Queens Birthday 2021

PAPO welcomes you to the 2021 Queens Birthday orienteering three day. Enjoy some of the best terrain Canterbury has to offer, with a sprint on Saturday afternoon, sprint relay on Saturday night followed by two day’s on our intricate sand dune maps at Woodend north of Christchurch. The weekend is sure to challenge your orienteering skills in every way!

All competitors welcome, course options suitable for all.

The weekend includes the Inter-regional Schools Challenge, NZSS Orienteering Team trials and Canterbury Champs. It is also a National Orienteering League race for the elites.  

Event Programme:

Sat 5-June-2021 QB Sprint. University of Canterbury.  Starts from 12 noon.  
Sat 5-June-2021 Night sprint relay. Nga Puna Wai sports hub. Relay first leg start at 6pm.  
Sun 6-June-2021 QB Long distance. Woodend North. Starts from 10.30am.  
Mon 7-June-2021 QB Middle distance. Woodend South. Starts from 10.30am.  

Event Fees:

Standard entry fees for members (up to Sunday 16th May 2021):


5th June

Night Sprint
5th June

Long Distance
6th June

Middle Distance
7th June

All 4 races
Junior (MW10-MW20) $12 $12 $22 $22 $56
Senior $20 $20 $36 $36 $92
Family Maximum**         $240

Non-Members*: additional $10 Senior/$5 Junior per race.
SIAC hire: $6 per race.
Late entries (Mon 17th May-Sun 23rd May): Individual race entry fee +50% (no discount for all 4 races).

*Member fees apply to members of any orienteering club in the world.
**Family maximum for 2 Seniors and any number of Juniors normally resident at the same address.
All event fees are in NZ dollars and include GST.

COVID-19 and refund policy 

 See attached pdf for the policy on COVID-19 and event refunds: QB2021 & Covid 19 – Entry, cancellation and refund policy.pdf


The Queens birthday weekend will be pre-entry for all events. Entries are planned to be open mid-April. We will be using the RegisterNow platform for entries, this requires payment at the time of entry.

Standard entries close Sunday 16th May 2021. Late entries Mon 17th May-Sun 23rd May.

Event times:

See individual event pages for timings. All events will use pre-allocated start times.
The sprint will be held on Saturday afternoon, allowing competitors to fly into Christchurch on Saturday morning.

Queens Birthday - Sprint.

Saturday 5 June 2021
University of Canterbury
Event Type:
Briana Steven
Al Cory-Wright
Queens Birthday day 1 - Sprint distance. University of Canterbury.
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