Songkran Challenge

Songkran Challenge 2021 - Bangkok, Thailand

Get into motion around Bangkok for the Thai New Year.

Now extended until 31 July 2021! Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Thailand we’d like to encourage you to space out your completion of the races as long as possible to avoid crowding.

Get into motion in April, and challenge yourself during Songkran! We offer three semi-virtual orienteering races around Bangkok where you can run by yourself (socially distanced, of course), navigate and discover things in city and nature.

The event uses the semi-virtual race concept, thus adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. You can complete the event by yourself in a socially distanced manner.

Update: Songkran Challenge is now FREE and extended to 31 July!

Organised by

Thailand Orienteering Federation
Thailand Orienteering Federation

Race Format

Songkran Challenge 2021 is a semi-virtual event, which means you complete the races at any time you want during the event period.

You need to visit three places. At each place, there is a
self-administered “race” of 2-8 km depending on category. The maps are provided via Metrunner web app (see Timing), and you use the same app to time your race.

You need to visit the checkpoints in the given order. However, you’re free to choose your route between the checkpoints.

Visit these three locations and complete the races by yourself.


  • Male Open, Female Open
  • Male Youth, Female Youth (born in or after 2001)

How long do I have to run?




Women Youth

Women Open/
Men Youth

Men Open


2 km

2 km

3 km


Chatuchak Park Area

3 km

4 km

5 km


VSANO Adventure Park Area

4 km

6 km

8 km


Runner's entitlement

  • Digital number bib
  • Jersey
  • Finisher’s certificate (digital)
  • Orienteering beginner’s digital guide

The list may change without further notice.


The overall result is calculated by adding up the total time of each race. You need to finish all three semi-virtual races to get an overall result.

For each category, the winner will get a Str8 Evo compass (value 2500 baht). The first three runners in each category will get certificates.

Metrunner Web App

Metrunner web app (https://app.metrunner.com) is used for timing in this event. You use your phone GPS to mark each visit. The actual locations are not marked; you will be able to see your location on the map. The app should be able to automatically record your visit when you reach the checkpoint.

You can practise orienteering with apps like Metrunner.

Join the Thailand National Orienteering Team

Join the Thailand National Orienteering Team

Thailand National Orienteering Team training starts 15 March 2021. Train running and navigation techniques. Represent Thailand in international championships.

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