When - Saturday 11th March 2023
- 4:00pm Campsite opens
- 5:30pm Registration opens
- 6:30pm return Team lists with names in running order
- 7:00pm Briefing for all competitors
- Relay Starts at Dusk
Where - Scoria Road off Poihipi Road, Taupo
Organiser - Taupo Orienteering Club
Planner - Robert Newbrook
Controller - Sue Newbrook
Registration: - Online
Entry Deadline - Tuesday, 28th February 11:59pm
Individuals enter the event online via entero. The clubs will be sent a list of competitors from which they will
allocate the legs, according to the eligibility criteria below.
• enquiries to email@example.com
Courses - see below.
Entry fees per team
What - The premier night orienteering competition in New Zealand. This night relay for 5 and 7 person
teams runs deep into the night. The relay starts about dusk with a mass start for the white course. It progresses to
harder and longer courses. The final two legs are mainly for elite runners.
The Terrain - The event is on the Scoria Road map, last partly used in 2020.
It has areas of farm with rolling hills and erosion gullies along with pine, eucalypt and manuka forest.
• Exemptions to the above rules will be considered on their merits by the controller.
The essential essence of the competition is fairness. The controller will use this as the guiding
principle for determining if nominally ineligible runners can drop down a leg.
Estimated Winning Times -
Special Rules -
SPORTident - To allow for smooth organization and cater for the inevitable last minute
changes all teams will be issued with a set of SI cards allocated to each leg.
It is imperative that these cards are given to the appropriate leg.
Some notes from the Course Planner -
Access via a Farm Track. Maybe tricky if wet or for very large Motorhomes, caravans or trailers.
Great views, Portaloos, bring your own water (some water will be available for competitor hydration).
No fires or pets allowed.
From Wairakei Dr turn onto Poihipi Rd (signs for Kinloch/Mangakino/Te Kuiti/Great Lake Trail)
After 2 Km - turn left on to Scoria Road (Private road to Seays quarry)
After 2 Km - turn left on to farm track to Event Centre
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