Double Sprint OY. Nga Puna Wai

Sunday 6 August 2023
Nga Puna Wai
Event Type:
James Wright & Finn van Keulen
Tim Wright
Jilt Van Keulen

Double Sprint OY morning - Nga Puna Wai

Two sprints in one day, do one or do both to score the Orienteer of the Year (OY) points. Courses suitable for everyone from beginners to sprint champions.
For PAPO club members, these sprints count as an OY event with the total time for the 2 events used to calculate OY points.
See here, for the afternoon event at Halswell Quarry.


Pre-entries are preferred for all PAPO events. Member rates will apply to pre-entries.
Enter here:
Pre-entries close: Thurs 3rd August.
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


Very Easy navigation

Very short (1km)


Easy navigation

Short (1.5km)


Moderate navigation

Medium (2km)

Short Red

Very hard navigation

Medium (2.5km)

Medium Red

Very hard navigation

Long (3km)

Long Red

Very hard navigation

Very Long (3.5km)

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.


Standard PAPO costs apply, your entry  for those entering both events. see
Note that your entry fee for covers both events on this day. (Same fee if you only run one event).
Costs for teams entries: Due to limitations with the entry system, the team maximum price 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 "SPRINTDAY"
VIP points: If you want to use a VIP card to pay, please mark this with "SPRINTDAY" 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

Ngā Puna Wa sports centre is at the end of Augustine Drive off Lincoln Road.
Parking: Follow orienteering signs to onsite parking.
Event registration and start area:  Adjacent to parking.

Event timetable:

Registration: from 9.30am
Start times: 10.00am - 11.30am
Course closure: 12.00pm

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.