We are proud to announce our Southland Orienteering Club 40th Anniversary Weekend - a whole weekend of orienteering, yay! SOC was first formed in 1980 by a group of people who “muddled along, not really knowing what we were up to”. The first event was at Sandy point with 80 people showing up to have a go. 40 years later maps are more colourful, punching is electronic, and we are still a thriving club, as it was back then. We look forward to celebrating 40 years and hope you will join us.
Saturday 28 March
Chorus Box Street Orienteering
Walk, run, bike or drive yourself around the streets of Invercargill, photographing painted Chorus boxes. Competitors need smartphone/camera to photograph the control points - prize for best/most creative photo!
Suitable for all levels/ages!
Starting from the Queens park Entrance on Herbert Street (between Waihopai and Boys High Schools).
Starts between 9.30am-10.30am, course closes 12.00 noon.
Short 2.6km walk/run, Medium 5.4km walk/run, Long 13.4km run/bike/car, Extra Long 22.9km bike/car.
Competitors must obey all road rules, no speeding, etc.
Oreti Links Score Event
Experience our brand new map! Old Oreti Sands Golf Course, Links Road, signposted from Sandy Point Rd.
A Score Event is one where the controls may be visited in any order. Controls are given a points value and the aim is to gain as many points in a set period of time. For those late back, 10 points are deducted for each minute or part of over time.
Bring a watch to keep your time, and a pen/marker to cross off your checkpoints on the map if you have a short memory!!
Suitable for all levels/ages, beginners welcome.
Registration opens at 1.15pm. Please allow time to register before the mass start.
Mass Start 2.00pm, course closes at 3.00pm
Maps will be face-down prior to starting. No chance to pre-plan your route - it's all part of the challenge!
Sunday 29 March
Pacific Avenue Classic O
Day two, to conclude our 40th Anniversary Weekend - Three courses of orienteering around the tracks and dunes of Pacific Avenue equestrian centre.
Suitable for all levels/ages, beginners welcome!
Starts between 11.30am - 1.00pm.