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Urban Enduro

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 12 February 2014, 9:57 AM  
Heads Up - Watch for more info...

The Urban Enduro 2014 is to be held in Wellington City from the 25th to the 27th of April.

The Urban Enduro will be New Zealands first urban orienteering event using "enduro" course planning concepts with timed and untimed sections. These will allow competitors to make full use at high speed of technical navigation areas in the city centre and urban fringe.

The Urban Enduro will take competitors on three unique journeys around Wellington. Each day competitors can expect up to 60 minutes of race speed orienteering challenges, within a journey of several hours that will encompass some of the scenic highlights of our Capital city. There will be moments for extreme downhill orienteering and wickedly confusing urban navigation madness, but also moments for refuelling at a cafe or sitting on the beach with your friends and rivals.

The Urban Enduro will make use of several amazing areas new to orienteering, as well as those used once before for the New Zealand World Cup sprint races in 2013, and other more established local areas. The vision of the Urban Enduro organisers is to have the entirety of the natural "ampitheatre" of Wellington mapped to International Sprint Distance specifications.

Show Profile  mas Posted: 24 March 2014, 2:17 PM  
Are any more details available for this event? In particular, I'd like to know what time it starts on Friday 25 April.

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 25 March 2014, 2:12 PM  
The Urban Enduro will be starting Friday afternoon around 2pm and finishing Sunday morning around 11am...it will be an early start on Sunday.

We have also decided to add a "family ticket" to help out orienteering families where parents do all that awesome work driving their kids around to the best sport in the world...and want to go for a run themselves.

Show Profile  Jamie Posted: 16 April 2014, 8:38 PM  
Hi all, just letting people know that the Urban Enduro has been cancelled due to low entries. People that entered have been personally advised. We will be learning from this and looking to see what other opportunities we can provide on this fantastic sprint orienteering terrain.

Show Profile  pete s Posted: 18 April 2014, 5:27 PM  
That's a bugger Jamie - sounded a great concept, so would love to see it running another time.... Good on you for getting the idea going :-)

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 11 October 2014, 10:26 AM  
Don't give up on the idea Jamie. Could be run on an ordinary weekend, in fact a one-dayer would be fine.

Show Profile  gartley Posted: 13 October 2014, 10:51 AM  
ANZAC weekend is a difficult weekend for people to commit to. Might be better on a weekend which isn't a holiday.

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