Entries close this Wednesday, August 12th for the Hobart Sprint weekend. All events take place on new or near new maps and will provide fast and furious - perhaps even confusing - racing!
On Saturday August 15th, a morning event at Kingston High School - mapped by our summer Coach in Residence Killian Lilje - will present orienteers with a complex maze of buildings to confuse and confound. In the afternon, head south to Snug Primary School for some high speed racing. Starts will be at 1 minute intervals.
On Sunday, head further south still for the Tasmanian Sprint Championships at Randalls Bay. Is this the worlds most southern sprint map? Be there to find out!
This is NOT your average sprint terrain. Be prepared for real forest orienteering with some very intense technical navigation in old sand quarries. Full o-gear recommended.
You are encouraged to car pool to the event. Randalls Bay is an hour from central Hobart and parking is limited. The start is approximately 700m/15 minutes from the assembly area so competitors should ensure they allow themselves enough time to get ready.
Start times for Sunday only will be pre-allocated, published on Eventor on Friday 14th and advertised at the Snug and Kingston High sprint events. Late entries will be accepted at the organisers' discretion and recalcitrants will have to start after the main field.
A large part of the map covers a conservation area owned by Friends of Randalls Bay (FORB) conservation group, which also manages the nearby Echo Sugarloaf walk - a beautiful 5km walk with great views that you may wish to enjoy after your run. Competitors are asked to make a small donation to FORB when entering the event on Eventor - this can be done by clicking on the Available Services drop down menu and choosing either a $5 or a $2 donation. Donations are optional.
Don't delay, enter now on Eventor!