This event is linked to:
First day of the Aire Fat Rascal Weekend
A Yorkshire Urban League Event
Pre Event Info
Directions / Parking
Travel to the event
You are encouraged to use public transport and arrive by bus/train. It is just over 1km and around a 15 minute walk to the Event Centre from Leeds train station. Competitors will cross the competition area and must follow a set route from the train/bus station that will be illustrated in final details.
Permitted pedestrian routes from the South East or North East to the Event Centre avoiding the competition area
From Leeds train station: North on Park Row; West along The Headrow; North on Calverley Street; at roundabout Willow Terrace Road.
From Leeds bus station: West on George St; North on Vicar Lane; West along The Headrow; North on Calverley Street; at roundabout Willow Terrace Road.
From Parkinston steps: South on Cavendish Road; at Lodge Street continue South on Cavendish Road; then East and South onto Finsbury Road; arrive Willow Terrace Road.
From Blenheim Terrace: West on Hillary Place; South to Vernon Road; West on Willow Terrace Road.
Out of Bounds: All routes to the Event Centre from the South (Clarendon Way) through to the West (Mount Preston Street) to the North (Lifton Place and LUU Precinct).
Alternative use City Centre First Bus No. 5 drops off outside the LGI with a short walk along Willow Terrace Road to the Event Centre.
Parking - details to be confirmed
Event Centre and Assembly at The Edge sports complex, University of Leeds, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds LS2 3AE
Start planned to be 200m from Assembly
Finish next to Assembly
Registration & Start Times
Pre-entries via fabian4. Closes at midnight on Sunday 1st September
SI Hire on the day only. For any postal entries please check BO Fixtures for the address to send to.
EOD Registration opens at 09.30 and closes at 11.00
Starts are from 10.00 - 12.00
Courses close at 13.30, please start early if you require more time.
Controls will be SIAC enabled.
Pre entry via fabian4. Closes at midnight on Sunday 1st September
£8 for BO member Seniors; £10 for non-member Seniors; £4.00 for Juniors and Students.
Yellow Course only: Seniors £4 Juniors free
There is a £1 discount for competitors who enter both Saturday (Chasing Sprint at Colton and Temple Newsam) and Sunday (Leeds Urban Race) together.
SI card hire (EOD only) 50p.
EOD:- £10.00 for BO member Seniors; £12 for non-member Seniors; £4 for Juniors and Students. Late entries subject to map availability.
Yellow course only: Seniors £4 Juniors Free
Leeds (Please see Chasing Sprint page for Saturday courses)
Course 1 - Black: Men Open (M18- M35 inclusive)
Course 2 - Brown: Men Vet (M40+): Women Open (W18-W35 inclusive)
Course 3 - Blue: Men Supervet (M55+): Women Vet (W40+)
Course 4 - Green: Men Ultravet (M65+): Women Supervet (W55+)
Course 5 - Short Green: Men Hypervet (M75+): Women Ultravet (W65+): Women Hypervet (W75+)
Course 6 - Light Green: Junior Men (M16-): Junior Women (W16-)
Course 7 - Yellow: Young Junior Men (M12-): Young Junior Women (W12-)
Map: 1:4000 5m contours (Updated 2019 surveying by Richard Foster (City) and Chris Burden (University)) additional campus and surrounding areas have been added to the 2018 routegadget map.
Provisional course details below subject to final controling and safety check etc.
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You may enter any course you wish, but to be competitive in the UK and Yorkshire Urban League you need to enter the course listed for your class.
Juniors Aged under 16 on the day will only be allowed, due to safety and insurance conditions, on the Light Green (6) and Yellow (7) Courses.
Note: Competitors will run considerably further than the straight line distances.
Control descriptions will be on the map and loose in the start lanes.
Urban running in the city centre, mixture of city grid, city squares, housing estates and university campus.
Late Summer fast running along paths, roads, tracks, across bridges, down gennels/snickets, around urban furniture, through city park squares, along terraces and backs, in between office blocks, across retail centres and streets.
Take in the sights of Leeds including the City Square, Leeds Town Hall, Millennium Square, University Colleges and Campuses.
No dogs in The Edge.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser : Sue Stevens 07463796598 email@example.com
Planner: Robert Gatenby
Controller : Chris Mackenzie
Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance
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