Friday 5th to Sunday 7th June 2020 – (Can’t make it? Then sign up to our newsletter on our homepage).
There’ll be ten stages across the weekend. The stages will open late on Thursday 4th.
Based on feedback from our previous events most people take take about 2 hours to complete the competition, though it does depend on how much you practice beforehand! 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.
Each evening we’ll do a live video with discussion on the stages, insightful interviews and live races in Catching Features.
We will be using maps from Argentina and the UK as part of the June weekend.
We call each challenge a stage. In total there will be 10 stages and the following are so far confirmed
- Video Orienteering
- Matching Maps
- Rapid Route Game
- Contour Game
- 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?
Please enter through this link. It costs £10 for adults and £5 for juniors/students. Entries will close at 23:59 UK Time on Friday 5th June.
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 supporting the development of orienteering in Argentina – you can check out our interview with Gerardo one of the developers of orienteering in Argentina here.
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