Entries are open now at https://entries.wellingtonorienteering.org.nz/
Pre-entries close the day before the event at 23:59.
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College Sport Wellington & Public Event
These events are traditional orienteering events held in parks around the greater Wellington region on Sundays from 11 am – 1 pm. These events provide an opportunity for students new to orienteering to experience non-urban events and learn how to orienteer, while providing a challenge to experienced orienteers.
Steep bush and sections of runnable pines connected by footpaths and parks.
11am to 1pm
Distance to start
All courses are available to adults or children not part of the CSW series. The "Classes" table below is for those who are in CSW.
|Course||Classes||Length, Climb and Number of Controls||Difficulty|
|Red Medium||Senior Boys Championship||3.6km
|Red Short||Senior Girls Championship||2.4km
|Orange||Intermediate Boys Championship, Intermediate Girls Championship, Senior Boys Standard, Senior Girls Standard||2.7km
|Yellow||Junior Boys Championship, Junior Girls Championship, Year 7/8 Boys Championship, Year 7/8 Girls Championship, Intermediate Boys Standard, Intermediate Girls Standard, Senior Boys Novice, Senior Girls Novice||2.0km
|White||Junior Boys Standard, Junior Girls Standard, Year 7/8 Boys Standard, Year 7/8 Girls Standard, Primary Boys Standard, Primary Girls Standard||1.4km
Parking and directions
From the city, follow signs to the zoo. From the roundabout at the south end of Riddiford Street, take the third exit uphill onto Russell Terrace.
Take the next left and park in the Newtown Park upper carpark. The access road is steep and has blind corners. Drive slowly and watch for runners.
If the carparks are full, park on the street along Russell Terrace.
The event centre is by the upper carpark, south of the athletics track.
If you can see the zoo fenceline, follow it anticlockwise to the main entrance, and then keep following anticlockwise to the event centre.
In the southern part of the map, follow tracks north to the zoo fenceline via Melrose Park and proceed as above.
In the northern part of the map, head southwest to the pedestrian crossing in front of the the main entrance to the zoo and proceed as above.
Specific Hazards and Notes:
- Be careful on off-track slopes, they can be loose and slippery especially in dry weather.
- Be careful of rubbish (e.g. glass bottles) in off-track areas.
- Many areas mapped as "fight" (deep green) are large blackberry bushes, go around them.
- There are several steep cliffs in the area, do not approach them from the top.
- Watch out for and be courteous around other track users.
- The Orange and Red courses enter an area with many mountain bike tracks - keep an eye out for mountain bikers.
- The Orange and Red courses include road crossings - watch for vehicles and use the pedestrian crossing in front of the zoo if possible.
- Please ensure you maintain physical distancing from others not in your group.
- Please ensure you scan the QR code at the event centre.
- Please do not come to the event if you have any cold or flu symptoms, or if you or anyone from your household is awaiting COVID test results.
- Once you have finished your course, please return to your car rather than hanging around the event centre.
- We request that people wear face coverings while in the event centre.
Planner: Will Vale
Controller: Gerald Crawford
Course advice: Ellie Molloy