WOLF - Aviemore

Urban Sprint, BTO SOUL 9

Mapping Aviemore has been a major project for BASOC over the last 3 years. We are delighted with the new map which will be used for the first time at this event.

Sat 23rd Sep 2017

Type of event: District Race-(C), Sprint, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 25th Sep


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Pre Event Info

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Directions / Parking

The B9152 runs through Aviemore and the event is at the north end of the town. It will be signposted from the north and the south of the turn-off from the B9152 onto Dalfaber Drive.

Parking will be available near to Dalfaber Country Club. Please use the roads marked with a green line, only park on one side. The unmarked roads are not suitable and should not be used. Do not park near or opposite junctions as larger vehicles need manoeuvering space. There is no parking for competitors at the Country Club Car Park.

The distance from the furthest parking area to the Event Centre is about 10 mins. However if you are parking on the north side of the steam railway track please note that the crossing gates will be closed at approximately 12.25, 14.40, 12.03, 14.03 and 16.20 for the train that runs between Aviemore and Boat of Garten. They will be closed each time for around 5 mins so allow extra time to get to the event. 

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration, Start & Finish will all be located at the Dalfaber Country Club. Start times will be allocated in advance. It is vital you keep to your start times as we expect this event to be very busy so there will be very few empty start slots if you miss yours. Callup at the start will be at Minus 4 minutes.

Registration from 14:30 - 16:00

Starts from 15:00 - 17:00

Courses close 18:00

Course Information


Course Class Length (km)
5 M/W 12- 1.5
4 M/W 16- & Adult Beginner 2.2
3 M/W Ultravet 65+ & M/W Hypervet 75+ 2.5
2 M/W Vet 40+ & M/W Supervet 55+ 2.9
1 M/W Open 3.6


NB: M/W16s that have not had their 16th birthday prior to the event must enter course 4 due to British Orienteering regulations regarding athlete safety in urban areas. If they are 16 they can enter the Open class, course 1.

NB: Course 5 maps will be provided to competitors at registration to allow parents to judge whether or not shadowing is appropriate. All shadowed juniors are competitive for SOUL points as per SOUL guidelines (link to the SOUL guidelines here)

Courses 4 and 5 are both on punching starts, so any parents wishing to shadow can have their own run first if they wish to be competitive.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Online pre-entry is now closed. Entry on the Day will be possible subject to map availability.

Entry Fees
Entry Type Fee (£) Entry on the Day Fee (£)
Adult member of British Orienteering / SOA Club 8 11
Junior / student member of  BO / SOA Club  5 8
Adult non-member 10 13
Junior / Student non-member 7 10
Adult on course 4 or 5 As per junior entry As per junior entry

There will be no charge for the hire of SI cards. 

Hired timing chips (Si-Cards, dibbers)

We provide a free loan of these if you don't have your own, but if you loose it there will be a £30 charge for it's replacement.

Terrain Description

Aviemore offers classic Scottish modern urban environment mixed with more unusual open areas, scattered birch woodlands, parkland and golf course. There is negligible climb across the area. The map is new - GGMaps 2016.


There are toilets in the Sports Centre.

We will be selling drinks and cakes to help raise funds to support our BASOC Junior Squad.

There are also showers available: please pay at Reception if you want a shower. The cost is £2 and if you require a towel they will ask for a £5 deposit. 

Unfortunately there will not be any space for club tents but there is ample space in the sports hall for your club to get together. Please take all your litter home.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs are not permitted inside the Sports Hall or on the courses.

Contacts / Officials

Planner - Alison Campbell

Controller - Alan Halliday MOR

Organiser - Jo Cumming

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.


Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Medical Conditions

You have the option of downloading and completing this Medical form. It could be life saving if the organisers are aware of any existing medical conditions in the event of an incident. You can leave it at registration/enquires in a sealed envelope that will only be opened if required and destroyed after the event.


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