World Orienteering Day - Canberra leads the way - This Wednesday
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
THIS WEDNESDAY 24th May is World Orienteering Day. Join in one of the 12 events happening all over the ACT and local surrounds. Indoors / Outdoors / Street / Bush / Daytime / Night time / Workplace / School / Local park - there is something for everyone to join in for this fun World Record Breaking Attempt. - see events page.
Canberra will stage the first event in the world at 12.01 am at Haig Park. There will be an exciting before work event in the Parliamentary Triangle, lunch time events at Mt Ainslie and indoors at a multi story building in Queanbeyan and an evening with headlights event. Martin Dent former Olympian will attend and Orienteering Australia President Blair Trewin will attempt to partake in WOD events in Qld, ACT, NSW and Vic all in the one day. Visit worldorienteeringday.com
There are also several private events - at a Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centre, at private islamic schools, at public schools ,at private anglican schools, and at workplaces. Can anyone try and attend all twelve public events on the one day? ( Antarctica excluded ) A small prize is on offer to whoever can attend the most WOD events in Canberra region.
Pictured below are the hardy souls who attended the midnight event in Haig Park.
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