Night Nav 2017

Welcome to the homepage for NIGHT NAV, the Adventure Navigation series of races organised by the Bivouac Outdoor Southerly Storm orienteering team. NIGHT NAV has been running since the turn of the century and has returned for another year!

NIGHT NAV events for 2017 will be held at Victoria Park, Halswell Quarry and Bottle Lake, all on the edge of Christchurch. Competitors walk, run or mountain bike through the forest collecting checkpoints, which are shown on the map handed out just before the start. Runners and walkers can cut across the forest, through the sanddunes, whereas the mountain bikers will navigate their way through the track networks to find the controls.

Online registration here

Registration on the night is from 6pm with a mass start at 7pm so please make sure you turn up on time so that you don't miss the start. There will be a briefing shortly before the start when the maps will be handed out.

The events for 2017 are as follows with a mountain bike option available at Bottle Lake:

  • Wed 6th September - Victoria Park (Main car park by playground)
  • Wed 13th September – Halswell Quarry (Carpark by base of quarry, furthest up access road)
  • Wed 20th September – Bottle Lake (and MTBO) (Information centre at main car park, south end of Bottle Lake)

What its is all about:

Competitors walk, run or mountain bike through the forest collecting checkpoints, which are shown on the map handed out just before the start. Runners and walkers can cut across the forest and through the sanddunes whereas mountain bikers must stick to the tracks.

All competitors have an hour to collect as many checkpoints as possible before returning, often in a rush, to the finish. You can compete in teams or individual, its a great social adventure. Get some friends together and give it a go! Thanks to Bivouac/Outdoor, Pure Sports Nutrition and the Lolly Shop for helping us to keep this event going!