UK Urban League – Carrickfergus

Venue Carrickfergus
Date Thu, 4th May 23
Starts 18:00 to 20:00
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Event Description

Update 04/05/23 – Course Lengths

Update 27/04/23

Carrickfergus has been chosen to host the first UK Urban League event to come to Northern Ireland – so you don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

The historic seaside town of Carrickfergus, with its Norman castle, is found at the southern end of the beautiful Causeway Coastal Road.

We are really looking forward to having you visit us and orienteer in Carrickfergus. Over 200 are entered and taking part across the 7 courses that we have planned.

Entries and Categories:

Online entries will be on SiEntries.

Male and Female competitors will be able to enter in one of the following categories:

  • Young Juniors 12-
  • Juniors 16-
  • Open
  • Vet 40+
  • SuperVet 55+
  • UltraVet 65+
  • Hyper Vet 75+


There will be seven courses Courses with Categories mapped as below.

Classes Course
MO 1
WO  MV 2
MJ  WJ 6

N.B. Juniors (16 yrs old and under) cannot run on the Senior courses due to safety constraints.

Considering this event will be part of a very busy 10 days of orienteering with the British Championships taking place in the following few days, this event will be a short urban with provisional estimated winning time, 30 minutes.

Registration/Event Centre

Registration/Event Centre – (Covered outside area at back of) Ownies Bar & Bistro. 16-18 Joymount, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DN. The start is very close by.


Car – Travelling from Belfast along the A2, Marine Highway. After passing the Castle, there are a number of carparks on your left, all are a short walk to registration/event centre, see below. Car park 1 is free, car parks 2 and 3 are free after 6pm. There is limited free roadside parking and other nearby public parking if needed. Ownies Bar (event centre) is situated between Car Park 1 and 2/3, only a 2/3 min walk. Click here for a map of the parking and event centre.

Public Transport – There are regular bus and train services from to Carrickfergus from Belfast and Larne. From Belfast buses take 30-40 minutes and trains 20-30 minutes.


The urban nature of the event means that traffic is an additional risk to taking part. As a result, several car parks and the main A2 – four lane road has been marked as “out of bounds”.

There are also several marshals wearing high vis on the course to assist in some road crossings, always remembering the ultimate responsibility is your own. In addition…….

Courses 1, 2 and 3 – There is an underpass and 2 mandatory crossing points (one of which has a 2min time out)

Courses 4 and 5 – There is an underpass which must be used.

Download and refreshments

Download is back at registration where you will also get results. The bar/bistro is open for food and drinks if you’d like to stay and hang around afterwards


Ownies Bar is dog friendly.


 Enter Seven Sevens

Check your Start Time here

Edit your Entry here

This event is part of a ten-day Emerald Isle Festival of Orienteering which includes Irish Championship and British Championship races.

Click on these links for more information on Emerald Isle Festival, Irish Orienteering Championships 2023 and British Orienteering Championships 2023.


Joymount Parking
BT38 7DQ

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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.

7 Replies to “UK Urban League – Carrickfergus”

  1. What is the cost for non-junior members in the category Young Juniors on the 4th May?

    I am trying to drum up interest for children in my P7 class.

    Thanks in advance,
    Alan Smyth

  2. Hi Elaine, in short £8 Senior Member, £4 Junior/Student member.
    I have emailed a fuller reply.
    Entries will open soon on SiEntries.
    Kind regards, Ric

  3. Hello. I am trying to do a finance plan for multiple events over May 2023 and wondered if you could let me know what the entry cost will be for your event at Carrickfergus on 4 May 2023.

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