Canterbury Champs 2024

PAPO will be hosting the 2024 Canterbury Champs in the Geraldine area.
There will be 2 events events on the Craigmore and Kakahu maps. 

  • Saturday 9th March will be a Middle distance on the Craigmore map. 
  • Sunday 10th March will be a Long distance event on the Kakahu map.
Entries:

This event is pre-entry only.
Enter here https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=cc-2024.
Entries close Mon 4th Mar.
All entries must be paid for using Credit Card payments in the entry system (EnterO). 
Any queries on the entry system, please email PAPOentries@gmail.com
If you need to change anything on your entry (SI number, grade entered, race withdrawal), please fill out the Canty Champs 2024 change form prior to entries closing (Mon 4th Mar).

Event Fees:

Standard event fees

These are available to members of any orienteering club in the world.

  Middle - Sat 9th March Long - Sun 10th March
Senior $35.00 $35.00
Junior/Student $20.00 $20.00
Child under 12 $10.00 $10.00
* Family Maximum
(both races)
 $200.00

Non-Members: additional $10 Senior/$5 Junior per race.

* Family maximum for 2 Seniors and any number of Juniors normally resident at the same address.
For team entries, please create an individual entry for each team member. 
SI hire: Regular SI cards $3 per race.

Final date for entry is Monday 4th Mar, no entries will be accepted after this date.

Payments:

Payment is by credit card only. Credit card payments will be taken as part of the entry process. 

Refund Policy: 

  • Refund of 90% of fees paid for withdrawals prior to standard entry fee close date (Mon 4th Mar).
  • No refund after entry close date.
  • To notify withdrawal from a race, fill out Canty Champs 2024 change form  prior to entries closing (Mon 4th Mar). 
  • Refunds will be processed after the event. 

Entry queries:
Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com with any entry queries. 

Grades:

Elite grades:

M21E/W21E for seniors and M20E/W20E for juniors.

Competitive grades:
Grades are in 2-year bands up to age 18 and in 10-year bands for over 40s.

Female grade

Male grade

Age (at end of the 2024)

Navigation difficulty

W10A

M10A

Age 10 or under.

White

W12A

M12A

Age 12 or under.

Yellow

W14A

M14A

Age 14 or under.

Orange

W16A

M16A

Age 16 or under.

Red

W18A

M18A

Age 18 or under.

Red

W21A

M21A

Any age.
Shorter course than W21E/M21E.

Red

W40A

M40A

Age 40 or over.

Red

W50A

M50A

Age 50 or over.

Red

W60A

M60A

Age 60 or over.

Red

W70A

M70A

Age 70 or over.

Red

W80A

M80A

Age 80 or over.

Red

Recreational grades:

For those that want an easier navigational challenge or shorter course than the competitive grade.
Or for those going as a team or juniors being shadowed by parents.

There will be five courses available:

Navigation difficulty

Age/gender

White

Easy navigation

Any age/gender.

Yellow

Moderate navigation

Any age/gender.

Orange

Hard navigation

Any age/gender.

Short Red

Very challenging navigation

Any age/gender.

Medium Red

Very challenging navigation

Any age/gender

If you have not run a red course before, we recommended you do not try your first red course at this event as the maps and courses are very technical. 
If you wish to change grade after entry but before final entries have closed, fill out Canty Champs 2024 change form  prior to entries closing (Mon 4th Mar).
After this date, only changes to the recreational grades may be made in person at the event. 

Start times:

Start times for both the Middle and the Long Distance will be allocated and published prior to the events. Earliest start is 10.30am.
For start time requests (e.g. for parents sharing childcare duties), please fill out Canty Champs 2024 change form  prior to entries closing (Mon 4th Mar).

Punching system

The SportIdent (SI) punching system will be used in all  events with Si Air+ enabled. Only regular SI cards will be available for hire: $3 per event.  

Group Accommodation

PAPO has booked Raincliff Youth Camp & Conference Centre (http://www.raincliff.freeservers.com) to provide group accommodation over this weekend. This is about half way between Geraldine and Fairlie. 

This is booked for Friday & Saturday night, providing a great opportunity for competitors to stay together and be social. There are bunks for 74 people, sites for campervans (wired power available) and space for tents. The cost is $40 per senior, $20 per junior for bunks, caravans or camping. The fee covers the whole weekend whether you stay Saturday only or Friday as well.

Book here: Canty Champs 2024 - Accommodation bookings

Please pay online to the PAPO bank account: Westpac 03-0823-0425931-000
Include your name in the Particulars and RCACCOM in the reference.
Bookings are confirmed once payment is received.
Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com with any accommodation queries.

Canty Champs. Long Distance. Kakahu

Sunday 10 March 2024
Map:
Kakahu
Event Type:
Long Distance
Planner:
Raymond Nicholson
Controller:
Bruce Steven
Co-ordinator:
Val Fletcher
Canty Champs. Long Distance. Kakahu.
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