Wildfire Sports Ultra Long – Flinders Ranges April 2016 – Entries now Open

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Entries are now open for the 2016 NOL Ultra Long race and associated events being held in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia over the Anzac Day weekend in late April.

The link to entries and the NOL and IOF WRE Bulletin can be found here: http://sa.orienteering.asn.au/2016NOL/

The event will be part of a 3 day carnival with the following events.

NOL and SA Middle Distance Championships – 23rd April Saturday afternoon, Wilpena Creek/Spurs.

NOL Ultra Long and SA Long Championships – 24th April Sunday morning, Prelinna – Mannawarra. This event is also a WRE for M/W21E.PrelinnaMapSnippet2

Middle Distance format event – 25th April Monday morning, Rawnsley Park

The prize money for the Ultra Long is as follows (varies from previous years)

  • $500 for the winner of each elite age class
  • $500 for the elite entrant closest to their base km rate (as in previous years)
  • Courses will be longer than for past events as the terrain is very fast and has only low climb over most of the map. Runnability is impeded in parts by closer native pines and low shrubbery.

The event areas are about 450 km north of Adelaide, allowing driving from Adelaide on Saturday morning in time for the first event. Many accommodation options are available including cabins (various standards), powered sites and bush camping at Rawnsley Park, camping, motel and glamping at Wilpena Pound, and motels and the caravan park at Hawker.