Programme

Thu
Nov
2
Entries Open
Fri
Mar
9
Entries Close (standard fees)
Fri
Mar
16
Late Entries Close
Fri
Mar
30
Afternoon
Sprint
University of Auckland
World ranking event
Sat
Mar
31
Morning
Long
Hedley Dunes
World ranking event
Sun
Apr
1
Morning
Middle
Temu Road
 
 
 
Evening
Prizegiving, dinner, social and mystery micro sprint event.
Mon
Apr
2
Morning
Relay
Temu Road

Event Locations

Sprint

The sprint will be held on The University of Auckland’s City Campus – a maze of university buildings, on multiple levels, set in undulating park-like surroundings with some formal gardens. This map was used in 2017 for the WMOC Sprint final.

Long Distance, Middle distance and Relay

These events are being run in Woodhill Forest, an extensive commercial exotic forest and recreation area northwest of the city. The terrain is similar for all three races. The forest is mostly radiata pine planted on undulating to moderately steep sand-dune terrain, with good runnability. There are also small pockets of native New Zealand bush with reduced visibility and runnability, and a coastal strip that contains more intricate dune systems and variable vegetation including some rough open areas and some areas of windblown sand. There is a network of widely spaced forestry roads and some motorbike tracks, but otherwise there are few paths.

The distance from central Auckland to the forest events is over 50km, and there is no public transport to this area. Competitors will require their own private transport. The long distance WRE event will be run on the map used in 2017 for the WMOC long distance final. The Middle distance and relay (not WRE’s) will be held on the maps used for WMOC 2017 long distance qualifiers.