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!
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
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).
World Masters 2017 Links
WMOC017.com – World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017 website
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.