Orienteering Victoria President, Ian Dodd, who is happy to advise in individual circumstances.