Xmas event - The Groynes
- The Groynes
- Event Type:
- Social event
- William Steel
- Sarah Steel
- Adrienne Shadbolt
Xmas event - The Groynes.
Sprint-distance courses at all difficulty levels will allow some fast racing around the lakes at The Groynes. All welcome, courses available for all experience levels including beginners. There is still a lot of surface water, so expect to get wet feet. Note that as the courses are sprint distance, we will have a shorter than normal start window from 11am-12pm.
There will be a BBQ available for people to cook food, including leftover sausages from fundraising earlier this year (sausages, onions and sauce will be available. BYO bread, salad and drinks). We will be accepting donations to help Nelson teenager Isaac Pawley who is currently undergoing Chemo in Christchurch after becoming gravely ill at the Hillary Challenge (https://isaac-pawley-virtual-o-event.lilregie.com).
We plan to have an orienteering maze set up for a fun run after your main course.
End-of -year prizegiving will be around 1pm, we will be presenting the 2022 trophies for the OY series, most improved orienteers and volunteer awards.
Entries: Pre-entries preferred.
Enter here: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=xmas-2022
Entries close Thurs Dec 1st.
Limited enter on the day will be available. Enter on the day will be charged at non-member prices for all entries.
Payments: Credit card payments can be made from the entry system (EnterO). For bank transfers, please credit the PAPO bank account: 03-0823-04259310-00. Please reference your surname and "XMAS2022"
Costs: Standard PAPO costs apply see https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs. Note that fees have been increased from Oct-2022 as agreed at the AGM. Member fees are only available for pre-entries.
Costs for non-member family entries & teams entries: Due to limitations with the entry system, the maximums for non-member families and teams may not be correctly applied. If the total amount calculated by the entry system is more than the maximum stated here https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs, please choose the Bank Transfer option and pay the maximum shown. Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com if you have done this.
VIP points: If you want to use a VIP card to pay, please mark this with "XMAS2022" and choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Forward your email confirmation to PAPOentries@gmail.com with a photo of your VIP card.
Helpers on the day: If you are helping out with the event and will take a free run, please choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Forward your email confirmation to PAPOentries@gmail.com with a note that you part of the team helping to put the event on.
Any other entry queries: Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com
Travel directions: The Groynes is accessed from SH1 northbound or from Groynes Drive off Johns Rd, Northwood.
Parking: Once at the Groynes, follow signs to parking and the event centre.
Start location: Adjacent to parking.
Registration: from 10.30am
Start times: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Course closure: 1.00pm
Dogs: Dogs under effective control are allowed.
End of year prizegiving & social: The PAPO end of year social and prizegiving will happen after the Xmas event at around 1pm. We will be presenting the 2022 trophies for the OY series, most improved orienteers and volunteer awards. Hopefully there will be a sausage sizzle as a fundraiser for Juniors travelling to orienteering events.