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Riverina Run – comparison with Schools courses clarified

This year the Oceania carnival includes both the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships (ASOC) and a three-day public event known as the Riverina Run (RR) at each of the ASOC venues. Both events will be run mid-week.

At its 2018 conference Orienteering Australia agreed that if a student outside of the official selected schools teams wishes to run on the same course as their comparative school age class, then they should be able to do so.  This would also have the benefit of allowing parents to run the same course as their children if they wish.

While some of us may want to run a hard course in the public events, we may not be too keen on ‘keeping up with the kids’ any more, so the course-setters for the RR will ensure that a third hard course is available each day.

We previously indicated courses A to F would be available. Now the range will be A to G. The correspondence will be as listed in the table below. Enter one day at a time, or all three together on Eventor.

If you have already entered for these events, but in light of this update wish to change to another course, please email by 15 July 2019.

Course Degree of 
Riverina Run
Provisional Course Lengths (km)
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Relay Length*
1 Hard Men A, Women A Senior Boys 2.6 6.3 5.1
2 Hard Men B, Women B Senior Girls 2.3 5.3 4.4
3 Hard Men C, Women C   2.0 3.2 3.2
4 Moderate Men D, Women D Junior Boys 1.7 5.0 4.0
5 Moderate Men E, Women E Junior Girls 1.6 3.8 3.6
6 Easy

Open Easy or
Men F, Women F

  1.3 2.2 2.5
7 Very Easy Open Very Easy or
Men G, Women G
  1.0 1.6 1.9

Note: Day 3 is a relay for ASOC only.  RR length is long.