Westport Lake MapRun

Westport Lake MapRun

Come and join us for this FREE MAPRUN event!

Maprun Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire offers a new dimension to running – getting you out and about and exploring the towns throughout the county and beyond. Rather than running the same route every day, challenge yourself to visit any number of checkpoint locations and return back to the starting point as quickly as you can! Our free smartphone app will automatically record each site you visit, and at the end will upload your result so you can compare your performance against everyone else. Come back again and try a different route next time to optimise your time!

Maprun has no infrastructure on the ground – all you need is a smartphone and perhaps a print of the map; it’s a time trial rather than a race so you can run any course, any time you want!

Maprun is a run where you decide the route!

  • You have 45 minutes, and a map upto 30 checkpoints to visit.
  • Your goal: to score points by visiting checkpoints. Score as many points as you can, and get back to the start within the time limit.
  • You can choose which checkpoints to visit, in any order, via any route.

Speed is an advantage, but the fastest runner won’t necessarily come out on top. It’ll take smart planning to find the shortest route worth the most points.

How does it work?

Your route is recorded by the free Maprun app, available for Android and iPhone.

  • The app automatically records each checkpoint you visit: it will bleep to tell you it has registered.
  • You can use the map provided on the app, or print a paper map and store your phone away.
  • Once you’ve finished, the app will upload your route, so you can compare your results with everyone else.

See MAPRUN Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire page for help setting yourself up and how to download the MAPRUN app.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THIS ACTIVITY VIA THE FORM BELOW. REGISTRATION IS FREE AND ENABLES US TO ENSURE THAT A MAP IS PRINTED OFF FOR YOU*. IT IS A REALLY QUICK AND EASY REGISTRATION FORM.

*The MAPRUN app is best used to record your route, controls visited and overall time and score. We recommend placing your phone in your pocket or holder and run following a paper map. It is possible to run following the digital map on screen, if you prefer this option.

Event Properties

Event Date 08-02-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 08-02-2020 12:00 pm
Individual Price FREE
Location Westport Lake

Venue Information - Westport Lake

Road Directions

Main car park is off Westport Lake Road, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent. Leave the A500 at the Longport, Tunstall slip road. At the mini roundabout take first exit for Davenport Street, turn left into Westport Lake Road. It is also served by the Westport Greenway and the Trent & Mersey Canal. 

Public Transport Directions

Bus services 94/94A every 30 minutes.

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Permanent Courses

Why not try out orienteering at one of our permanent courses?

We have courses at:

  • Apedale
  • Bathpool Park
  • Biddulph Grange
  • Brough Park
  • Downs Banks
  • Ladderedge
  • Hanley Forest Park
  • Tunstall Park
  • Westport Lake

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