Kendal Night Urban Event

Part of the 2021 Night Urban Series

Wed 15 Dec 2021

This year’s night urban series is a mix of traditional & MapRun races.

The traditional races take place on alternate Wednesday evenings using SI timing and small control kites. MapRun races will be available for the other scheduled weeks and beyond. To be competitive you should run your MapRun course after 17:30 within the scheduled week. You will need a compatible phone or watch with MapRun6 installed.  You can be non-competitive and do the MapRun courses at any time.

Entries for this race must be made by pre-entry on SI Entries here, more details are in the 'Entry Details' section.

All the controls will be SiAC enabled as normal for LOC events.

Covid considerations

We advise a sensible approach to covid restrictions with social distancing & use of hand sanitisers & to respect the concerns of other competitors.

Type of event: Local, Night, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Thu 14 Oct

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Kendal

Registration & Start Times

Starts will be available from 1730 to 1830, Courses close at 1930. 

Hire SI cards will be available on the day for pre-entries to be collected at the event, there will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

Course Information

There will be 2 courses available - a Long and a Short course.

A total of 8 races with 5 to count in the series. Runners at night must wear some reflective garment & carry a torch (head-torches are preferable). Runners under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times whilst out on a course. 

We encourage running in pairs, this is a must for under 16s (with an adult) but adults can also do this, it is good way to start orienteering particularly at night. Just enter either as the junior for the junior/parent pair or one adult as the adult pair.  Email your partner name to  and state if you want an extra map (£1 payable on the night).

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entry will be online using SI Entries here. Entries close on Monday 13th December, there will be no EOD. 

Entry fees will be £5 for Seniors and £3 for Juniors/Students

Terrain Description

Complex town centre and surrounding residential area and parks

Contacts / Officials

Series coordinator: Graham Capper

Planner/organiser: Dick Towler

Controller: Graham Capper

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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