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Frequent Questions

Frequently asked questions.

What is the entry fee?

See the entries page for full details of age class and colour coded entry fees

How do I amend the class and other details of an existing entry? 

Please see the entries page for amendments and changes.

Will there be any entry on the day (EOD)? 

EOD will be available for colour coded courses. EOD for age classes will ONLY be available if there are unused start times and maps are available.

Can I cancel my entry and get a refund? 

See the cancellation policy on the entries page.

Can I use my SI card? 

Yes, all types of competition SI card (5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and SIAC) can be used. The controls will be enabled for SIAC use although the start and finish MUST be ‘punched’.

Is there a rest day? 

Yes, on Wednesday 1st August, there will be no 5’Days competition although there will be an Urban Race in Ulverston in the early evening.

What are the start times each day?

There will be a 4 minute call up. Starts are 10.30am to 1.30pm with courses closing at 4pm

Will there be a bus to each competition day? 

Unfortunately we are unable to provide a bus service to the individual race sites except for the transfer from and to the car park on day 3 at Whinlatter.

Will there be a crèche/kindergarten provided for children? 

No, however it is possible for parents to request split starts.

What courses will be provided for young children? 

There will be a string course provided each day for young children, using special maps. The course will be available between 10:00 and 15:00. There will be no charge.

Is there mobile phone reception?

This can be variable between each of the competition areas and depending on your phone network.

Can I buy orienteering equipment at the event?

Both CompassPoint and Ultrasport will be in attendance at the event.

Will I be able to buy food at the event?

ONosh, Podium Catering and Tom’s Catering will all be in attendance at the event.

Will there be toilets?

Certainly. There will be toilets in the assembly area at each of the events.

Will dogs be allowed in assembly areas? 

The Lake District is sheep country; many of the landowners whose land we run and park on are dependent on sheep. No dogs in the competition areas. Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in car parks; owners are expected to clean up after them.


Many of the approach roads to some of the race sites are narrow and winding with dry stone walls on both sides. Although we expect most days to have motorhome parking; for day 5 we may require Motorhomes to use hard standing at Haverthwaite crossroads and get a lift from this location with fellow competitors who pass this point.

Will start times be allocated for colour coded competitors?

Start times will be open for colour coded competitors.  

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