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Entries via EnterO for KB24 are finalised only after payment has been received. In case you have entered but not paid yet, payment is possible via deposit from a New Zealand bank account into the Nelson Orienteering Club bank account 03-0703-0347318-00 with the following information from your confirmation email:

  • Reference = your entry key
  • Code = KBGB
  • Particulars: = your Surname

The entrant list in EnterO shows all competitors. If your name is not included in this list, you have not entered.

Event fees

Members of any orienteering club in the world can compete, and standard event fees apply. If you’d like to compete but you are not a member of an orienteering club, you are still very welcome, but an additional fee per race will be added.

Standard event fees

Standard fees are available until Friday 10/05/2024.

Middle, 1/6/24Long, 2/6/24Sprint, 3/6/24
Senior Age 21 and over45.0045.0030.00
JuniorAge 20 and under
or full time student
  • All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include GST
  • Non-orienteering club members: additional $10 Senior / $5 Junior per race
  • There is a standard family fee maximum of $400 for 2 Seniors and any number of Juniors / children normally resident at the same address
  • SportIdent Air+ card (SIAC) hire available for $6 per race. Lost or broken hired SIAC will incur a charge of $120 to cover the cost of a replacement. Cheaper standard SI card hire available for $3 per race. Lost or broken hired standard SI cards will incur a charge of $50 to cover the cost of a replacement.
  • Payment is by credit card (preferred option) or bank deposits (from a New Zealand-based bank account). Potential refunds are faster when payment is made by credit card
  • The entry fee does not include any form of insurance, including any medical or travel insurance
  • Nelson Orienteering Club members volunteering during this event are promised free entry for each day they are volunteering. This proved so popular that NOC currently has enough volunteers to run the event. If you are a NOC member and very keen to volunteer, please contact event coordinator Annemarie (kbgb2024@gmail.com) to discuss options.

Entry queries

  • There is no opportunity for ‘entries on the day’.
  • There are a small number of Southern hemisphere thumb compasses available for hire, at $10 for the whole weekend (cash on the day), strictly on a first-come-first-served basis. Please notify the organisation via email at kbgb2024@gmail.com to have one set aside for you.
  • If you have to withdraw from or make changes regarding your entry information (changes to SI numbers, email address, grades or start time requests), please notify the organisation as soon as possible using the kbgb2024@gmail.com.
  • Please email kbgb2024@gmail.com with any additional entry queries or questions not covered.

Refund policy

Individual participants

  • If you have to withdraw from KBGB2024 for whatever reason, please notify the organisation as soon as possible via email. Notifications sent after the event will not be taken into consideration.
  • Refund of 100% of fees paid with withdrawals prior to standard entry fee closing date (Friday 10/05/2024).
  • Refund of 75% of fees paid for withdrawals after standard entry fee date and before Friday 17/05/2024.
  • Withdrawals after 17/05/2024 will not be refunded.
  • All refunds will be processed within two weeks after the King’s Birthday event completion.
  • Nelson Orienteering Club cannot take liability for any financial loss associated with travel or accommodation cancellation.

Event cancellation

(Partial) cancellation of the event will occur in conditions that are too dangerous for safe competition (like fire risk, extreme weather or an earthquake) or the death of a competitor or spectator. Should any of the events need to be cancelled, this information will be posted on the event website and the Nelson Orienteering Club Facebook page as soon as possible. An email will also be sent to all participants using the email address they provided as part of their entry as soon as practical after the decision is taken.

The organisers will endeavour to refund as much of the (partial) entry fee as possible, taking into account any sunk costs.


Nelson Orienteering Club’s volunteers aim to deliver KB24 in a safe manner. Key guideline is the safety of our volunteers, competitors, and supporters. Please operate within your own comfort zone, do not take unnecessary risks, and take responsibility for your own and others’ safety.



CourseMenWomenOpenScaleClimb (m)Length (km)ControlsDifficulty
1M20E, M21E1:10,0002204.725Red
2W20E, W21E1:10,0002003.819Red
7aM21AS, M40ASW50A1:7,5001352.714Red
8aW21AS, W40AS1:7,500702.011Red
9M80A, M90AW70A, W80A, W90A1:5,000501.610Red
10JBA, SBB1:7,5001352.914Orange
11aJGA, SGB1:7,5001102.612Orange
11bRec Orange1:7,5001302.915Orange
12M12A, JBBW12A, JGBRec Yellow1:5,000652.110Yellow
Rec White


Please keep in mind: although the actual course length is not very long, the terrain is very steep and rugged.

Climb (m)Difficulty
1M20E, M21E1:10,000319.0480Red
2W20E, W21E1:10,000217.3400Red
7M21AS, M40AS, M60AW50A1:7,500185.0220Red
8aW21AS, W40AS, W60A1:7,500153.8150Red
9M80A, M90AW70A, W80A, W90A1:5,000103.480Red
10JBA, SBB1:7,500154.9230Orange
11aJGA, SGB1:7,500164.9220Orange
11bRec Orange1:7,500164.8220Orange
12M12A, JBBW12A, JGBRec Yellow1:5,000113.080Yellow
Rec White


CourseMenWomenOpenScaleNo. controlsLength (km)Map layoutsDifficulty
1SBA, M20E, M21E1:4,000363.43Hard
2SGA, W20E, W21E1:4,000343.23Hard
3M21A, M40A, M50A1:3,000312.93Hard
4JBAW21A, W40A, W50A1:3,000272.63Hard
6M21AS, M60A, M70AW21AS, W60A1:2,000211.92Hard
7M80A, M90AW70A, W80A, W90A1:2,000171.41Hard
8SBBSGBRec Orange1:3,000201.71Moderate
9M12A, JBBW12A, JGBRec Yellow1:2,000201.31Moderate
10M10AW10ARec White,

Difficulty level explained

Each of the Middle and Long courses are available at four different difficulty levels, indicated by colour. This makes it possible to organise an event for the country’s elite runners, while at the same time catering for any other level of experience. The text below explains the different difficulty levels, from ‘easy’ (white) to ‘hard’ (red).

Sprint courses also have different difficutly level, indicated with the words ‘easy’ to ‘hard’, but do not use the colour system.

White courses:

  • White courses must follow drawn linear features (tracks, fences, streams, distinct vegetation boundaries, etc.).
  • A control site must be placed at decision points (e.g. turning points such as a track junction, or a change in the type of linear feature – from following a track to following a stream).
  • All control markers must be visible from the approach side.
  • Where the course has to deviate from the handrail feature (e.g. to cross through a forest block), the route must be marked all the way with tape until a new handrail feature is reached.
  • The Start Triangle must be on a linear feature. If no such feature is available, then there must be a taped route all the way from the start to a linear feature (i.e. the first control).
  • Compass use is limited to map orientation only.
  • No route choice is offered. Doglegs are permitted.

Yellow courses:

  • Control sites must be on or visible from drawn linear features (tracks, fences, streams, distinct vegetation boundaries, etc.) but preferably not at turning points. This gives the opportunity to follow handrails or to cut across-country (i.e. limited route choice).
  • Control sites must be visible from the approach side by any reasonable route.
  • Compass use is limited to rough directional navigation.
  • Contour recognition is not required for navigation but simple contour features may be used for control sites.
  • Doglegs are permitted.

Orange courses:

  • The course should have route choice with prominent attack points near the control sites and/or catching features less than 100 m behind.
  • Control sites may be fairly small point features and the control markers need not necessarily be visible from the attack point. Exit from the control must not be the same as the entry (doglegs are not permitted).
  • Simple navigation by contours and rough compass with limited distance estimation required.
  • The use of a chain of prominent features as “stepping stones” is encouraged.

Red courses:

  • Navigation must be as difficult as possible with small contour and point features as preferred control sites (no obvious attack points, no handrails, etc.). Control sites should be placed in areas rich in detail.
  • Route choice should be an important element in most legs.
  • Doglegs are not permitted.
  • For older age classes, extra care must be taken so that navigation is still technically difficult, but the terrain androute choices are less physically challenging. Courses should avoid, to the extent possible, excessive climb, high fences or fences that are difficult to cross, steep erosion gullies and rough terrain that is physically challenging to get through.