Orienteering Tasmania is pleased to announced the Tasmanian Government’s support of ET2018. We have been awarded $10,000 in grants towards our expenses. These funds will be used to ensure our carnival is run to the highest standard.
From Events Tasmania we have secured a $7000 Championship Grant for holding a competition that will attract over 400 people staying at least three nights. Through Communities Sport and Recreation we have secured a $3000 National Championship Grant.
The Australian 3 Days Championships is the nation’s premier multi-day orienteering competition and over 500 orienteers from interstate are expected to enter. Many of these will be joined by family members. There will also be international participants and already we have entrants from Hong Kong and Switzerland.
The Bay of Fires 3 Days is being held to offer our visitors an extended orienteering adventure holiday. Based in St Helens this event will take many people to the north east coast during an otherwise quiet time – the week after Easter is not school holiday time next year.
For Tasmanians, both events offer the chance to compete in a national level competition at home and explore bushland off the beaten track, with events in the southern midlands and near Nugent as well as the forests of St Helens.
Early bird entries close 31 October with regular entries closing 28 February. For those not wanting to commit to entering in advance, there are non-championship courses open to entry on the day of each event so you can still get a taste of a national carnival.
Previous support of successive Tasmanian Governments has enabled Orienteering Tasmania to develop a reputation for delivering quality events and puts us in a strong position to keep attracting orienteers from the mainland and further afield. There are major expenses in running ET2018 including obtaining aerial imagery for making quality maps, using the latest Sport Ident Air Card technology and the logistics of setting up assembly arenas in the middle of nowhere.
The support of the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania and Communities, Sport and Recreation is greatly welcomed