Orienteering Australia

Event information: ACT Metro Series: Junior League #8 & Map Mates #1, National Arboretum

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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 Policy: https://act.orienteering.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2021-05-30-OACT-Covid-19-Policy.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
The following entry options are available, pre-entry via the season pass or to individual events is strongly encouraged:
1. Newcomers who have not orienteered previously may try three events for free, no need to pre-register, just turn up and enter on the day at the event.
2. Season Pass, provides a 50% discount on individual event entry to all events in the series. Must be a paid club member and have your own SI stick. Season pass holders who wish to change their course/class can do so by visiting the season pass page prior to any event. Register via Eventor: https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/15566
3. Pre-entry via Eventor. Member adults $10, member juniors $7, non-member adults $15, non-member juniors $10, plus $5 SI stick hire. Entries close 5pm 16 July.
4. Enter on the day at the event. Member adults $10, member juniors $7, non-member adults $15, non-member juniors $10, plus $5 SI stick hire. Payment via EFTPOS (preferred) or cash (please bring exact change).
Northern side of National Arboretum overflow car park, Forest Drive, off Tuggeranong Parkway, Molonglo Valley. To enter the overflow car park, drive to the western (far) side of the car parks and turn right. Park at the bottom of the overflow car park. Parking adjacent to the assembly is paid parking, $2.50 per hour.
Moderate 1 (5.1km), Moderate 2 (3.4km), Easy (2.5km), Very Easy (2.0km).
The National Arboretum consists of 100 rectangular and triangular blocks of planted trees, some of which are rare, endangered or otherwise significant trees. These blocks are mapped as white (bush), scattered trees and open depending on the growth of the trees. Three areas (Himalayan cedars and cork plantation to the north and a mature pine plantation to the south west) are mapped as white to bush standard. Other areas mapped as white merely represent the more developed of the block planting.
The blocks are bounded by a vegetation boundary symbol and linear gaps between the blocks (allees) are mapped as open with the width of the gaps large compared with the distance between trees. The allees have been used as linear features in planning the Easy and Very Easy courses. This may need to be explained to younger competitors before they start.
As trees in the Arboretum are precious, control sites have been selected so that no low or delicate branches are used. Please take care of young trees that may be encountered.
Forest Drive is a gazetted bitumen road and is used by cars and bikes extensively, particularly on weekends. The Arboretum administrators are concerned about visitor safety and do not want runners crossing Forest Drive while distracted by map reading. Consequently, they have not allowed controls to be placed within the loop contained by Forest Drive. It is important for safety reasons and to respect the wishes of the Arboretum that competitors do not cross Forest Drive, which is marked as out of bounds on the map. The courses have been designed to avoid route choices which cross the road.
There are numerous tracks in the Arboretum that may be used by all courses. Please respect the right of access of other Arboretum users. In particular watch out for mountain bikes and equestrians on narrow paths. It is a condition of Arboretum use that people on foot give way to equestrians.
Toilets are available in the Village Centre building. Please do not access with spikes. Access will not be permitted without a face mark.
Between 10:30 and 12:00.
Courses close at 13:00.
You MUST report to the finish by 13:00, whether you have finished your course or not.
Available online (https://liveresultat.orientering.se/?lang=en), or via the LiveOL app for iOS and Android.
This event includes Map Mates #1. The Map Mates coaching program is aimed at junior orienteers (ages 7 to 13) who are just starting or are relatively new to the sport). Entry to the winter 2021 Map Mates program is free. Free event entry is also available for Map Mates participants who do a Very Easy or Easy course at the Metro Series event on the same day. No registration required – just turn up on the day, starts at 10:30 at the event assembly area.

General information
Event ACT Metro Series: Junior League #8 & Map Mates #1, National Arboretum
Organiser Parawanga Orienteers
State Orienteering ACT
Status completed
Date Saturday 17 July 2021 at 10:30 - 13:00 EST
Entry deadline Friday 16 July 2021 at 17:00 EST
Event form individual
Event classification Local event
Race distance Middle
Time of event day
Discipline FootO
Punching system Sportident
Class information
Classes Mod1: MOpen, Mod1: MJunr, Mod1: MMstr, Mod1: WOpen, Mod1: WJunr, Mod1: WMstr, Mod1: Teams, Mod2: MOpen, Mod2: MJunr, Mod2: MMstr, Mod2: WOpen, Mod2: WJunr, Mod2: WMstr, Mod2: Teams, Easy: Mopen, Easy: MJunr, Easy: MMstr, Easy: WOpen, Easy: WJunr, Easy: WMstr, Easy: Teams, VEasy: MOpen, VEasy: MJunr, VEasy: MMstr, VEasy: WOpen, VEasy: WJunr, VEasy: WMstr, VEasy: Teams
Contact details and main officials
Website http://act.orienteering.asn.au/event-series/metro-series/
Contact email
Event director Elizabeth Dunbar
Course setter Darryl Erbacher
Course controller David Hogg

Start times


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Location of the event

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