Ham Riverside Trail Challenge 2011

A TRAIL CHALLENGE is a mass start cross-country race over tracks and trails with a difference. The course is not marked out by marshals but is instead defined by checkpoints that are marked on a professionally made colour map. The TRAIL CHALLENGE arises from choosing the fastest route between them.

The second of this year’s Tuesday evening Trail Challenge events will take place in the evening of Tuesday 21 June. Full details of all this year’s trail challenge races. Entries are now open – you can enter just this race and all the evening races.

LocationHam Riverside
AddressThe Hawker Centre
Latitude/longitude51.4267, -0.3083
OS grid referenceTQ177711
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap
RegistrationFrom 1815 onwards
Start Time1930


  • 10K Mass Start
  • 6K Mass Start

Race Entries

All entries in advance via Fabian 4, our online entries provider. You can enter just this race for, or enter all three evening races at once at a discounted rate.

The entry fee includes detailed map of the area and hire of an electronic timing chip to record your arrival at checkpoints. The electronic timing chip will produce instant results at the finish showing your time between checkpoints.

The closing date for each race is the Friday prior to the race. Entries on the day accepted, subject to entry limit not being reached.


Open from around 6:15pm on the day. Please aim to be ready 10 minutes before your start. Your competition map with the marked checkpoints will be distributed during a race briefing ten minutes before each start.


Normal categories including women & veterans. In the 6km race only women, juniors and super-veterans are eligible for prizes. The more entries in advance we get, the more wine/beer/chocolates will be given away.

Bags & Changing Facilities

On all 3 days, there are changing facilities at the event location. The event location will be manned at all times such that bags may be left behind during the event. However please do not bring anything valuable!


On all 3 days, it will be possible to buy food and drink after the event either at the event itself or at a pub next door.

Further Enquiries

Please email .
You can also sign up for notifications by email.

Competitors take part in this race at their own risk. Entries and results will be processed by computer, your entry will be taken as agreement to this. The competition is run under the rules and guidelines of, and sanctioned by, British Orienteering.

Above: The start of the first evening Trail Challenge in 2011 – in Bushy Park. Photo: Chris Robinson.