London City Race 2022

1 City = 3 Races = 1 Great Weekend of Orienteering

The 13th London City Race will take place in the City of London on Saturday 3 September 2022, with accompanying races organised by Mole Valley Orienteering Club in Morden Hall Park on Friday 2 September 2022 and London Orienteering Klubb in King’s Cross Central on Sunday 4 September 2022.

The race will be a classic distance orienteering race in the London City Race’s spiritual home. Come and race through the back streets, alleyways and pedestrian areas of the old London street pattern as well as special areas such as the Inner and Middle Temples.

The event centre will be at the brand new King’s College London Students’ Union building in Aldwych.

Entries now open

Final details published – updated Friday 2nd September, update to ‘Planners Notes’

Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1300

Start times for juniors under 16 and under 12 have a shorter start window of 10:30 to 12:30, please select your start time when you enter.

LocationCity of London
AddressKings College London Students Union, Aldwych WC2R 1AE
Latitude/longitude51.5125, -0.1171
OS grid referenceTQ307809
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Classes and Courses

Classes and Course combinations are set out in the tables below. You can run your age group, or run “up” – a longer course – by selecting the age class. (Unless you are under 16 when the insurance situation requires you to run course 9).

If you would like to run a course which is shorter than your age class (run “down”) that is OK. Please select the “Other” class on the course you wish to run down on. There are small prizes for the London City Race for the age class races. You are eligible if you run your own class or run “up”, but not if you run “down”.

CourseClassesStraight Line Distance*Number of controls
1Men Elite, Men Under 21 (M20-)8.7km34
2Women Elite, Women Under 21 (M20-), Other course 27.3km30
3Men Veteran (M40+), Men Open, Other course 37.5km30
4Men Supervet (M55+), Other course 45.6km23
5Women Veteran (W40+), Women Open, Other course 56.4km25
6Men Ultravet (M65+), Women Supervet (W55+), Other course 64.9km21
7Men Hypervet (M75+), Women Ultravet (W65+), Other course 74.1km23
8Women Hypervet (W75+), Other course 82.9km16
9Men Young (M16-), Women Young (W16-), Other Course 82.5km17
10Men Young Junior (M12 -), Women Young Junior (W12-). Other course 91.2km13

* The Optimal distance will be 25-40% longer and has been published in the final details.

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Entries now open. Why not enter our Esher Commons National Event at the end of October, at the same time?