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Donadea Come-And-Try-It Event - Sun Jan 29th

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Our annual beginners event in Donadea Forest Park takes place this coming Sunday 29th Jan , with starts available from 10.30am to 1pm. The forest barrier will be open from 10am until 12:45pm to facilitate free entry to the park.

Composting toilets  will be available near the Carpark. Please bring your own hand sanitiser.

Whether you are a complete novice, a family, or a seasoned veteran, there is a course to suit. The Adventure Course (all on tracks) is suitable for families or beginners. The Medium course is suitable for experienced orienteers and adult beginners and improvers who can cope with off track forest running/walking. The Long course is suitable for adult improvers and experienced people who are good at map reading and compass  skills.

Three (3) courses are planned as follows:

  • Adventure (3.1km)
  • Medium (5.2km)
  • Long (7.6km)

SIAC will be enabled.

Entry fees are the usual:

  • Adults: €8 / person
  • Children: €4 / child
  • Student: €5 / student
  • Unwaged: €5 / person
  • OAP: €5 / person
  • Family Discount: €20 (Maximum of 2 Adults and no more than 6 family members / family)

As with all recent events, entry via this online entry system only. There will be no entry on the day. If you need to hire an SI card, we also rent them for €2, to be returned at the finish. Lost cards cost €40 to replace!

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hi i can't enter for this and there's no closing date in the text above  ?   Also no Entry on the day isnt really fair and it completely turns off day trippers who want to take an interest in the sport , numbers are low enough as it is , its not the world champs 

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Results are online now for the event at Donadea today - many thanks to all who came along. A special mention to Scott Fealy from Kilcock, who gave up his own run to come to the aid of a young mountain biker who had a tumble - well done!

One of the controls (212) was acting a bit erratically, but I was able to replace it during the event and fix anyone impacted by it in the results afterwards. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Regarding entry on the day - we do usually end up taking a small number of entries on the day, and we generally agree - it's time to return to accepting them generally. Thankfully there's the option of accepting both online entries and extra people who turn up on the day. 




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