Oceania Orienteering Championships kick off the new year

The first regional championships of 2023 begin as early as a week into the new year, when the Oceania Orienteering Championships start on Saturday.

All races take place on Tasmania – the opening sprint on university campus ground in Launceston and the following forest distances in the eucalypt forests around St Helens in the northeastern corner of the island.

The OCC will be the first regional championships in Oceania since the pandemic and in total, more than 550 participants from 13 different nations will join the races across all classes.

OOC program:
Saturday 7 Jan. –  Sprint
Monday 9 Jan. – Long
Wednesday 11 Jan. – Middle
Thursday 12 Jan. – Relay

All three individual races are World Ranking Events.

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Photo: Australia’s Aston Key during the WOC 2022 Sprint qualification. By William Hollowell