Organiser

Orienteering ACT Inc

Date:

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Location:

Lindsay Pryor Arboretum, Barrenjoey Drive, Canberra Central


Registration closes on:

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 11:59 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Welcome to the 2019 ACT Primary Schools Championships

 The event will be held at Lindsay Pryor Arboretum, off Lady Denman Drive on Wednesday 27th November, 2019.

Entries close on November 20th,  2019

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY SO THAT THE REGISTRATION PROCESS MAKES SENSE:

Entries are open to all ACT Primary School students in years 3 - 6. For children in Years 2 and below, if you have orienteered before and can complete a very easy course unassisted, please contact the organisers to discuss possible entry.

Students can elect to compete either individually or in pairs. Pairs consist of a team of 2 students of any gender, but must be representing the same school and fall within the same age category (either 10 and under, or 11 and over) 

Individual competitors will compete in either the boys or girls category.

There are 4 age categories for individual competitors:
9 years and under (born in 2010 or later)
10 years (born in 2009)
11 years (born in 2008)
12 years and over (born 2007 or earlier)

There are 2 age categories for pairs competitors:
10 years and under pairs (born in 2009 or later)
11 years and over pairs (born in 2010 or earlier)

Age groups are determined by the age as of 31st December, 2019.

Courses for the 9 and 10 years age-groups, as well as pairs-10-and-under are very easy standard. 
Courses for the 11 and 12 years age groups as well as pairs-11-and-over are easy standard. 


Course lengths range from 1.5km to 3.0km depending on the age group.
All courses will have the option of following linear features (e.g. tracks, fences, power lines) on all legs.

All individual competitors, and at least one member of each pair, must have completed at least 2 orienteering events prior to the championships. This is to ensure the safety of all competitors. 

Entry fee is $12 per individual competitor, or $24 per pair. 


How to enter the ACT Primary Schools Championships

To enter as an individual you will need your name, date of birth, school name, a valid email address, and a Visa or MasterCard.  Individuals should ignore question 3- 7 in the special questions section of the entry.

If entering as a pair, you will require the name, date of birth, school name and valid email address for BOTH competitors. You only need to submit ONE ENTRY FOR EACH PAIR: enter the name of the first member of the pair, and then in the special questions, you enter the details of the second member of the pair. 

LOCATION

The event is being held at Lindsay Pryor Arboretum, off Lady Denman Drive. 

 

START TIMES


Arrive at the venue by 9:45am for a 10:15am briefing.  All competitors must register on the day before 10am. Starts are from 10:30am. Presentations will be held as soon as results are finalised at the completion of the event, around 1:30pm.

Free orienteering activities will be available for all competitors at the completion of their race. 

PARKING

Please park in the large open car park which will be sign-posted from Lady Denman Drive. Please aware that this area will be used by other members of the public and park with consideration.  Please be careful of cyclist and runners on the road and in the car park.



Catering
A sausage sizzle, cake and drink stall will be available on the day and the proceeds go to support ACT Orienteering Junior Squad – Blue Lightning. You can save money and pre-order a Lunch-Combo Pack. This helps us with catering too.

For further enquiries email  Cathy Hogg at  actpsoc@gmail.com

 
Dangers 
By entering you agree that you are aware that like other bush sports there are inherent dangers in orienteering. It is possible to become unsure of your location during this event.

THE MAP AREA IS ADJACENT TO LAKE BURLEY GRIFFIN AND AT NO POINT ARE COMPETITORS PERMITTED TO ENTER THE LAKE. 

Should your school require a risk assessment framework, please email actpsoc@gmail.com to request a copy.

Photography
Unless you  email actpsoc@gmail.com to the contrary, you agree that your child's photograph may be used for promotional purposes by Orienteering ACT.


Training opportunities  
If kids (and their parents) want to try to improve their orienteering there are a number of events on in the months ahead. 
In particular there is a Team based kids orienteering adventure challenge called Map Mates. 

For more information visit http://act.orienteering.asn.au/juniors/blue-sparks/map-mates/