JUNIOR MINI SERIES
Orienteering is an outdoor adventure sport. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog and progress at your own pace.
These events are specifically aimed to introduce children and their parents to the sport. However all our events have courses suitable for all abilities - see elsewhere on our website for more details.
Saturday 16th June Admirals Park, Chelmsford
Saturday 21st July Castle Park, Colchester
Saturday 18th August Danbury Lakes
Saturday 22nd September Maldon Prominade Park
Six events for school age children held on Saturday afternoons with start times between 1pm - 2.30pm Parents and younger children are encouraged to give it a go!
Each competitor will locate as many controls in the time allowed (30 minutes) by deciding the quickest route. Points will be awarded for each control successfully located within the time limit.
Cloth badges will be awarded to all yhose who navigate to more than 25 controls accross the series.
Course registration is open from 1pm to 2.30pm most are based near to the park cafes but look out for the green SOS banner. Competitors will need to complete a registration form. They will receive a map with the course printed on it and an electronic timing chip. All children will need to bring a watch. Parents can talk through the course and can shadow (follow) inexperienced competitors around the course but please let children navigate themselves.
Controls punched after 30 minutes are not counted for purposes of the mini league and have been deducted from the overall score.
These controls will count towards the Explorer Challenge. Explorer Challenge Badges will be awarded for every 25 controls successfully located across the series.
Participating Adults £3