Kent Junior Orienteering Festival 2022

Saturday 9th July

Entries close Thursday 7th July

Dartford Orienteers invite you the Kent Junior Orienteering Festival, the flagship event in the annual calendar for juniors only, being held at Darenth Country Park near Dartford.

Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd on each course for each of males and females.

Mainly open parkland with a small forested area to the south of the map. Guidance on what to do will be provided both in advance and on the day.

Entries close at midnight on 7th July
Enter by midnight Sunday, 3rd July to be sure a map will be available for your preferred course
Registration online only in advance. Start Times: 11:00 to 12:00;
Contact: [email protected]

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Entered: 19
White 2.0km
There will be a control at each decision point.
Two sets of medals; one for up to year 4 and one for years 5 & 6
   Entered: 8
Yellow 2.5km
Controls (checkpoints) are easy to find, either on or adjacent to paths. There is a maximum of two places where a decision has to be made to get from one control to the next.
Medals for years 5 & 6
   Entered: 9
Orange 3.0km
Controls are on or near paths with some choice of route.
Medals for years 7 & 8
Light Green 4.0km
Controls will require some navigation to locate them and they may be in the forest but there will always be a path fairly close in Darenth Country Park.
Medals for years 9 upwards
   Entered: 2
Entry Fees
Entry Fee: £3.00
Entry Fee Chip hire: £1.00
Event Information

We invite you to enter an event in Darenth Country Park aimed primarily for those new or fairly new to orienteering but with a longer course available for those with some orienteering experience.

Car Parking will be in the main Country Park car park (w3w:, Gore Farm, Gore Road, Dartford. The entrance is off the roundabout at the foot of the hill which is Gore Road heading south from Dartford just before the A2 over bridge.

For Satnav's, use postcode DA2 7HT which is just south of the roundabout; the postcode for the Country Park will not take you to the right part of the park.

You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace or if you are required to quarantine after returning from overseas

You must adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.

We will be providing marshals to facilitate a safe environment for children to participate. Please email the Organiser using the "Contant" link above if you are willing to be a marshal for part of the time of the event.

New to orienteering?
If you have not been to an orienteering event previously and would like to know more about the event, please email the Organiser. We will send you two short videos so that you know what to expect and how to enjoy the event.

If you have any difficulty entering using the entry system to the event, please contact the Organiser.

Courses available
There are four courses designed to be appropriate for particular school year groups (see the Courses section above for details) but any junior can opt to run a longer course than the nominated course for their age class and be competitive for a medal on that longer course.

Event centre
Event centre will be near to the car park. Look for the tall dark blue sail banner.

No toilets are available at the event. There are toilets at nearby supermarkets and petrol stations for customers.

There will be a first aid kit at the event for largely self-use and a first aid trained club member in attendance.

The map is 1:4,000 for all courses printed on waterproof paper.

Direction to the start will be taped from the car park.

Electronic punching
Contactless punching will be facilitated but it is a Punching Start and Finish.

Shadowing is permitted. If the shadower provides any meaningful interaction during the competition, please mention this at download so that we can mark the child as non-competitive for medals. The shadower will not be given a map showing the course.

Control descriptions
Control descriptions are printed on the map. Loose control descriptions will be available online as a pdf accessible from the front event page of the DFOK website but will not be available at the event. These are helpful if you want to avoid keep unfolding your map to check the control code is correct at each control visited.

Results will not be on display at the event but you can access them on the DFOK website after the event We hope to be able to show live results using a QR code which can be accessed by your mobile phone.

Event Details
Start List
White School School Year
Gwen Ford St Lawrence Primary Sevenoaks Year 1&2
Thomas Ford St Lawrence Primary Sevenoaks Year 1&2
Ruby Gisby Seal Primary Year 5&6
Loki Gosai Hextable Primary school Year 1&2
Charlie Green Lordswood School Year 3&4
Harry Green Lordswood School Year 3&4
George Haine Hextable Primary School Year 5&6
Cameron Jones Lordswood School Year 3&4
Yellow School School Year
Jake Bennett Churchfields Juniors Year 5&6
Archie Bright Lordswood School Year 5&6
Ashton Bright Lordswood School Year 5&6
Poppy Frost Lordswood School Year 5&6
Amber Hobbs Lordswood School Year 5&6
Jason Rooney Lordswood School Year 5&6
Percy Sanders Lordswood School Year 3&4
Caylan Uddin Lordswood School Year 5&6
Adam Youseman Lordswood School Year 5&6
Light Green School School Year
Luke Bennett Woodbridge High School Year 7&8
Madeleine Pitcher Weald of Kent Year 9&10