Competition Classes

M12, M16, M20, M21E (elite), M21L (long), M21S (short), M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70, M75, M80.

W12, W16, W20, W21E (elite), W21L (long), W21S (short), W35, W40, W45, W50, W55, W60, W65, W70, W75, W80.

Open Long, Open Middle, Open Short and ScatterRun (score).

Single-day and on-the-day entries only on Open/Score Courses.

Note: M/W21E (Elite) category has World Ranking Events for Days 2 and 5, with single-day entry possible on these days. The organisers reserve the right to move competitors to M/W21L should this class be oversubscribed or they feel that the entrant is not sufficiently qualified to compete in M/W21E.

Distances: Please see the Big 5 Website for distances for each class. These are approximate and are subject to change and revision upon course finalisation in mid-2019.


Entries and payment will be taken online via the OriEnter system (www.orienter.co.za). A receipt will be issued if requested.

There are 3 entry deadlines, with discounted entry fees for earlier entry. Juniors (M/W20 and younger) also receive lower entry fee levels. applicable for the date of payment.

Competitors entering by the 1st entry deadline for the full 5-day event will receive a FREE Big5 technical t-shirt.

  • 1st entry deadline: 31 May 2019 (R1400 Senior / R700 Junior) + EMIT Hire R150 for all 5 days
  • 2nd entry deadline: 30 September 2019 (including any orders for compasses, extra t-shirts)
  • Final entry deadline: 1 December 2019

Late entries will be taken at registration on all event days, but will be limited to the Open classes only.


  • This year entries will only be finalised upon completed payment, an automated process will remove entries where payment has not been completed within 10 days of entry.

You can contact the entry administrators by email - orienter@rocroutegadget.co.za should you have any queries