WOC 25 Special Anniversary Event at Kooyoora

It’s time to relive the glory days of 1985 – or find out what all the excitement was about!  Dandenong Ranges OC is proud to bring you “WOC25” – a re-run of the 1985 World Orienteering Championships in the magnificent granite at Kooyoora State Park in Victoria’s north west.  Unlike the original WOC, when the competitors did not even find out they were going to Kooyoora until 6pm the night before the event, we’re giving you a sneak peek below at the courses on offer. See photos at http://www.vicorienteering.asn.au/?ItemID=5975
 
Entries are now open at http://entries.bendigo-orienteers.com.au/ and close on August 29.  We strongly recommend using the online entry system to guarantee yourself a pre-marked map (essential at Kooyoora!)  It’s quick, easy, and helps us keep costs down and save trees, by allowing us to print only the maps we need.  Entry fees (pay on day): OV members $12 adults, $6 juniors, $30 families / Non members $18 adults, $9 juniors, $45 families.
 
All maps are 1:10,000.  SportIdent will be used. 
Course 1 – Long Hard, 11.6 km, 19 controls (from original WOC courses)
Course 2 – Medium Hard, 6.9 km, 13 controls (from original WOC courses)
Course 3 –  Short Hard, 3.9 km, 8 controls (from original WOC courses)
Course 4 – Moderate, 2.7 km, 10 controls (new course)
 
Assembly is at the lower picnic ground on Melville Caves Road.  Start times are between 10am and 12 noon.  Water on courses will be limited – we strongly recommend you carry your own water.  Directions can be found at the link above.  We’re also having a WOC/WOCARN memorabilia display, and a couple of fun competitions in addition to the actual races.  If you have any souvenirs that you would like to have included in the display, please contact Ian Dodd or bring them along on the day.   Enquiries: debiandodd@iinet.net.au, tel (03) 9878 9168.