Castle Hill village OY
- Castle Hill
- Event Type:
- Frances & David Wall
- Sue & Keith Unsworth
- Jenny Calder
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. However owing to recent extensive windfall obstructing some tracks, we suggest that young children or less confident white course runners be shadowed by an older person.
This event will run under guidelines for Level 2 from ONZ. Please read and follow these guidelines carefully – they apply to you and your family
People should NOT attend any orienteering event:
● If they are unwell with a cough, fever, or other respiratory symptoms.
● If they have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 until they have completed the prescribed quarantine period, even if they are completely symptom free.
● If they have returned from any overseas country until they have completed their allocated quarantine at an MIQ facility.
● If they are undergoing COVID-19 testing, until they have received negative results and are symptom free.
● If they have been advised to stay at home by a health professional.
Please do this in the day:
- Scan with the covid app when you arrive – if you don’t want to run with your phone, create a manual entry on the covid app.
- Go to the start, keep 2m apart
- Finish your course and leave (no second courses)
- Do not hang around and socialise
- Results will go up online
- There will be no water on the courses.
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. Owing to recent extensive windfall obstructing some tracks, we suggest that young children or less confident white course runners be shadowed by an older person.
Entries: This event will be pre-entry only. Pre-payment required by credit card or bank transfer. Enter here: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=castlehill-2021
Entry Closing date: Entries close Fri 8th Oct.
Credit card payments: We now accept credit card payments for entry fees. Please pay from the entry system (EnterO).
Bank Transfers: Please credit the PAPO bank account: 03-0823-04259310-00. Please reference your surname and "CASTLEHILL"
Costs: Standard PAPO costs apply see https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs.
Costs for non-member family entries & teams entries: Due to limitations with the entry system, the maximums for non-member families and teams may not be correctly applied. If the total amount calculated by the entry system is more than the maximum stated here https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs, please choose the Bank Transfer option and pay the maximum shown. Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com if you have done this.
VIP points: If you want to use a VIP card to pay, please mark this with "CastleHill" and choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Forward your email confirmation to PAPOentries@gmail.com with a photo of your VIP card.
Helpers on the day: If you are helping out with the event and will take a free run, please choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Forward your email confirmation to PAPOentries@gmail.com with a note that you part of the team helping to put the event on.
Any other entry queries: Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com
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: On Trelissick Loop at the DoC sign ‘Thomas River Track’. Follow signs.
Registration: from 10am
Start times: Choose your starting block when you pre-enter. Block one: 10.30 – 11.30 , Block two: 11.45 – 12.45. (max 100 people in each start block).
Course closure: 3.00pm
Dogs: Sorry no dogs.
- Long Red: 4.8km
- Medium Red: 3.3km
- Short Red: 2.4km
- Orange: 2.9km
- Yellow: 2.0km
- White: 1.5km
Note: Owing to recent extensive windfall obstructing some tracks, we suggest that young children or less confident white course runners be shadowed by an older person. There is quite a lot of clambering over fallen trees required, and this could be quite off-putting for little ones. The white course has been set to avoid the very worst one, but there is some tree fall on almost every track!
OY series: This event is part of the PAPO OY series, with OY points awarded to PAPO club members.
The accommodation previously booked for the Ultralong weekend will not be available for this weekend.