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Orienteering Challenge 3 of 4 – Wharepapa Sth
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Event Date

Sun 20 Feb 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm

Longsight Station
Townsend Rd (Wharepapa Sth)

Yes - SPORTident
Event Location
Signposted from junction of Owairaka Valley Rd & Townsend Rd
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Event Information


  • Please drive very slowly (about 10 - 15 kph) once you hit the gravel on Townsend Rd. The farmer did not like all the dust we stirred onto his house at the last visit.
  • There are lots of thistles and long grass on all courses so full leg covering is recommended.
  • No drinkable water on the course so you might want to carry water if it is hot.
  • If sunny - plenty of sunscreen and sunhat.


The Orienteering Challenge Series is a fun way to explore the beautiful Waikato countryside, experience an adventure sport, practice map reading and navigation, and improve your fitness.

  • Run, jog, or walk - you set the pace
  • By yourself, in a team, or as a family
  • Fun adventure or a competitive challenge and race

We provide you with:

  • A high quality orienteering map
  • Electronic timing
  • Four course options on offer:
    • White (beginner)  ~ 1.8 km
    • Yellow (fairly easy)  ~ 2.6 km
    • Red short (difficult)  ~ 3.5 km
    • Red Long (difficult)  ~ 5.2 km

The challenge is to navigate your way around a series of checkpoints in correct order and in the least amount of time.


The race is on! All are welcome to have a go!

  • Individuals, families, and groups
  • Kids, adults, and seniors
  • First timers through to competitive athletes

Orienteering Challenge Fees:

  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $25
  • SI (Timing Device) Hire $2
Contact Details
Rolf Boswell
0274 200 239

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