2024 ORIENTEERING SPRINT SERIES registration is now Closed

Before your child commits to this sport please read the very important information below. 

If you have any questions or require additional information about Orienteering, please email our Sports Department.

Orienteering sprint series Information

General Information

The Sprint Series is a fun competition and it’s a format the students enjoy, fast yet challenging and over relatively quickly. This will be excellent preparation for the North Harbour event later in the term.

The winner of the series in each grade is based on the best 4 out of 5 events with points being given as a % against the winner’s time (1000 to the winner). The runners carry a type of transponder called an ecard which records their time at each control. Controls must be visited in the correct order. It’s not possible to cheat as the transponder knows the order of the course.

Event times, dates & venue

Event start time

Events will start around 3.30pm, rain, hail or shine. The last competitors should finish about 5.30pm or just after.

Event dates & venue

Thursday 22 February – Pinehurst School

Thursday 29 February – Long Bay College

Thursday 7 March – Takapuna Grammar/Belmont Intermediate

Thursday 14 March – Orewa College

Thursday 21 March – Rangitoto College

Sprint Series Final

Sunday 7 April 2024

Morning event at TBC – First start at 10am

Afternoon Event at TBC – First start at 1:30pm

Year 8’s please note: The week you are at camp you should be back in time to still compete. 


The cost for participation is $50, regardless of how many events you attend. Once you have registered, there will be no refunds if you don’t end up going.


Registration for 2024 is now Closed.

Register via the NX Online Shop

2024 registrations close: Tuesday 13 February – 3pm

Full (non-refundable) payment will be required at time of registration. See Fees for more information.

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Students will need to organise their own transport to and from the events. 

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