Imperial College Park Race, 17 June 2014

London Park Race Series Race 7
Tuesday 17 June 2014

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The third race of the 2014 London Park Orienteering Series takes place around the campus of Imperial College. Competitors will have to navigate around the complex campus environment, tranquil gardens and even the iconic Royal Albert Hall. The race is part of the London Park Race Series 2014 which is organised by the London orienteering clubs. Like all races in the series, the race is suitable for beginners. Electronic timing will be used.

The courses cross several busy roads, so it is a condition of our insurance that under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Full leg cover is not necessary; running in a T-shirt, shorts and trainers will be fine.

Registration will be at Imperial College’s Ethos Sports Centre, which is just a few minutes from South Kensington station. The Apres-O will take place in Eastside Bar, 100 yards from the event centre. If you finish early, why not grab a pint and watch everyone else finish their run!

LocationImperial College London
AddressEthos Sports Centre, 7 Princes Gardens, London, SW7 1NA
Latitude/longitude51.4999, -0.1739
OS grid referenceTQ268794
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap


RegistrationBetween 1745 and 1930
Start TimesBetween 1800 and 1930

Entry on the day only. 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.

Current members of SLOW, LOK, DFOK, MV or CHIG £3
All others £4

If you do not have your own SI card, then you can hire one for the event at no charge. A penalty of £30 will be charged for hired SI cards that are lost or not returned, and such cards will be blacklisted.


Course name Straight line Typical actual running
Long 3.3km 5.0km
Short 2.5km 3.5km

Please note that the courses cross busy roads. For insurance reasons, those under 16 years old will have to run with an accompanying adult. Those over 16 should apply common sense and give way to traffic and other pedestrians (and especially stressed-out students who are revising for exams…).

Event Centre

Registration is at the Ethos sports centre, and the registration desk will be signed from the main entrance. Imperial College are very kindly letting orienteers use the changing rooms at Ethos free of charge.

Ethos is on the north side of Princes Gardens, the start and finish are in Princes Gardens itself, and the Apres-O is in Eastside bar (unsurprisingly on the east side of Princes Gardens). Eastside serves a wide range of food and drinks at very reasonable prices.

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed above, please email the organiser Ben Smith at .

Competitors take part in this race at their own risk. Entries and results will be processed by computer, your entry will be taken as agreement to this. The competition is run under the rules and guidelines of, and sanctioned by, British Orienteering.