Stirling University

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
10 Mar 2018 11 a.m. Stirling Uni NS 810 968 Local Chris Smithard


Local event

Further Information

Newcomer Series - Race 2

Try a new outdoor adventure sport around Hermitage Woods, right next to Stirling University. Ideal for all ages and abilities, families, children and runners welcome. Loads of help is available and no experience is necessary.

Car parking:

The main university car park. Enter the Uni through the main entrance (FK9 4LA) then head up the hill following the signs to the race!

Registration: open from 11.00am to 12.00am (by parking).

Courses close at 1pm.


Ideal for those new to orienteering. Approx 2km, allow 20-60 minutes to complete!

New to orienteering?

It's a trail run (and often an off-trail run!) with a difference - an orienteering race doesn't follow a set route. Instead you have to visit a series of checkpoints and register each one with an electronic timing chip. The checkpoints are marked by flags on the ground and may be along paths, earth banks, streams or anywhere around the area. The challenge is to race between each one, choosing your own route between the checkpoints, using a special orienteering map (which you get to keep too). Why not come and give it a go?

What do I need?

It's an outdoor sport, dress for the weather conditions. You may encounter mud and bushy vegetation so please don't bring your designer clothes... We'll give you a map, compass and an electronic card for recording your time.

Newcomer Series: We're running a series of four events in March for people to learn how to orienteer.

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