Orienteering combines walking or running, with the skill of navigation. A map and compass are used to find checkpoints in a variety of different terrains including forests, bushveld, parks, golf courses and schools.
Wits Orienteering Club (Witsoc) has weekly training sessions on campus that include fun activities to improve map-reading skills as well as fitness and strength. Orienteering caters for all levels of fitness.
On weekends we participate in local events hosted by the other Gauteng clubs. The Urban Series in the first half of the year consists of short, fast races, with longer events in more scenic parts of Gauteng and Limpopo in the second half of the year. Witsoc competes in Gauteng Champs, SA Champs and the Big-5 Orienteering Week. The club also has several national representatives.
If you are interested in a mental and physical challenge, come and try your hand at orienteering. To find out more about the club and events visit our website or email us.