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: ready.slides.secure), 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.
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 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.
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 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 www.dfok.co.uk. We hope to be able to show live results using a QR code which can be accessed by your mobile phone.
|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|
|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|