MelBushO Returns to Woodlands on Sunday March 7

The first MelBushO events for 2021 get underway in March!  We kick off at Woodlands Historic Park on Sunday March 7, followed by two new maps – Police Paddocks on March 21, and Maroondah Reservoir on March 28.  Enter Woodlands online here; entries close Thursday March 4

Course lengths for Woodlands:

  • Course 1 – 7.3 km, Hard navigation
  • Course 2 – 4.8 km, Hard navigation
  • Course 3 – approx 3.5 km, Hard navigation
  • Course 4 – approx 4 km, Moderate navigation, suitable for inexperienced bush orienteers
  • Course 5 – approx 2.5-3 km, Easy navigation, suitable for beginners and younger orienteers

Note that course lengths are measured as direct lines between control points, and actual distances will be longer.  Woodlands is generally fast running; it has a mix of open grassy slopes with small groups of boulders; forested areas with numerous small tracks and fences; and creeks with small side gullies.

Please be mindful of horse riders; slow down and take care so as not to startle the horses.

This year, due to covid restrictions and limits on public gatherings, we’re asking everyone to pre-enter and pay online, via Eventor.  Registering an account is quick and easy; once that’s done, it’s a quick process to choose the events you wish to come to, enter yourself, and pay securely using PayPal or POLI.  Entries for each MelBushO event close on the Thursday night prior.  How to create an Eventor account and enter an event

MelBushO events are perfect for newcomers.  There are five courses ranging in difficulty from Hard to Easy, and of varying lengths, so you’ll always find something to challenge you at the right level.  Sportident electronic timing is used, and all events will have SI AIR enabled, for contactless punching.

You can register and start any time between 10am and 11.30am, with all courses closing at 1pm.  Entry is $12 for adults and $6 for juniors under 21, and includes a colour map and course of your choice, as well as equipment loan and newcomer coaching.

All the information you need, including links to pre-enter the first three events is here.

MelBushO events in 2021 will be held in accordance with our Covid Safe Plan.

For more information, contact Ruth on 0474 130 828 or email [email protected]

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