Ballater Sprint

Sat 25th Feb 2023

Type of event: Local Race, Sprint, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 26th Feb


Event held as part of the Royal Deeside Scottish Night Championships weekend. Ballater is located 10km east of Balmoral.

Final Details

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Nearest town: Ballater

Pre Event Info

The event will be held on the streets of Ballater using the recently updated Masterplan Adventure map produced for the rest day sprint during the Royal Deeside 2017 Scottish 6 Days event.

Registration & Start Times

Start Times: 14.00hrs to 15.00hrs

Course Information

Indicative courses:

Sprint: 3km

Novice Sprint: 2km.

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

Enter online by SI Entries here

Closing date: Sunday 19th February 2023. Limited entry may be available after this date depending on map availability.

Seniors: £5

Juniors/Students: £2.50

SI Cards can be hired free of charge.

No SIAC card hire available.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Dan Gooch

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.
Participants in orienteering should be aware of the risk of tick bites - more information here.

SPORTident timing will be used

Please note that a lost hire SI-Card will be charged for at a rate of £30, unless the Club Commitee agrees that there are special circumstances.


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