Upcoming Events

See the FAQ for more information about the costs and orienteering in general, including what you need to wear and bring. 

Spencerville MTBO/Foot Rogaine

Sunday 9 April 2017

Event info:

Peninsula and Plains Orienteers are pleased to host a navigation event trifecta on Sunday, 9 April at Spencer Park, Christchurch. The choice is yours.

Option 1 - 60 minute foot rogaine. 11:15am start

Option 2 - 60 minute mountain bike rogaine. 12:30pm start

Option 3 - The 2 hour "Spencer Park Adventure Race". 11:15am start.

In addition to the 60 minute mountain bike and foot rogaine options, individuals and teams are encouraged to contest both pursuits in an adventure race format. This action-packed event is an great introduction for adventure racing newcomers and will challenge experienced teams alike.


Event Schedule:

10:00am - Registration Open

11:00am - Briefing/Map Release - Foot Rogaine (Adventure Race Stage 1)

11:15am - Start - 60 min Foot Rogaine (Adventure Race Stage 1)

12:15pm - Map Release - MTBO Rogaine (Adventure Race Stage 2)

12:30pm - Start - 60 min MTBO Rogaine (Adventure Race Stage 2)

1:30pm - Finish


Event Directions

Parking, registration and start/finish at Spencer Park Reserve and Picnic Area, end of Heyders Road, off Lower Styx Road. Approximately 10 minutes drive north of Christchurch on Marshlands Road.



PAPO Members - $20/Adult* ($12 Foot or MTBO only)

General Public - $30/Adult* ($20 Foot or MTBO only)

*Juniors/students half price


Course Planners:

Tim and Stephanie Farrant

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Victoria Park

Sunday 30 April 2017


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Canterbury University Sprint

Sunday 28 May 2017


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Queens Birthday Day 1


Saturday 3 June 2017

Leithfeild will offer a fast introduction to the weekends racing. Almost dead-flat, the terrain includes a mixture of mature pine forest and low-visibility pine set on relatively vague inland sand dunes, intricate coastal dunes and extremely fast open farmland.

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Queens Birthday Day 2


Sunday 4 June 2017

One of PAPO’s classic maps, Butler’s Bush has been fully updated by Russell Higham to bring it up to standard. The map is majority rolling open farmland with vegetation (matagouri and some kanuka) in places, and there is also a block of mixed beech and pine forest.

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Queens Birthday Day 3


Monday 5 June 2017

First used for National Champs 2013, this map is a true technical challenge with an abundance of intricate sand dunes to navigate.

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