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. 

MTBO #3 - McLeans night event

Saturday 13 August 2022

MTBO #3 - McLeans night MTBO.

Mountain bike orienteering at night on the McLeans Island map. The event will be a 90 minute score (rogaine) event. 

There will be a small number of MTBO map boards available for hire at $5 each, ask at registration.

Entries: This event is pre-entry. Enter here: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=mclmtbo-2022.
Entry closing date: Thurs 11th Aug.
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 "NIGHTMTBO"
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 "NIGHTMTBO" 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 ride, 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: McLeans Island road from SH1 just north of he airport. Follow signs to McLeans Island Recreation Area. 
Parking: Main carpark at McLeans Recreation Area.
Start location: Adjacent to parking.
Registration: 5.30pm
Score/Rogaine course: Starts between 6.00pm and 6.30pm (10 minutes planning time, first maps issued at 5.50pm). All riders must start by 6.30pm.
Finish time. 90 mins after your start time. Penalty points (20 points per minute) for anyone more than 90 minutes. All points lost for anyone more than 15 minutes late.
Course closure: All finishers should be back by 8:00pm, full course closure at 8:15pm (gates close to public at 22:00)
Dogs: Sorry no dogs.

Bring your night lights and a watch!

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Training events for school students: 17th Aug - 8th Sept 2022

Canterbury Schools Orienteering festival 2022

Wednesday 17 August 2022

Coaching and practise is offered to all school-aged children at all levels.   No booking required for small group training, just turn up with your running shoes and a compass.   Bring your own Sport i-dent if you have one, otherwise we do lend them out for some training events.

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Ultralong. Castle Hill basin

Castle Hill Weekend 2022

Saturday 3 September 2022

The long-awaited return of the UCOC Ultralong has arrived. Once again it will be taking place at Craigieburn with the Ultralong courses starting at Texas Flat on the Mt Cheeseman Rd and finishing in Castle Hill village. This event is organised by UCOC (University of Canterbury Orienteering).

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Hogsback OY

Castle Hill Weekend 2022

Sunday 4 September 2022

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.

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Canterbury Schools day-1. Orua Paeroa (Ascot disc golf course)

Canterbury Schools Orienteering festival 2022

Saturday 10 September 2022

Haere mai! You’re invited to the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 2022.  Canterbury schools orienteering festival 2022 details[series/view/25]      *Day 1 format: *Find all the controls in order over a short distance (1-3. 5km). Punch the start and finish, and every control in numerical order on your course.

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Canterbury Schools day-2. Spencer Park

Canterbury Schools Orienteering festival 2022

Sunday 11 September 2022

Haere mai! You’re invited to the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 2022.  Canterbury schools orienteering festival 2022 details[series/view/25]      *Day 2 format: *Find all the controls in order over a longer distance (1-5. 5km). Punch the start and finish, and every control in numerical order on your course.

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Bottle Lake Adventure rogaine

Sunday 18 September 2022

Bottle Lake Adventure rogaine. Double adventure with a 1hr MTBO rogaine and 1hr foot rogaine. More details to follow, closer to the event.

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Score OY. Pines Beach

Sunday 30 October 2022

Score OY. Pines Beach

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MTBO #5 Crocodile

Sunday 6 November 2022

MTBO #5 Crocodile

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SI champs. Geraldine evening sprint

Friday 11 November 2022

SI champs. Geraldine evening sprint. Starts from 6pm.

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