Ravenscourt Park Race, Tuesday 23 August

The final race of the London 2022 Park Race series takes place at Ravenscourt Park on Tuesday 23rd August 2022. Entries are open at SiEntries.

Race Centre

The race HQ is The Oak W12. The Oak offers Italian-Mediterranean fare including some delicious authentic Italian pizzas.

The nearest underground stations are Ravenscourt Park (District Line, 10 mins walk) or Goldhawk Road (Circle Line and Hammersmith & City Line, 10 mins walk). See TFL website to help plan your journey.

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.

LocationRavenscourt Park
AddressThe Oak W12, 243 Goldhawk Road, W12 8EU
Latitude/longitude51.4998, -0.2381
OS grid referenceTQ223793
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Race centre what3words: ///ever.panels.buyers

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.

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 20:15. Controls will be collected from then.

Sunset 20:07 and civil twilight (period when the light starts to fade, but you can still comfortably go about your business without the need for artificial light) ends at 20:43.

Punching Start for SI and SIAC.

Controls and Finish will have contactless punching enabled.

These courses are offered:

  • Long: approximately 5km
    • The Long course is likely to have more than 30 controls. If you have a version 5 SI card (numbers 1 – 499,999) or a version 8 SI Card (numbers 2,000,001 – 2,999,999) these will not have sufficient capacity. Please hire a SIAC during the entry process or if already entered please log back in and amend your entry.
  • Short: approximately 2.5km

Shorts are permitted.

Prize giving

We will present prizes to the top 3 men and top 3 women in the Park Race series (Long course) and also to the overall winner of the Short course.

We will present prizes to runners who attended all events in the series.

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 Michael. Everyone who helps will be able to run.

Organiser/Planner: Michael Crone

Future events

This is the last event in Park Race series. If you’d like to do more orienteering, why not enter the London City Race weekend on Friday 2nd September to Sunday 4th September?

You can also search for upcoming events on the British Orienteering fixtures list or Ollie’s map.