This is the 6th race in South Yorkshire Orienteers' 2023/24 Saturday Series of events, aimed at introducing adult and junior newcomers to orienteering and includes the very popular SFSS schools league.
Alongside the white to light green courses, there are Green and Blue courses for adults using both the park and the surrounding intricate housing estates.
One of the biggest orienteering clubs in the UK, South Yorkshire Orienteers (SYO) have over 300 members ranging in age from 5 to 85.
They offer a friendly and informal welcome to the sport - supporting adult and junior beginners and more seasoned orienteers alike with coaching and a programme of regular events. www.southyorkshireorienteers.org.uk
Free to Sheffield School Pupils Y3-Y13. Adults £5, Members £4 Children & Students £2
Norfolk Park is close to the centre of Sheffield. The event will be based at the Centre in the Park Nearest postcode S2 2PL, What3words: fever.claims.analogy There is a car park off Guildford Avenue however there is only space for about 20 cars.
There are plenty of residential roads nearby but please park considerately. The park is well served by public transport. The nearest tram stop is Arbourthorne Road. It is a five minute walk from the tram stop to the Centre in the Park. Visit Plan My Journey for more options.
Registration will be in the Centre in the Park building with the start and finish adjacent. The centre has toilets and a fab cafe. Timings Registration for the events will open at 12:30pm and you can start any time from 12:30pm – 3pm on white, yellow and orange or up until 2.30pm on light green, green and blue.
All courses close at 3:30pm at which time we will start to collect controls so please make sure you start early enough to complete your course in time.
Schools Event Running alongside the public event is an event in the SFSS Orienteering League for both Primary and Secondary pupils.
Entry to the schools event is free if your school is in Sheffield and you are in Y3 or above. First time There will be a team of helpers on hand to explain what to do. You can do whatever course you like and can go round as an individual, pair or group. You can run, jog or walk at your own pace.
Adults £5, SYO members £4 Children £2 (Free for the first run if you are in Y3 or above and your schools is in the SFSS) Any additional courses will cost an additional £1 (Or £2 if your previous run was free) If you would like to go around in a group you would just pay for one entry, plus £1 for each extra map.
All courses are entry on the day. You just have to turn up, pick a course and fill in an entry form. There will be people on hand to help you if you have any questions.
A nice warm registration area, lovely loos, a fab café and a great children's playground!
Courses white to orange remain within the park while light green, green and blue also visit the surrounding urban area. If you complete a course and there is still time you are welcome to try another.
Clothing, Equipment & Safety
Shoes with good grips are important on all courses. Those competing on orange courses and above should wear full leg cover. White, yellow and orange courses remain in the park.
Children can be shadowed or can take part in pairs. Only secondary aged children can do the light green course as it crosses minor roads.
Only 16 + on green and blue due to road crossings. Both Green and Blue courses encounter a busy road with tram tracks - this road is out of bounds and may only be crossed via bridges or underpasses. Please take care crossing all roads. Studded shoes advised for blue & green due to the prevalence of steep grassy slopes!
For more information visit: www.southyorkshireorienteers.org.uk