Our annual beginners event in Donadea Forest Park takes place this coming Sunday 26th January, with starts available from 11am to 1am. We hope to have the entrance barrier raised from 10:00am to 12:30am to facilitate free entry to the park for the event. The toilets in the forest park will also be open for the event.
Whether you are a complete novice, a family, or a seasoned veteran, there is a course to suit. The adventure is suitable for families or beginners. The Medium course is suitable for experienced orienteers and adult beginners and improvers who are can cope with off track forest running/walking. The Long course is suitable for adult improvers and experienced who are good at map reading and compass
Specifically, Eileen has three courses planned as follows:
* Adventure (2.8km)
* Medium (5.3km)
* Long (8km)
We will also have a small maze setup near the start/finish for people to try their skill at micro-scale orienteering.
Entry fees are the usual:
* Child/Student/Unwaged/OAP €5 (€4 for CNOC members)
* Adult €8 (€7 for CNOC members)
* Family €20. (€15 for CNOC members)
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!
If you\'re not a member of a club, and would like to join CNOC on the day, we\'re offering free membership for the first year (its only €7 a year per adult after that anyways - full rates on cnoc.ie)
If you are planning on bringing a group, it would be useful to contact us ahead of time, so we can ensure we print enough maps, etc.
There will be refreshments after the finish, and in an effort to save on waste plastic, we\'d encourage everyone to bring their own cups for refreshments afterwards. We\'ll also accept plastic map bags back for future re-use.