After making the difficult decision to cancel the Australian Orienteering Championships in St Helens, Orienteering Tasmania has come up with a plan B.
In a weekly newsletter to members, the state body said: ‘We recognize that this will be deeply disappointing to many members of the Tasmanian orienteering community, including our schools’ team members. .
“But all is not lost. Our beautiful maps and courses are still there for us to enjoy – if not this year, then at some point in the future.
“And in the meantime, please do not cancel your bookings at St Helens. Some of the planned events will be held as part of a local mini-carnival.”
Anyone who attended AOC events will receive an email explaining how to get a refund and can re-enter the replacement event that OT calls the Carnival That Never Will Be.
In addition, the newly established AOC cards are kept for the carnival which will certainly take place one day.
- Saturday September 25: Sprint at UTas, Launceston (to be confirmed)
- Sunday September 26: Tas Half Distance Champs at The Rajah’s Rocks, Avoca
- Monday, September 27: rest day
- Tuesday, September 28: Turbo Chook 1 race at Mt Pearson
- Wednesday September 29: Race 2 from Turbo Chook to Mt Pearson
- Thursday September 30: Turbo Chook race 3 at Bicheno