What is Orienteering


Event Details

Saturday 27th October 2018 – Leicester 5 Parks Challenge (Knighton)
Event ID: 1998
Event Level: Local
Beginners: We welcome beginners.
Car Park grid ref: SK606009 – view in Google Maps or Streetmap
Knighton Park
Car Park Postcode: LE2 3RT
Registration Times: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
Start Times: 1.00 to 3pm
Courses Close: 3.15pm +
Courses: Yellow; Orange; Introductory Level (short); 45 Minute Score;
Fees: Junior £2 Adults £4 (including dibber hire)
Refunds will be paid to those needing to withdraw through covid-19 restrictions. Email requests to organiser or Treasurer.
Electronic Punching: SI Dibber Hire: £1.00 (LEI members can collect vouchers towards card purchase) – Contactless SIAC available
Notes: Try Orienteering: If you like maps, being outdoors and want to keep fit, this could be for you.

Who: Everyone is welcome – all ages. Come on your own or with family/friends.

What: Take the challenge: Walk, jog or run, how many checkpoints can you find in the park?

Help: Learn to navigate with the orienteering maps. Friendly coaching to help you to get started.
Coaching advice for all and including exercises adapted for more experienced club orienteers.

Kit: All specialist equipment will be provided.

Reserve a map : Click Here

Courses: Length Description Ideal for
Intro Easiest and shortest Families and newcomers
Yellow 1.5Km Slightly less easy and more distance between checkpoints. Families and newcomers
Orange 2.3Km More navigational decision and choices of routes More confident families and juniors; Adult newcomers
Score 30mins Good navigation skills and route choices Improvers and experienced. How many checkpoints can you find in 30 mins?

5 Parks Challenge
29 Sep Abbey Park
13 Oct Western Park
27 Oct Knighton Park
10 Nov Watermead (Mammoth)
25 Nov Final: Bradgate Park, Hunts Hill

Junior Awards: Juniors qualify for the British Schools Orienteering Explorers Awards. Each control visited counts and there are awards for 25, 50 and 100 points.

Introduction to Orienteering: If you have not orienteered before, take a look at our page for newcomers.

Large Groups: Large groups (Youth group, Scouts, Running club etc) should let the Organiser know a week in advance.
Social Venue:
Planner: Roger Edwards
Organiser: Roger Edwards
Phone Contact: 0116 2127547
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