Adventures with Maps

Don't stand on the sidelines - orienteering is a sport that the whole family can participate in and enjoy together. If you want to be more than a chauffeur, caterer or clothes washer, get outdoors with a map. Every event offers a different adventure: choose yours!


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Victorian Championships Weekend Kooyoora, August 30-31 - Final Instructions

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Each year, Eureka Orienteers hosts the Australian Ultra Long Orienteering Championships. Currently this event is proudly sponsored by Wildfire Sports and dirty.d. The event format is the traditional classic orienteering race, but the distance raced is significantly longer than the usual Long Distance format. Long distance races typically have a winning time around 90-100 minutes, whereas the Ultra-Long challenges elite runners with close to double this distance and time. The typical distance raced is 25-35km, which puts the race at a similar distance to a half-marathon, but in typical cross-country orienteering terrain with the usual difficult navigational challenges. Competitors are also faced with more than the usual number of control points, with Elite Women expecting over 30 and Elite Men facing over 50, making this a significant physical and mental endurance challenge.

This year's event is being co-organised with Bendigo Orienteers, and also incorporates the Victorian Long Distance Orienteering Championships for all age classes, over the weekend of 30 and 31 August 2014. The event location for 2014 is Mt Kooyora, an area first used to host an orienteering competition at the 1985 World Orienteering Championships, and used again in 2002 during the World Masters Games Orienteering events. Mt Kooyora is home to some of the most intricate and challenging granite boulder terrain in Australia, and is located near Inglewood in Central Victoria, about 2 hours northwest of Melbourne.

Middle Distance Start Times and Instructions 

Long Distance Start Times and Instructions

Ultralong Start Times

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