Saturday 27th April
The NavDash Sprint Orienteering event, on a new map at Churchlands, is the first State Orienteering League (SOL) race for 2013.
Registration will be open from 1.00pm to 2.00pm, with start times from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.
There will be a briefing for beginners at approximately 1.30pm. More information for beginners is available at the NavDash page. There will be three line orienteering courses of between 1.8kms and 3.5 kms. All are suitable for beginners. SOL competitors should enter the appropriate course for their age group, as noted on the SOL page.
The State Orienteering League is designed to add a competitive edge by providing events throughout the Winter season where participants can score points towards an overall award – the Orienteer of the Year. In effect, this SOL event is no different from a normal NavDash event and all the usual standards apply, including:
• All events are suitable for and open to both Beginners and experienced Orienteers, with all the usual Beginner Help and Briefings available;
• Usual registration times and entry fees apply. Pre-entry is not required, so just turn up on the day;
• The usual range of courses is available, and sometimes additional courses are offered to cater for a broader range of age and ability needs.
For more information and full details read State Orienteering League (SOL) guidelines.
The Churchlands NavDash event comprises two school grounds (Newman College and Churchlands Senior High School), separated by a pleasant bush reserve. The assembly area for the event is the Churchlands SHS car park on Memory Place, off Lucca St.
The nearest train stations are Shenton Park on the Fremantle line (5kms from the event) and Stirling on the Joondalup line (3kms). These two stations are linked by the CircleRoute Bus (98/99), which runs along Pearson St within 400m of the School. The nearest Mitchell Freeway exits are Cedric St (coming from North) and Powis St (from the South).
All participants in NavDash should read the NavDash Special Mapping Features document. This document describes map features which in sprint orienteering are forbidden to cross or enter, and could lead to your disqualification from the results.