SummerNav Information

 

With New Zealand now operating under a RED Covid setting SummerNav will return to be run as it was in December last year. Please read below

IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU MUST READ before coming to SummerNav

  1. EVERYONE attending these events must be fully Covid vaccinated, exempt or ineligible for vaccination
  2. Anyone unwell, who has been in contact with someone with Covid, or is awaiting a test result may not attend
  3. EVERYONE attending must PRE-ENTER, even if not buying a map, and pay online – there will be no registration open at the event as the numbers will be limited.
  4. You will be required to show your Vaccine certificate before collecting your map
  5. You must Scan the Covid QR code or record your details on a sheet of paper before collecting your map
  6. You must only approach the event centre/start area when you are ready to start. Stay in your car or well away from the event until you are ready
  7. You must leave the area immediately you finish
  8. You are asked to wear a mask at all times including in the start chute (you can take it off when you start to run)

NEWCOMERS

If you have questions please email auckoc@gmail.com or phone Joanna on 021 1153727 and we will talk you through what to do before you come. Under RED we cannot help you at the event.

HOW TO ENTER

You must pre enter and pay online. There are 2 separate time ranges to choose from to ensure the numbers are limited at any one time. Once the limit is met you will be unable to enter. EVERYONE attending must pre-enter, regardless of whether you are taking a map, as the number restriction applies to anyone there. Payment is still by map but everyone attending must be recorded, including young children.   

To ensure we keep the 2 time pods separate you must begin your course during the time slot you entered for. Should you be heading for the earlier time slot and not make it on time you need to go online and re-enter for the later time slot to ensure we do not exceed numbers. There will be no starts during the 15 minute break between the 2 time slots to keep the two pods separate.

AT THE EVENT

To prevent close contact and to ensure we do not exceed the numbers allowed in the area at one time you must go straight to the start chute when you arrive, scan the QR code or sign in, show your vaccine pass, collect your map and start your course. Ensure you always keep at least 1 metre from anyone else. Move right away from the start once you have your map. If you want to pause to look at your map, please do so away from the start chute and start triangle, which will be in front of the maps. Make sure you come with something to carry your phone and car keys on your course.  There will be no place to leave them

TIMING

Where possible timing will be done using MapRun on your phone – this is JUST for the start and finish – MapRun will not be activated at the controls. To get this to work, however, a dummy control is needed so your phone should record the start and immediately a control (you don’t need to do anything special). It will not respond again until you finish. The QR code for the event ‘course’ will be at your course map box. Scan it, get the course up in MapRun, pick up your map and push go to start. If your phone is not an Iphone you may need to find the event and course in MapRun as usual. If you have not previously used MapRun please READ HERE. For those not wanting to use MapRun timing you can record your time on your watch or write your start time on your map (there will be a pen at the start) and again at the finish. Those not using MapRun timing who want their time recorded in the results will need to send in their time once home (we will have a link to a google form for this on the web).

AROUND THE COURSE

Controls will be out as usual but there will be no clip cards and no punching at the control (parents, please advise children of this). You simply have to sight the control. Please ensure you keep at least 1m distance from anyone else in the park during your run. Please leave the event area as soon as you have finished your run. Return to your car or arrange to meet family or friends away from the event.

Thank you for your cooperation. These events can only be held if we comply with the government and landowner requirements.

Information below as it was for Dec 2021

On the night SummerNav is back - BUT with STRICT COVID restrictions

However, in order to be able to hold these events we have to adhere to Covid guidelines. Please read below

IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU MUST READ before coming to a SummerNav event

  1. EVERYONE attending these events must be fully Covid vaccinated, exempt or ineligible for vaccination
  2. Anyone unwell, who has been in contact with someone with Covid or is awaiting a test result may not attend
  3. Everyone attending must pre enter, even if not buying a map, and pay online – there will be no registration open at the event
  4. You will be required to show your vaccination certificate before collecting your map
  5. You must scan the Covid QR code or record your details on a sheet of paper before collecting your map
  6. You must only approach the event centre/start area when you are ready to start – stay in your car or well away from the event until you are ready.
  7. You must leave the area immediately you finish
  8. You are asked to wear a mask when not on your course

 

How it will work – the courses will be the same but how it works is rather different!! 
  1. EVERYONE must pre enter, online, before attending (link for each event will go up on the website). There will be 2 separate time ranges, both with a limit on the numbers that can come. Once the limit is meet you will be unable to enter. EVERYONE attending the event MUST BE PRE-ENTERED – irrespective of whether they are taking a map or just going around with someone else. Payment is still by map but we MUST HAVE A RECORD OF EVERYONE THERE, INCLUDING YOUNG CHILDREN. All payment must be done online. There will be no registration open at the event (the campermatic will not be manned). You can pay by the event or purchase a season ticket. We are keeping the price of these as normal as many people have been doing the MapRun SummerNav events but we will also make these tickets valid for the Autumn night street events. The MapRun events that have already been held will still be available for you to do at any time and the week after each of the upcoming SummerNav events has occurred the courses will be made available as MapRun events.
  2. As we must limit numbers in an area and prevent close contact you are asked to not stand around anywhere near the event. If you are meeting friends before or after your run do so well away from where the start and finish are. When you come to the area you must go straight to the start chute, keeping 1 metre distance from anyone already there. If there happens to be a queue when you arrive, please wait back until people ahead have moved on. In the chute everyone MUST SHOW THEIR VACCINATION CERTIFICATE for verification, scan the Covid QR code (or sign if you can’t scan), collect a map for your course from the map boxes and then immediately go through the start. If you want to study your map you must start first and then move well away. As for most people your Covid certificate and QR code scanner are on your phone so come prepared to carry this around with you – also your car keys but we will put a basket at the door of the campermatic if you want to leave them there (unattended)!
  3. Timing, where possible will be done using MapRun on your phone – this is JUST for the start and finish – MapRun will not be activated at the controls. To get this to work, however, a dummy control is needed so your phone should record the start and immediately a control (you don’t need to do anything special). It will not respond again until you finish. The QR code for the event ‘course’ will be at your course map box. Scan it, get the course up in MapRun, pick up your map and push go to start. If you have not previously used MapRun please READ HERE.  For those not wanting to use MapRun timing you can record your time on your watch or write your start time on your map (there will be a pen at the start) and again at the finish. Those not using MapRun timing who want their time recorded will need to send in their results once home (we will have a link to a google sheet for this on the web). To go in the spot prize draw for a small gift you will need to enter a result before 10pm.

  4. Around the course – Controls will be out as usual but there will be no clip cards and no punching at the control (parents, please advise children of this). You simply have to sight the control. Please ensure you keep at least 1m distance from anyone else in the park during your run.

We are sorry that this all sounds somewhat complicated and much more formal than SummerNav should be but we either ensure that we are following the rules or we cannot hold orienteering at all. Also, we need to be sure that EVERYONE who comes along, competitors and club volunteers organising this for you, know they will be in a safe environment and able to enjoy orienteering once again.

 

SummerNav Season tickets

Seasons tickets that cover the whole of the SummerNav season are again available this year. We are undertaking to provide season of 17 events, running in whatever format we can, depending on COVID restrictions at the time. There is a new event each week, either able to be done using MapRun whenever you like during the week, or a specific time event depending on restrictions operating.

Seasons tickets are available equivalent to the cost of 10 events. If you have not previously belonged to an orienteering club and would like to join AOC now we are also offering a special SummerNav Season ticket, Club membership combo deal. Prices below

 

Student

Adult

Family

Season ticket MEMBERS

$30

$50

$100

Season ticket NONMEMBERS

$50

$100

$200

Season ticket/Membership Combo (NEW members only*

$45

$90

$180

 

*Membership will run until 31st March 2023. Cost of club membership alone is $20 student, $60 adult, $90 family

To purchase a Seasons ticket or combo please do a bank transfer to Westpac 03-0195-0641747-00

Including a reference of SummerNav, Name and details eg MemStud,  NonMemAd  ComboFam

If you are paying for a combo you must also go to the Join The Club link on the website and fill in the form so we have your contact details – otherwise we will have no way of adding you to our membership list. If you have any trouble doing this send an email to auckoc@gmail.com

  • Start any time between 5:30pm and 6:45pm on the day at the location listed in the Calendar.
  • Course closes at 7:45pm, please be back by then - to give us time to retrieve the controls before dark.
  • Come along and purchase a map at the registration in the blue caravan onsite. Maps are sold on the day from 5:30pm onwards.
  • Season tickets are available onsite for entry to all the current seasons SummerNav's at a discounted rate.
  • Be sure to read the notice boards for updates and instructions.
  • SummerNav's are not cancelled due to rain.
  • Wear walking / running gear and consider sun protection.
  • You do not need a compass, (but you are welcome to practice with one - ask for help).
  • Respect the environment, plants, animals, other area users, and sports activities. Leave no trace.
  • On volcanic cones - Don't go through archaeological features such as terraces, pits, ditches, and midden.
  • Sign up for our emails about SummerNav and results.
  • Smoke Free. No smoking at any orienteering activities.
  • Bring a Drink for after your run to avoid dehydration.
  • As with any activity, consider telling someone your plans and a time to raise the alarm if you haven’t contacted them on return. ( adventuresmart.org.nz )
  • Help is available - please ask us!

New to SummerNav's and sport of Orienteering? Check out the Getting started Guide.

SummerNav Fees

Non-member Fees:


Student

Adult

Family
Daily Fee $5 $10 $20
Season Ticket to all 18 SummerNav's $50 $100 $200
New Membership + Season Ticket $45 $90 $180

Members Fees:


Student

Adult

Family
Daily Fee $3 $5 $10
Season Ticket to all 18 SummerNavs $30 $50 $100

Youth groups:

$30 daily for as many maps as you need. 
Please warn us before bringing a large group. 
Simply call or email us with estimated numbers on each course so 
we can prepare enough maps. Thanks!

Green Prescription:

Special rates available.

Payments: We accept cash only onsite as we do not have onsite credit-card or mobile-eftpos.

Season Ticket/Combo Direct Payments: If you are paying by direct transfer for a season ticket, our bank details are: 
Auckland Orienteering Club, Westpac 03-0195-0641747-000
Please include a reference of : SummerNav, Surname, and detail. Thanks.