About 800 orienteers and their families will converge on Orange over the Easter weekend for the annual four-day Australian Carnival which will bring a significant economic boost to the city.
Orange’s location and terrific orienteering ground made it an ideal choice to host this prestigious carnival – which serves as Australia’s selection event each year for the annual Junior and Senior World Championships.
With some of Australia’s best orienteering courses and plenty of local attractions, athletes – aged between eight and 90 – have plenty to look forward to. Beginners and newcomers are also welcome.
“Orienteering NSW (ONSW) is delighted to host this great annual Australian Orienteering Carnival. The area boasts beautiful terrain, plenty of accommodation and an accessible location to major population states,” said the chairperson. from ONSW, Robyn Pallas.
“The weekend should give a boost to orienteering in general and the tourism industry in and around the Orange region. We have a team of experienced local and national orienteers to ensure a seamless carnival.”
The Mayor of Orange, Cr Reg Kidd, said there will be a warm welcome from the Orange community.
“Orange is delighted to host this event for the first time,” said Cr Kidd.
… which will create ideal conditions for top athletes from across Australia.
Mayor Reg Kidd on Orange’s cooler weather this Easter.
“By Easter, Orange will activate its significantly cooler climate and this will create ideal conditions for top athletes across Australia.”
The four-day carnival will test participants on a variety of different terrains and over different distances each day. The events are:
Orange’s orienteering club, the Goldseekers, welcomes anyone wishing to try orienteering. At each club event there are classes suitable for all abilities and fitness levels.
Following the Easter weekend events, further orienteering events in the area on April 7 with another sprint event in the Orange City area and an event at Ophir Reserve on April 8 .
The week-long carnival will conclude the following weekend with the NSW mid-distance and long-distance events being staged at Eugowra.
For further information on Carnival, please contact Ian Jessup ([email protected], 0416 040 135) or Basil Baldwin (0497 592 104).
- Friday 2 April – “Sprint Distance” at Charles Sturt University, Orange;
- Saturday April 3 – “Middle Distance” at Noahs Ark Ridge, near Molong;
- Sunday April 4 – “Long Distance” at Gumble;
- Monday, June 5 – “Medium Distance” at Gumble.
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