The 2012 SILVA National Orienteering League program has been confirmed. 2012 will be the 20th season of the NOL, and it will be the largest program yet held with 20 races. Races have previously been held in all states and the ACT, but for the first time the Northern Territory will host a round. To be held in August, it will include the Northern Territory Championships and should draw a strong crowd of elite and age-class competitors as a mid-winter escape to warmer climates.
The Eureka Challenge will again be the season opener, including the famous Massed Start Hagaby race in complex gold mining terrain. The 2012 Easter 3-days in Queensland will be followed by a weekend of racing in Brisbane. The WOC trials will be held in Newcastle, NSW in May before the national team heads to WOC in Switzerland.
The final round will be in Tasmania, including the Middle, Sprint, Long and Relay Australian Championships.
Round 1- March 10-11- Ballarat, Victoria
Round 2- April 6-9- 2012 Easter 3 Days in Queensland.
Round 2b- April 14-15- weekend following Easter in Brisbane
Round 3- May 12-13- WOC trials in Newcastle, NSW
Round 4- August 10-12- Northern Territory
Round 5a- Sept 22-23- Tasmania- Australian Middle Distance and Tasmanian Long Distance Championships
Round 5b- Sept 28-30- Tasmania- Australian Sprint, Long and Relay Championships.
Further information will be posted on the Orienteering Australia website in coming months.