Festive Metrogaine (Sat, 30 November 2013)

Metrogaine Jo’burg, in partnership with Wits Orienteering Club (WITSOC), are delighted to bring you a Festive Metrogaine on Saturday, 30 November 2013.


  • Pre-registration (online – so that we know how many maps to print and to speed up registration on the morning)
  • Registration check-in from 07h30
  • Briefing at 08h15
  • Start at 08h30
  • Cut-off at 10h00


We’re starting and finishing from Zoo Lake on the lawns adjacent to Moyo. Take Prince of Wales Drive and look out for the Metrogaine signs.


This Metrogaine-style event will incorporate two parks, Zoo Lake and Emmarentia, and the suburbs between them. There is also a short children’s course at Zoo Lake, which you can do with your children after your run.


There’s a single course of 90-minutes. Remember you can come back earlier… But, if you return after the cut-off time you’ll lose 10-points for every minute that you are late… Remember to wear a watch!

Please register

We need you to please register for this event so that we know how many maps to print. Those who decide just to rock up on the day may find themselves mapless…

Orienteers, if you already have an Orienteeringonline login, you can register there.

For everyone else, please complete this registration form on Google Docs.


The entry fee is R20 (per person) PLUS a Santa Shoebox item.

We’re collecting age-appropriate goodies (Age 4-6) to make up shoeboxes for the Santa Shoebox Project. You’re welcome to bring along one or more of these items. Do not wrap individual items (only the box – if you’re bringing a box). Cash donations will be accepted to purchase items to fill and complete boxes.

  • empty shoebox, decorated (medium in size – not bigger than 20 x 34 x 11cm)
    • Wrap the shoe box but please wrap the lid separately so that it can be lifted off. Be creative and instead of using conventional wrapping paper, decorate the box with drawings, paint, cut outs and stickers. By doing this, you are creating a unique ‘keep sake’ box while at the same time, minimising waste from wrapping paper that will only just need to be discarded.
  • Toothpaste and tooth brush
  • Bar of soap and wash cloth (a soapbox would be useful too)
  • An item of clothing
    • T-shirt, shorts, dress, pyjamas, etc. You are welcome to include an added extra too like gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, hat, bangles, necklaces or hair accessories.
  • Educational supplies
    • Plastic aprons, triangular pencils (in regular and colours), 24/36/48 piece puzzle (100-piece puzzles for 6yr olds), wax crayons, blunt-nose scissors, colour paper, glue sticks, lunch box (which you can fill with goodies), water bottle, denim chair bag, blank page A5 book for colouring/drawing, a miniature whiteboard with an erasable pen (or a blackboard with chalk – to practice letters or numbers on and rub out.) For grade 1’s in particular – HB pencils, pencil bag, metal sharpener.
  • A toy (something to love)
    • Soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, yo-yo,building blocks, trucks and cars, dolls

Stephanie Courtnage, 076 816-5042

Lisa de Speville, 082 936-2509