NI Urban League – Folly Glen, Armagh

Venue Orchard Leisure Centre
Date Sun, 17th Jul 22
Starts 13:00 to 17:00
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Event Description

This area was last used in 2019 and for a MapRun course, it is a mix of urban estate streets and wooded river glen.  The area is bounded by busier main roads but the core of the map has relatively quiet routes.
Traffic – the Orchard Leisure Centre (Folly Lane and part of Killuney Drive) tends to have a bit more traffic then the rest of the area, so caution needed to give way to traffic.
Other users – The walking paths in the glen can be narrow and attract dog-walkers and the odd biker, so better to keep your head up.
Natural hazards – The river is usually crossable at points but that will depend on what the July monsoons have in store. There are some dangerous crags along the glen which the planner will steer us safely away from.
Download – all participants must download, reporting in at the end of your run.
🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️Course lengths:
Provisional lengths, Long ~8k, Medium ~5k and Short ~3k.
These are optimal lengths, so the shortest distance if you choose all the correct route choices. The Short Course is designed with juniors (Under 16s) in mind, sticking to the quieter residential and glen areas. Under 16s must be accompanied on the Medium and Long courses.
Parking and facilities:
🅿Parking – We hope to be able to use the Orchard Leisure Centre carpark and on-street parking in the immediate vicinity. There are no parking charges. If parking at the Leisure Centre please be aware that gates will close at 5pm. So if you are on a later run you may wish to use on-street parking.
🚻Toilets are available at Leisure Centre.
🍴Other facilities – The Leisure Centre has a cafe that’s open until 3.30pm, with the pool closing at 4.30pm and the centre closing shortly afterwards.
There are other food options in the city, though people should be reminded the centre is embargoed for a major champs next year!
💻Online entries will be open soon on SiEntries and will close at midnight on Thursday 14th July.
  • Juniors £4 (NIOA /BOF/IOA members £3)
  • Full-time Student £4 (NIOA /BOF/IOA members £3)
  • Seniors £9 (NIOA /BOF/IOA members £7)
  • There will be entry on the day but members will be charged the non-member price.

Click to enter via SI Entries

✅Registration, Start, Finish and Download will all be situated close to the Leisure Centre.
Starts are from 1.00pm -3.30pm. If you have entered online and have your own dibber, you may proceed directly to the start.
👋New to orienteering?
Don’t worry there will be someone at registration and the start to welcome you and answer any questions. Say hi to the person on registration where you will pick up a dibber (electronic timing device) then go to start where you will pick up a map and off you go!
You are free to go round the course on your own, as a pair or a group/family unit. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Looking forward to seeing you there!


Orchard Leisure Centre
37-39 Folly Lane
BT60 1AT
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To volunteer at this event please email You can find information on each role here as well as the current list of volunteers.

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