Battersea Park Night-O – 23rd January

**Update 12:30 on 23rd January – Short course sold out. A handful of maps remaining for Long**

The third race of South London Orienteers’ 2023-2024 Night series takes place in Battersea Park, south-west London, on Tuesday 23rd January 2024.

Entries now open

Race Centre

The race will be based at Prince Albert, SW11 4PF. The pub serves great food and drink, and there will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners. Kit can be left while you run (at you own risk).

Note that due to online entry (see below), you do not need to come to Prince Albert before your run if you choose – you can go directly to the start. However you must come back to the pub to download.

Whistles are mandatory – they can be borrowed (collect from Prince Albert).

LocationBattersea Park
AddressPrince Albert, SW11 4PF
Latitude/longitude51.48, -0.1657
OS grid referenceTQ274772
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

Nearest train stations are Battersea Park and Queenstown Road. Nearest bus stop “Parkgate Road” – routes 49, 319, 345. See tfl website for travel info.

The start is approximately 150m from the Prince Albert. Take care crossing road

Race Details & Entry

The entry fee is £5 for SLOW members, students and juniors; £7 for others. The races use both SIAC contactless and SI electronic punching; SIAC cards are available to hire for those who do not have their own for £2. A small number of headlamps are also available to borrow for free but you need to e-mail the organiser in advance of each race to reserve one.

Entries now open at SiEntries. All entries, including on the day, will be online. Entries will stay open until 19:25 on the day of the event subject to map availability.

Start Times: 18:15 – 19:30

Courses close 20:30 – you must return to the pub by this time, even if you have not completed the course.

These courses are offered:

  • Long: approximately 6.1km (optimum route), quite challenging
  • Short: approximately 2.6km (optimum route), quite challenging

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

Terrain and Additional Notes

Battersea Parks offers varied and relatively easy terrain. Mostly paved and grassland with small areas of woodland

Battersea Park is open to the public in the evening – expect cyclists, runners and pedestrians. Please give way to other park users.

The main roads and paths are lit, but away from these it will be dark.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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Helping on the Night

This event can’t happen without volunteer effort on the night. If you can lend a hand on the start, or with collecting controls, it is greatly appreciated – please get in touch with Jason. Everyone who helps will be able to run – and get a free entry!

Organiser/Planner: Tsz Chun Jason Wong,