Rowntree Park was gifted to the City of York in 1921 by the Rowntree company, as a memorial to their staff who fell during World War 1. This means the park is a 100 years old this year!
This event will run in partnership with The Friends of Rowntree Park. The Friends are a group of local volunteers that care for the park, in partnership with the council, since 1996. They always welcome new members and you can find their website here: https://rowntreepark.org.uk/
We’re expecting over 50 of you at Rowntree Park and look forward to seeing you all!
The start will be inside the southern gate of the park.
Please cycle or arrive by bus if you can, as there is not much parking around.
There is a small car park for Rowntree Park, which can be accessed via the diversion down Butcher Terrace (this is a bit of a pain and the alternative options below may be easier).
Alternative parking in the residential streets around Butcher Terrace, or on the opposite side of millennium bridge on Hospital Fields Road. Please park considerately.
Location: - Rowntree Park, York
Fixture Date: - 14/07/2021
Registration via Fabian4
Select your start time as part of the entry process. All entrants will acknowledge British Orienteering Covid policies and procedures. All entrants should consider government advice based on the Covid alert level at the time of the event, and the alert level in the event area (North Yorkshire CC). Any cancellations and refunds will be handled via Fabian.
Government guidelines state that no more than thirty people, including any officials, must be present in the immediate start area at any one time. However, we feel it would be prudent to maintain any queues (Starts and Download) to 6. Social distancing must be maintained between people from different households. Therefore please attend the event and maintain social distancing.
Unaccompanied juniors can run the SHORT (it’s just within the park).
On the SCORE (back to 45min please so no need to contact those already entered) and LONG juniors must be accompanied.
Please comply with Covid procedures for distancing and sanitisation as requested. That will require arriving at the start in a timely fashion for your start and avoid any risk of crowding at the start area. Please obey instructions of Start marshalls. Don’t hang around the finish, make your way back to assembly and leave the event promptly.
Electronic chip hire £1 Senior & 50p Junior (note SIAC dibbers will not be available to hire)
|Long - Juniors must be accompanied||5-6k|
|Score - Juniors must be accompanied||45 mins|
SI electronic punching, SIAC enabled.
Download will be managed in a socially distant manner. If you have any queries or issues about your run subsequent to downloading, please notify download marshall who will either fix any computing problem or contact an event official if necessary on your behalf.
Although a thorough risk assessment has been conducted by the organiser, orienteering is an adventure sport and you are taking part at your own risk.
Results will be posted on the Eborienteers website as well as here, once the event has occurred. Please allow 24 hours.
Competitors must not attend if;
- a) they or someone in their household has displayed Covid-19 symptoms or
- b) they or someone in their household has been tested positive for Covid-19 or
- c) the test and trace service has asked them to self-isolate or
- d) a medical professional has advised or asked them to self-isolate.
Anyone who has pre-entered for the event and is then unable to participate due to self-isolation should notify the organiser as soon as possible, and will be given a full refund of any entry fees that they have paid.
Some of the data you provide at registration (name, club and age class) will be used to publish results on our website. All other data required for insurance purposes will be kept for 5 years.
If you are not yet a member of an orienteering club affiliated to British Orienteering, we encourage you to join, and benefit from the membership advantages from British Orienteering and Eborienteers. Please ask any of our club officials for more information on how to join.
We have a policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.