Kent Night Cup 2 Maidstone

Thu 4 Oct 2018

Thanks go to Jean & Mike for hosting this popular round, on a map that's not been used before..


Type of event: Local, Night, Score, Street, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Wed 10 Oct


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Maidstone

Directions / Parking

Parking will be in the car park and roads adjacent to South Park, Armstrong Road, Maidstone, ME15 6AZ

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 19:00 to 19:15 (please don’t be late). 

Please bring your SI dibber to Registration (if you have one). For event safety purposes you will be asked to fill in a KNC Registration Form (new form for 2018-19 season)
if you haven’t already done so. 

Briefing and mass start at 7.30pm sharp.

Volunteers please, for collecting controls after the event, will be welcomed!

Course Information

60 minute score suitable for all abilities. 20 controls numbered 90 – 109; visit as many as you can in any order. 10 points awarded for each control visited. 10 points deducted for every minute or part minute late return.

Juniors (age 15 or younger) are welcome to take part but must be accompanied by an adult (condition of British Orienteering insurance for Street events).

If you are new to Night Orienteering and would like someone to help you get started please email the organiser or make yourself known on the night.

1:10,000 scale map with 10m contours. Maps will be printed on A4 waterproof paper.

Explanation of Score courses

You don't have to visit all the controls! There is usually a time limit, instead of a set course. Points are scored for visiting controls, and deducted for finishing over the time limit. You decide which controls to visit, and in which sequence. Sometimes controls have different points values. You will need to carry a watch or phone, so you know how long you have been out.

Entry Details

Entry on the Day: British Orienteering Seniors £4, Non-Members of BO £6. Juniors £3. Group £10 (1 dibber; map for each participant). Dibber (recording chip) loan: free.

We have SPORT IDENT dibbers for loan if you don’t have one. Some sort of torch essential plus a small backup/reserve. Wearing high-visibility clothing is strongly advised.

Please email the organiser if you intend coming so we can estimate how many maps to print.

Terrain Description

Streets and footpaths in Tovil and central Maidstone. Some footpaths and minor roads are unlit. Expect hills and the river Medway. 


Come and join us for a discussion of routes (good and bad) and something to eat and drink after the event. 

Venue for apres-O tbc.

Order food for apres-O at Registration.

Prizegiving (spot prizes) will take place in the pub.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Jean Fitzgerald

Organiser: Mike Solomon

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.


On 12 October a new system of Covid restrictions was introduced which means that local areas in England have been placed in one of three tiers. Anyone taking part in an orienteering event or activity must ensure that they are aware of the local Covid alert level both in their home area and at the intended venue for their activity, and act in line with the restrictions that apply. When travelling to orienteering events, please take into consideration that this may involve travelling into an area in a different tier, and also that tier definitions may change.

To ensure that we comply with Government and British Orienteering guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry, pre-payment and for Saxons and BO members only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. 

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Always respect others & social distance even when orienteering

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download ensure you are drip and spittle free before downloading.

For full BO Covid guidance click here

Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.