Park Race – Battersea Park, Tuesday 28th May

The second race of London 2024 Park Series takes place in Battersea Park, south-west London, on Tuesday 28th May 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 have a SI card – you can go directly to the start. However you must come back to the pub to download.

LocationBattersea Park
AddressPrince Albert, SW11 4PF
Latitude/longitude51.4795, -0.1657
OS grid referenceTQ274772
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
Route to Start – 200m

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 200m from the Prince Albert. Take care crossing road

Race Details & Entry

The entry fee is £6 for British Orienteering members, students and juniors; £8 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.

Entries 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: 18:00 – 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 5km (straight line)
  • Short: approximately 2.5km (straight line)

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

Typical uncrossable fence, that must not be crossed / climbed

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

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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 Chris. Everyone who helps will be able to run – and get a free entry!

Organiser/Planner: Chris Waite – ">