Orton Bradley weekend - Evening Sprint.

Saturday 18 February 2023
Orton Bradley
Event Type:
Evening Sprint
Raymond Nicholson
Al Cory-Wright
Val Fletcher

The Orton Bradley weekend will have a sprint distance race on Sat evening and a classic OY on Sunday. We recommend camping at Orton Bradley on Saturday night. PAPO will be have a BBQ there, providing a good chance to meet fellow orienteers. Great start to the orienteering year in Canterbury!

For information on the Sunday event, see here: https://papo.org.nz/events/view/4099/orton-bradley-oy


Pre-entries are preferred for all PAPO events. Member rates will apply to pre-entries.
Entries will open approx 2 weeks prior to the event.
Pre-entries close: Thurs 16th Feb.
Any queries on the entry system, please email PAPOentries@gmail.com

Limited enter on the day will be available. Enter on the day will be charged at non-member prices for all entries.


This event will have a score (rogaine) format. All participants will compete in a 45 minute event. 
Event suitable for anyone, including those giving it a go for the first time. 


Costs for this event is at a reduced rate from the standard PAPO events. See the bottom of the FAQ costs page for Weekend Sprint costs: https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs#WeekendSprints
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.


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 "ORTONB"
VIP points: If you want to use a VIP card to pay, please mark this with "ORTONB SPRINT" and choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Bring your VIP card to the event to have it clipped at registration.
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 and Parking

Travel to Charteris Bay and enter Orton Bradley Park. Note: that there is a park entry fee of $5 per adult, $1 per child, maximum $10 per car (cash only).  For those camping Saturday this is covered by the camping fee.
Event registration and start area:  Adjacent to parking.

Event timetable:

Registration: From 5.30pm
Starts: Mass start at 6pm. Starts available to 6.15pm to anyone not wanting to compete in the Mass start.
Course closure: 7pm
Electronic Punching: SI Air+ will be turned on for this event, bring your SI Air card if you have one. For those without an SI Air card (and anyone hiring a SI card) punch in the usual manner.


Sorry no dogs permitted.


There is camping available on Saturday night. 
Camping will be area surrounding the "Base Camp" building for tents and caravans/motorhomes that do not require power. We will have access to the toilets, hot showers and a BBQ for cooking. We will not have access to the main base camp building or kitchen. Please go to the Orton Bradley website and book online using the unpowered option. https://www.ortonbradley.nz/camping