Orienteering Australia

Event information: ONSW Space Racing

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School holiday fun for children from 8 to 16. Venue location is Fairland Pavilion, next to Mackay Sports Ground. See D4 on attached map of park or arena map. Space Racers have 45 minutes to visit as many Space Stations as possible. However, they need to plan ahead and manage their time carefully. All Space Racers are given a map indicating the location of Space Stations and in small teams they need to work together to locate them. Space Racers generally cover anywhere from 500m to 4km at an event. The distance and speed are set by the team and can be as relaxed or intense as they want. Free introductory coaching is always available from ONSW coaches. At each station Space Racers register their personal electronic Space Key which can then be downloaded on return to Mission Control to confirm the Space Stations visited and points earned. A visit to each space station earns points but for every minute late, points are deducted. Mum, dads, brothers, sisters and friends are all welcome to tag along or even take on the challenge themselves. You only pay for the children participating. If you cannot participate with your child, an OSNW coach will shadow them around the course for safety and to enhance the experience. Are you willing to accept the mission? Entry fee is generally $10 for orienteering club members and $13 for non-members. This includes electronic timing stick hire. You keep your map as a souvenir of your adventure.

General information
Event ONSW Space Racing
Organiser Orienteering NSW
State Orienteering NSW
Status completed
Date Friday 15 January 2016 at 10:00 - 12:30 EDT
Event form individual
Event classification Local event
Race distance middle
Time of event day
Disciplines FootO
park/street orienteering
Punching system Sportident
Class information
Classes Launch
Contact details and main officials
Website http://onsw.net.au/juniors/space-racing
Contact phone number 0416 040 135
Contact email
Event director Ian Jessup

Start times


Entry is closed.

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Location of the event

Please obey directions provided by the organiser.

Driving directions from Google Maps (Always make sure to follow the organiser's driving directions.)

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