Classic Weekend – Entry Information


Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020 – (Can’t make it? Then sign up to our newsletter on our homepage).

What’s involved?

There’ll be ten stages across the weekend. The stages will open on Wednesday 6th and then close at different times during the weekend: two on Friday evening, and four each on Saturday and Sunday. We then do a livestream roundup each evening talking about the stages that closed that day.

Based on feedback from our previous events most people take 1-2 hours per day. The non-Catching Features stages will test different elements of your orienteering technique. You can have a go at stages from our Easter Championships or Sprint Weekend to get an idea of what might be involved.


The stages will be themed around ‘Classic’ orienteering. Forest orienteering!

The stages

We call each challenge a stage. In total there will be 10 stages:

  • Video Adventure…
  • Control Description Game (version 2)
  • Spot the difference
  • Routechoice: Forest Edition
  • Up or Down?
  • Laby: The Maze!
  • Photo Memory Orienteering (version 2)
  • 3 x Catching Feature stages (optional)


For each stage you get a score based on your ranking. We then add up your best scores to find the overall winner!

What do I need?

We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop for most stages, rather than a phone or tablet. Having a separate mouse is also good idea.

If you want to take part in all ten stages, you’ll need to have Catching Features. If you don’t have it we can provide a 40% discount code after you have entered. All other software/websites are free to use.

Will there be prizes?

Yes! Each stage has its own scoring system which involves both time and accuracy (like in real orienteering). You’ll be awarded points for each stage based on how your performance compares to everyone else’s. For the overall results, you’ll be able to drop your points from at least one stage.

There’ll be prizes for the best competitors in all age class/category combinations.

How do I enter?

It costs £10 for adults and £5 for juniors/students. Please enter through this link. Entries will close at 23:59 UK Time on Tuesday 5th May.

Who’s behind Lockdown Orienteering?

The competition is coordinated by Chris Smithard.

Part of your entry fee will be split between the GB Squad and Polokwane Orienteering Club in South Africa, to help develop orienteering there.


The current situtation is having a massive impact on the events industry, including orienteering businesses. Please support them however you can. For example, you could consider buying that new compass you need or replacing those worn-out trail shoes now, rather than waiting for real orienteering to start again.


  • CompassPoint – orienteering equipment
  • Mitchell Maps – the official UK OCAD reseller. You can get 20% off OCAD subscriptions until the end of May plus free support when you buy through Mitchell Maps
  • Sprint Scotland – sprint racing and training in Scotland
  • Catching Features – offering a 40% discount to all competitors

Lockdown Orienteering is fully supported by British Orienteering

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