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Run the Oxford Parks - Try Orienteering Around University Parks

University Parks, Oxford, Oxford

Run by: Thames Valley Orienteering Club


This event is an exciting introduction to orienteering, with several courses suitable for runners, newcomers and families of all ages and abilities. Try a run with a difference - try orienteering!


Suitable for any age

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Try a run with a difference for all ages and abilities. There will be several courses, including short courses for newcomers. You will receive a special orienteering map of the park showing your course. The aim is to navigate round the control points shown on the map as quickly as you can, registering each one with an electronic timing chip. The easy courses will follow paths and the controls will be easy to spot, however the longer courses will give you more of a challenge! Start at any time between 10.30 and midday. More info on our website, or find us on Facebook at


£5.00 for adults and £2.00 for juniors (18 or under). There is a £1.00 reduction for TVOC members.

Skill Level


Special requirements

Wear outdoor clothes - trainers are ideal for a run or jog. Walking shoes are fine too, if you are planning on walking around a course, to fine tune your navigation skills! A compass would also be useful although we can lend you one. Just don't forget your sense of adventure!


Thames Valley Orienteering Club (TVOC) is accredited to the national body for orienteering - British Orienteering. This event is registered with British Orienteering (a Level D (local) event for those in the know!). For more info about the sport, please see TVOC is also Clubmark accredited.


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University Parks, Oxford

University Parks, Oxford


This activity is organised and run by Thames Valley Orienteering Club.


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