Night OY. Leithfield

Saturday 17 June 2023
Event Type:
Classic orienteering
Jan Harrison
Marcus Diprose
Lisa Ainley

Please note for the Leithfield Night OY:

  • WHISTLES ARE COMPULSORY for this event. 
  • Absolutely no dogs allowed at the event.
  • Bring a good headtorch as it will be dark!

Night OY. Leithfield is a beautiful map with a mixture of sand dunes, flat areas, open grassland and fast forest.

A range of orienteering courses available, with something to suit everyone. There will be the usual six courses available (White, Yellow, Orange, Short Red, Medium Red, Long Red). All courses will be shorter than a daytime OY to account for slower running times in the dark.

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


Pre-entries are preferred for all PAPO events. Member rates will apply to pre-entries.
Enter here:
Pre-entries close: Thurs 15th June
Any queries on the entry system, please email

Limited enter on the day will be available. Enter on the day will be charged at non-member prices for all entries.


The standard six OY courses will be available: 

Navigation difficulty
Approximate Length
(may be shorter for hilly courses)


Very Easy navigation

Very short (<3km)


Easy navigation

Short (3-4km)


Moderate navigation

Medium (4-6km)

Short Red

Very hard navigation

Medium (4-6km)

Medium Red

Very hard navigation

Long (6-8km)

Long Red

Very hard navigation

Very Long (over 8km)

If you are new to orienteering, we recommend entering the White (families and children) or Yellow (adults) course for your first event. If you want more, do an additional course for $2 per map.


Costs: Standard PAPO costs apply see
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, please choose the Bank Transfer option and pay the maximum shown. Please email if you have done this.


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 "NIGHTOY"
VIP points: If you want to use a VIP card to pay, please mark this with "NIGHTOY" and choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Bring your VIP card to the event to have it clipped at registration.
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 with a note that you part of the team helping to put the event on.

Any other entry queries: Please email

Travel and Parking

Leithfield is 40km north of Christchurch off SH1.  Event Centre is the Leithfield Beach Community Hall, take turn right from SH1 into Kings Road, follow to Leithfield beach and follow orienteering signs.
Parking: At the the Leithfield Beach Community Hall. 
Event registration and start area:  Adjacent to parking there will be a 150m walk to the start.

Event timetable:

Registration: from 4.30pm
Start times: White and yellow starts from 5pm (dusk); Orange and red starts from 5:30pm-7.30pm.
Course closure: 9pm
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.


Sorry no dogs permitted. 


There will be food fundraiser after the event in the Leithfield Beach Community Hall.
Options will be: Hot Soup and a bun $10. Hot chocolate & fudge $5. Please BYO cup for soup/hot choc.
This is to support PAPO junior orienteers travelling to the Junior World Orienteering Champs (JWOC) in Romania next month. Please bring cash (or bank transfers will also be possible).