Team Competition – Entry Information

When?

00:01 UK time on Thursday 21st to 16:00 UK time on Sunday 24th May

What’s involved?

  • 7 stages (challenges) over 7 days
  • 7 in a team/5 in a junior team
  • You compete individually then add up your scores within the team
  • Please try and form teams within your club. If this isn’t possible, try joining up with a nearby club. If your still struggling to find enough people, contact us and we can help.

Based on feedback from our previous events, most people take 20-40 minutes to complete one stage. You can have a go at stages from our Easter Championships or Sprint Weekend to get an idea of what might be involved.

Catching Features: There’ll be no Catching Features stages as part of the main team competition, but we we’ll provide separate Catching Feature races – more details closer to the time. There’ll be no extra charge for this, and everyone who has entered the team competition can take part in the Catching Features races if they want.

Live video updates: We will do some live videos during the week looking at the stages, talking with competitors and looking at the results so far.

Team numbers, categories, and prizes

Main competition:

  • 7 people in a team
  • 2 categories: Open (any age) and Masters (M/W50+)
  • prizes for the best teams in each category

Junior competition:

  • 5 people in a team (M/W16-)
  • prizes for the best teams in each category

The stages

We call each challenge a “stage”. The provisional 7 stages are:

  • Street View orienteering
  • Control description game
  • Spot the Difference
  • Route choice game
  • Laby: The Maze!
  • Photo memory orienteering
  • Trail-O

Scoring

Information on the scoring will be announced soon!

What do we 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 extra Catching Features races then you’ll need to have that game. 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.

How much does it cost and how do I enter?

You can enter via Fabian4.

Entry deadlines and fees below.

Main competition:

  • Before 23:59 BST on Sunday 17th May: £35 per team
  • Before 23:59 BST on Tuesday 19th May: £49 per team

Junior competition:

  • Before 23:59 BST on Sunday 17th May: £15 per team
  • Before 23:59 BST on Tuesday 19th May: £20 per team

Questions? Please contact us.

Who’s behind Lockdown Orienteering?

The competition is coordinated by Chris Smithard.

Part of your entry fee will go to the GB Squad and the development of orienteering in North Macedonia.

PS…

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.

Sponsors

  • 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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