Be part of the Oceania Carnival 2011 Action! Enter now.
This is an event you will not want to miss! The Carnival will run from 1st to 9th October 2011 with events in Wangaratta, Wagga Wagga and Cooma. The online entry system will be open until 4 September 2011.
Last week, we told you about Wangaratta and Wagga Wagga. Here you can read about the Cooma events.
Badja Decadal Challenge
Every decade competitors are faced with the challenge of mastering the mysteries of Badja’s boulders, bush, banksias, termite mounds and the mazes of subtle gullies and knolls. They will never have a better opportunity than this year, when they have three days of similar terrain, but a variation in map scales, to beat Badja.
The Oceania Sprint Distance Championshipson Friday 7 October, with a scale of 1:5000 for the Wombat Hill map will provide, a never-before perspective of the challenging terrain. Next morning the elites will be confronted with a 1:15000 version of theMarginata map, while other competitors will have the luxury of 1:10000 scale, seeking glory in the Australian Long Distance Championships. All will be able to enjoy the park like extension of the map to the south, but competitors will still find that navigation challenging. This event will also be the finale for the Silva National Orienteering Series.
Sunday morning everyone will have a 1:10000 scale version of the Gaerloch map for theOceania Relay Championships, the AUS-NZL Challenge and the final event in the Silva National Orienteering League, so much will be riding on the final results.
All competitors who are in official national teams (from same nation and correct age class) and not included in the AUS-NZL Challenge, will also eligible for 30 (ie 10 teams) prizes (limited production coffee mugs, pictured, featuring the blossom of the Banksia Marginata, which is abundant in the area) in the following categories:
Eclipsing AUS-NZL Challenge Teams – for any teams that beat both ANZ-NZL Challenge Teams
Barrel Draw – Teams not in the Challenge, which finished their courses correctly and which did not beat both AUS-NZL Challenge teams, will go into a barrel draw for the remaining coffee mugs.
Oceania Carnival Courses and Classes
Need to check the courses and classes for the Oceania Carnival before you complete your on-line entry, the information for all events (except the Oceania Long Distance Championships) is here: Oceania Champs Carnival- Courses and Classes Infor.pdf (page 4 displays the badges and other awards that will be presented during the carnival)