2021 ACT Championships, 21-22 August

2021 ACT Championships, 21-22 August

Entries are open for the 2021 ACT Middle and Long Distance Championships to be held on the weekend of 21-22 August.

Entries to both events will close at 11:59pm on 15 August.
There will be no late entries or enter on the day for either event.

Middle Distance, 21 August

Saturday’s Middle Distance will be held on a new map of Pine Island – Mt Stranger, just 25km from central Canberra.

The map covers a variety of terrain including fast open native forest, rocky steeper areas with rock detail typical of the Deakin volcanics evident in a number of maps to the west of Canberra, and, along the river, complex rock detail interspersed with patches of green, that will provide a unique Canberra orienteering experience.

CourseClassesIndicative length (km)Difficulty
1M21A, M20A, M35A, M40A5.9Hard
2M45A, W21A, M16A5.0Hard
3M50A, M55A, W20A, W35A, W40A, M20AS, M21AS4.4Hard
4M60A, M65A, W16A, W45A, W50A, M35AS, W21AS3.9Hard
5M70A, W55A, W60A, M45AS, W35AS3.2Hard
6M75A, W65A, W70A, M55AS, M65AS, W20AS, W45AS, W55AS2.7Hard
7M80A, M85A, M90A, M95A, W75A, W80A, W85A, W65AS1.7Hard
8M14A, M Junior B, M Open B3.5Moderate
9W14A, W Junior B, W Open B2.4Moderate
10M12A, W12A, M/W Junior Easy, M/W Open Easy2.6Easy
11M10A, W10A, M/W Junior Very Easy, M/W Open Very Easy, M/W10 Novice1.7Very Easy

Further details are available in the Preliminary Event Information.

Enter via eventor.

Long Distance, 22 August

Saturday’s Long Distance will be held at Tidbinbilla.

The map contains a mix of vegetation, including runnable open grassland, open forest and thicker tea-tree forest. While the lighter green areas can be moved through quite easily, there is low visibility. Some tracks have become overgrown since the map was made, and there are also unmarked animal tracks.

CourseClassesIndicative length (km)Indicative Climb (m)DifficultyMap Scale
1M21A11.5380Hard1:10,000
2M20A, M35A8.4280Hard1:10,000
3W21A, M45A6.7210Hard1:10,000
4W20A, M16A, W35A, M21AS, W45A, M55A5.4165Hard1:10,000
5W55A, M65A, W21AS, M45AS, W16A, W65A, W45AS, M55AS3.5110Hard1:10,000
6M75A, W75A, W55AS, W85A, M85A, M Open A, W Open A2.890Hard1:7,500
7M14A, M Open B, M Junior B4.060Moderate1:10,000
8W14A, W Open B, W Junior B3.150Moderate1:10,000
9W12, M12, Open Easy2.440Easy1:7,500
10W10, M10, Open Very Easy1.715Very Easy1:7,500

Further details are available in the Preliminary Event Information.

Enter via eventor.