From Elites to Beginners: there’s a course for you!

Unlike a fun run/walk not everyone does the same thing – courses vary depending on what class you run. Classes are based on age, gender, course length and degree of difficulty.  Scroll down to find out more. If you are still unsure what class to enter Contact Us.

What Class do I enter for the Oceania Championship Events? 

Most people enter their correct age group (see below for explanation on age groups) so it’s mostly a matter of deciding on the level of difficulty – E, A, AS (“A Short”), B and for the little ones, Novice. 

E – is for elite orienteers and is offered only in the open age class (M/W21). Only experienced and proven orienteers are eligible to run in the elites.

M/W20 orienteers who wish to compete for the Oceania Junior Orienteering Championship should enter M/W20A. M/W16A and M/W18A classes will compete for the Oceania Youth Orienteering Championship. There is no eligibility criteria for other classes. 

A – is for fitter people looking for length and hard navigation.  This is the championship class for all age groups apart from M/W21. 

AS – is for people looking for a shorter course but who still want a navigation challenge.

B – is for people who want to get some exercise but prefer easier navigation.

Novice – is for kids under 10 who would like mum or dad ("shadowed") to be there in case they get lost.

Age Groups

Age groups vary between the classes offered. Your age group depends on when you reach a given age: Entrants belong to the age group up to the end of the calendar year in which they reach the given age. Example: you are M/W14 the years you turn 13 and 14. Juniors (20 or younger). Open (21 – 34); Masters (turning 35 or older).

Masters are entitled to compete in younger classes down to and including 21. Example: the year you turn 45, you are M/W 45 but can run down in M/W40 or 35 or 21.

Under IOF and OA rules for Oceania, females are permitted to enter male classes.   Any competitor wishing to do this should firstly enter a suitable female class in Eventor and then use the contact form to request the class change.

The age groups offered vary in each respective class: 

Elite classes: M21, W21 

A classes: M10, M12, M14, M16, M18, M20, M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70, M75, M80, M85, M90 W10, W12, W14, W16, W18, W20, W35, W40, W45, W50, W55, W60, W65, W70, W75, W80, W85, W90 

A Short (AS) classes (non- championship): M20, M21, M35, M45, M55, M65, W20, W21, W35, W45, W55, W65

B classes (non- championship): M Junior, M Open, W Junior, W Open, M/W Easy, M/W Very Easy. 

Novice class: M/W10 Novice (for kids aged 10 and younger who would like to go out with a guardian) 

Once entries have closed classes may be merged if the minimum number (three) in any class is not reached.

How to Enter & Important Dates

Entry is available via Eventor.

Standard Entries: From May untill the 2 December 2022
Late Entries: From 3 December until 16 December 2022

Costs

Age is as at 31 December 2023.

Adult: Any person age 21 or over. As well, any person under 21 entering Adult Classes pays Adult Fees.

Junior: Any person under 21 running a Junior Class (i.e. M/W 20 or younger).  

Sub Junior: Any person 12 and under.

Family Rate: A family is defined as a maximum of 2 adults plus any number of their junior or sub-junior dependents. To qualify, all members of the family must be entered at the same time. Family discount - 4th & subsequent family members free entry. The discount will be applied automatically.

Parking Permit Fee: On any day, a parking permit fee may apply per vehicle. If applicable, it will be set out in the Final Bulletin. Any fee charged will go towards the provision of car parking, landowners and local causes.

Entry Fees

Standard Entry FeesAdultJuniorSub-Junior
Oceania Sprint Championships452719
Oceania Middle Championships452719
Oceania Long Championships452719
Oceania Relay Championships301813
Model101010
Hobart Short Series*1596

*Hobart Short Series discount – enter all 6 events for the price of 5.

Late Entry FeesAdultJuniorSub-Junior
Oceania Sprint Championships603624
Oceania Middle Championships603624
Oceania Long Championships603624
Oceania Relay Championships402416
Model Event121212
Hobart Short Series*20129

*Hobart Short Series discount – enter all 6 events for the price of 5.

Entry On The Day

Entry on the day will be available on a limited number of courses. All EOD courses will be non-competitive.

Refund Policy

DatesYou withdraw Covid-19 reasons OR Event is cancelled (see the small print #2)
Up to 2 December 202295%100%
3 December – 16 December 202275%95%
17 December 2022– 6 January 2023At our discretion (see the small print #1)70%
From 7 January 2023At our discretion (see the small print #1)At our discretion

Contact us to apply for a refund up until and including 16 December 2022. After this time, the small print applies:

#1. If you withdraw from 17 December 2022 for reasons other than either Covid-19 reasons or event cancellation, any refund will be at our discretion. You will need to make a written request and set out a compelling reason(s), by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

#2. Covid-19 reasons OR event is cancelled. The refunds in this column will be provided if you withdraw for Covid-19 reasons, OR if any event is cancelled due to any reason beyond our control. Reasons may include (but are not limited to) dangerous weather conditions, wildfire,
restrictions due to Covid-19 or because travel restrictions are in place due to Covid-19, and as a result your attendance is not reasonably possible. You will need to make a written request by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.