Park Street Championships 2020

The 2020 Park Street Championship will be held on Monday 24 February at Mulgrave.  Bayside Kangaroos will host the event, and the course setter is Judi Herkes.

Seven Qualifying races, held all over Melbourne, and in Geelong and Macedon, will provide an exciting leadup to the Final.  The Orange Series of age groupings will be used for 2020, based on your age as at 31/12/20.

Note: All qualifying events will use control plates and punch cards. MapRun will not be used.

PRIZES – personalized medals will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in each category, on the Awards Night on Wednesday April 1st.

2020 Champs Info Flyer

2020 Champs Qualifying Places

Schedule of Qualifying Events
DateMap and Location
Wednesday 12 FebruaryRuffey Lake - Zerbes Reserve, off Blackburn Road, Doncaster East, Melway 34 B10
Wednesday 12 FebruaryWoodend - Information Centre, High Street, Woodend (VicRoads 633 Q5)
Thursday 13 FebruaryWaltzing Matilda - Coolabah Park, Grovedale, Melway 465 D8
Monday 17 FebruaryTirhatuan Park - off Kriegel Way, Dandenong North, Melway 81 F8
Tuesday 18 FebruaryMaribyrnong Parklands - Aberfeldie Park, Bruce Street, Aberfeldie, Melway 28 D6
Wednesday 19 FebruaryKoonung Crossing - Koonung Park, Furneaux Grove, Bulleen, Melway 32 F10
Thursday 20 FebruaryNorris Bank - RMIT Bundoora West, McKimmies Road, Bundoora, Melway 9 K7

Further Qualifying Details

Qualifying Places

Running ChampionshipsCourseNumber of Finalists
Mens OpenA6*
Mens Senior (35-44 yrs)A5*
Mens Veteran (45-54 yrs)A5*
Mens SuperVet (55-64 yrs)B5*
Mens UltraVet (65+ yrs)C5*
Womens OpenB7
Womens Veteran (45-54 yrs)C5*
Womens SuperVet (55+ yrs)D5*
Boys Junior (Under 19 yrs)B7
Girls Junior (Under 19 yrs)C7
Power Walking ChampionshipsCourseNumber of Finalists
Mens OpenPW5*
Mens SuperVet (55-64 yrs)PW5*
Mens UltraVet (65+ yrs)PW5*
Womens OpenPW5*
Womens SuperVet (55-64 yrs)PW5*
Womens UltraVet (65+ yrs)PW5*

 *Can be 1 or 2 more depending on the Geelong and Macedon Ranges Qualifiers choices.

Other Details

  1. Candidates for the Qualifying places will be identified by using and submitting a BLUE PRINT SCORECARD at the finish of their event (NO BLUE PRINT SCORECARD = NO CONSIDERATION FOR QUALIFYING PLACES)
  2. The allocated qualifying places for the Wednesday series will be spread across two Qualifying Events. If places in the 1st Qualifying Event are not filled then they will be made available in the 2nd Qualifying Event. If places are still available after all Qualifying Events have been completed then the Championship controller has discretionary power to fill the vacancies with other eligible candidates (eg course setters, runners-up etc).
  3. Qualifying Events and Championship Finals will be conducted as per the usual Course conditions for each of the scheduled Summer Series events, OR as modified or extended by the Controller. However, all Qualifying events will use control plates and punch cards, rather than the MapRun smartphone app.

Entry and Eligibility


  • Entry for qualifiers is automatic by completing the Championship BLUE PRINT score card on the day.
  • Prior to the Final, Runners must complete at least 6 events in any running course from any of the listed events in the 2019-20 Melbourne PAS Orienteering Summer Series booklet.
  • Prior to the Final, Walkers must complete at least 6 events in the PW Course from any of the listed events in the 2019-20 Melbourne PAS Orienteering Summer Series booklet.

Note: (i) the 6 events can be in one series or across several series and

(ii) Geelong, Macedon Ranges and Surf Coast Series are included.

  • Finalists must be financial members of Orienteering Victoria or financial members of a club affiliated with Orienteering Victoria.
  • Participants can only qualify for one Final.
  • Participants can opt to qualify in an age group below their normal age group or in an Open category.

2020 FINALISTS will be published on this page.

Special Conditions for the Final

Additional Conditions for the Finals
The Final is conducted under the rules and conditions of the event of the day, and the following conditions:
(1) Punch Marks – at least 50% of the control punch marks must be recorded in the correct square on the control card (on the line is in) otherwise the control will not count.
(2) Starting Instructions – Finalists must adhere to the instructions concerning the collection and management of the maps prior to the GO instruction.
(3) No Groups – Finalists are expected to participate independently of other event participants.
(4) PW Technique – PW Finalists are expected to maintain a walking technique.
(5) The Final is part of the Monday Summer Series and will otherwise operate under the normal rules of that Series.

2019 Park Street Championships

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Past Champions

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