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Eureka Challenge 2010 – 6 & 7 March (Labour Day Long Weekend)

Be sure not to miss one of the highlights on the SILVA National Orienteering League calendar! The Eureka Challenge weekend, in less than three weeks time, will provide some of the closest and toughest racing we have seen for many years.

While competing in arguably some of the most technical gold mining terrain in Australia, Round 1 of the 2010 season will provide competitors and spectators alike with a unique and exciting experience. With what promises to be two of the best event arenas seen in Australia, spectators can thrill in watching our best elite competitors racing head-to-head as they traverse through the arenas and at multiple spectator controls. It promises to be an unforgettable event where spectators can also experience the challenge of close racing and technical orienteering.

SILVA National Orienteering League

Race 1 – Long Distance (Mass Start Hagaby)
Date – Saturday 6 March
Map – “Chewton Diggings” (Chewton / Castlemaine), complex gold mining last used for the 2009 Australian Middle Distance Championships

Start times – Mass starts from 10:00 am

Race 2 & 3 – Sprint Distance and Mixed Relay
Date – Sunday 7 March
Map – “Bryce’s Flat” (Daylesford), complex gold mining. Detailed section of the 2006 World Orienteering Championship trial map.

Start times – Race 2 at 8:00 am, Race 3 at 11:00 am

Public Race & State Series

Supporter Public Race
Date – Saturday 6 March
Start times – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
After watching the National Orienteering League event, participate over some of the same challenging legs to test yourself against the clock.

State Series 1 – Sprint Distance
Date – Sunday 7 March
Start times – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
You have seen the elites, now take on the challenge of sprint distance orienteering in intricate gold mining terrain.

Entries closing soon!  Online entries close this Friday 19 February for SILVA National Orienteering League competitors and next Friday 26 February for the Saturday Public Race and Sunday State Series competitors.