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Nov 3

Central Districts O Champs

3 November 2018

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Orienteering Bay of Plenty welcomes both experienced and novice orienteers to an action packed weekend of orienteering located in and around the fun capital of New Zealand - Rotorua!


Three races over two days – Long, Middle, and Sprint distance.
High quality maps and courses - Including A grade status for Long Distance event on fantastic new map - "Okareka".
Latest tech - SPORTident Air (contactless) timing technology (for Sprint and Middle distance events).
Social - Enjoy some banter over pizza on Saturday afternoon.
Crazy fun - Retr-O competition for the best dressed runners wearing gear from the past – a chance to dust off that old Unni Lewis special or shell suit and strut your stuff in your fave 80s or 90s regalia.
Championship status - If you don't win the Retr-O dress comp then you can still achieve hero status by winning your class in any of the three races, to become Central Districts Champion.

Who should enter?

Experienced orienteers can expect high standard racing on quality maps and courses, vying for title of Central Districts Champion in each championship class.
Novice orienteers can experience the huge fun and sense of adventure orienteering provides, but via tailored courses suited to less experienced navigators. These are listed as "Recreational" courses in the entry system. A training session will also be available prior to racing starting on Saturday morning.

Programme Overview

Saturday Morning
Training for novice orienteers.
Middle Distance Champs - Redwoods
Saturday Afternoon
Sprint Distance Champs - Toi Ohomai campus/Centennial park
Social, Pizza, and Retr-O competition
Sunday morning
Long Distance Champs - Lake Okareka