Turkey Race 2 - Blind Lane, Grizedale

2017 Turkey Races

Thu 28 Dec 2017

This event will be organised by Warrior Orienteering Club (http://www.waroc.org.uk/), the results will also be on that website.

Type of event: Local, Social
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Fri 5 Jan


Event Report

Some items of clothing were left at the start - please email "" if you would like to collect from the Bethecar Moor event.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Force Mills

Directions / Parking

Parking will be on forest road parking at Blind Lane (SD345912), Grizedale, this is located  600m east of Forge Mills

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 10.00.

Runners using their own SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and the information accuracy for the results.

Hire dibbers wil be available, free of charge but with a £30 charge if lost.

Starts will be from 11.00 -12.00.

Course Information

Courses on offer:

  • Long  4.5km
  • Short  3km
  • Yellow

Courses will close at 13.30and you must return to DOWNLOAD as soon as possible even if you retire to avoid the event team having to initiate a search at the end of the event.

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

Senors £4

Juniors and students £2



Since this is a Lake District woodland area in winter all runners should dress appropriately and must carry a whistle, and it may be compulsory to carry a cagoule.

Remember that you orienteer at your own risk.

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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