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Friday 13th September 2024

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Friday 14th June 2024
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Friday 13th September 2024 at 18:30
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Entry Coordinators - Gordon Parker / Nigel Saker

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1 City = 3 Races = 1 Great Weekend of Orienteering

Join the 15th annual London City Race for a weekend of high quality orienteering across London.

  1. Day 1 - Burgess Park - Friday 13th September - start the weekend with an early evening event in Burgess Park. The park is a typical urban parkland with a mix of tree cover and grasslands with an extensive path network,  flower beds, a lake and a few buildings. The event centre for this day is at Trinity College Centre, Newent Close, London, SE15 6EF which is a short distance from the start and the finish. Starts from 17:00 to 18:45 with courses closing promptly at 19:30 - All participants must have left the Park by 19:30 as it closes at 20:00 - please select a start time block to ensure that you will achieve this.  Further details can be found here: Burgess Park
  2. Day 2 - City of London – Saturday 14th September – Take on the big challenge with a full distance urban event which returns to the City of London and the Barbican Centre, with its multi levels, offering an extensive, intricate mix of alleys and urban parks inter mixed with the challenge of the Barbican Centre. Start times are from 10:00 to 13:00 for all courses. Based out of the City of London School for Girls, St Giles Terrace, Wood Street, London, EC2Y 8BB. Part of City Race Euro Tour series and the UK Urban Orienteering League. London City Race 2024
  3. Day 3 - Ultra sprint race - Sunday 15th September – Finish the weekend with an Ultra Sprint Race at Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London, N6 5HG - an urban parkland on a steep hillside with spectacular views over the city and is landscaped with ponds, a wide variety of trees, colourful borders and grassy slopes. Competitors will run three heats on courses of approximately 1km with a high density of controls, including sections in a specially constructed maze. There will then be a set of finals involving all competitors. This high intensity orienteering will provide a challenge to all competitors and is a great spectacle to watch.  Further details and entry for this event is here:  LOK Ultra Sprints


Classes and Course combinations for all the days are set out in the tables below. For Days 1 and 2 you can run your age group,  run up one or more age classes by selecting that age class or if you would like to run a Course which is shorter than your age class, you can run "down" by selecting the "Other" class on the Course you wish to run down on.

For Day 3, we request that you run your actual age class - there is no benefit in running up or down.

Prizes will be available for Saturday's race but only if you run your age class or run up one or more age classes.

Each course may be used for more than one age class and the way age classes are allocated to courses is different for each day - see the tables below.

Results will not be cumulative.

We are providing an accessible course on Days 1 and 2. Please note these are only for those who have mobility issues or parents with young children in a buggy.


Full details for these events, with links to other organising clubs, and in due course, the final details, can be found on our website at London City Race 2024Please note Day 3 has an earlier closing date than Day 1 and 2 due to that events' logistics.

Course / Class combinations for all Days:

Day 1 - Burgess Park - Friday evening (starts 17:00 - 18:45)

Course Classes Straight Line Distance*
1 Men's Elite, Men's Open 6.0km
2 Women's Elite, Women's Open, Men's Veteran (M40+), Other course 2 5.0km
3 Women's Veteran (W40+), Men's Super Vets (M55+), Other course 3 4.0km
4 Women's Super Vets (W55+), Men's Ultra Vets (M65+), Other course 4 3.0km
5 Women's Ultra Vets (W65+), Women's Hyper Vets (W75+), Men's Hyper Vets (M75+), Other course 5 2.5km
6 Junior Women (W16-) Junior Men (M16-), Other course 6 3.0km
7 Girls (W12-), Boys (M12 -), Other course 7 2.0km
8 Accessible Course 1.5km

The optimal running distance for each course will be around 20% longer - subject to final controlling

Day 2 - London City Race - Barbican, City of London (starts 10:00 - 13:00)

Course Classes Optimal Distance* Number of controls*
1 Men's Elite, Men Under 21 (M20-) 12.5km  
2 Women's Elite, Women Under 21 (M20-), Other course 2 10.7km  
3 Men's Veteran (M40+), Other course 3 11.2km  
4 Women's Veteran (W40+), Other course 4 8.3 km  
5 Men's Super Vets (M55+), Other course 5 8.7km  
6 Women's Super Vets (W55+), Other course 6 7.5km  
7 Men's Ultra Vets (M65+), Men Open, Other course 7 7.5km  
8 Women's Ultra Vets (W65+), Women Open, Other course 8 6.2km  
9 Men's Hyper Vets (M75+), Other course 9 5.7km  
10 Women's Hyper Vets (W75+), Other course 10 3.7km  
11 Junior Men (M16-), Junior Women (W16-), Other Course 11 5.0km  
12 Boys (M12 -), Girls (W12-), Other course 12 2.5km  
13 Adventurer (Newcomers) 5.0km  
14 Accessible Course 2.0km  

Subject to final controlling. Number of controls will be populated at a later date

Day 3 - Waterlow Park - Ultrasprint - Sunday (3 initial heats between 10:30 and 12:30; finals at 13:00)

Course Ultra Sprint Class Age Classes
1 Men Open M16; M18; M20; M21; M35
2 Women Open W16, W18, W20, W21, W35
3 Men Vet M40, M45, M50
4 Men Super Vet M55, M60, M65, M70, M75, M80
5 Women Vet W40, W45, W50
6 Women Super Vet W55, W60, W65, W70, W75, W80
7 Junior Men M10, M12, M14
8 Junior Women W10, W12, W14


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London City Races 2024

Sat 14 Sep 24 London City Races - City of London
Sun 15 Sep 24 London City Races - Ultra Sprint

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Event Location
Trinity College Centre, Newent Close, London, Se15 6Ef