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All Spectators and Supporters at the Katoa Po 2022 event must register (at no cost), to help ensure that this event is able to be run under the Covid framework.
Book a space here in the appropriate
Covid Bubble before Wednesday, 9th March 11:59pm
When - Saturday 12th March 2022
- 4:00pm Campsite opens
- 5:30pm Registration opens
- 6:30pm return Team lists with names in running order
- 7:00pm Briefing for all competitors
- Relay Starts at Dusk
Where - Kaiapo Faultline extended
Organizer - Taupo Orienteering Club
Planner - Anne Mortimer
Controller - Chris Morris
Registration: - Online
Entry Deadline - Sunday, 6th March 11:59pm
Individuals enter the event online via entero. The clubs will be sent a list of competitors from which they will
allocate the legs, according to the eligibility criteria below.
• enquiries to email@example.com
Courses - see below.
Entry fees per team
What - The premier night orienteering competition in New Zealand. This night relay for 5 and 7 person
teams runs deep into the night. The relay starts about dusk with a mass start for the white course. It progresses to
harder and longer courses. The final two legs are mainly for elite runners.
The Terrain - The event is on the Kaiapo Faultline map extended, last partly used in 2018.
It is mainly a farm map with rolling to steep hills and patches of bush and pine forest on some legs.
• Exemptions to the above rules will be considered on their merits by the controller.
The essential essence of the competition is fairness. The controller will use this as the guiding
principle for determining if nominally ineligible runners can drop down a leg.
Estimated Winning Times -
Special Rules - Every team finishes, so there are no DSQs. Every missed punch incurs a
15 minute penalty. DNF's are the slowest time for that leg (when all the other penalties are added in) plus
a 15 minute penalty. Placing’s are determined solely by time, including penalties.
Deliberate manipulation of the rules, eg having an overseas W21E running Leg 4, can incur additional penalties at the discretion of the controller.
SPORTident - To allow for smooth organization and cater for the inevitable last minute
changes all teams will be issued with a set of SI cards allocated to each leg.
It is imperative that these cards are given to the appropriate leg.
Some notes from the Course Planner -
From Wairakei Dr turn onto Poihipi Rd (signs for Kinloch/Mangakino/Te Kuiti/Great Lake Trail)
After 4.1km - turn left onto Tukairangi Rd
After 6.9km - turn left into Event Centre
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