Clapham Common Park Race, Tuesday 2 August

The eighth race of the London 2022 Park Race series takes place on Clapham Common on Tuesday 2nd August 2022. Entries are open at SiEntries.

Race Centre

The race HQ is The Windmill on the Common. The Windmill on the Common is close to Clapham Common. There is parking available on nearby roads, but expect it to be busy . Public transport is recommended. The pub is a 5 minute walk from both Clapham South and Clapham Common Underground station or a 30 minutes walk from Clapham Junction Rail. Bus route 37 runs from Clapham Junction – closest stop is “Clapham Common”.  See TFL website for details.

The start and finish are close to the pub.

Kit can be left at the pub while you run (at you own risk).

We will be using SiEntries entry system and so if you have your own SI/SIAC, you do not need to come the pub beforehand if you choose – you can go directly to the Start. However you must come back to the pub to download.

LocationClapham Common
AddressThe Windmill, Clapham Common South Side, SW4 9DE
Latitude/longitude51.4576, -0.1442
OS grid referenceTQ290748
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Race centre what3words: ///these.shares.elite

Race Details & Entry

Registration and entry is online only. Entry is open and via 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.

The entry fee is £3 for juniors and students; £5 for senior British Orienteering members*; £7 for others. Your entry fee includes a full colour map printed on waterproof paper, which you can keep as a souvenir after your run, and a printout of your race time and splits at the end of the race.

*If you are not yet a member, do consider joining or renewing for 2022! Please see our ‘Join Us‘ page for more details.

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 (free for juniors). Hire cards to be collected at the pub.

You are welcome to participate in pairs or groups. Each entry uses one electronic chip and provides one map, so make as many entries as the number of maps the group will want. We do recommend having your own map as map-reading and navigating is part of the fun! If making a single entry for a group, please put “+1” or “+Runner B name” etc at the end of the surname field in the online entry system so that the club can monitor participation numbers.

Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1930

Courses close at 20:30. Controls will be collected from then.

Punching Start for SI and SIAC.

Controls and Finish will have contactless punching enabled.

These courses are offered:

  • Long: approximately 5.6km
  • Short: approximately 2.3km

The Long course crosses one minor road. The Short course has no road crossings and is suitable for all.

Shorts are permitted.

Map information

Map symbol black ‘o’ shows lamp posts and symbol black ‘x’ shows benches.

Additional information

All competitors take part at their own risk. Adequate clothing should be worn for the conditions.

Photos may be taken at the event.

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

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 Barbara. Everyone who helps will be able to run.

Organiser/Planner: Barbara