Upcoming Events

Event information

See the FAQ for more information about the costs and orienteering in general, including what you need to wear and bring. 

Orton Bradley evening rogaine

Saturday 24 February 2024

The Orton Bradley weekend will have a rogaine on Sat evening and a classic OY on Sunday. We recommend camping at Orton Bradley on Saturday night. PAPO will be have a BBQ there, providing a good chance to meet fellow orienteers. Great start to the orienteering year in Canterbury!

For information on the Sunday event, see here: https://papo.org.nz/events/view/4143/orton-bradley-oy

Entries:

Pre-entries are preferred for all PAPO events. Member rates will apply to pre-entries.
Enter here: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=ortonb-2024
Pre-entries close: Wednesday  21st Feb.
Any queries on the entry system, please email PAPOentries@gmail.com

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

Courses:

This event will have a score (rogaine) format. All participants will compete in a 60 minute event. 
Event suitable for anyone, including those giving it a go for the first time. 

Costs: 

Costs for this event is at a reduced rate from the standard PAPO events. See the bottom of the FAQ costs page (Weekend Sprint costs): https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs#WeekendSprints (Note there is also a Orton Bradly park entry cost, see below).

Payments:

All entries to be paid by credit/debit card at time of entry via the entry system (EnterO), we no longer accept bank transfers for event entries.
Helpers on the day and PAPO members paying with VIP points can choose the VIP points option when paying.

Any other entry queries: Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com

Travel and Parking

Travel to Charteris Bay and enter Orton Bradley Park. 
There is a park entry fee of $5 per adult, $1 per child, maximum $10 per car, please pay at the gate on entry.  For those camping Saturday this is covered by the camping fee.
Event registration and start area is adjacent to parking.

Event timetable:

Registration: From 5.30pm
Starts: Mass start at 6pm. (maps will be handed out at 5.55pm).
Starts available to 6.15pm to anyone not wanting to compete in the Mass start.
Course closure: 7pm
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.

Dogs

Sorry no dogs permitted.

Camping

There is camping available on Saturday night. $12 per adult $5 per child.
Camping will be area surrounding the "Base Camp" building for tents and caravans/motorhomes that do not require power. We will have access to the toilets, hot showers and a BBQ for cooking (BYO food). The base camp building and kitchen is available to use if needed, please ensure that it is tidied up afterwards.
Campers should self register and pay in cash at the gate on their way in. 

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Orton Bradley OY

Sunday 25 February 2024

The Orton Bradley weekend will have a rogaine on Sat evening and a classic OY on Sunday. We recommend camping at Orton Bradley on Saturday night. PAPO will be have a BBQ there, providing a good chance to meet fellow orienteers.

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Evening Sprint. Ara city campus

Summer Sprint Series 2024

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Evening Sprint.  Ara city campus. Three sprint orienteering courses (distance 1. 5km - 3km), with something to suit everyone, from beginners to experts. Includes easy course for those who are new to the sport and would like to give it a go.

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Evening Sprint. Southshore Spit

Summer Sprint Series 2024

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Evening Sprint. Southshore Spit. Three sprint orienteering courses (distance 1. 5km - 3km), with something to suit everyone, from beginners to experts. Includes easy course for those who are new to the sport and would like to give it a go.

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Canty Champs. Middle Distance. Craigmore

Canterbury Champs 2024

Saturday 9 March 2024

Canty Champs. Middle Distance. Craigmore. Event details  For all details of the event including entries, payments, grades, timing etc. see the main Canterbury Champs 2024 page: Canterbury Champs 2024[series/view/35/canterbury-champs-2024] Travel and Parking To be confirmed.

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Canty Champs. Long Distance. Kakahu

Canterbury Champs 2024

Sunday 10 March 2024

Canty Champs. Long Distance. Kakahu. Event details  For all details of the event including entries, payments, grades, timing etc. see the main Canterbury Champs 2024 page: Canterbury Champs 2024[series/view/35/canterbury-champs-2024] Travel and Parking To be confirmed.

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Evening Sprint (and sprint relay). Cashmere High

Summer Sprint Series 2024

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Evening Sprint. Cashmere High. There will also be the option of running a 2-person sprint relay. Three sprint orienteering courses (distance 1. 5km - 3km), with something to suit everyone, from beginners to experts.

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Leithfield OY

Sunday 24 March 2024

Leithfield 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.

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MTBO Enduro

Saturday 13 April 2024

MTBO Enduro. Several short MTBO courses linked together. Non-timed sections to ride between the stages. Stages will use the Bottle Lake MTBO map and other maps nearby.

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MTBO OY. The Willows

Sunday 14 April 2024

MTBO OY. The Willows. Mountain bike orienteering on the Willows map, mostly gravel roads with a sprinkling of singletrack. The event will use point-to-point orienteering courses, with six course distances available (corresponding to the 6 OY grades). Something to suit everyone, from beginners to experts.

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