Saturday 16 September 2017
What is Orienteering?
Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the body and the mind. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a special orienteering map, one that shows vegetation patterns (bush, forest, rocky ground) and significant features like ditches, boulders and fences. Your objective is to decide on the best route to complete the course in the fastest time.
Young, old, fast or unfit, you can run, walk or jog one of the many courses, selected to suit your level.
To start orienteering, all you need is a sense of adventure and a pair of running shoes. It’s a great sport for hikers, trailrunners, adventure racers, walkers and people who appreciate the outdoors and want to improve their navigation skills.
The Cordwalles PA presents the annual Orienteering Event
Cordwalles provides a safe orienteering venue with the opportunity for fun learning. The fast-paced event is an experiential platform with various routes for beginners as well as the more experienced orienteer.
Junior course: The junior course is perfect for young children. It is easy enough to navigate and a fun opportunity to learn some simple map reading skills. The orange and white flags are often visible in the line of sight and children can keep to paths. The routes between controls are obvious with little route options. It is important that the teams of children (Grade1&2) are accompanied by an adult who can assist them with their course. The Grade 3s should manage fine working together as a team without adult assistance.
Intermediate course: The intermediate course is a bit more challenging. There is a slight step-up from the junior course with basic navigation skills involved.
Senior course: The senior course is a fun but slightly more challenging course for grades 6 & 7s. There is the opportunity for route choice to be made and for navigation skills to be used.
Family course: This is an enjoyable course for the whole family to participate in. Teams can be made up from 2-4 participants. There are no particularly challenging aspects and it is a fantastic introduction to what orienteering is all about. Grade RR & R children will benefit from doing this course with a family/group which includes a responsible person over the age of 16.It is an enjoyable course for siblings to do together. R50 per team.
Open short: This course is for high school pupils under the age of 16 who would like to try something new and slightly challenging while improving their orienteering skills.
Open long: this is the longest and most challenging course on offer. With many different route choices and navigation opportunities. For anyone above the age of 16 (pupils and adults alike). It is technically difficult and more physically demanding. A fantastic challenge and still lots of fun!
View all of the different races below
|RACE CATEGORY||TYPE||GRADE/AGE GROUP||STARTIMG TIME||ENTRY FEE PER CHILD||LATE ENTRY (ON THE DAY)||*|
|JUNIOR||TEAM OF 2||GRADE 1||13h00||R 25||R 40||1|
|JUNIOR||TEAM OF 2||GRADE 2||13h00||R 25||R 40||1|
|JUNIOR||TEAM OF 2||GRADE 3||13h00||R 25||R 40|
|INTERMEDIATE||TEAM OF 2||GRADE 4||13h00||R 25||R 40|
|INTERMEDIATE||INDIVIDUAL||GRADE 4||13h00||R 25||R 40|
|INTERMEDIATE||TEAM OF 2||GRADE 5||13h00||R 25||R 40|
|INTERMEDIATE||INDIVIDUAL||GRADE 5||13h00||R 25||R 40|
|SENIOR||TEAM OF 2||GRADE 6||13h00||R 25||R 40|
|SENIOR||INDIVIDUAL||GRADE 6||13h00||R 25||R 40|
|SENIOR||TEAM OF 2||GRADE 7||13h00||R 25||R 40||2|
|SENIOR||INDIVIDUAL||GRADE 7||13h00||R 25||R 40||2|
|OPEN SHORT||TEAM OF 2||U16||13h00||R 25||R 40||3|
|OPEN SHORT||INDIVIDUAL||U16||13h00||R 25||R 40||3|
|OPEN LONG||TEAM OF 2||16-100||13h00||R 25||R 40|
|OPEN LONG||INDIVIDUAL||16-100||13h00||R 25||R 40|
|FAMILY||TEAM OF 4||FROM RR||13h00||R 50 PER TEAM||R 60 PER TEAM|
* = Special Conditions:
1 = MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
2 = 14 YEARS & UNDER
3 = HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS UNDER 16 YEARS
Online registration closes at 13h00 on Friday 15th September.
If you are unable to do online registration you can register in the Brick Quad at Cordwalles on Friday 15th September from 12h30 till 15h00.