Old Road, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 8TD
- Distance5 km
point to point
- Traffic free
- Wheelchair accessible
- Entrants last year200
- Event website
- Event AffiliationOther
- On the day entryYes
This is a race with a twist and ideal for all ages and abilities.
The twist? An orienteering race has no set route! It's a staggered start trail run with a difference - for an added challenge, you must navigate your way around the course, between each checkpoint marked on a map, deciding your own route between them. You could take a long path route, or a shorter hillier one through the woods. We use electronic chip timing, which you'll register at each checkpoint around the park. Come along any time between 10am and 11.30am and we'll get you started if you've not been orienteering before.
The courses will take you along paths and off-path, so trainers or trail running shoes are ideal. A compass may be handy to bring, but we can always lend you one if needed.
Various courses for runners, and also families and children, up to 5k (however this is a straight line distance measured between the control points and you'll run further!). Email us for more info or check out our website.
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