Next closing date for entries is approaching and is 30th April, so get your entries in to save a little money. It also really helps the planning team.
Limited entry on the day will be available, subject to availability of maps and start times
All events will use the Sport Ident timing system with contactless punching enabled.
You pay for your entries on the fabian4 system using a credit or debit card.
Contact if you need any help with your entry.
COVID-19 is still present in society and Orienteering events have a responsibility to remain safe. Whilst we hope that the event will not be affected, it would be advisable for everyone to ensure that they are adequately insured against losses. British Orienteering have produced a code of conduct. Anyone taking part in orienteering events in the UK, must follow this code of conduct and any additional requirements set out by the organising club to ensure the safety of themselves, other participants, event volunteers and the general public. A copy of the code of practice can be found here.
Age Class Courses
Enter by age class. If you want to run in a different class on some days you have to create separate profiles in "Step 2" of the online entry process. One profile for each class you wish to enter.
You can run up to any other age class that you choose. Note that you will only be eligible for a prize in the age class that you entered and not for any other class running the same course.
M21L, M35L, M40L, M45L, M50L, M55L, M60L, M65L, M70L, M75L, M80, M85
M21S, M35S, M40S, M45S, M50S, M55S, M60S, M65S, M70S, M75S
W21L, W35L, W40L, W45L, W50L, W55L, W60L, W65L, W70L, W75L, W80, W85
W21S, W35S, W40S, W45S, W50S, W55S, W60S, W65S, W70S, W75S
M10A, M12A, M14A, M16A, M18L, M20L
M10B, M12B, M14B, M16B, M18S, M20S
W10A, W12A, W14A, W16A, W18L, W20L
W10B, W12B, W14B, W16B, W18S, W20S
Fees per day
|Up to 31st January||£17||£6|
|1st Feb - 30th April||£18||£7|
|1st May - 30th June||£19||£8|
|1st July - 24th July||£21||£8|
If you are a Full time student entering at Junior rates, please indicate where and what you are studying in the "Special Request" box in "Step 3" of the online entry process.
Start times will be in blocks. The 3 hour start period will be divided into 5 blocks and every competitor will have a start time in a different block each day. All members of a club will use the same start blocks, but you can choose to start with a club other than your own. There will be limited flexibility for exceptions to this system.
Split starts will be available for couples supervising very young children. Both runners will have Open Starts.
Colour Coded Courses
Colour coded courses are also available for pre-entry.
All colour coded entrants will have Open Starts.
Light Green, Orange, Yellow and White
These courses are of a lower technical standard than the senior age classes, from White (very easy) to Light Green (medium technical difficulty). There will be no prizes or awards for these classes.
The entry fees per day are £7 for seniors and £3 for juniors/students both for pre-entry and entry-on-the-day.
The event will use the SportIdent timing system. Contactless punching will be enabled for use with SIAC cards. Only standard SI-cards will be available for hire when entering on-line. Standard hired cards will be charged at £1 per day. Note that SIAC cards will NOT be available for hire. There will be a charge of £30 if you lose a standard hired card.
Additional information required
Please complete the boxes at the end of the entry form if relevant to your entry.
It will be useful to the organisers to have an indication of expected numbers on the String Courses.
It is essential that we know how many Motor Homes and Coaches will be coming to the event
The Orienteering Foundation
There is an opportunity for you to make a voluntary donation to the Orienteering Foundation with your entry.
The Orienteering Foundation is a registered charity, independent of British Orienteering. It was set up with money from a bequest from Bertie & Elsie Ward, and is now raising further funds, and awarding grants. The objectives are to promote the sport of orienteering in the UK through enhancement, innovation, and alleviation of hardship.
Many grants have been made, for example supporting national teams at the World Schools Championships, regional squads training at home and abroad, and enhancing the Junior Home Internationals. There has been a historical focus on juniors, but they welcome grant applications for any UK projects that meet their objectives.
Further information is available at their website.
The organisers reserve the right to retain all or partial fees if the event is curtailed or cancelled.
Until June 6th, a refund of 100% can be requested. For entries made on-line through Fabian4 using a credit or debit card, you will receive a credit on your card minus a refund administration fee in accordance with the Fabian4 T&Cs. e-mail to request cancellation.
From June 7th to July 6th, use the same procedure (as above) to request a 75% refund.
From July 7th to July 24th Use the same procedure (as above) to request a 50% refund.
From July 25th no further refunds for cancellation will be available except to recognise exceptional circumstances such as shown below for Covid-19. These will be at the discretion of the organiser and requests should be made by e-mail to
must not attend if they or a member of their household has COVID-19 symptoms. We will offer a full refund to anyone who needs to withdraw their entry for these reasons, provided they can provide evidence of a positive test result dated after 24 July 2022.
Until July 14th you can alter your entry details using the competitor Amend Entry function on Fabian4.
Amendments which involve payments/refunds will be dealt with via
From July 15th to July 24th Class changes will be charged at £5 per competitor. Please email and pay the relevant fee via the Fabian4 Adhoc Payment feature stating the entry numbers, competitor names and the required change in the reason for payment box.
From July 25th changes will be dealt with at Enquiries at the events, with appropriate fees.
Entry on the Day will be available for all courses (age class and colour coded) while maps and start slots are available. The fee will be the same as the highest pre-entry fee. Assuming entries are available; it will be possible to enter any or all of the 5 days at Enquiries on Day 1.
We are providing event branded clothing of a technical top and a Buff. You can order these with your race entry at www.fabian4.co.uk. Orders for merchandise will close on May 31st. Details are available on the Merchandise page.
At the moment we do not expect to be ordering extras to sell at the event. However, if this is the case at the time, you will be able to order items at the event and we will post them to you later. Nevertheless, you are advised to pre-order.
All proceeds from the sale of merchandise will go to support the North West Junior Squad.
The event will be run under British Orienteering Rules
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