Greenwich Royal ParkTue 4 Jun

Looking north from the observatory
Looking north from the observatory
Credit: Philip Craven

Park Race Series

Local level event

What does this mean?

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun6 App.

Terrain type: Parkland

Last updated: Fri 17 May, 2024


Come along and take this opportunity to run in one of London’s most beautiful Royal Parks for the first time since 2019!

A unique start line on the Greenwich Meridian with generally super fast open parkland. Lots of hills and unpassable areas to provide route choice and catch out the unwary.

Winning times will be lightning fast but hopefully you will get a chance to take a few seconds to enjoy the superb views across the Thames to Canary Wharf and the numerous features of historical interest.

Thanks go to the Royal Parks for use of the park, and to the management of The Plume of Feather’s pub (details below) who have provided us space for our Event Centre. Do try to support them and stay afterwards for drinks and food.

Newcomers and non members are most welcome. There will be plenty of help and guidance available at the Event Centre and at the Start but if you have any questions ahead of the event don’t hesitate to send an email to the organiser David Lobley –

Location Info

Near: Greenwich
Lat,Lng: 51.48184,-0.00113
Postcode: SE10 9LZ
What3Words: ///activism.chairs.axed

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Directions / Parking

Our Event Centre will be at The Plume of Feathers PH, 19 Park Vista, London SE10 9LZ. This is a short walk from Maze Hill station served by South Eastern and Thameslink services.

Map / Terrain

Here is a link to two short videos which should give you a good idea of what you'll be doing

The map is 1:5000 to ISOM specification printed on waterproof paper.

Loose controls descriptions will be available at the Start

Course Information

Short course - 2.5k straight line; optimal running distance 2.7k

Long course - 5k; optimal running distance 6.2k

Winning time is expected to be 20-25 mins.

Entry Details

Entry in advance only via racesignup

Standard entry (to midnight on Sunday 2nd June) - Seniors £7, Juniors £4

Late entry - Seniors £9, Juniors £5

Juniors are under 21 on 31 December 2024

Additional £2 for any Senior that is not a member of British Orienteering

Electronic chip hire is £1 for standard and £2.50 for contactless punching (limited availability). Lost cards £30/£65 respectively.

Registration and Start times

Our Event Centre will be at The Plume of Feathers PH, 19 Park Vista, London SE10 9LZ. This is a short walk from Maze Hill station served by South Eastern and Thameslink services. It is one stop further east from Greenwich which is also served by the Dockland Light Railway with trains between the two stations every 10 minutes.

Enquiries will be open from 17:45. Starts from 18:15 to 19:30.

Entries via racesignup will be kept open until 19:00 subject to maps being available.


Toilets and a place to leave kit at the Event Centre

Refreshments are available with no need to pre-order. Note that the last orders are taken at 8pm.

First aid kit at the Event Centre on a largely self help basis with a qualified sports first aider present

Dog restrictions

Well behaved dogs are welcomed on a short lead at the event centre and on the courses

Nearest A&E Hospital

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We are grateful to the management at Royal Parks for their kind permission for us to use the park for the event and to James at the Plume of Feathers for being able to host us.