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  • Last minute news re SA Long Champs:  Start draw.

    Signs will be in place from the Bri Glen camp site (turn left as you exit onto Mallett Rd on Sunday Morning) and as you enter from Wonna Rd (turning East just after Whyte Yarcowie and travelling past the Hiles Lagoon). From the Mallett Rd/ Wonna Rd intersection travel  approx. 200m. Enter at the gate on the right side of the road (signed) and follow travelling North along the track  and then through gate following tapes and signs approximately to the east. (total distance about 3.5km) Please follow parking instructions

    Please be aware that the ground is very rocky.  Wear shoes appropriate for this.

    There will be unmarked animal tracks.  There will be holes in the fences, which can be used for access.  These are mostly marked on the map as breaks in the fence.  You may also be able to cross under the fences at some creek crossings.

    Pre allocated start times have been assigned to all runners in the championship event.  Plan to be at your start at least 5 minutes prior to your allocated time due to the 4 minute start cycle being used.

    There will be a 650m pink taped route to the start for courses 1-10 and a 500m yellow taped route to the start for courses 11-12.

    All starts allocated to course 11 and 12 will be shortly after 10am.  Be ready to walk as a group to your start with a helper. The group will leave from Registration area at 0945.

    Limited entry on the Day is available until 1130 on course 11, 9 and 7 only

    The weather is looking as though it will be fine in the lead up to the event, which means that the track should be nice and easy for vehicle access in to the event assembly area. Please treat the farm track kindly and leave the gates as found. SA Junior team will sell drinks and toasted sandwiches at the Mulga Valley event as a fundraiser.

  • A reminder that entries for the SA Schools Relay Championships are due on Friday 17th Aug. Entry forms are available from the Schools Page
  • SA Champs Weekend 18-19th Aug: Burra. Entries are now closed on Eventor  for the SA Night Championships & SA Long Championships. Limited enter on the day/night courses will be available for both events. Scroll down for preview.
  • Don't forget to put your vote in for the course planners award for Marne Rocks & Pymton. Go to results for links.
  • The MTBO Score event on Saturday Aug 25th is cancelled and will now be available on Sunday Oct 21st run jointly with a foot orienteering event.

Urban to Bush Orienteering Events – Opportunities for bush orienteering in the suburbs

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From late April through May, 4 events are being provided to provide orienteers to try out orienteering in the suburban environment but with a flavour of bush orienteering at some events. At each event, several courses are available, shorter easier courses for the less experienced and longer more challenging courses for the physically fitter or more experienced orienteer. You can complete a course as an individual or in a group, and do at a pace which suits you (run or walk). 

WadmorePark ver8The series begins at Wadmore Park, Athelstone (small map snippet at left) – Black Hill in Athelstone (Sunday April 29th). The second event (Sunday May 6th) at Heathfield includes a detailed map around the Heathfield HS (map snippet below) with a larger map extending to Woorabinda Reserve for the longer courses. A more urban style event is to be held Saturday May 12th at Stonyfell,   The fourth event on Sunday May 20th is in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park. In conjunction with the foot orienteering courses will be a Mountain Bike event. 

At all events, more experienced orienteers will be on hand to assist newcomers and those with less orienteering experience.  Participants can enter at each event, arrive between the designated start period in the event details.  Links to event information are in the event list on the right of this page.

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Starting on foot and bike at an event in 2017.

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