Castle Hill Village - OY 4

Sunday 6 September 2020
Castle Hill Village
Event Type:
Dylan Owen
Martin Peat
Sue Cooke

This Sunday orienteering event follows the Ultralong event on Saturday. Saturday's entries and the accommodation is now at capacity. The Sunday event is pre-entry under Covid Level 2. 

A range of orienteering courses available, with something to suit everyone, from beginners to experts. It includes easy courses for those who are new to the sport and would like to give it a go. All welcome! Event suitable for the whole family.

 The Castle Hill OY  event is pre-entry and pre-paid online.

Under Level 2 Covid precautions we are required to have names and contact details for participant, so please enter separately.

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Terrain: The Castle Hill Village terrain is a mixture of river terraces and landslip moraine. It is mostly covered with native beech, but includes open tussock and rejuvenating mānuka  as well as some developed urban terrain. Includes numerous small hills and depressions. The bush is mostly runnable and includes a detailed track network, but does have some greener areas.

Travel directions: Castle Hill Village is located in the Canterbury high country 100km west of Christchurch and about 33km west from Springfield (great pie stopover) over Porters Pass. take SH73 towards Arthurs Pass to Castle Hill village. Turn off the road towards Castle Hill village, follow OY signs. Note: There will be no signposting on SH73. 

Event Centre: Craigieburn Trails carpark at the top of the village

Toilets: Use the public toilet in the Castle Hill Village (600m back down the road form the event centre), on the way in to the event, so stop there on the way.

Parking: Craigieburn Trails carpark + over flow on the main street through Castle Hill village 

Start: 300m walk from Event Centre.

Finish: There will be a 500m walk though the village from the finish back to the Event Centre

Registration: from 10am

Start times: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Course closure: 2.30pm

Costs: Standard PAPO event costs apply see here.

Dogs: Sorry no dogs.

This event is part of the PAPO OY series, with OY points awarded to PAPO club members.

Course lengths:

The course lengths are on par with the middle distance event from the end of 2018 and are shorter than a normal OY due to the amount of available terrain. 

Long Red: 4.7km

Medium Red: 3.1km

Short Red: 1.8km

Orange: 2.2km

Yellow: 1.6km

White: 1.6km

As this event will be held under COVID Alert Level 2 the following will apply:
  • Do not come to event if you are unwell or awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • Event is split into four start blocks with max 50 participants in each start block. 
  • All participants must pre-register and pay online. Choose your  start block when you register. 
  • A QR Code code will be displayed for participants to scan with the NZ Covid app.
  • Participants should maintain a 2 metre physical distance where possible.
  • There will be no results displayed and no socialising at events.

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