All events and classes are pre-entry only, and entries have now closed.

Pricing and payment

EventSenior rate (aged 21 or older)Junior rate (aged 20 or younger)
Sprint distance $35.00$25.00
Long distance$45.00$35.00
Middle distance$45.00$35.00

The family rate for an event is capped at a maximum of two seniors and three juniors. We are also able to offer discounts to members of Orienteering Wellington, Orienteering Hutt Valley and Red Kiwis who help out with events at Nationals 2020. Find out more.

If you are entering from within New Zealand, please follow the bank transfer payment instructions when you submit your entry. Overseas entrants, and only overseas entrants, may pay their entry fee in cash on the day.


Full refunds for entry fees will be available up until closure of entries. As the event takes place using our Level 2 plan without the relay, then any relay entries already paid will be refunded or transferred to the Sprint, as you prefer. Unfortunately, Orienteering Wellington cannot take liability for any loss associated with travel or accommodation cancellation. 

Competitors who need to withdraw due to illness will get a full refund of their entry fees.

Notes on classes

  • Competitors are divided into classes according to their sex and age. Women may compete in men’s classes.
  • Competitors aged 20 or younger (juniors) are eligible to run in each class up to the end of the calendar year in which they reach the given age. They are entitled to compete in older classes up to and including 21.
  • Competitors aged 21 or older (seniors) are eligible to run in each class from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the given age. They are entitled to compete in younger classes down to and including 21.
  • The main competition classes are called W21 and M21, for women and men respectively. All age groups of competitors are eligible to enter the 21 year age class.
  • Classes may further be subdivided on skill into E (Elite for 21 age class only) A and B grades which indicate degree of difficulty.
  • Classes and grades may be altered or merged at the organisers’ discretion, for example if a class does not attract enough entrants.

Other notes

  • SI Air+ contactless punching will be on for all events and all classes. You can use a SIAC or a normal SI card.
  • To ensure fairness, your start time in an event will be determined by the grade you decide to enter. Specific start time requests can only be considered for parents of young children who may need split starts, and event officials including volunteers. This policy is in accordance with the ONZ Foot Orienteering rules (rule 12.3).
  • MW10N is an open, non-competitive class for children who may be shadowed by their parents or care-givers.
  • Open Easy is an open class with easy (yellow level) navigation.
  • Open Very Easy is an open class with very easy (white level) navigation.

Jump to the class list for an event: Sprint, Long Distance, Middle Distance, Relay.

NZ Long Distance Championships

Saturday 24 October 2020 – Parewanui, Santoft Forest

  • Start times from 10.30am.
  • Terrain: Mature pine forest on sand dunes with some areas of younger trees.
  • Map scales: 1:10000, 1:7500 and 1:5000 with 2.5m contours.
  • Planner: Jamie Stewart
  • Controller: Bill Edwards
  • B grades may be amalgamated if the number of entries is too low.

NZ Middle Distance Championships

Sunday 25 October 2020 – Waitarere North West – Waitarere Forest

  • Start times from 10.30am.
  • Terrain: Mature pine forest and macrocarpa on sand dunes.
  • Map scales: 1:10000, 1:7500, 1:5000 with 2.5m contours.
  • Planner: Yvette Baker
  • Controller: Malcolm Ingham

Courses and classes for middle and long distance

CourseMenWomenWinning time (long)Winning time (middle)Technical level
1M21E 10035Red
2M20A M21A M35AW21E75*35Red
3M18A M40A M45A 6033Red
4 W20A W21A W35A5533Red
4aM50A 5533Red
5M16A M21ASW40A W45A5030Red
5aM55A 5030Red
7 W16A W21AS4527Red
7aM40AS M65AW55A4527Red
8M70A M75AW40AS W60A W65A4527Red
9M80AW70A W75A4527Red
10M85AW80A W85A4525Red
11M14A M16B M18B M20B M21B W21B W20B4525Orange
12M40BW14A W16B W18B W40B 4022Orange
13M12A M14B
Open Easy
W12A W14B
Open Easy
14M10A M12B MW10N            
Open Very Easy
W10A W12B MW10N
Open Very Easy
* median time on course

NZ Sprint Distance Championships

Monday 26 October 2020 – Horowhenua Showgrounds – Levin

  • Start times from 10.30am.
  • Terrain: Horowhenua AP&I Showgrounds and neighbouring schools.
  • Map scales: 1:4000 and 1:3000 with 2m contours.
  • Planner: Simon Teesdale
  • Controller: Alan Horn

Courses and classes for sprint distance

1M21E M20  
2M16 M18W21E W20
3M21A M35 M40 M45W16 W18
4 W21A W35 W40 W45
4aM55 M60W50
5aM65 M70W55 W60
6 W21AS
6aM75W65 W70
7M80 M85W75 W80
8M14 M21BW14 W21B
Open EasyOpen Easy
10M10 W10 
Estimated winning times: 12-15 minutes, all courses.

NZ Relay Championships

As we are operating under the COVID-19 level 2 plan, this event has been replaced by the Sprint.

  • Existing relay entries can be transferred to the sprint or refunded as you prefer.

Discounts for volunteers

Orienteering Wellington invites members froms Orienteering Wellington, Orienteering Hutt Valley and Red Kiwis to help with tasks such as start procedures, assisting at registration, collecting controls, and more. In return for your hard work, we can offer you a discount on your registration.

If you are happy to help—even if for only part of the weekend—then email us and we will send you a discount code for your entry.