Park Race – Tooting Commons, Tuesday 11th June

Come and join us for the fourth race of London 2024 Park Series at Tooting Commons on Tuesday 11th June 2024. Discover this beautiful common in a different way through an orienteering race, the first time here in many years!

Entries now open

Race Centre

This race centre is at the Rose & Crown pub, on the south west corner of the common. The pub serves great food and drink. There will be the usual opportunity to revisit route choices with other runners. Kit can be left while you run (at you own risk).

The Rose & Crown will also offer a bottle of prosecco to both the male and female winners of the day! So make sure to stay around until the end to know the results of the day!

Due to online entry (see below), you do not need to come to Rose & Crown 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.

LocationTooting Commons
AddressRose and Crown, 140 Tooting Bec Road, London, SW17 8BH
Latitude/longitude51.4331, -0.1536
OS grid referenceTQ284720
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting There

Nearest underground station is Tooting Bec station (Northern line), 500m from the pub. The nearest bus stop is Montana Road (stop K). Other buses stop nearby along Upper Tooting Road. See tfl website for travel info.

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 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.

The start is approximately 600m from the pub. Take care crossing roads.

Route to start. Crossing Tooting Bec Road at traffic lights then along Elmbourne Road and Hillbury Road

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 5km (straight line)
  • Short: approximately 2.5km (straight line)

The Long course has two road crossings with a time out. Take care crossing roads. The Short course has no road crossings.

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

Additional Notes

Tooting Commons offers an easy and varied terrain with very open areas as well as some woods. Some muddy areas.

Tooting Commons is enjoyed by the public and so 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 Nathan. Everyone who helps will be able to run – and get a free entry!

Organiser/Planner: Nathan – ">