Wellington Orienteering Club

OMax Competition Details



Afterwork Park Orienteering Series


What is O-Max?

It’s orienteering in local parks, designed for maximum spectator enjoyment. It’s fast action packed racing - where every second counts. He who hesitates is lost! Also provided is a beginner’s course (with assistance) for newcomers – no excuse not to bring your friends, they can watch and learn.

This O-Max series is made up of six races in Wellington and Hutt Valley parks. It’s sprint-distance orienteering with innovations regularly introduced. Up to six start at once with courses split into loops. Pre-marked colour maps. Loops and ‘Wild Card’ controls, Instant results.

When is it?

O-MAX 2015 runs after work during February and March. Mass starts are from 6:00 pm. Beginner Yellow course (1-2 km) are available between 6 -7pm.

Season ticket

Enter all 6 races for the price of 5, by paying up at the first event. Or enter on the night (by 6pm, while maps last).

White/yellow courses enter on the night.


Web site:  http:// http://wellingtonorienteering.org.nz/omax

Event Info: http://www.orienteering.org.nz/events/

Series organiser: Rob Collier Ph 04 477 0352. 

Email:  drrob@xtra.co.nz


Tue 10 Feb (OHV): Run Rabbit - Maungaraki

Wed 18 Feb (WOC): Botanical Gardins

Thu 26 Feb (OHV): Days Bay

Tue 3 Mar (WOC): Teachers College, Karori

Wed 11 Mar (OHV): Maidstone Park (tbc)

Thu 19 Mar (WOV): Waterfront (TBC)

For more location details see http://www.orienteering.org.nz/events/


O-Max-2015 - the fineprint.

Prizes for the series winners will be $50 Open Men and Women, $30 Veteran Men and Women and $20 School (Year 11 and below) boys and girls. No prize will be awarded if there is no competitor who has completed 3 events.

Your points are your placing in class (DNF is last plus 1, DNS is last plus 3)

Count your best 4 scores, lowest wins. Course planner may count best other result in series for his/her event.

There are no prizes for the yellow grade.

Just in case clause: If anything prevents a fair competition, the WOA OY

Complaint procedure may be used. The organisers may use “best other result”

or count fewer than 4 results for the prizes.


Entry fee

$6 per event open/veteran $3 school student in School boys/girls classes.

Season Ticket: Enter all six events for the cost of five; that is $30 open/veteran or $15 school student.



Open Men and Women

Veteran (age 40+ on or before December 31 2015) Men and women

School Students year 11 and below, Boys and Girls (shorter O-Max course)