WOW! Orienteering at St Martha's

Saturday 18th May

A local event on St Martha's Hill to celebrate World Orienteering Week!
Online entries are now closed but we have plenty of maps available to enter at the event, so come along!

SIAC will be enabled for the event, but only normal SI dibbers available to hire. Start times are from 10:00 - 12:00.

Please read about the car parking (below). The various car parks are not close together and to avoid travelling from one to the other if they are full, you could consider just parking at Newlands Corner and walking the 1.4 miles, if you are able to (follow the North Downs Way to St Martha's church).

There is cash entry at the event. But this on the day entry will not open until 11:00 am (so late starts only).

You can amend your entry online until Wednesday 15th. After that please contact the Organiser for amendments.

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Car Sharing available


Yellow 1.8km 60m climb
Easy; controls on or near paths; aimed at beginners.
Recommended if it's your first event as a family with children under 10.

Entry limit: 19
Entered: 1

Orange 2.0km 90m climb
A little more technical than Yellow; controls just off paths with some route choice.
Recommended if it's your first event as a family with children over 10.

Entry limit: 22
Entered: 4

Short Green 2.8km 120m climb
Technical, for experienced orienteers.
Entry limit: 33
Entered: 22

Short Blue 4.6km 215m climb
Technical, for experienced orienteers.
Entry limit: 38
Entered: 21

Courses have quite significant climb in them (this is St Martha's Hill after all)

Entry Fees
Senior: £7, Junior: £4
Fees will increase by 50p for late entrants from 13 May.
Senior entrants who are not members of BOF pay a £2 premium.

SI dibber hire: £1

Additional map: 50p
Note that each entry includes one map and a single dibber download. You can buy an additional map when you enter before 13 May (eg for shadowing or if a pair are running the course together and would like a map each). You may also buy additional maps at the event on the day (cash please) if there are any spare ones available.
Event Information

Car Parking
There is no managed parking. There are 2 free car parks within easy walking distance in Halfpenny Lane and Guildford Lane, and one small one slightly further away up Guildford Lane where it turns into White Lane. They are of limited capacity and to try to ensure they do not get overfull, we have limited and spread out the race start times.

The car park at Newlands Corner is rather further to walk (1.4 miles) but is unlikely to fill up - W3W ///swim.boxing.door

There are no toilets at the event (there are toilets at Newlands Corner if you choose that car park).

To Assembly area and the Start
The assembly, start, finish and download are near St Martha's church (W3W /// on top of the hill and will be signed 600m from the two nearest car parks (Halfpenny Lane and Guildford Lane). Please stay on the signed route to avoid finding any controls before you start. If you park at Newlands Corner, follow the North Downs Way (westward) for 1.4 miles to get to St Martha's church.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome
Please keep them on a lead in the assembly/start/finish areas.

Please download promptly after you finish your course. Results will not be on display at the event. Final results will be published on the Guildford Orienteers website after the event.

Participant Code of Conduct
I'm sure you don't need to be reminded to be courteous to other users of the area while you are competing, but all the same here is a reminder!
Please make yourself aware of and abide by the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct (revised September 2022).

Whilst restrictions have been lifted, Covid-19 is very much still in circulation and we encourage a continued responsible approach to orienteering events. People have different risk tolerances and we like to be mindful of, and to respect, others' personal choices as normality returns.
Please do not attend if you or a member of your household has Covid-19 symptoms.

Medical conditions
If you have an existing Medical Condition of which the Organisers should be aware, please complete a Medical Form which can be downloaded from the British Orienteering website and hand in at Download/Enquiries in a sealed envelope marked with your name and "Confidential Medical Form for GO event 18/05/24 only". This will be opened only if you require medical treatment and are not conscious. It will be destroyed at the end of the event.

Ash Dieback precautions
In accordance with British Orienteering guidelines please make sure your kit has been cleaned following use at previous events.

Refund Policy
Until 12 May, online self-withdrawals will be automatically credited to your Racesignup account. Such credits can be used when entering any future GO events through Racesignup.

After this date no credit will be given; however you can request one if you feel your circumstances deserve one - please contact the Organiser.

You take part at in this event at your own risk

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