Upcoming events

POTOC host a range of local events throughout the year. These events are perfect for beginners and club orienteers of different standards.

The events listed below are open to everyone, so why not come along and give orienteering a try? There are always plenty of people who will be on hand to offer advice and support should it be required.

New to Orienteering? Want to know more? Click Here to learn more about the sport and how to get involved.


Event details for the calendar year are shown below


MapRun Challenge 2020

14-05-2020 - 31-10-2020
MapRun Challenge 2020

MapRun Challenge 2020

MapRun Challenge is an exciting challenge that we have developed to enable everyone, regardless of ability to get fit and active in 2020!

Sadly, we all know that due to Covid19 exercising in groups is not possible, however thanks to the wonders of technology and the amazing MapRunF mobile application this does not have to stop the fun of running, exploring and orienteering in the local parks around Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

The MapRun Challenge series is all about enabling everyone regardless or age, ability or experience to have fun to experience orienteering in the local parks near to them. Simply download the MapRunF app to your iPhone or Andriod device and then follow the instructions below to get active and having fun.

How it works?

Each week we will publish a new a new course on our website (the list will be published on this page) and we will encourage you to complete the course over the next 7 days. You can either follow the digital map that is on your phone, or you can print off a paper copy of the map and take it with you. The MapRunF app will do all the smart work, as it will track the root that you will run and it will "beep" every time that you get to one of the controls (the circles that you will see on the map).

At the end when you get back to the finish the MapRunF app will show you the route you have ran, how many controls you visited and the amount of time that it has taken you to complete the course. You can also then find a leader-board overall for the course and compare your route and times to others, if you want to add that element of competition. We will also produce our own fun leader board - more details on that below.

More Infomormation & This Weeks Course: https://potoc.co.uk/index.php/news/97-maprun-challenge-2020


Grangewood Regional Event - DVO

25-10-2020 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Grangewood Regional Event - DVO



Keep up to date with the latest news POTOC events by joining our mailing list.

We promise not to bombard you with emails or pass on your details to others!

Please enable the javascript to submit this form

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

Click for More Information