From Orienteering Victoria:
The Australian Orienteering Championships Carnival will be held in and around Ballarat in just six months’ time! We are pleased to announce the launch of the carnival website, which is the place to head for all the latest news and information.
We have a fantastic competitive and social program, starting off on the weekend of 26-27 September, with a double header of Middle Distance Championship races in Creswick’s notorious gold mining terrain. The midweek program, from 28-30 September, is packed with threeAustralian Schools Championships, associated public races, and social events showcasing Ballarat’s heritage – and a mystery or two to be solved! The finale is such a big occasion that the Victorian government was forced to declare a new public holiday! It kicks off on Thursday 1 October with the inaugural World Series StreetO Challenge and Dr Blake Tribute Dinner. This is followed by three National championships from 2-4 October – the Sprint, in the heart of Ballarat; the Long Distance, back at Creswick; and culminating in the excitement of the Relays, at Borhoney Ghurk.
All events are an easy drive from central Ballarat, and no more than 2 hours from Melbourne. Buses are provided to all events which are not served by local public transport. Accommodation will be at a premium, especially over the second weekend, which coincides with the AFL Grand Final – so start planning now.
Entries are now open on Eventor. First, please read the Event Schedule, which summarises the locations, entry fees, classes, extra services and other notes, for each event. Next, read the Entry Instructions – a step by step guide to de-mystify the process. Then, click on this link to select all of the Carnival events, and make your entry.
Discounted early bird entry is open from now until June 30. Standard entry opens July 1 and closes August 31. No late entries accepted.