Nationals 2020 Update – Entries, AGM, Trophies Request & Terrain Photos
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 6 Mar 2020 8:08pm
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NZOC 2020 10-13 April

Entries are open for the NZ Orienteering Championships 2020 (‘Nationals’).  Every year at Easter we look forward to Nationals, the pinnacle of our orienteering calendar and great fun for orienteers of all any age and experience. This year, Nationals is being hosted by Orienteering Wellington, who have lined up four events that maximise some of the lower North Island’s best coastal forest and dune country.

  • Friday 10 April 2020 – sprint. A fast event that challenges the orienteer to make snap decisions in a complex urban environment. Pit Park, Palmerston North.
  • Saturday 11 April 2020 – long-distance. Courses test participants’ endurance through tricky coastal pine forest and dune country. Parewanui, Scotts Ferry.
  • Sunday 12 April 2020 – middle-distance. A shorter course but the most technically demanding, requiring the utmost focus from the orienteer. Osgiliath NW, Waitarere.
  • Monday 13 April 2020 – team relay. A fun event that is run in teams. Whirokino, Waitarere.

Sprint, long distance and middle distance events serve as world ranking events (WRE) and trials for world championships. Each event also offers a wide range of courses for orienteers of any age and experience. 

Entries Open

As at Friday 6 March 2020, with 21 days until entries close, 119 people have their entries confirmed. Entries close at midnight Friday 27 March 2020.

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Request for Trophies Return

If you have trophies from previous National championships, please bring these with you and return them to Registration as soon as you arrive.

If you have a trophy but do not plan to attend Nationals this year, please let Christo know (

Orienteering NZ Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Orienteering NZ will also be holding its Annual General Meeting at 5.30pm on Sunday 12 April 2020, at Himatangi Beach Community Hall, 4 Koputara Road, Himatangi Beach) 4891. Further details on the AGM will be published soon.

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Terrain Photos

Check out the terrain photos posted in UpdatesEvent information and the Gallery sections of the Nationals 2020 event website.

Nationals Middle and Long Terrain

Nationals 2020 Sprint Area

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Entries close at midnight Friday 27 March 2020.


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