Explore Asia's diverse cities with #AsiaCityRace 2021.
Welcome to ORIEN.ASIA’s newest urban orienteering series—#AsiaCityRace, the newest City Race Series of Asia!
AsiaCityRace invites all to visit Asia’s cities and experience them by orienteering—the navigation sport for you to discover stories and treasures in urban neighbourhoods.
Join the stages in one of the participating cities. Explore their diverse urban cultures.
See you in Asia!
Usually (but not necessarily), each stage will take place over three days with the typical distances as follows:
- Sprint (Friday): 2-4 km, winning time 12-15 minutes
- Long (Saturday): 10-20 km, winning time up to 90-100 minutes
- Middle (Sunday): 5-8 km, winning time around 30 minutes
All races take place in urban areas (downtown, suburb, parks etc.)
The programme for each stage may vary, and there may be different or additional races such as Micro Orienteering or Sprint Knockout.
Categories offered may differ from stage to stage depending on organisation constraints.
- M/W E (Elite): Any age (hardest)
- M/W 21 (Open): Any age
- M/W 12 (Junior): Born in or after 2008
- M/W 16 (Youth 1): Born in or after 2004
- M/W 20 (Youth 2): Born in or after 2000
- M/W 35 (Master 1): Born in or before 1985
- M/W 50 (Master 2): Born in or before 1970
Competition classes use SPORTident punching.
Checkpoints must be visited in sequence.
- Fun Open
- Fun Youth (teammates born in or after 2000)
Fun class teams are formed of two to three people, with at least one female.
Fun classes use metrunner-punching (unless otherwise stated). The app uses your mobile phone's GPS and QR-code scanning to record your checkpoint visit. It is available on Google Play or https://app.metrunner.com.
Results of each stage are calculated by adding up the metrunner-points of each race.
metrunner-points are calculated thus:
1000 x (Winner's time)/(Your time)
The overall series results are calculated by adding up the metrunner-points of each stage.
metrunner-points are credited directly into the runner's metrunner account, and can be used for discounts in participating events and shops.
For each stage, there will be 3 prizes for each category.
For the entire series, there will be 3 prizes for each category.
Prizes will be a medal/plaque for the winner, and certificates for two runners-up.
Winners of elite categories, as of the overall results in each stage, are awarded a yellow jersey. They are entitled to wear it in the next stage. For example, at the second stage, the elite winners of overall results of the first two stages combined will get the yellow jersey.
Sponsored prizes may be offered, stay tuned!
Race jersey - sponsored by Oland
Not a usual "running race"
Do you love running? Then you will love this “unusual running” race.
In fact, the #AsiaCityRace series is based on a sport called orienteering. This sport differs from running in that:
Route not marked
Map released as pre-race info
(Not required during race)
Map required and distributed at the race
(Kept secret before the race)
You must follow the designated route
You find your own route to the next checkpoint
Orienteering is more exciting and requires good strategy, technique and route choice, not just physical strength!
Try this beloved sport in Asian cities NOW—you will love it.
Competition class or Fun class?
We offer two main classes, Competition class and Fun class. Find out which one you’d like to join:
|Competition class||Fun class|
Punch all checkpoints
Punch as many as you can
Punch in any order
The fastest runner wins
The team with the highest score wins
For competitive runners
For weekend fun
2-3 people per team
If you are an adult and can run 10-15 km, you’ll make it for the competition class. Youth and senior classes are shorter in distance.
You may also consider joining a motion (come and try it) category of your chosen distance, although there will be no prizes.
Entries, once made, cannot be refunded in cash. However, you can transfer your slot to another person/team, change categories/classes, or change team members without service charge (updated 19 April 2020).
In case of cancellation forced by a public emergency such as dangerous weather, social unrest or epidemic, you can transfer the entry fee to a future ORIEN.ASIA event.
ORIEN.ASIA is the Asian platform for orienteering. Established in 2017, the platform has attracted runners from not just all around Asia, but also international orienteers around the world.
In 2019, ORIEN.ASIA co-organised Tropical Orienteering Week in Kuantan, Malaysia and Thailand International Orienteering Championship in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
metrunner is a sports travel platform. You can use it to discover new places, find running and orienteering events to meet new people, and to collect points for future use. Points can be used for discounts in participating events and shops.
About Metrunner AB
Metrunner AB is the company managing ORIEN.ASIA and the metrunner platform. It also manages the Sweden Marker brand. Founded by Raphael Mak in 2018/2019, it is based in Gothenburg, Sweden and strives to bring the fun of discovery to everyone around the world.
Metrunner AB offers a range of services for clubs, businesses and organisations to promote quality events and tourism planning. Strategic partners include MetOC of Hong Kong and the Thai Orienteering Association.