ALL RACO EVENTS SUSPENDED FOR NOW !
SA ORIENTEERING CHAMPS 2020 CANCELLED
Message from the organising Club, Rand Orienteering Club (ROC) :
Given the current situation in the country due to the Covid19 pandemic and after discussions with the SAOF, we regret to announce that the 2020 SA Orienteering Championships, scheduled for 25-27th September in Graskop, have been cancelled.
Even if the lockdown was to be eased in the near future, there is insufficient time for us to properly plan and organise the event. In addition, we do not know the extent to which orienteers would be willing to attend the event if it were to take place, especially give the large proportion of “older” competitors.
We have indicated to the SAOF that we are willing to host the 2021 SA Championships in the areas which were to be used for the 2020 SA Championships and we look forward to hosting you in Graskop in September 2021 if they accept our offer.
Surely a new 'normal' will emerge and Orienteers will adapt, as humans are apt to do.
With the veld in our blood (and sometimes the other way round !), we'll be back....
Keep these scenes in mind and chin up !
WHAT IS ORIENTEERING ?
Orienteering is an outdoor adventure activity, which involves finding your way around a course in the terrain using a detailed map and some common sense.
Participants leave the starting point at regular intervals and must find their way to several checkpoints, set-out at various features in the area and return to the finish, after visiting each checkpoint. Much like a treasure hunt. The competitor with the shortest elapsed time on each course, is declared the winner.
The activity can be enjoyed by adults and children - old and young - fit or unfit. As you set your own pace walking or running - it is ideal recreation for individuals or groups. Families are welcome to try Orienteering, going round the course together.
The length of an Orienteering course varies from 1 km with six to ten controls for beginners, up to about 10 km for the more adventurous. The challenge is yours !.