Organising Events

The Event Organisers’ Toolkit contains everything you need to run an event, from park and street events, to local club events, to championships.

Go to Brush up on Sportident to find out how to book SI equipment, set it up and use it at your event.  Sportident is used at most Victorian events other than Park and Street events.

SAFETY

First Aid – the large OV First Aid kit, including the OV defibrillator, is currently maintained by and transported to Victorian bush events (foot only) by Peter Yeates.  Peter is NOT a first aider.  Event organisers need to ensure they have a designated First Aider present, and arrange a parking space close to the Finish for the First Aid tent to be set up.

For other events (eg MTBO, local club events, MelbushO), if you want the large kit and defib at your event, please make arrangements with Peter to collect, transport and return it.

Refer to General Information for more safety information, and also to specific safety and emergency response plans under each Event Type.

General Information for Organisers (all event types)

 

Emergency Information Resources

 

Organising Park Street Events

General Procedures

Park Street events will be cancelled automatically on Code Red days, and may be cancelled by the Series Coordinator in extreme weather conditions.

Competitor Safety Rules

Safety Plan and Emergency Procedures for Park Street Events

Park Street Financial Procedures

 

Course Planning Guides

Choose the correct series-specific guide for your event from section 1; then use EACH of the three guides in section 2, which apply to all events.

Section 1 – Series Specific Guides – choose the one for your event

Course Planning Guidelines Tuesday Autumn Series_V2.01.pdf – March 2017 update

Course Planning Guidelines Monday Winter Series_V1_02 – April 2016 update

Course Planning Guidelines Winter Series Wednesday and Saturday_V1.07

Course Planning Guidelines Summer Series Monday Wednesday Thursday_V1.07

Course Planning Guidelines for Summer Series Tues_V3.pdf

EndurO guidelines 2019

Section 2 – All Events – use all three guides

Preparing the Event Map_V2.01.pdf

Event Day Guidelines_V1.01

Course Planning Checklist_V2.03

 

Park Street Competition Rules

Park and Street Orienteering Etiquette

Power Walking Technique Notice and Report Form

Group entries and payments are per control card e.g.

  • Carer with disabled person(s) = 1 control card = 1 fee
  • Family (parent(s) and children) compete together handing in one “Group” control card  = 1 (adult) fee
  • Scout patrol competes together handing in one “Group” control card = 1 (junior) fee

whereas

  • two competitors run with each other but each has their own control card = 2 fees
  • Father walks with son and each have their own control card = 2 fees (one adult; one junior)

Organising Sprint Events

Safety

Fill in the specific event safety plan. Attach these two documents to permit requests, and have copies at your event.

 

Competition Rules

 

Good principles for Sprint Distance orienteering course setting are documented in the following Powerpoint files:

Organising Victorian Bush and Championship Events

Organising an Event – comprehensive guide to organising Victorian bush or other events that use electronic timing this document is under review (Feb 2019)

Safety

  • Safety Water Fire Danger Signage  – drinking water on courses, fire danger, event signage, emergency contact, incident reporting  this document is under review (Feb 2019)
  • Emergency Procedures for Bush Events – provide to Parks Victoria or other organisations that require a safety plan.  Each event organiser should have a printed copy at their event
  • Event Safety Plan form – a one-page, event-specific form that you can download, fill in electronically, and send, with the Emergency Procedures attached
  • Bush events will not be run if there is a total fire ban in the area or a Code Red has been declared. Check which district the event will be run in, and whether there are fire restrictions – see the CFA website

 

Competition Rules

 

Other Resources

  • Parks Victoria has a new permit system called Statewide Events.  The Bush Committee coordinates permits for events held at Parks Vic venues.
  • Sample Information Flyer  For Eventor, websites, O-News bulletin etc, and on the day (updated for 2019)
  • Enter on Day Registration Forms  For events that use Sportident but not OLynx Touch registration
  • Changes Forms  For events that use Sportident. Use these to record any changes to competitor information, for updating the event file.

 

Organising Relays

The guidelines below cover the following: using condes to create course variations; setting up relay entries in Eventor; creating the relay event file in OS2010; team and map numbering; uploading results/Eventor Manager

For expert advice on organising Relays, contact Debbie Dodd or Jim Russell.

Organising Mountain Bike Events

Safety

  • Emergency Procedures for MTBO Events – provide to Parks Victoria or other organisations that require a safety plan.  Each event organiser should have a printed copy at their event
  • Event Safety Plan form – a one-page, event-specific form that you can download, fill in electronically, and send, with the Emergency Procedures attached
  • Bush MTBO events will not be run if there is a total fire ban in the area or a Code Red has been declared. Check which district the event will be run in, and whether there are fire restrictions – see the CFA website

 

Guidelines and Competition Rules

 

 

 

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