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Tuesday 14th May 2024

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Monday 18th March 2024
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Tuesday 14th May 2024 at 19:30
Course 1: SpunchBag - 60 or 90 min Score; Course 2: SpunchLine - 10k Line
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Can be done solo, in a pair, or as a team of 3 or more.  Each participant needs to put in an individual entry EXCEPT Under 16s who go for free with a paying adult.

A waterproof map of the course is provided to ALL participants.  Choice of score or line courses - see explanation below to decide which is right for you.

Rolling start - anytime between 1830 & 1930.  Check in on the day from 1800.

Adult 21+ £6 standard until 10 May
£8 late after 10 May & on the day
Junior 16-20 / Student £3 standard until 10 May
£5 late after 10 May & on the day
Under 16 FREE must go with a paying adult
Spunch Man - Andy Thornton

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Road Running meets Adventure Racing meets Orienteering in the streets and parks of central Manchester this Spring!  An urban adventure suitable for all ages and abilities - run, jog or walk.

This is 1 of 4 x Manchester City Centre, early evening, new-concept Urban Events - on Tuesday evenings in April & May.

You will use a detailed A3 waterproof map to navigate your way as fast as you wish from one Spunchpoint to another.  Each Spunchpoint will be at a well-defined feature on your map - a path junction, a significant tree or similar.  At each Spunchpoint you will receive GPS verification that you are in the right place on your Smartphone/Garmin/AppleWatch. “Beep Beep!”

You can go solo, in a pair or a small team of 3 or more.  You can run, jog or walk.  The event is suitable for all ages and abilities, whether you are a super fit road runner, or a group of family or friends who just like getting out running or walking together.  If you like maps or treasure hunt type activities and you like being outside, then you will love this!

(All under 16's must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

At each of the 4 events there will be two courses to choose from:

1.  Spunchbag 60/90 - A 60 or 90 minute time-limited "score" course typically with 40-50 Spunchpoints which can be visited in any order.

  • Visit (or “bag”) as many Spunchpoints as you can within the time limit.  Get back on time to avoid penalty points!
  • Especially good for Spunch-newbies
  • Good for those who prefer a shorter (time-limited) outing visiting more points, but also good for those who want to max-out (15k and 50 Spunchpoints may be doable!)
  • For this course the map with pre-marked Spunchpoints is available to participants BEFORE the start - allowing some time for pre-planning

2.  SpunchLine 10 - A measured 10k line course typically with 30ish Spunchpoints that must be visited in strict numerical order.

  • Not for the faint-hearted!  Most suitable for those with previous MapSport experience (as missing one or more controls means no result)
  • A more competitive race - the winner having the fastest time.  Estimated winning time around 45mins
  • In this case the map with pre-marked course is only revealed on the start line as the clock starts ticking! 

Each of these 4 events has Registration, Start, Finish, Loos, and Bag Drop at one of two great venues - Track & Sandbar.  Both venues are within 10-15 mins walk from Piccadilly Station and have nearby car parks too.  Both have indoor and outdoor spaces for post match social and analysis, and great food & drink!

Event 1 - Tuesday 16 April at Track Brewery & Tap Room

Event 2 - Tuesday 23 April at Sandbar

Event 3 - Tuesday 30 April at Sandbar

Event 4  - Tuesday 14 May at Track Brewery & Tap Room

Rolling start - anytime between 1830 & 1930.  Check in on the day from 1800.

Next generation MapSport for all in the heart of Manchester.

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Event Location
Track Brewery & Tap Room, Unit 18, Piccadilly Trading Estate, Manchester, M1 2NP