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ACT Classic Series: ACT League #9, Picaree Hill

1 August 2021
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Anyone entering an OACT event MUST comply with the current Covid-19 health advice in both their home state and the ACT, as at 24 hours prior to the event. Note that while travelling, it is your responsibility to maintain physical distancing and practice good hygiene. See also the OACT COVID-19 Policy:

Refunds of entry fees will be considered for anyone who is unable to attend the event due to Covid-19 restrictions. Information on travel to and from the ACT can be found here:

Non-competing attendees - please register for free in the non-competing attendee class.


Pre-entry only. Entries close 11:59pm Wednesday 28 July. This is not a joke – NO late entries and NO Enter on the Day.

DIRECTIONS (distances quoted are not cumulative, they are from last turn):

0 km Barton Highway traffic light-controlled roundabout. travel N along Barton Highway.

10.3 km turn right onto Nanima Rd.

13.7 km at T junction turn right onto Murrumbateman Rd.

800 m turn left onto Dicks Creek Rd (gravel).

3.9 km turn right into driveway of 392 Dicks Creek Rd 'Gwandalan'.

200 m turn left into powerline easement (do not continue along property driveway).

after making a gold coin donation, park as directed.


Parking: adjacent to Assembly

Facilities: portaloo

Water: nil (as per Covid-19 policy), i.e. no water will be provided at Assembly, Start, on course, or Finish

Start: 350 m from Assembly


Between 10:00 and 12:00. Queuing starts.


Hard 1 (9.3km, 430m), Hard 2 (8.1km, 380m), Hard 3 (5.9km, 270m), Hard 4 (4.2km, 190m), Hard 5 (2.8km, 65m), Moderate 1 (5.1km, 130m), Moderate 2 (3.5km, 125m), Easy (2.4km, 70m), Very Easy (1.9km, 65m).


Picaree Hill offers spur gully terrain, steep in many parts but otherwise generally runnable. The vegetation is mostly open forest, with a few open areas and small patches of denser vegetation.

The Hard 1 and Hard 2 courses are on 1:15,000 maps, while all other courses are on 1:10,000 maps.

The fences are in good repair except for some in the western part of the map that will only be encountered on the Hard 1 course; these may be trip hazards in places. Many of the fences can be electrified but will not be live on the day of the event. A couple of crossing points will be provided, but most of the fences can be stepped through with little or no difficulty.

The ‘thicket’ control description is used for log piles, mapped as green dots. Distinctive trees, generally native cherry trees, are mapped as open green circles. As usual some termite mounds that will be seen have not been mapped, and conversely little remains of some that are mapped.

Two properties adjoining the course area are marked as out of bounds along their edges. Do not select route choices which would involve entering these properties. Some other smaller areas are also marked out of bounds for privacy or safety reasons.


Courses close at 14:00 (2:00pm). You MUST report to the finish by 14:00, whether you have finished your course or not.

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Event Contact Information

02 6162 3422
Course planner
Graham Atkins
Event director
Colleen Mock
Event controller
David Hogg
Course controller
Nathan Guinness, Tony Slatyer
Contact person
Paul de Jongh


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