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Park Series 2021

This is an exciting urban race series with a twist around the streets, paths, alleys and parks. There are no set routes, we provide a detailed map showing a series of checkpoints around the park, you choose your route to get from start to finish as fast as you can. Run or walk it doesn’t matter just get outside and have fun.

DateVenueRegistration location What3wordsFinal Details
16/6/21Roath ParkNear Playground
Here! (updated 1/6/21)
30/6/21Forest FarmRadyr Weir
14/7/21Hailey ParkRadyr Court Road Carpark
28/7/21Heath ParkNext to playground ///cloud.making.citiesHere
11/8/21Ynysangharad ParkSouth side of lido jungle.rooms.showerHere
25/8/21Bute Park

Information for all rounds

All events are entry in advance only, entries close when full or on the morning of the event.

Starts between 6-7pm. You will be allocated a 1 minute slot when you enter.

Note: course lengths are straight line distances between all the checkpoints; you could run up to 50% more than the stated distances.

Easy 2km – Traffic free, great for novice juniors
Medium 3km – Traffic free, for improving juniors or adults wanting a shorter option
Long 6km – Over 16’s only


Junior members £ 2
Senior members £4
Junior non members £3
Senior non members £6
Families £10 (plus non member supplements £1/£2)
Family groups going round together should enter 1 Senior member only. Extra maps are available @ £1 for other members of the family.

Enter via Fabian4

Enter Online


Expect to be exploring the parks and woods, it may be muddy! The long course will venture outside the park on nearby streets.

Pre-printed on A4 waterproof paper, scale 1:5000.

Event will be organised in accordance with the British Orienteering covid safe guidelines. Please arrive ready to take part and leave soon after you finish. There are no toilet facilities or refreshments provided.

Get out & go orienteering How-to videos

‘Get Out & Go‘ is a series of short films to take beginners through all the basics to confidently try orienteering. All the skills and techniques shown in the films are easy to practice using our Anytime MapRun Courses.

The four films are titled Getting Started, Getting Going, Getting Confident and Getting Faster.

  1. Getting Started gives information on orienteering maps, useful symbols to note, how courses are drawn, and what to look for at checkpoints or controls.  It also shows how to line up the map with features nearby, a key skill to help the novice orienteer set off in the right direction.
  2. Getting Going covers more detail on the map, shows how to use a compass, simple route choices, how to use features other than paths as handrails, and when to cut corners.
  3. Getting Confident gives tips on techniques that help build more confidence in navigational decisions. These include learning to take a sure route into a checkpoint, finding a safety net if you overshoot and using control descriptions to visualise the checkpoint.
  4. Getting Faster demonstrates where to plan ahead, where to speed up and slow down and gives some tips on reading the map on the run.

Thank-you to Manchester and District Orienteering Club and GMOA for creating this fantastic resource