Roehampton University Park Race, Tuesday 26 July

The seventh race of the London 2022 Park Race series takes place on the Roehampton University campus on Tuesday 26th July 2022. The event will be a fun sprint-type challenge around the campus buildings and gardens. Entries are open at SiEntries.

Race Centre

The race HQ is The King’s Head Roehampton. The King’s Head has great food, delicious drinks, cosy corners, a glorious garden, and is child & dog friendly.

The nearest train station is Barnes station, from which it is a 30 minute walk or you can take bus 265 or 419 to stop “Roehampton Lane / Danebury Avenue” (15 minutes). Trains to Barnes run from Clapham Junction and London Waterloo. You can also get the District line tube to Putney Bridge station and get a bus to the pub (30 minutes): either bus 430 to stop “Roehampton Library”, bus 85 to stop “Roehampton Lane / Danebury Avenue” or bus 265 to stop “Roehampton Lane / Danebury Avenue”. See TFL website for details.

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.

LocationRoehampton University
AddressKings Head, 1 Roehampton High St, SW15 4HL
Latitude/longitude51.4504, -0.24
OS grid referenceTQ223738
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

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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.

*If you are not yet a member, do consider joining or renewing for 2022! Please see our ‘Join Us‘ page for more details.

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

Start Location

The Start location is 10 minutes walk from the pub. Please allow sufficient time to get to the Start before the last start time of 19:30.

Courses close at 20:15. Controls will be collected from then.

Punching Start for SI and SIAC.

Controls and Finish will have contactless punching enabled.

These courses are offered:

  • Long: approximately 5km
  • Short: approximately 2.5km

No course crosses any public road but there may be some slow moving campus traffic, so do pay attention for vehicles when out on the course. Both courses will be suitable for all.

Shorts are permitted.

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 Lulu. Everyone who helps will be able to run.

Organiser/Planner: Lulu Williams,

(Banner photo by imhara on Flickr)