Orienteering NZ

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WELCOME TO AUCKLAND

From April 14-30 2017, New Zealand will host an Orienteering carnival incorporating two major orienteering events run over consecutive weekends in terrain throughout the upper North Island – the Oceania 2017 Orienteering Championships and the Auckland World Masters Games 2107 featuring the World Masters Orienteering Championships (WMOC2017).  Come and experience New Zealand’s best orienteering!

Online Information Sources:

  • The Orienteering NZ website for the 2017 World Masters Orienteering Championships is wmoc2017.com where the Bulletins, entry lists, start lists, results, maps and any updates are posted.

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BULLETIN TWO

The World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering Sports Information Guide (Bulletin 2) is available.

A download link is also provided on the World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering sport page.

Alternatively it can be downloaded directly using one of the following download links:

A printed copy of Bulletin 2 will be provided to all WMOC competitors at WMG2017 Accreditation.


START LISTS

The World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering events start lists are available below.

Start Lists – Sprint Final – Monday 24 April 2017

Start Lists – Long Qualification


COMPETITION DETAILS

Full Event and Competition Details for participants and spectators are included in the downloadable Orienteering Sports Information Guide also known as WMOC2017 Bulletin 2.

Orienteering Events included are:

Sprint Model, Sprint Qualification, and Sprint Final

Long Model, Long Qualification, and Long Final

AGE CATEGORIES

Men and Women: 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+

The age category you will compete in for Orienteering will be determined as at 31 December 2017.

For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December, you would compete in the 40+ age category.


VENUES

The WMG2017 website has details on accessing all the  WMG2017 venues here

  • Sprint Model – The Massey University Albany Campus, located just over 17km north of Auckland Central
  • Sprint Qualification – The University of Auckland (Epsom Campus), located just over 5km south of Auckland Central
  • Sprint Final – The University of Auckland (City Campus), also right in the heart of the city
  • Long Distance – Woodhill Forest, located 47.5km North West of Auckland Central

TIMETABLE

The WMG2017 Orienteering Sports Information Guide/Bulletin 2 contains the full timetable and associated information.

  • Friday 21 April 2017 – Event centre opens and WMG2017 Opening Ceremony
  • Saturday 22 April 2017 – Model event – Sprint
  • Sunday 23 April 2017 – Sprint qualification
  • Monday 24 April 2017 – Sprint final and award ceremony
  • Tuesday 25 April 2017 – (Rest day) Model event – long distance
  • Wednesday 26 April 2017 – Long distance qualification #1
  • Thursday 27 April 2017 – Long distance qualification #2
  • Friday 28 April 2017 – (Rest day)
  • Saturday 29 April 2017 – Long distance final and award ceremony
  • Sunday 30 April 2017 – Closing Ceremony

PUBLIC RACES

Regrettably there will be no public races run in conjunction with Orienteering events at the World Masters Orienteering Championships, as part of World Masters Games 2017. The local organising team sincerely apologises for any inconvenience. The focus remains on planning a successful Masters event in Auckland in 2017.

If you are not entering the World Masters Orienteering Championships and hope to orienteer in New Zealand’s world-class terrain, we recommend you enter the Oceania and Middle Earth Orienteering Carnival to be run over the ten days preceding World Masters Games 2017. For more information visit www.oceania2017.nz.


ACCESS TO EVENTS / PARKING VOUCHERS

The WMG2017 website has details on accessing all the  WMG2017 venues here

For Gold and Silver registered athletes and supporters this includes details on Public Transport  to the Opening & Closing ceremonies and to the Sprint Venues.   Additional details on the shuttles buses to the Long Venues in Woodhill Forest are also given here and in the bulletin.

Long Events – Bronze-registered Athletes, Unregistered Supporters and Spectators

Public transport is NOT available for accessing the Woodhill Forest Long Distance Event Venues. It is not possible to park outside the forest, then walk or cycle into the Event Arena.

People in the above categories must pre-book parking and forestry access for private vehicles that gets them to within 1 km to 3 km of each Event Arena.

Pre-booking is on a ‘per vehicle’ basis, with no restriction on the number of people in each vehicle. This is to encourage carpooling. The parking voucher provides both access through the forestry security gates and/or access to the parking areas.

Access to the Long Model and the Long Qualification events will be via Restall Road and signposts and marshals will direct drivers to the event parking. For the Long Final, parking will be on farm land on Wilson Road, with access into Woodhill Forest by foot.

Parking vouchers will need to be shown to access the forest and parking areas.

Obtaining Parking Vouchers

Parking Vouchers can be purchased at the WMG2017 Sprint events.

The last date for the purchase of online pre-booked parking vouchers was Friday 31 March 2017.

Parking voucher costs are:

  • $NZD7 per event for cars, 4WDs and Campervans.
  • $NZD35 per event for Tour buses seating 30 to 35 passengers.
  • $NZD60 per event for Tour buses seating 50 to 60 passengers.

If you are intending to bring children under 5 years old into the forest and will be making use of the shared crèche facilities, please indicate this when purchasing your Parking Vouchers and you will be issued a parking voucher that provides access to parking close to the crèche facilities.

Pre-booked Parking Vouchers are available for collection at WMG2017 Sprint events (for any not picked up previously).

Main websites:

Important Pages:

Previous Maps

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Model Sprint – Albany University - Albany campus 5 March 2017

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Model Sprint – Albany University – Albany campus 5 March 2017

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Sprint Qualifier Map as used NZ Orienteering Champs 2009

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Sprint Qualifier Map as used NZ Orienteering Champs 2009

WMOC2017-Old-Maps--SprintFinal-The-University-of-Auckland-City-Campus

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Sprint Final – The University of Auckland City Campus (JPG 3.9MB)

WMOC2017-Old-Maps--LongDistQual-Woodhill-Temu-Rd

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Long Distance Qualification – Woodhill – Temu Rd (JPG 5.4MB)

WMOC2017-Old-Maps--LongDistQual-Woodhill-North-of-Temu-Rd

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Long Distance Qualification – Woodhill – North of Temu Rd (JPG 2.0MB)

WMOC2017 Old Maps - Long Distance Final - Woodhill - Deaks Head 2001

WMOC2017 Old Maps: Long Distance Final – Woodhill – Deaks Head 2001 (JPG 3.9MB)

CONTACT

Participants are encouraged to monitor the WMG2017 website at www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz.

Orienteering has a specific page at http://www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz/the-sports/find-yoursport/orienteering/.

The Orienteering NZ website for the 2017 World Masters Orienteering Championships is wmoc2017.com where the Bulletins, entry lists, start lists, results, maps and any updates are posted.

The Accreditation Centre at Queens Wharf has no orienteering-specific desk.

There is a general sport information area at the Accreditation Centre; however please direct orienteering-specific queries to staff on the Sports/Games Info Desk at each Event Arena.

Orienteering – specific contacts

Email orienteering@wmg2017.co.nz

eventmanager@wmoc2017.com

Website: wmoc2017.com

Competitor Enquiries +64 27 506 8015

World Masters Games 2017 contacts

Email

General contactus@wmg2017.co.nz

Transport transport@wmg2017.co.nz

Phone +64 9 600 5000

Website www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz

EVENT ORGANISERS

World Masters Orienteering 2017 is being organised by the three clubs in the Auckland Region – North West Orienteering Club, Auckland Orienteering Club and Counties Manukau Orienteering Club. It is with great pleasure that Auckland is able to host orienteers from all over the world.