There’s a few City Race orienteering events coming up this autumn – if you like this format, don’t forget to enter them!

  • 5 September – SE Sprints at the University of Kent at Canterbury. OK, not really a city race, but very near the historic city and with two runs on a brand new map, I’m looking forward to it.
  • 12 September – City of London Race – SLOW’s second full-scale race on the streets of the City. Nearly a hundred entries already so get yours in quick.
  • 11 October – Chester City Race – organised by DEE. I’ve got a sub-£20 return train ticket from London, so I’m going! Also good to see the entry fees are modest.
  • 17 October – Cambridge City Race (entries not open yet) – this is the race that was postponed due to the heavy snow in March. Still looking forward to this one greatly. N.B. Additional entries open in mid-August but the race will be restricted to 350 in total.
  • 31 October – Oxford City Race (no details yet) – the third race in Oxford, it will be interesting to see what colleges the races get access to this year.
  • 21 November – Sheffield City Chase – last year’s was very cold but good fun with two sprints in urban areas, following the chasing sprint format. The poster for this year’s race looks amazing!

Also – have a look at this map of an orienteering race in a (multi-storey) shopping centre in Switzerland (via @highlandsopen on Twitter).

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Publicity for the 2009 City of London Race by Brooner.

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