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SA Riverland – near Renmark

Sat Sep 29th – Australian Middle Distance ChampionshipsCrookedStraightKingfisher

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

Event details in Eventor with location map.

Update: 17th Sept


The Start draw for the first event of the carnival, the Australian Middle Distance at Crooked Straight, has been posted on Eventor, this and the following information to assist your planning to get to this event. The bulletin and remaining start draws will be available in a few days.

SI Numbers Please check that you current SI number is recorded in each event as the start list is uploaded. If yours needs changing please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. listing all events (including school Events) that you or a member of your family have entered.

Event Directions

From Renmark (3 - 3½ hours from Adelaide via the Sturt Highway): Take the continuation of the Sturt Highway from near the centre of Renmark, signposted to Paringa and Mildura. 500m after crossing the River Murray (on the historic Paringa lifting bridge), turn left in the centre of Paringa onto Murtho Road. Follow this road for 12.5km and turn left into Headings Road. After 1km of bitumen the road becomes gravel. This section is corrugated, so drive slowly and look out for orienteers crossing the road. After 2.5km of gravel you will reach the assembly and parking area (more details provided below).

From Mildura: In Paringa turn right onto Murtho Road (600m after the 50kph signs). Follow directions as above.

The walk to the start is 900 m partly uphill from the Arena

M/W10N Event Class

Shadowing is permitted on this course but the “shadow” who is a competitor must have already completed their course.   Novices use a punch start and start after the M/W10A starters, and do not have an allocated start time.

Parents who are shadowing their children, please go to the start as soon as possible after the last start on the M/W10A and M/W12A starters (refer to the start lists).

Shadowing of juniors by an adult is not permitted on any other course. If you think your child needs shadowing, then please change them to the Novice course.

Split Start Requests

For parents with young children who have requested split times, start times will be allocated with  one earlier start and one later start as far as possible. However if you can’t meet these times please go the late start lane to explain your circumstances and you will be able to start with a Start Unit.

For event helpers (e.g. Start and Finish) – you have been allocated start times, however you are able to have early or later starts as required with a start unit.

WRE Start Times

As the carnival has 3 World Ranking events, the guidelines permit the start draw to not always follow event rankings.  For this event, the draw has been randomised.

Sun Sep 30th – Australian Relay Championships

Map: Wiela - 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 orienteering

Event details in Eventor with location map.

State teams to be posted by state selectors here.

Mon Oct 1st – Australian Sprint Championships

Map: Renmark Schools
Location: Renmark
Terrain: School campus

Event details in Eventor with location map.

Schools Championships and Public Events – Adelaide and Adelaide Hills

The schools championship events are sponsored by the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI). OLAND are providing headbands for all school team members.

SSI        OLAND

Details of the public events are  outlined in the entry information - to be run as a  Three Day event "Heaps Good Tri Adelaide", however all events can be entered individually

Tue Oct 2nd – Australian School Sprint Championships

Map: Keithcot Farm
Location: Wynn Vale, northeast suburb of Adelaide
Terrain: School Campus
Previous map: Keithcot Farm 2012 version - KeithcotFarmSprintMap2012NOL.pdf

Event details in Eventor for the School Sprint and Public events

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

Event details In Eventor for the Schools Long and Public events

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

Event details in Eventor for the Schools Relay and Public events

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

Event details in Eventor

Sun Oct 7th – SA Middle Distance ChampionshipsKGKestrel

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

Event details in Eventor

The following areas are embargoed as below (Updated Apr 2018):

  1.  Keynes Gap - current map area (see map above)
  2. Gumeracha Gold Fields - all areas of this map west of the road from Gumeracha to the intersection with the road from Birdwood and then the road to Williamstown, except the area used for permanent courses around Chalks (maps available here), 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.
  3. Crooked Straight - previous map area (see map above)
  4. Wirra Wirra - all the current map area (see map above)
  5. Mount Crawford - Jenkins Scrub and all the map area to the north around Mount Crawford and the pine plantation west of the road.(see map above)
  6. Keithcot Farm Sprint map (see map above)

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