Pre-entry is COMPULSORY. Enter here: https://entries.wellingtonorienteering.org.nz/
Please note the start wave plan below to keep numbers within Level 2 delta limits.
The sixth event in our annual College Sport Wellington (CSW) series makes the most of middle-distance orienteering on Matairangi Mount Victoria. Courses are short, sweet, sweaty and steep!
Courses start and finish near the Mount Victoria Public Toilets, at the intersection of Alexandra Road and Lookout Road. Parking is very limited here—please park along Alexandra Road.
Choose from the following five courses:
- Red medium – 3.5km, 17 controls (320m climb)
- Red short – 2.8km, 12 controls (200m climb)
- Orange – 2.5km, 12 controls (190m climb)
- Yellow – 1.4km, 9 controls (105m climb)
- White – 1.3km, 11 controls (80m climb)
Red courses are the most technically demanding; orange is for intermediate and developing orienteers; and white and yellow courses are for beginners.
Course planner: Lachlan McKenzie
Controller: Magnus Bengtsson
Terrain: Expect a mix of pine forests, trails, and bush. There is also some stoney ground. Remember, if it’s been wet, trails and slopes may be slippery, and the tree branch you reach for might come loose in your hand.
Safety bearing: If you lose your way, head uphill to Mount Victoria summit ridge, and follow the road to return to the carpark. The carpark is directly south of the summit lookout and Admiral Byrd Memorial.
To ensure we don't go over the 100-person limit, the start window will be split:
- 11–11:45 am: school groups
- 12:15–1 pm: family groups, club members (including school-aged children), and general public.
Traffic. Red Medium, Red Short and Orange courses cross Alexandra Road. Watch out for cars, bikes and the odd bus.
Trash. There is a lot of litter in some parts of Mount Victoria, particularly on the eastern side of Alexandra Road above the velodrome. Take care and watch out for glass bottles and/or broken glass.
Blackberry. You may find patches of blackberry on Red medium and Red short courses, but you should be able to navigate around these.
Mountain bikers. There are a number of mountain bike trails and you may find yourself using these. Be particularly wary of mountain bikers, especially on trails where mountain bikers have right of way.
Other park users. Matairangi is a popular recreation area. You will see others along the trails. Remember to show courtesy and pass them safely and respecting physical distancing.
Registration and conditions of entry
Online registration is open. You must register in advance to take part in this event, and everyone will be required to follow the Delta Level 2 protocols.
Delta Level 2 protocols
- Registration in advance is compulsory. Pre-entry is part of our contact tracing procedures. We will not accept entries on the day.
- When you arrive at the event, we expect you to scan in using the NZ Covid Tracer app. We ask that you start your course promptly.
- Bring a mask for use around the event centre, while waiting to start or when collecting a hired SI card.
- We ask that you respect the 2m physical distancing requirement in the event centre, at the start area, and any other controlled environments. Further, for the courtesy of others, please respect physical distancing requirements while on your course.
- We suggest you have hand sanitiser to use before you start and after you finish.
- We will not be putting up shelter where people may congregate, nor will we display results in the event centre.
- We aren't providing water, so bring this too.
- 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.