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Discussion: World Orienteering Day challenge (and team fundraiser)

in: Orienteering; General

May 12, 2017 11:55 AM # 
blairtrewin:
To mark World Orienteering Day, I'll be taking on the challenge of attempting to do orienteering events in four states/territories of Australia on the same day. The plan is as follows:

- start by doing a MapRunners event in Brisbane (Queensland) first thing in the morning.
- fly to Canberra, then do the Wednesday lunchtime event at Mount Ainslie (ACT) and cross the border to do a park event in Queanbeyan (New South Wales).
- fly on to Melbourne (Victoria) in time to do the Wednesday evening park/street event there.

In conjunction with this we're running a fundraiser for Australian national teams through the Australian Sports Foundation. If you'd like to sponsor me to do this, the donations page is here. (Donations are tax-deductible for Australian taxpayers). Proceeds will be split between the WOC, JWOC and MTBO WOC teams.
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May 12, 2017 12:37 PM # 
biddy:
I donated $25 Blair but your page seems to think no one is donating!? The donation bar hasn't moved. Anyway good luck
May 13, 2017 10:49 AM # 
jennycas:
You're snubbing the South Aussie WOD event: http://sa.orienteering.asn.au/events/?EventID=4081
May 13, 2017 11:13 AM # 
blairtrewin:
Maybe next year. Considered starting (or finishing) in Adelaide but flight times didn't work.
May 13, 2017 11:21 AM # 
jennycas:
Of course not, it's Adelaide. BTW, does anyone know who's organising the WOD event in Antarctica (on which country's territory)?
May 15, 2017 11:04 AM # 
blairtrewin:
Looks like the donation 'clock' is moving - I guess it only updates when money reaches the ASF bank account on the next weekday.
May 15, 2017 2:34 PM # 
tRicky:
Starting in Adelaide would be doing it the hard way wouldn't it (based on timezones I mean, not Adelaide's progressiveness)?

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