Saturday Series: Oxford University Parks

Saturday Series

15th June 2024

Location: Oxford University Parks, Keble Gate, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxon, OX1 3PU
Nearest Postcode: OX1 3PU

This event will be SIAC enabled

TVOC members, please remember to offer to help if you can –
see link at bottom of this page

Directions / Parking

Participants from outside Oxford are strongly encouraged to use the Park and Ride
Pear Tree (convenient to the A40 and A34) is recommended, as buses down Banbury Rd stop very near The Parks.

Pay & display parking is available on some of the streets to the north of The Parks.
Oxford council parking info and charges can be found here
Oxford street parking
Oxford parking zones

Assembly will be found within University Parks close to the Keble Gate entrance.
University Parks visitor map

Terrain Description

Open parkland adjacent to the River Cherwell, with paths, flowerbeds, rough grass and small wooded areas.
The longer courses will also visit the adjacent complex University Science Area for an added urban challenge!

The Map

The map will be at scale 1:4000

Start Times

You must enter online via SiEntries - see link at the top of this page.

Starts will be from 10:30 to 12:00am.

IMPORTANT: Courses close at 1pm. You must report to the registration/download tent by 1pm latest, even if you retire or have not finished. The controls will be collected from 1pm onwards


Courses are still being finalised, so the lengths shown below are only approximate.

YELLOW: around 2k, entirely within the park. Suitable for families and children.
ORANGE: around 3.5k, using the park and adjacent science area. Suitable for adult beginners and experienced juniors.
RED: close to 5k, using the park and adjacent science area. As technical as we can make it on the area.

How To Enter

All entries are through SiEntries online only. Click on the link at the top of the page.
Entry to the event will be available up to 11am on the day of the event, Saturday 15th June.
However entries after Sunday 9th June will be subject to map availability, so we advise earlier entry.

You don't have to be a member of an orienteering club to enter this event. On SiEntries, just show your club name as IND (for Independent)

Small family or other groups are welcome, but please enter only the Yellow, Orange or Red courses.
You just need a single entry. The lead runner must be a Senior (M/W 21+).
If you enter as a group, SiEntries will ask you for the name of your group to appear in results - eg Jones family.

Entry Cost

Early entries up to and including Sunday 9th June
- Red course - BOF members £6, non-members and family groups £8, Juniors & Students £2
- Yellow and Orange - BOF members £5, non-members and family groups £7, Juniors & Students £2
Later entries from Mon 10th June through to 11am Sat 15th June (assuming spaces are still available) - £1 extra
Timing chip hire £1 (essential if you do not own one). Lost timing chips charged at £65.


There are public toilets near the Pavilion, in the middle of the Parks

No drinks or food available, please bring your own

Further Information

Junior League
More detailed information about the Junior League that runs in conjunction with the Saturday Series can be found here.


Organiser: Ben Green    email organiser      07515 452355
Planner: Ben Green
Controller: Mark Thompson


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