The annual York city race is back on Sunday 29th May
Final map numbers will be decided at midnight Sunday 22nd May
RaceSignUp closing date (subject to map availability) is Friday 27th May. There will be no EOD.
Seniors – £10 pre-entry
Juniors & Students – £5 pre-entry. Contact the Organiser for the Senior Student discount code.
Dibber hire – £1. £30 replacement charge if lost. (Hire cards are not SIAC)
We will need many helpers on the day. Please contact the Organiser if you are able to help. A helper’s discount of 50% is available, using a code provided by the Organiser.
BEGINNERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! CONTACT THE ORGANISER BEFORE THE EVENT OR COME TO ENQUIRIES, IN THE ASSEMBLY AREA, ON THE DAY.
Location: - YO31 7JA
Fixture Date: - 29/05/2022
Assembly will be on the Leeman Road field, behind the National Railway Museum in York. The best way to Assembly is via Rail, Bus or Park & Ride to York Station, from which it is a 1.0 km easy walk along footpaths.
Due to the constraints of running an event in York City centre we are unable to site portaloos at the Assembly or at the Start.
You will therefore need to use public facilities in the city centre.
Please park in local public carparks: Foss Bank car park (Foss Bank Car Park 14, Jewbury, York YO31 7PL), Marygate car park (Frederic Street, York, YO30 7DT) and Monk Bar Car Park (St John St, York YO31 7QR) are the closest car parks to the start area.
Costs will apply in the public car parks (please note that much of York is resident permit parking only on the streets).
Urban city centre consisting of narrow streets and alleyways with sections of parkland. Mostly pedestrianised (from 10:30) with some busy roads for the adults only.
As a fast paced urban event and a 1:4000 map, some controls are in close proximity to other controls and competitors should make sure that they check their control codes.
Please also note:
– The junior courses go near the river, so juniors should be careful not to go too close. If parents are worried they should shadow juniors. There are no controls that should require juniors to approach the river bank
– Course 5 goes through an area that has seen some construction work recently, so runners should be wary of holes and obstructions.
– All courses have been planned to make sure that competitors get a short run through the historic centre of York. As this is bank holiday the centre is likely to be busy and will be more busy for later runners than early ones. To try and mitigate this we have brought forward start times 30 mins, but please be courteous as you go through the city centre.
– As with all urban events there are road crossings, some of which will be busy. Please cross carefully and safely.
Due to the constraints of running an event in York City centre we are unable to site portaloos at the Assembly or at the Start. You will therefore need to use public facilities in the city centre.
Enquiries open from 09:30 am
Start times 10:00-12:00 (NB slightly earlier times to try and get runners through the city centre before it gets too busy)
There will be 2 finishes. The junior finish (courses 5 & 6) will be next to Assembly. The Senior finish (courses 1 – 4) will be located approximately 1.0 km from the Assembly area.
Strictly no dogs due to the urban nature of the event.
Courses close at 14:00. Please return to download even if you do not complete your course.
There is 1 start, roughly 800m from Assembly. If pre-entered with your own dibber, you may go directly to the start if you wish. The start is located at the river end of Marygate, YO30 7DY (W3W wallet.bleak.power). Please avoid coming along the river from Lendal bridge, access via Museum Gardens (St. Mary’s Abbey exit), Marygate or Scarborough bridge preferred. No major roads are crossed between Assembly and the start, however we recommend Juniors are accompanied on their way.
Controls will be SIAC enabled.
Please comply with Covid procedures for distancing and sanitisation as requested. Please obey instructions of Start marshals.
Electronic chip hire £1 Senior & 50p Junior (note SIAC dibbers will not be available to hire)
|Approximate running distance
|Men Open, Veteran Men (M40+), Women Open
|Supervet Men (M55+), Veteran Women (W40+)
|Ultravet Men (M65+), Supervet Women (W55+)
|Ultravet Women (W65+), Hypervet Men (M75+), Hypervet Women (W75+)
|Junior Men (M16-), Junior Women (W16-)
|Young Junior Men (M12-), Young Junior Women (W12-)
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 marshal 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.
Please follow the latest Government Covid-19 advice.
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.