A4 Design & Print Ltd Northern Urban League - Event 4 - Elgin South
Kindly sponsored by A4 Design & Print Ltd, Moravian and INVOC invite you to enter the A4 Northern Urban League. Four events over four weeks in June 2023.
The final event, event 4, is being organised by Moravian.
The event dates and locations, which have now been confirmed with permissions, are as follows:
- Event 1 - Wednesday 7 June 2023 – Pilmuir, Thornhill and Knockomie in Forres.
- Event 2 - Thursday 15 June 2023 – UHI and Raigmore in Inverness
- Event 3 - Thursday 22 June 2023 - Inshes Park in Inverness.
- Event 4 - Wednesday 28 June 2023 – Elgin South.
Two courses will be on offer: a long (5-6.5 km) and a short (2-3.5 km). Juniors under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Seniors competing and accompanying juniors MUST run their own course first. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.
Pre-entries are now closed, but there will be Entry on the Day for both courses. Points awarded for each race. A short presentation ceremony will be held in Elgin's B&Q car park to award prizes after the event.
Directions and Parking
Event registration will be from a car in Elgin's B&Q car park. What three words://////sofa.boss.rarely. Please self park in the area. Parking options include Elgin's B&Q (who have kindly given permission), with overflow parking at the Edgar Road Retail Park.
Start and Finish
Start and Finish. The start and finish will be adjacent to event registration at the Parkland, south of B&Q Elgin.
First Aid. At registration. The nearest A&E hospital is Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin (5 mins drive). A map to find the hospital can be obtained at registration.
Two Courses: Long (5-6.5 km) and Short (2-3.5 km).
The terrain is relatively flat overall and consists of paved areas, housing estate roads and grassed areas. Parts of the urban area consist of narrow lanes and passageways.
Participants are reminded to acquaint themselves with the map symbols for urban orienteering and un-crossable boundaries, in particular. Please respect and observe all un-crossable boundaries and out-of-bounds areas on the map, even if the terrain suggests that the area/feature could be crossed. Should participants be seen to cross an un-crossable boundary or knowingly cross one, then they will be disqualified or should declare themselves disqualified, respectively.
The event is suitable for the wearing of road shoes.
Entries opened for the series on 24 May 2023, via SIEntries.
For event #4, pre-entries closed at midnight on Sunday 25 June 2023. Entry on the Day will be available for both courses.
- Senior Member (per person): £5.00.
- Senior Non-Member (per person): £6.00.
- Junior / Student Member (per person): £2.00.
- Junior / Student Non-Member (per person): £3.00.
- The courses cross Glen Moray Drive and other estate roads. All participants MUST check roads for vehicles, cyclists and other road users before crossing them.
- Juniors under 16 on the day of the event MUST be accompanied (rather than shadowed) by a responsible adult who is responsible for the safety of their under 16 Junior on the course.
- The urban area consists of narrow passageways. Please be mindful of other competitors and users whilst running in these areas (particularly entering them via a blind corner).
COVID-19 Guidance (Updated May 2022)
The SOA has issued the following updated COVID-19 event guidance with effect from March 2022 for Clubs to follow.
All competitors must not attend an orienteering event if they have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 (even if they have received two doses of the vaccine and a booster) until they have completed their period of self-isolation.
Entry on the day (EOD) at events and activities is permitted but clubs should encourage physical distancing around registration or results displays even when outdoors.
Clubs are to avoid close packed (less than 1m separation) groups of people even when outdoors. Such close packing has been known to occur around both registration and results displays – it can also occur with helpers at registration and download.
- Indoor public spaces may be used for events and activities, but current face covering regulations must be followed and behaviours such as improved ventilation, provision of hand sanitiser, adapting layouts to encourage social distancing and encouraging the use of face masks to reduce spread should be adopted.
As a result, Moravian will continue to make hand sanitiser available for use by competitors and volunteers at the registration and download areas.
Competitors are asked not to form close (less than 1m separation) groups at events (be it outdoor or indoor), particularly around registration and download, and are encouraged to minimise contact with SI boxes, including Clear, Check and SI AIR test boxes, and the download equipment.
Where indoor/enclosed spaces are used which have restricted air circulation, Moravian will adapt layouts to maintain at least 1m segregation and encourage competitors to wear a mask.