Next Event: Saturday 27 July 10am - 2.30pm
Ballarat Classics Series #5 - Nerrina

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Welcome to Eureka!

Eureka Orienteers Run and Ride the Country!

Eureka Orienteers is a Ballarat-based recreation and sports club, responsible for the organisation and promotion of orienteering in central Western Victoria. Orienteering is a family of outdoor sports that involves navigating with a map around a set course, defined by a sequence of control points, in a timed race against the clock.

Orienteering is unique in that everyone involved at an event can participate or compete on exactly the same maps and terrain. From rank beginners, to world-class elite athletes, to family groups, and nature-loving bushwalkers. Participant ages typically range from under 5, through to 95 plus, and events cater for all ages and levels of fitness, maturity and experience. Orienteering develops skills in navigation, self-confidence, self-reliance and environmental appreciation, which are all great life skills to develop.

This website is here to provide information for members and visitors alike. Those new to the sport should start by reading the Eureka Newcomers page.

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  • [EurekaO] Eureka Orienteers – 2024 February News
    Hi everyone Gavin Jamieson, father of Ian and Sally and husband of our beloved Jenni, passed away this week. I have no details at this point other than the note in the FoCC newsletter yesterday. On the positive side Gary’s Summer P&S series has been gathering participation with his enthusiasm for orienteering bubbling over at each of the 3 events so far. ...
  • [EurekaO] Fwd: Mark Bevelander
    Sad news for Eureka o this last day of 2023. Former member and past Secretary  Mark Bevelander has passed away. I will let you know further arrangements as soon as they come to hand. Blake Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: From: U3ABallarat Hikers <u3aballarathikers@gmail.com&gt;Date: 31 December 2023 at 12:17:56 pm AEDTTo: U3ABallarat Hikers <u3aballarathikers@gmail.com&gt;Subject: Mark Bevelander I am writing to all of you ...
  • [EurekaO] December 2023 – Eureka Orienteers Report
    Hi all Just a few dot points to keep you up to date with what is happening with EU over summer (whenever that comes!)  MapRun is up and running/walking thanks to Gary – tonight is “Ballarat City” – check Eventor for the start/finish. The Australian Junior junior training camp is on until Wed in Beechworth area – Gary is attending and picking up ...
  • [EurekaO] Monday MapRun Nights
    Hello All Tonight is Ballarat Monday MapRun #2 – Don Lead. Today it will be parking and starting from Urquhart Street, next to the Western Oval. There are lots of little streets that go in behind houses and often look just like a driveway making you have to check for the street again. It is always interesting ...
  • [EurekaO] MapRun Workshop
    Hi everyone,   Gary has started organising some “MapRun Mondays” events, using the existing library of MapRun events we set up during CoVID lockdown time.   It would be good to set up a few more MapRun events, so we’ve got some variety and some new areas to explore.   I’d therefore like to run a 2- to 3-hour workshop, probably at ELC either one evening, ...
  • [EurekaO] Eureka Orienteers News – late November 2023
    Hi everyone The 2023 year is rapidly winding down with today’s Vic Sprint Championships done and ‘dusted’ (or did they get some of the welcome rain!). Well done to the “fab five” who made the trip – with podium placings to Chris Norwood (1st, M65A) and Aislinn Prendergast (3rd W21A) and a Mad Dash 1st for Judy Prendergast! Looking back over the ...

Coming Events

Saturday 27 July 10am - 2.30pm
Ballarat Classics Series #5 - Nerrina

Saturday 10 August 10am - 2.30pm
Ballarat Classics Series #6 - Mt Franklin Gorge

Sunday 20 October 10am - 2.30pm
Ballarat Classics Series #7 - Borhoney Ghurk

Latest Photos

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2023 Vic Relays: David Knight hands over to Chris Godfred-Spenning in Class 2, running into 5th overall for Bayside Kangaroos.

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6 days ago

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Look!!! 😲😬 Here is a highlight already from Saturday's Eureka Orienteers event at Creswick Diggings!!!👷‍♂️ For more information go to the following link! Orienteeeing is so much fun, so much adventure!!! 😃🤙👍🏃‍♀️‍➡️🏃‍➡️eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/20023 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Eureka Orienteers
Eureka Orienteers invite all to an Orienteering event this Saturday the 13th of July from 10.00am. Corner of Humbug Road and Lincoln Gully Road, not far from Creswick.More details can be found on the Eventor Entry Management System. Click on the link to take you to the event details.eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/20023 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Ballarat has had Junior World Orienteering Championship representatives in the past, though not this year. The Junior World Orienteering Championships, also known as JWOC, are always one of the best, most exciting, largest, and totally spectacular orienteering events on the calendar. The locations are always scenic, and this photo is just fantastic, I reckon! Well done, Callum, for finishing an outstanding 16th in the Sprint. Plus, this post lets us see that photo once again of the Orienteer and the Knight! 🙂🤙👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Eureka Orienteers
Superb run from New Zealand's Zefa Fa'avae. Congratulations Zefa and all the New Zealand team at the World Juniors! Fantastic result!SILVER MEDAL - HUGELY PROUD!Zefa Fa'avae has won 2nd PLACE in the long event and we're pretty sure this is our best ever placing in the Junior World Orienteering Championships long event. It follows in the footsteps of Matt Ogden's golden medal win in the forest terrain middle event in 2012. The rest of the NZ team were extremely strong, and we'll post up a report soon, hopefully with podium photos. #silvermedal #secondplace🏆 #podium ... See MoreSee Less
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Orienteering Victoria

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Eureka Orienteers is proudly affiliated with Orienteering Victoria.

Eastwood Leisure Complex

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Eureka Orienteers thanks the Eastwood Leisure Complex for their support with the club's equipment store, and the use of their facilities for meetings and social events.

Goodsports

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Eureka Orienteers has reached Level 3 accreditation as part of the Good Sports program. Good Sports works with clubs to help them provide safe and healthy environments for families to play sport.

Acknowledgement of Country

Eureka Orienteers acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Further information can be found on the Country page.