The Easter Orienteering Carnival, which will be held in the Rylstone/Kandos/Clandulla area, is still over three months away but entries are now approaching 200 with numbers expected to be over 700.
The Easter carnival is a national event and the biggest on Australia’s orienteering calendar and is also when the sport’s annual general meeting is held.
Easter Carnival event co-ordinator, Nick Dent (pictured), has been out in the area checking event locations and arranging all of the necessary infrastructure.
The Carnival will be held in the Rylstone/Kandos/Clandulla area, as well as Lithgow and parts of the Capertee Valley and be based in Rylstone.
The area was bookmarked for the event after organisers were impressed when the orienteering events for the 2009 World Masters games were held in Clandulla.
This year’s event is expected to be bigger than in 2009 as it will be a stand-alone event.
Organisers have put the call out for locals who are interested in getting involved with the event.
They are now seeking sponsorship from local businesses.
Offering sponsorship to advertise businesses on the event website and in event news which is given to all competitors.
Any enquiries can be made to Easter Orienteering Carnival promoter Colin Price by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning (02) 4384 5003.
Orienteering is a sport that tests the skill of navigation across a variety of terrains using a detailed map and often a compass for taking bearings.
In an event competitors must visit a number of controls in the correct order, choosing a route to use between the points.
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