Australian Orienteering Championship Carnival 2024  |  AOC 24 
By Christo Peters - Mon 1 Jul 2024 8:03pm
Australian Orienteering Championship Carnival 2024  |  AOC 24 

The Armidale/Uralla region is the location for this years AOC. It is a section of the Granite Belt which runs along the Great Dividing Range. The Granite Belt has played host to many State and National competitions.

Championship events.:
The Australian Middle, Relay and Long Championships will all be held on a new map. The same arena will be used for all three events. The terrain is granite rock of all shapes and sizes with mostly open running, with gentle slopes. It will showcase the best orienteering we can provide– great mapping, high quality course setting and high quality event presentation both in the arena and online. The Australian Sprint Championship will be held at the University of New England. This map has previously been used but will be updated to the new sprint standard. A typical university campus with a slope from north to south.

The Australian Schools Championships– Sprint, Long and Relay will be held during the week. The Sprint at The Armidale School and the Long and Relay at Pine Tree. The Thunderbolts 3 Day will be held in conjunction with the schools events.

Activities: There is a large range of tourist activities as well as cultural activities to experience on the rest days.

Accommodation is available in both Armidale and Uralla– caravan parks, motels etc; Armidale Showground offers large sites, powered and un-powered for campers and caravans. There is a camp kitchen and large clean amenities block with laundry facilities. Well located minutes away from Armidale’s city centre and within easy reach of shopping, restaurants and entertainment opportunities. The Showground camping area is spacious and uncluttered.
Visit the website here for more event details, accommodation and tourist information and Bulletin 1 ASOC Bulletin 1

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