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Q1 Can we assign a teammate to be the runner to gain the score at each checkpoint?
To gain a score at a checkpoint, the team must arrive in a full team. Violation will be disqualified for awards.
Q2 The time limit is 120 minutes, should we consider the team with the shortest finish time as the winner?
That’s not correct, you are encouraged to develop your winning strategy because the score at each checkpoint is varied depending on the level of difficulty. More importantly, Teams who are unable to finish the game within the time limit, will be disqualified for awards.
Q3 When should we start to read the map?
There is few minutes map reading time before the event start, you can decide the route during this time. On the other hand, some teams will design their route during the competition in order to save time. You should consider your teammates ability to make the decision
Q4 Do we need the full team to read the map?
Team work is the key for orienteering. It is suggested that each teammate responsible to one role, time management, route checking, map reading and so on.
Q5 What should we prepare for the orienteering except for the physical training?
A site visit before the event is strongly recommended, have a well understanding with the event area will get you to achieve the checkpoint and gain the score quickly.


About The Salvation Army Orienteering
This is my first time joining The Salvation Army Orienteering. Is there anything I have to pay attention?
A briefing meeting about the competition details will be held on 12 & 13 February. Please join the meeting in which event materials will also be distributed.
Is there any restriction on the age of participants?
All participants must be aged 15 or above on 22 February 2020.
What kind of competition materials will the event provide?
At the Briefing meeting on 12 & 13 February: Race tee (not applicable to Experientail), Race Bib, Headtorch.
At the Event Venue on 22 February: Map, control card and bottled water.
Can the team go on the competition if there are members absent on the event day?
Yes, but the team will not be eligible for awards.
When should we arrive at the starting point of the competition?
All participating team should arrive at The Aberdeen Promenade at 5pm on 22 February or registration and collection of control card and map.
Is it necessary to visit checkpoints as a full team?
The Salvation Army Orienteering is a team competition. Players must visit checkpoints as a full team. Violation of this rule will risk disqualification.
Can we continue the competition if our number cloth is lost during the race?
Yes, but it has to be reported to the Event Centre immediately. Violation of this will risk disqualification.
Can we continue the competition if our control card is lost or damaged during the competition?
Yes. Participating team has to report to the Event Centre immediately for activating the backup recording system. Penalty of loss of control card is HK$400 each.
Is it necessary to wear the event tee provided by the organizer?
It is the obligation of participants to wear the event tee for easy identification.
Is there any baggage storage service?
We do not provide baggage storage service. Participants should wear proper sportswear to attend the event.
Enrolment Procedures
How do I know that my enrolment is successful?
An enrolment confirmation with login details of the “Team Page” will be sent by email when we received a team enrolment. If an enrolment is made online, the confirmation will be received on the same day or within 1 week for those made by mail or fax.
What is the function of the “Team Page”?
Participating teams can send out fundraising invitations and check your sponsorship status on the “Team Page” platform.
Can I change the Category of competition in the “Team Page”?
No, if you need to change the category, please contact our donor service team at 2783 2323.
What can I do if I forgot the login and password of the “Team Page”?
Team leader’s email is set as the default login name. If you forgot the password, please use the “Forgot Password” function on the “Team Page” for reset.
Can I first enroll and then submit the minimum fundraising amount?
Yes, please submit the minimum sponsorship amount on or before 5:00PM on 7 February 2020 to confirm your registration. Due to limited capacity, all enrolments are first-come-first-served subject to the submission of minimum fundraising amount. Sponsors list can be provide later for issuing donation receipts.
Can I amend the name list of the submitted team details?
Any amendment must be submitted to The Salvation Army by 7 February 2020. The donation raised will reside in the respective team without reimbursement.
When will I receive the confirmation for entry?
Confirmation for entry will be sent to team leaders by email during 17 to 20 February 2020 upon receipt of the minimum fundraising amount.
What should I do if I have not received any emails?
The mails may be marked as spam, please check your spam or junk mail box. If you still cannot locate our emails, please contact our Donor Services Team at 2783 2323.
Donation and Sponsorship
Can I submit the sponsors’ details after the sponsorship is made?
Yes, you can settle the minimum fundraising amount by credit card, cheque or direct bank deposit and then submit the sponsors’ details on or before 7 February 2020 for issuing donation receipts. Click here to download Sponsorship form.
In what way will the donation receipts be delivered to sponsors?
If donations are made online, donation receipts will be posted directly to sponsors, or else will be distributed through the group leader of each participating team. For anyone who does not have receipts by the mid of April, please contact our Donor Service Team at 2783 2323.
Is it safe to use my credit card online?
Our online donation system adopts the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. It helps ensure that donor’s sensitive information sent over between your browser and our web server remains confidential. When you fill in the online donation form, a lock icon will be shown on the bottom of the page.
Inclement Weather Arrangement
What is the contingency arrnagement for inclement weather conditions?
In case Red Rainstorm Signal / Black Rainstorm Signal / Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / Thunderstorm Warning is hoisted at 1:00p.m. on the event day (22 February 2020), the event will be cancelled. We will inform all participants via SMS at 2:00p.m. on that day.
In case Red Rainstorm Signal / Black Rainstorm Signal / Typhoon Signal No.8 or above / Thunderstorm Warning is hoisted during the event, the event will be cancelled or temporarily stopped. All participants should leave the path and refuge in safe and sheltered place, and pay attention to the broadcasting and SMS of The Salvation Army.
The event will not be re-run due to bad weather or under any other circumstances. Donations will not be refunded.