Orienteering returns this year! So ditch the technology, grab your map and embrace the outdoors at the Orienteering Championships 2023-24

Entry Dates and Costs

ENTRY OPENING DATE (BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND RELAY)

Tuesday 23 January 2024

ENTRY CLOSING DATE (INDIVIDUAL)

Tuesday 20 February 2024 at 23:59 – Student / Competitor Deadline

(Students / Competitors must apply by this deadline)

Thursday 22 February 2024 at 23:59 – Institution Administrator Deadline

(Institutional Administrators are given 48 hours after the student / competitor deadline to approve entries)

ENTRY CLOSING DATE (RELAY)

Tuesday 20 February 2024 at 23:59 – Team Entry Deadline

ENTRY COSTS

£18 for Individual entry

£42 for Relay entry (Per Team of 3 Competitors)

Entry deadline: Tuesday 20 February at 23:59

Events and BUCS points Available

EVENTS

9th March 2024 - Individual Event

10th March 2024 - Relay Event

VENUES

Individual: Sandringham

Relay Event: Trumpington

BUCS POINTS

BUCS Points are awarded to the Top 4 Individuals in the A Class only, for both Men and Women.

BUCS Points are also awarded for the top 4 Relay Teams, again for both Men and Women.

BUCS Points are also awarded to the top 8 teams in the competition. Team placings are decided by adding the placings of the three best individual Men/Women to the placing (multiplied by three) of its best placed Men’s/Women’s relay team.

For a full breakdown of BUCS points, please see Appendix 1.

Entry Process

INDIVIDUAL EVENT

To apply for the competition all eligible competitors must follow these steps:

Competitor to apply to the event on BUCS Play (Instructions on how to do this can be found here)

Institution administrator approves entry (Instructions on how to do this can be found here)

Club Captains enter their athletes on the spreadsheet provided to them by the organisers. More information will be provided to Club Captains by the organisers.

BUCS approves/denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list.

RELAY EVENT

To apply for this competition:

Club Captains will enter relay teams on the spreadsheet provided to them by the organisers.

Any data will be handled in accordance with BUCS Privacy Policy

By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer

To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit REG 4 Individual Eligibility.

Selection for World University Championships

This event will be used as one of the selection races for World University Orienteering Championships 2024.

For more information see the BUCS FISU World University Championships page and the British Orienteering 2024 Selection Policy.

Rules and Regulations

The Rules & Regulations for Orienteering can be found here. Please note, these are still under review for 2024 will be updated prior to the event. You can also find the British Orienteering rules for a National Event here.

INDIVIDUAL EVENT: Starts will be seeded by BOF Ranking points, as can be found on British Orienteering. Individuals with an incomplete number of ranking scores may be seeded higher than their ranking to allow for more accurate evaluation of orienteering ability. This event will be run in a time trial format. There will be at least 2 minutes gap between starters on the same course, and at least a 4 minute gap between two starters on the same course from the same university.

RELAY EVENT: There will be a mass start for first leg runners on the relay. Second and third leg runners will start when the previous competitor finishes.

Withdrawals and Changes

Withdrawals will be permitted from this event, by emailing Jodie Lawrence, BUCS Lead.

Withdrawals prior to the entry deadline (Tuesday 20 February at 23:59) will not be charged their entry fee.

Withdrawals after the entry deadline (Tuesday 20 February at 23:59) will still be charged their entry fee.