ORIENTEERING

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

FINALS POSTPONED

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.

Final Details

Click on the relevant zone button below for final details on location, parking, out to bounds areas, special map features etc.  This will be updated for the relevant event by 10am on the day before the event.

WEST ZONE FINAL DETAILS
CENTRAL ZONE FINAL DETAILS
NORTH ZONE FINAL DETAILS

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

TIMETABLE

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Registration – Collect team timing chips and sign in From 3:30pm
Start From 4:00pm
Public Starts – Available for parents, teachers and club helpers From 5:00pm
Course Closure – Checkpoints start getting collected 6pm

ENTER

Entries must be submitted on the provided spreadsheet.  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.

The spreadsheet should be emailed to madeleine@lacticturkey.co.nz

If required an invoice can be prepared – please note who the invoice should be addressed to when you email this entry form.

Please pay into our Kiwi Bank account called “Lactic Turkey Events Limited” Account number 38-9005-0018737-00

DOWNLOAD ENTRY SPREADSHEET

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

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.

ELIGIBILITY

All participants must be a bona fide student of an Auckland School in Years 7 or 8.

AGE GROUPS

  • Year 7
  • Year 8

EXAMPLE OF THE MAP

Here is an example of what the map with a course looks like.