Orienteers navigate a set course between control points, usually marked by orange and white flags, using their skill in map reading to choose the best route and their running ability to get there as quickly as possible.
The map is the central focus of orienteering and map reading is the central skill.
Orienteering maps differ from conventional maps in that they show a great deal of detail.
COMPETITION DATES & VENUES
Due to Ministry of Health requirements and uncertainty around personal safety, the morning and afternoon final events for the Sprint Series have been postponed. We are hoping to host them in term 3.
Click on the relevant zone button below for final details on location, parking, out of bounds areas, special map features etc. This will be updated for the relevant event by 10am on the day before the event.
Western Zone Sprint Series Events
Monday 17 February – Waitakere College
Monday 24 Feb – Green Bay High School and Primary
Monday 2 March – Lynfield College
Monday 9 March – Massey High School
Monday 16 March – St Dominic’s College/Liston College/Henderson North Primary
Entries close at 2pm the Thursday prior to the Monday event.
Central Zone Sprint Series Events
Wednesday 19 February – St Mary’s College
Wednesday 26 February – St Cuthberts College
Wednesday 4 March – Mt Roskill Campus
Wednesday 11 March – Selwyn College
Wednesday 18 March – Epsom Girls Grammar
Entries close at 2pm the Monday prior to the Wednesday event.
North Harbour Zone Sprint Series Events
Thursday 20 February – Pinehurst School
Thursday 27 February – Westlake Boys High School/Forest Hill Primary
Thursday 5 March – Albany Junior High School
Thursday 12 March – Glenfield College
Thursday 19 March – Birkenhead College and Birkdale Intermediate
Entries close at 2pm the Tuesday prior to the Thursday event.
Sprint Series Finals
Sunday 29 March
Morning event at Akoranga Campus
Afternoon Event at Rangitoto College
Placing from morning event determines starting place for afternoon event
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|Registration – Collect team timing chips and sign in||From 3:30pm|
|Public Starts – Available for parents, teachers and club helpers||From 5:00pm|
|Course Closure – Checkpoints start getting collected||6pm|
Entries must be submitted online via College Sport’s EnterNOW site. Entries close at 2pm two business days before the event. Entries will then be reopened for the following weeks’ events. Students can be entered all at once or weekly.
All you need is a pair of running shoes, active clothes and something warm for afterwards if the weather is cooler. The events happen rain or shine, so a rain jacket is recommended.
All participants must be a bona fide student of an Auckland Secondary School with a maximum age U19 as at 1st January 2020.
- Year 9 – Junior
- Year 10 & 11 Intermediate
- Year 12 & 13 Senior
EXAMPLE OF THE MAP
Here is an example of what the map with a course looks like.