Hogsback OY

Castle Hill Weekend 2022

Sunday 4 September 2022
Event Type:
Dylan Owen
Martin Peat
Val Fletcher

Hogsback  OY

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. 

Terrain: The Hogs Back map is a subalpine area with a mixture of mature beech forest and open tussock. The elevation ranges from 700m to 1200m above sea level. Large flat areas are dissected by steep valleys and ridges. The beech forest offers a range of runnability, from open mature forest with running speeds < 4min/km to extremely thick areas of regrowth. There are some isolated areas of limestone rock detail.
UCOC (University of Canterbury Orienteering) are hosting the Ultralong event on Sat 3rd Sept.

Entries: This event will be pre-entry. Pre-payment required by credit card or bank transfer.
Enter here: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=chw-2022 
Entry closing date: 
Thurs 1st Sep 2022.
Payments: Credit card payments can be made from the entry system (EnterO). For bank transfers, please credit the PAPO bank account: 03-0823-04259310-00. Please reference your surname and "HOGSBACK"
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 "HOGSBACK" 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: SH73 to Castle Hill. The Mount Cheeseman Skifield Road is the next left after Castle Hill village.
Event registration and start area:  On Mount Cheeseman Skifield Road, exact location TBC.
Parking: On Mount Cheeseman Skifield Road. 
Registration: From 10am
Start times: 10.30 – 12.30.
Electronic Punching: SI Air+ will be turned on for this event, bring your SI Air card if you have one. For those without an SI Air card (and anyone hiring a SI card) punch in the usual manner.
Course closure: 2.30pm
Dogs: Dogs under effective control are allowed.

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

Accommodation in Craigeburn

PAPO have booked the Cheeseman Forest Lodge and the Canterbury Environment Centre for the night of Saturday 3rd Sep, providing a great opportunity for competitors to stay together and be social. These 2 facilities provide beds for 72 people. The costs are $30 per senior, $20 per junior, under 5s free. Camping will be available, but only once the beds inside have been filled, at $10 each for both juniors and seniors. 


The accommodation is now full, use the form below for camping or to request a waitlist place.


Camping/waitlist booking form.

Payments for accommodation need to paid online to the PAPO bank account: Westpac 03-0823-0425931-000. Include your name in the Particulars and CHACCOM in the reference. Bookings are confirmed once payment is received.

Details on Forest Lodge: https://www.forestlodge.info/ and Canterbury Environment Centre: http://www.enved.org.nz/