Waitangi Orienteering Weekend 2023

Waitangi weekend 2023 (Sat 4th Feb - Mon 6th Feb) features a variety of sprint and terrain races close to Christchurch.

Programme of events:

Elite programme
For M21E/W21E and M20E/W20E.

Sat 4th Feb - morning Individual Sprint Lincoln Schools NSL & WRE
Sat 4th Feb - afternoon Knockout Sprint Lincoln Schools/Uni NSL
Sun 5th Feb - morning Middle distance Woodend  
Sun 5th Feb - afternoon Middle distance - Chasing start  Woodend  
Mon 6th Feb - morning Sprint Relay Christchurch city, map TBC NSL

(NSL=National Sprint League, WRE=World Ranking event)

Public programme
For anyone not running in the elite races

Sat 4th Feb - morning Sprint Lincoln Schools
Sat 4th Feb - afternoon Sprint Lincoln Uni
Sun 5th Feb - morning Classic distance Woodend
Mon 6th Feb - morning Sprint or Sprint Relay Christchurch city, map TBC

Entries:

Pre-entry is required for the Waitangi Weekend 2023 events.
Entries opening soon.

Event Fees:

Standard event fees

These are available to members of any orienteering club in the world.
These fees are available until Monday 23rd Jan 2023.

  Senior Junior/Student Child under 12
Saturday a.m. Individual sprint. Elite or Public race. $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
Saturday p.m. Elite Knockout sprint or Public Sprint $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
Sunday. Elite double middle or Public classic distance forest race $30.00 $20.00 $10.00
Monday. Sprint Relay or Individual Sprint $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
All races $75.00 $55.00 $35.00
Family all races * $240.00  

All event fees are in NZ dollars and include GST.
Non-Members: additional $10 Senior/$5 Junior per race.
* Family maximum for 2 Seniors and any number of Juniors normally resident at the same address.
For team entries, please create an individual entry for each team member. 
SI hire: Regular SI cards $3 per race, SIAC cards $6 per race.

Late entries:

For entries on/after Tuesday 24th Jan, a 50% late entry surcharge is applied. Late entries will be allocated a start time at the beginning of the start list, prior to all standard entries.
Final date for entry is Wednesday 1st Feb 2023, no entries will be accepted after this date.

  Senior Junior/Student Child under 12
Saturday a.m. Individual sprint. Elite or Public race. $30.00 $22.50 $15.00
Saturday p.m. Elite Knockout sprint or Public Sprint $30.00 $22.50 $15.00
Sunday. Elite double middle or Public classic distance forest race $45.00 $30.00 $15.00
Monday. Sprint Relay or Individual Sprint $30.00 $22.50 $15.00
All races $112.50 $82.50 $52.50
Family all races $360.00  

Payments:

Payment is by credit card only. Credit card payments will be taken as part of the entry process. 

Refund Policy: 

  • Refund of 90% of fees paid for withdrawals prior to standard entry fee close date (Mon 31st Oct).
  • Refund of 75% of fees paid  for withdrawals after standard entry fee date and before late entry close date (Tues 8th Nov).
  • No refund after Late entry close date.
  • Refunds will be processed after the event.

Entry queries:

Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com with any entry queries. 

Start times:

Start times will be allocated and published prior to the events.

Punching system

The SportIdent (SI) punching system will be used in all events with Si Air+ enabled. Both SI cards will be available for hire: regular cards at $3 per event, SIAC cards $6 per event.

Grades:

Elite grades:

M21E/W21E for seniors and M20E/W20E for juniors. Note that the juniors and seniors will be on the same course (M21E/M20E on same course; W21E/W20E on same course).
The knockout sprint, will have a Elite Women race for both W21E/W20E and an Elite Men race for both M21E/M20E.
The sprint relay has mixed teams (2 female, 2 male) made up form all elite grades. 

Public race grades:

Public races, will use the standard orienteering colour grading:

Saturday.
Individual sprints.

Sunday.
Classic distance
forest race

Monday.
Sprint Relay
or Individual Sprint
Red

Long Red
Medium Red
Short Red

Relay (Red)
Orange Orange Orange
Yellow Yellow Yellow
White White White