Orienteering Australia

Event information: ACT Street Series: Parkes

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Anyone entering an OACT event MUST comply with the current Covid-19 health advice in both their home state and the ACT, as at 24 hours prior to the event.
Note that while travelling, it is your responsibility to maintain physical distancing and practice good hygiene.
See also the OACT Covid-19 Return to Play Plan here: http://act.orienteering.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/OACT-Return-to-Play-Plan-in-a-COVID-Safe-Environment-200531.pdf
Refunds of entry fees will be considered for anyone who is unable to attend the event due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Information on travel to and from the ACT can be found here: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/community/travel
ASSEMBLY: North East corner of Questacon building.
PARKING: Questacon car park.
TOILETS: Public toilets available.
1. All controls are on light poles.
2. The map is A4 colour at 1:7500.
3. Start/finish is at The Astronomer statue outside Questacon. After the 2003 Canberra fire Canberra artist Tim Wetherell was commissioned by the ANU to produce a sculpture from the ruins of the Mount Stromlo telescopes. The finished sculpture was named "The Astronomer" and installed in the Parliamentary Triangle, outside Questacon.
4. Car parking in the Questacon car park is free before 8.30am and after 5pm. Public toilets are available.
5. A morning event will be conducted with start times between 7am and 7.30am (course closure 8.30am) and an afternoon event with start times from 5.15pm to 6.15pm (course closure 7.15pm).
6. A smaller area of the map than usual has been used so run distances will be much shorter than usual with winning times of 20 to 30 minutes. Consequently the A course will be all 20 controls, with B 15, C 12, D 8 and walk 1 hour.
7. There is a fenced off out of bounds area on the lake shore near the National Gallery because of upgrade works to the pathway. This out of bounds area is hatched on the map. The Aboriginal Tent Embassy precinct across the road from Old Parliament House is also out of bounds.
8. There are some busy roads. Care must be taken crossing all roads and care taken not to shine headlamps into the eyes of oncoming vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.
9. The Parliamentary zone is mostly quite well lit at night but some areas are in the dark and a headlamp/torch is essential if doing the event at night.
Three entry options are available:
1. Season Pass covering all four night events in September. $12 adults, juniors free. Available via Eventor here: https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/10520
2. Pre-entry to individual events. $5 adults, juniors free. Enter via each event's Eventor page.
3. Enter on the day at the event. $5 adults, juniors free. Exact change cash only. Pre-entry is preferred.
A morning event will be conducted with start times between 7am and 7.30am (course closure 8.30am).
Afternoon event start times from 5.15pm to 6.15pm (course closure 7.15pm).
Time limit of one hour for each course.
Course A: 20 of 20 controls. Course B: any 15 of 20 controls. Course C: any 12 of 20 controls. Course D: any 8 of 20 controls. Power walk: visit as many controls as possible in one hour. Distances will be much shorter than usual with winning times of 20 to 30 minutes.
NOTE: Night event - head lamp or torch required.

General information
Event ACT Street Series: Parkes
Organiser Orienteering ACT
State Orienteering ACT
Status completed
Date Monday 21 September 2020 at 17:40 - 19:15 EST
Entry deadline Sunday 20 September 2020 at 17:00 EST
Event form individual
Event classification Local event
Race distance long
Time of event night
Discipline park/street orienteering
Punching system manual punching
Class information
Classes A: Men, A: Women, A: Teams, B: Men, B: Women, B: Teams, C: Men, C: Women, C: Teams, D: Men, D: Women, D: Teams, PowerWalk: Men, PowerWalk: Women, PowerWalk: Teams
Contact details and main officials
Website http://act.orienteering.asn.au/event-series/street-series/
Contact email
Event director John Harding

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