view all races for June 2017

Run the Oxford Parks - University Parks

A race with no set route - you have to find your way around the course as fast as you can, using a special orienteering map of the park and woods to find a series of checkpoints. Each checkpoint might be on paths, or hidden behind vegetation, ditches or streams. Each one consists of a marker flag and timing unit, for you to register your electronic timing chip against (which we will lend to you). Be as competitive as you want - run, jog or just walk, there will be a 5k course for runners, plus shorter ones for families and juniors (1k to 3k), although you can enter any course you wish. The longer courses will also use the adjacent University Science Area, for an added urban challenge!

Just turn up and enter on the day, any time between 10:00 and 11:30. Courses close at 1pm and normally take 30 to 75 mins to complete. Entry fees are just £6 for adults and groups; £2 for solo juniors (and you get to keep your waterproof map!).

Organised by Thames Valley Orienteering Club and supported by Oxford City Council and Up and Running. Please use Park & Ride if possible, although some pay and display parking is located on the roads immediately to the north of the park. The race registration tents will be near the cricket pavilion in the middle of the park.

Lots of help will be available for newcomers. For more info please visit our website at, see our Facebook page at or email us: Up for the challenge? ;-)

This is part of a series of 3 orienteering events around Oxford (our 'Run the Oxford Parks' series), including:
Saturday 27 April - Cutteslowe Park
Saturday 17 June - University Parks
Saturday 22 July - Headington Hill Park and Oxford Brookes campus

Race dateSaturday 17th June 2017
Starting time10:30am
VenueUniversity Parks, Parks Road, Central Oxford,
FacilitiesOX1 3PL
Entry fee£6.00
OrganiserThames Valley Orienteering Club

Race details last updated on Monday 8th May 2017 a 11:07am.


runABC South