Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race
- Postcode: PE29 6DB *
- Lat,Lng: 52.33063,-0.20796
- Grid Ref: TL222719
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Park-O Series Info
Our Park-O events are an easy way for juniors and adults to try orienteering. Based in parks around Cambridge, each Park-O takes place on a Saturday afternoon 1pm-3pm once a month during the school year.
What happens at Park-O? Click here to find out
Directions / Parking
Parking at Hinchingbrooke Country Park. Please note that there is a £2.00 parking fee for up to 6 hours. Registration is approximately 300 m from the car park. Start and Finish are adjacent.
There is a café that serves home-made hot and cold foods, which may or may not be open (TBC) and there are toilets located at the back of the Visitors' Centre.
Short ~ 1km Very easy
Medium ~ 2km Easy
Long ~ 3km Medium
Please maintain social distancing throughout the event, moving away from controls as soon as you have dibbed and waiting for others to move away from the controls before you dib.
For entry fees, See Park-O page.
You must pre-register to take part in this event, which you need to do at WAOC entries at oentry.uk. Entries will open a few weeks before the event.
You will be allocated a hire dibber, if you do not have one, and you may choose your preferred start block time. No payment is required until you turn up for the event.
We cannot accept entries on the day due to the need to comply with coronavirus distancing guidelines and British Orienteering policy.
If you haven't been before, please read the information on our Park-O page so that you know what to do - we will have officials around to help if needed.
Registration and Start Times
We cannot accept entries on the day. You must pre-register on-line to book a start slot between 1pm and 3pm.
You will need to allow enough time before your start time to collect your dibber and pay, and get ready- probably about 20 minutes before you start.
Starts will operate between 1pm and 3pm but please only come to the start in your 15 minute window.
Please note that courses close at 3:30pm. If you wish to do the long course, you need to start by 2:30pm, unless you have sufficient experience that you will be able to finish before 3:30pm
Terrain and map details
Maps will be A4 sized, printed on waterproof paper.
There are public toilets situated near the paddling pool.
More about Park-O
Our Park-O events are an easy way for juniors and adults to try orienteering. Based in parks around Cambridge, each Park-O takes place on a Saturday afternoon 1pm-3pm once a month during the school year. It’s a great way to enjoy the local parks and our friendly volunteers will help you choose the course right for you and get you started. Read more at https://www.waoc.org.uk/events/parko
People should NOT attend any this or any orienteering event:
- If they are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms.
- If they have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 until they have completed the prescribed quarantine period, even if they are completely symptom free.
- If they have returned from any overseas country until they have completed the self-quarantine period for 14 days, even if they are symptom free.
- If they are undergoing COVID-19 testing, until they have received negative results and are symptom free.
- If they have been advised to stay at home by a health professional.
If you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace because you are a contact of a known COVID-19 case, do not exercise outside your own home or garden and do not exercise with others. We also advise competitors who fit within the higher at-risk groups to take particular care and/or make decisions on attendance with due consideration to the risks associated with COVID-19.
Important Event Information
Safety and Risk: A risk assessment is carried out by the organiser in advance of each event, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Insurance: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.
WAOC process entrant information on the basis of legitimate interest to produce competition results, to provide participation and results information to British Orienteering, and we retain details for a period to meet our insurance requirements. Published results may include (but not limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times and age group. Read our data protection page for further information about how we look after your personal information.
In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or videos showing children should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or videos and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.
Club's use of Images:
We may sometimes publish photographs of event participants in news items or publicity. At events where we have arranged for photography we will advertise this at the event and in advance in the event details.
We aim always to obtain the permissions of parent or responsible adult before we publish any picture showing a junior participant as the main focus. Although we cannot guarantee that an event photographer will not take photographs of any given individual, we will do our best to avoid publishing images of individuals who have told us they do not wish to be photographed.
Read our data protection page for further information about our policy on photography and use of images.