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Build Up Forest Event
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Event Date

Sun 26 Feb 2023

10am - 12 midday

North West
Riverhead Forest - Robinson Road

Yes - SPORTident
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Event Information

Start times from 10am to 12 midday.

7 courses offered:

White       Very easy
Yellow      Easy
Orange    Moderate
Red 1,2,3 Technical courses for more experienced orienteers
Purple      Technical  but less physically challenging course aimed at older orienteers

Orienteering in Riverhead Forest

  • an area of pine forest and some native bush. Complex, detailed spur/gully terrain.
  • Some new tracks have been created especially for this event.
  • The red courses offer challenging, technical orienteering.
  • White/Yellow and Orange courses make greater use of tracks etc.
  • Always check the website shortly before the event in the unlikely event of a cancellation.

Event Details

  • Orienteering - on Foot - you choose your pace. Usually as individuals but groups can go together.
  • All welcome (you don't need to be a member to get started)
  • Select from a range of 7 courses of varying length and difficulty. Suitable for all ages, levels, and beginners. Some children need to be accompanied by adult.
  • You may start any time between 10am to 12:00 pm (noon). If you would like do do more than one course - please ensure you restart before 12:00pm
  • Courses close: 2:00pm unless otherwise stated. Please plan and ensure you return to the finish by course closure time.


  • Read event information on display at registration
  • Help and getting started advice available at registration. Please ask.
  • Bring your own food/water.
  • Orienteering is Smoke Free. Absolutely NO smoking at event or anywhere in forest (including inside car or middle of road).
  • Compass recommended (limited free hire available).
  • Carrying a whistle recommended. (Whistles available for purchase $3) The recognised distress signal is 6 blasts on whistle. Do not play with whistle as anyone hearing it will abandon their course to try and find you or report to registration.
  • SPORTident timing in use. (Hire available $3ea )
  • Important: All participants must punch the finish and download SPORTident card even if they decide not to finish the course.


  • The Riverhead (Robinson Road) event will be signposted from Coatesville.
  • Forest security gate opens by 9:00am.
  • Please drive with "lights on" in forest and stay on signed route. Absolutely NO detour from the signed route permitted. Watch for other forest users ( e.g. dog walkers/ mountainbikers)


  • Since COVID-19 we are using PRE-ENTRY via EnterO  (see home page for link in the week before the event)
  • Members Adult $15/ Junior $10 / Family $40
  • Non members Adult $20 / Junior $15 / Family $55
  • Standard entry fees close Wednesday Midnight/ Late fee applies from Thursday (extra $5 pp)
  • SPORTident hire $3 each.





Contact Details
Rob Garden

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