The club runs many types of Orienteering events during the year, a brief description can be found below.
This is the most common type of event we put on, it can come in many different sub-types.
Club OY Events [Orienteer of the Year]
Usually between 4 and 5 of these events, somewhere in Otago. Six course lengths/difficulties from White to Long Red. Winning times for longer courses will be around 60 minutes.
Generates points towards the club championships.
During Term 1 we hold a series of 4/5 events on Wednesday evenings that contribute towards the Schools Series competition between the local Primary, Intermediate and Senior Schools.
These events are targeted towards beginners and have a three-course format.
Otago Schools' Champs
The first OY event after the end of the Summer Series usually doubles up as the Individual Otago Schools' Champs.
Usually between 4 and 5 of these events, generally local to Dunedin. Two courses, Long/hard & Shorter/easier, with winning times around 15-20 minutes.
These also generate points towards the club championships.
Most years we host an Otago Champs event and every three of so we also host a South Island Champs.
In the future we may again host the National Champs.
Mountain Bike Orienteering
If navigating by mountain bike is more your scene then a few events can be found in places such as Alexandra & Naseby. Events can be either fixed courses or score events like those in Rogaines.
These are a longer distance format event where competitors have a fixed time to collect as many controls as they can.
The club now has a rogaine series of 4/5 events incorporating varied terrains from the hills around Dunedin to the flat streets of Mosgiel.
Club event are usually 3 hours or shorter but you can find other 6/12 and even 24 hour events in and around Otago put on by other organisations. You can check out the Rogaining Association here for an events list.
In most years a Ski-orienteering event is held at the Snow Farm in Wanaka. This is a one-of-a-kind event found nowhere else in the country.