Preliminary program of events is
SA Riverland – near Renmark
Sat Sep 29th – Australian Middle Distance Championships
Map: Crooked Straight
Location: 20 km NE of Renmark
Terrain: Scrubby ridge line with complex of steeply eroded gullies on all sides, some sandy areas, many knolls.
Previous map: CrookedStraight.jpg by Irena Palmer 1996. All of Irena's maps featured an Australian bird, on this map was the Sacred Kingfisher
Sun Sep 30th – Australian Relay Championships
Map: Weila - Bunyip Ridge
Location: 25 km north east of Renmark
Terrain: Eroded basins with complex erosion, with some ridges, knolls and cliffs bordering the basins. Fast open terrain with areas of semi-open and occasional green areas.
Previous map: New area not previously used for orientering
Mon Oct 1st – Australian Sprint Championships
Map: Renmark Schools
Terrain: School campus
Schools Championships and Public Events – Adelaide and Adelaide Hills
Details of the public events to be outlined in the entry information - proposed as a Three Day event, all events can be entered individually
Tue Oct 2nd – Australian School Sprint Championships
Map: Venue to be finalised early in 2018, will be a school campus in Adelaide
Wed Oct 3rd – Australian School Individual Championships
Map: Wirra Wirra
Location: 60 km east of Adelaide, near Williamstown, Mt Lofty Ranges
Terrain: Eastern part of the map is flattish pine forest with rock detail in the west steeper spur gully with mixture of pine and native forest. Track network.
Previous map: Wirra Wirra - updated in 2016 by Adrian Uppill and Stefano Raus - Wirra_Wirra_2016.pdf
Thu Oct 4th – Australian School Relay Championships
Map: Mount Crawford North
Location: 55 km east of Adelaide, near Williamstown, Mt Lofty Ranges
Terrain: Mixture of pine forest (open to thicker younger pines, open native forest to thicker areas on rocky ridge line. Track network.
Previous Map: Mt Crawford North - mapped by Adrian Uppill with updates in 2016 - Mt_Crawford_North.pdf
Final Events - Adelaide Hills
Sat Oct 6th – Australian Long Distance Championships
Map: Gumeracha Gold Fields
Location: 50 km north east of Adelaide, north of Birdwood
Terrain: Spur gully terrain, native forest with gold mining areas in the south, pine forest - fast to slow run, semi-open to bushy areas with rocky detail in the north. Track network.
Previous map: Gumeracha Gold Fields - mapped over 1996 - 2016, mappers Irena Palmer, Adrian Uppill, Paul Hoopman - Gumeracha_GoldfieldsW.pdf
Sun Oct 7th – SA Middle Distance Championships
Map: Keynes Gap
Location: 80 km east of Adelaide, near Eden Valley
Terrain: Open farmalnd with moderate to steep ridges with complex rocky detail, bushy on the ridges
Previous map: KeynesGap.jpg 1991 by Irena Palmer, the Australian Kestrel featured on this map
The following areas are embargoed as below (Updated Aug 2017):
- Keynes Gap - current map area
- Gumeracha Gold Fields - all areas west of the Birdwood to Williamstown Rd except the area used for permanent courses around Chalks, the forest blocks including Rocky Paddock Camp Ground and the blocks to the north of this campground. Note programmed 2017 Wednesday events at Watts Gully and Tower Hill are to go ahead but no other use is sanctioned from this time.
- Crooked Straight - previous map area
- Wirra Wirra - all the current map area
- Mount Crawford - Jenkins Scrub and all the map area to the north around Mount Crawford and the pine plantation west of the road.