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Abingdon Urban Race 2017

Date / Time
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 9:45 a.m.
Length 4.97 miles (8.0 km)

Cunning running! Try an exciting adventure race around the streets, alleys and parks of Abingdon.

This is a race with a twist - there is no set route to the courses. Each course is marked by a series of checkpoints around the town and for an added mental challenge, you must navigate your way around the course, between each checkpoint marked on a map, choosing your own route.


It's urban orienteering, but not like you've done before - an exciting, competitive, social version! Just come along any time between 9.45am and 11.00am and we'll get you started if you've not been before. Chip timing, staggered starts (1min) - you can start a course any time up to midday. Courses close at 2pm. Just £14/£6 entry on the day (for long/short courses respectively), or £5 for juniors.

Your entry fee includes a special detailed waterproof map which you can keep as a souvenir, plus a print out of your splits and result at the finish.

The courses will take you around the complex streets, paths, alleys and parks of Abingdon. A compass may be handy to bring, but we can always lend you one if needed.

Various courses for runners (3k, 5k and 8k), and also families and children (1k, 2k and 3k) - these are straight line distances though, measured between the control points and you'll run around 30% further!).

We'll also have junior and family courses too - so bring the family. Email us for more info or check out our website/Facebook page: or










Type of Race  Road
Abbey Meadows, Abingdon OX14 3JE
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Entry Fee

In Advance : £12.00 (affiliated)  £14.00 (unaffiliated)

On the Day : £12.00 (affiliated)  £14.00 (unaffiliated)

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Entry Limit 400
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Contact for Enquiries
Mike Shires

07941 096064
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