The Tollymore Festival of Orienteering – Friday Urban Event

Venue Warrenpoint
Date Fri, 21st Jun 24
Starts 18:30 to 20:00
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Event Description

Date Friday 21 June 2024
Venue Clonallon Park, Warrenpoint
Event Format The Tollymore Festival of Orienteering Friday Urban

This event is Day 1 of the three-day Tollymore Festival of Orienteering which includes the Warrenpoint Urban race on Friday; the NICS event on Slieve Martin on Saturday; camping at Tollymore (on Friday and Saturday) and a BBQ on Saturday evening, and fun relay and other activities on Sunday. For full details see the Festival page.

Online Entry .
SI Entries
Online Entry closes Monday 17 June 2024, 11pm
Registration, Start and Finish Registration will be at the carpark of Clonallon Park. If you have pre-entered online and already have a SI-card, go straight to the start. The start and finish are located beside the carpark.

Starts are from 6.30pm to 8pm. Courses close at 9pm.

Race Prices Member* Non-Member
Senior (aged 21 or over) 8 10
Junior or Student 4 5
Maximum charge for a family** 20 25

For families and friends going round together, you only need to enter one name per map & SI Card is required. You can amend the “group name” at Registration on the day if you want.

*Member of BOF Clubs only.

**If you are entering a family of individual runners and it comes to more than £17 (£22 for non-members) then please contact the organiser after you have paid for the individual Senior, or Junior/Student entries and we will arrange refund of the difference. Parents accompanying children go free.

SI timing card hire is free but are charged at a replacement cost of £30 if lost.

Terrain Summary Usual urban terrain – pavements, roads and parklands.

Note that there is a lot of dog poo in the park, so check your shoes before getting back into your car.

Previous Maps/Routegadget New Warrenpoint map, drawn by George Savell!
Course Notes Long – 6.8km + 90m climb (optimal distance) – For 16s and over.

Medium – 4.2km + 55m climb (optimal distance) – For 16s and over.

Short – 1.3km + 15m climb – within park, no road crossings. The short course is the only course suitable for unaccompanied juniors under the age of 16. It is of a yellow/TD2 standard.

Junior Challenge – 1.5km + 15m climb – For those under 16s wanting more of a challenge (M/W14 and 16) and who are not concerned about scoring points in the Urban league, we’ve a special Juniors Challenge course available. Lots of the map missing, so a chance to test compass and distance skills! Within park, no road crossings.

First Aid and Safety Take care on all roads, use footpaths when possible. The short course is suitable for Juniors as it does not involve road crossings or areas where there is likely to concerns over vehicle traffic. Due to the nature of the longer courses, there are age restrictions in place.

There will be a first aid and a qualified first aider available at registration. Registration is also a safe place for lost children to wait.

Please do not come to the event if you are unwell.

Please bring and carry any medication you might need, especially inhalers and EpiPen’s.

If you come across an injured or ill person, please stop, help and get further help. There will likely be qualified first aiders on the course who can stop to provide support.

All participants must return to download, whether they complete the course or not. This is to account for all competitors, ensuring everyone’s safe return.

Courses will close and controls collected in at 9pm sharp. If you are still out on the course at this time return to finish and download immediately.

Kit requirements Shorts and running vests are permitted for this race. Shoes with spikes and metal dobs are not allowed. It can be muddy in places and therefore shoes with some grip would be appropriate.

For under 16s running in the park, there are some areas of nettles, so full-leg cover may be appropriate.

Parking Parking is at Church of Mary Queen of Peace, directly opposite Clonallon Park. Cross Clonallon Road to reach registration and start. Parking is tight, so please carshare where possible. If there is no space, park at Clonallon Park itself, but please bear in mind that we’re trying to keep this carpark free for local users.
Toilets No toilets available in Clonallon Park. Nearest public toilets are in Warrenpoint Square or beside the Whistledown Hotel, inside the entrance to Warrenpoint Park.


Clonallon Park, Clonallon Road
BT34 3RP
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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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