About Events

calendar version 5 finalEvent Calendar 2017

In all regions there are comprehensive programs of easy to access events structured in a range of series formats for everyone.  This includes series targeted toward schools participation and mid week after work participation as well as competition formats such as the Orienteering Series Tasmania (OST) events and weekend local events.

Version 5 of the OT Event Calendar for 2017 is available for download below.  Download the calendar and select the 'Changes in this version' tab to see what has changed since version 4.

pdfEvent_Calendar_2017_-_Final_Version_5.pdf

As the year progresses events are sometimes changed so orienteers should use Current Events to view accurate details on events.

Event Fees 2017

Orienteering Tasmania periodically reviews and sets entry fees for sanctioned events.  Any person who goes on a course is required to pay the appropriate entry fee and will receive a map of that course with two exceptions as noted below.

The event fees approved by Orienteering Tasmania to apply from January 2016 onwards are as follows:

 Event Fees Adult Adult Youth or
Concession
Youth or
Concession
Family Family
Casual
Member
Full
Member
Casual
Member
Full
Member
Casual Member Full
Member
  Local Events $12 $8 $6 $4 $30 $20
 Orienteering Series
 Tasmania (OST) Relays

$16

$10 $8 $5 $40 $25

Notes

  1. Adult is 21 years and over at 31 December next
    Youth is under 21 years at 31 December next
    Concession is Commonwealth Card Holders (pension or health care card)
    Family is any number of adult or junior members who are part of a family
  2. Children 10 years and under completing a course as a member of a group in the company of adults or older children, participate free of charge.
  3. A child completing a course as an individual with a parent shadowing (following) them only pays the relevant child entry fee. That is, the parent shadowing does so free of any charge.

Types Of Events 2017

Events are conducted state-wide through most months of the year and offer an experience for everyone. Whilst events might be targeted for a specific group, all events are actually open for anyone to take part. You are also welcome to come along to as many events as you like, whenever you like.

Northern Region Events 2107

Twilight Series (Weekday): Discover the parks and reserves of Launceston’s suburbs. This series specifically encourages participation by school students, their teachers and parents as well as the wider community.

Saturday Series: Venture a bit further away from Launceston and discover some wonderful new places. A limited range of courses is on offer to have a fun & adventurous day out.

North West Region Events 2017

Sunday Series: Discover the parks and reserves of the NW Coast and explore places you might not have known about and certainly not in such detail.

Southern Region Events 2017

Twilight Series (Weekday): This series is ideal for those new to orienteering, with courses for the more experienced orienteer as well. It also incorporates a schools competition for all grades. Parents and teachers welcome too! All events are in Hobart parks and streets – discover somewhere new! Courses for primary students are guaranteed to have no road crossings.

Saturday Series: Another great way to get out and about in the parks and reserves of Hobart’s suburbs or venture just a bit further away and discover some of the wonderful environments surrounding the city. A wide range of courses are on offer to have a fun and adventurous day out for all the family.

Sunday Events: Head out a bit further away from the Hobart city area and discover some wonderful new places. These events are ideal for those wanting to learn bush navigation.

Statewide Events 2017

Orienteering Series Tasmania (OST):

  • A state-wide series of about 12 to 13 events normally held on a Sunday throughout the year and in areas that provide a more interesting navigational challenge.
  • Events in the latter part of the year include the Northern and Southern Regional Championships and each of the Tasmanian Long, Middle Distance and Sprint Championships.
  • Usually at least four of these events are designated as Badge Events.
  • Newcomers and occasional orienteers welcome at all events.
  • 9 courses are offered; 6 with hard navigation, 1 with moderate navigation, 2 with easy navigation.
  • Generally start times are between 10.00 am and 12.00 midday.
  • Pre-entry is often required and pre-printed maps are always used.
 

COURSE

TARGET WINNING TIME (minutes)

NAVIGATION STANDARD

APPROXIMATE

DISTANCE(+)

AGE GROUP CLASSES

1

80 – 90

Hard

12 km

M211

2

65 – 75

Hard

9 km

W211
M17-20, M35, M40

3

55 – 65

Hard

7 km

W17-20, W35
M16, M45, M50, M Open AS

4

55 – 60

Hard

5.5 km

W16, W40, W45, W50, W Open AS
M35-50AS, M55, M60

5

50 – 55

Hard 2

4 km

W35-50AS, W55, W60, W65
M65, M70

6

45 – 50

Hard 3

3.5km

W70, W75, W80+
M75, M80+
M/W Open A 4

7

30 – 40

Moderate

3 km

W14, W16+B
M14, M16+B
M/W Open B

8

25 – 30

Easy

3 km

W12, W14B
M-12, M14B
M/W Open C

9

20 – 25

Very Easy

2 km

W10, W12B
M10, M12B

1 When in conjunction with a national event and large entry numbers, additional courses may be inserted as per OA rules for Australian Championships.
2 Using control features that are easy to read on the map.
3 Are not too physically demanding, with fence crossings, climb etc. See 2.2 Course Planning Guidelines document
4 Intended for experienced orienteers recovering from injury or otherwise physically compromised.

Championships: The pinnacle of competition for the orienteering enthusiast, offering the trickiest navigation. You can enter to win but most take part for the personal challenge and certainly, you need not be ‘good’ or an athlete to enter. There is a Tasmanian Championship for each of the three internationally recognised formats (long, middle and sprint). There is also Regional & State Schools Championships, a club relay championship and Regional Championships.