Australian Schools Relay Championships and Macca’s Maze Public Event

Maccas Maze - Map Excerpt

Maccas Maze – Map Excerpt

The event arena for the Australian Schools Relay Championships will be the same as for the individual races held on the previous day although on a different map.  Previous versions of the Wild Deer Sands and Timber Tops maps can be viewed here and here. The location to the east of Bungendore (see map here) is only a short drive from Canberra. Some photos of the area here

A public event, Macca’s Maze, will be held following the schools relay races.

Details of the event can be found below and also in the event program booklet.  Note that a hard copy of the latter will be in your registration bag at the carnival so please use the electronic version before your arrival.

Classes on offer
Senior Boys, Senior Girls, Junior Boys, Junior Girls
Entry Fees: All competitors $13.00.  Other fees relating to the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships will be charged separately.
Entries are closed.

Macca’s Maze (Public race after Schools Championships, with individual courses and mini mass Starts)
Classes on offer
Hard1-Men, Hard2-Men, Hard3-Men, Mod1-Men, Mod2-Men, Easy-Men, VeryEasy-Men
Women: Hard1-Women, Hard2-Women, Hard3-Women, Mod1-Women, Mod2-Women, Easy-Women, VeryEasy-Women
Entry Fees: Adults $17.00, Junior $11.00, Sub-Junior $6.00, and Family Discount.
No Enter-on-the-day.
Entries are closed.

 ASOC Relays & Macca’s Maze – Wednesday 2nd October
Course Classes Distance
1 Senior Boys 5.4 135 22 Hard
2 Senior Girls 4.3 100 18 Hard
3 Junior Boys 4.5 90 19 Moderate
4 Junior Girls 3.4 65 15 Moderate
5 Hard1-Men, Hard1-Women 5.4 130 20 Hard
6 Hard2-Men, Hard2-Women 4.2 95 17 Hard
7 Hard3-Men, Hard2-Women 3.6 65 16 Hard
8 Mod1-Men, Mod1-Women 4.6 95 19 Moderate
9 Mod2-Men, Mod2-Women 3.5 65 16 Moderate
10 Easy-Men, Easy-Women 2.9 70 14 Easy
11 VeryEasy-Men, VeryEasy-Women 2.2 40 14 Very Easy

Further information about these events

Event 5 – Australian Schools Relay Championships

Event 6 – Public Event – Macca’s Maze

Wednesday 2nd October

Location: near Bungendore

Map: previous maps covering area – Timber Tops. Map Scale 1:10,000, Contour interval 5m

Course Planner: Grant McDonald

Controller: Phoebe Dent

Day Organiser: Heather McDonald

Supporting Club: Bushflyers

Landowner: We are grateful to the landowner, Ennio Morello ‘Timber Tops’, for the use of this area for these events.

Terrain Notes: The majority of the terrain is open spur gully forest with areas of open and semi-open land. The main point features are scattered termite mounds and log piles. The area is gently undulating or moderately steep. There is only one road through the area but there are numerous smaller tracks, ranging from well formed to indistinct. The fences bound the area. There are cows grazing in the forest and you might come across them while competing.

Directions to the event: Travel east from Canberra to Bungendore. Follow the Kings Highway towards Braidwood for approximately 13 km. Turn left and enter ‘Timber Tops’ property and follow farm road to parking. Allow 50 minutes travel from the centre of Canberra.

Safety information for leaving the event: On departure, it is not safe to turn right towards Canberra as traffic is travelling at highway speed in both directions and there is an overtaking lane coming from the west below the crest of the hill. It is strongly recommended that you turn left onto the highway, travelling a short distance further east along the King’s Highway until you are able to execute a safe U-turn.

Parking: as directed in the paddocks beside the farm road

Assembly: approximately 250m from parking

Event Arena Map:

ASOC Relay and Macca's Maze Arena Map

ASOC Relay and Macca’s Maze Arena Map

Catering: ‘Here’s the Coffee’ will provide tea, coffee, cakes, muffins, egg & bacon rolls

First aid: St John Ambulance will be in attendance.

Toilets: Port-a-loos adjacent to parking.

Spectator viewing:  Competitors in the Schools Relay will be visible from the arena at various stages of their courses. There is a common spectator control for all courses to the east of the arena, plus competitors will pass through a taped route on the southern edge of the arena before a final loop, which is approximately 700m in length. This is the only warning that second and third leg runners will have of their previous leg runner.

Out of Bounds/ warm-up areas: All forested areas are out of bounds. Limited warm up will be available in the arena or on the walk from the parking.

Walk to start directions: The Start is in the arena.

Start times: (Schools Relay) Briefing for all competitors at 9:45am, mass start for first leg runners at 10:00am, second mass start for all remaining runners at 12:00 noon, (Public Event) wave starts from 1:30pm (see below)

Course closure: (Schools Relay) at 1:30pm, (Public Event) at 4:00pm

Special information: The format of the public event is a ‘One Person – One Leg Relay’ with a number of mass starts of small groups. Looping will be used on hard and moderate courses to split runners. Competitors will be called up 4 minutes before their nominated start time.

Water: will be available on the courses and at the finish.

Enter on Day: none