Next Race Event – Orienteering in the City – Sunday 20th November 2016

Orienteering in the City - Sunday 20th November 2016

Try "Urban Orienteering" with a run or walk through the historic medieval city centre of Norwich with courses that will physically and mentally challenge you.

Urban Orienteering is a race that does not follow a set route. Instead you just have to visit a series of checkpoints. Your challenge is first to decide what you think the quickest route will be between the checkpoints and then to find your own way along that route using a map. The checkpoints are not hidden, but they may be down small alleyways or behind trees. Since it is a race your aim will be to visit all the checkpoints in the correct order in as fast a time as possible. To do that, you need to pick the quickest route, which may not always be the shortest. Is it quicker to go over a hill or round it?

Urban orienteering takes place in city streets and parks; the route you take will be mainly on tarmac roads and paths and there may be some sections of grass. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace and help will be available to get you started for those new to the sport. There are courses to suit all ages and abilities. The event is run by Norfolk Orienteering Club, and the Event Centre is at Norwich Lower School within the Cathedral precincts. Visit the website for more information.