Mote ParkMon 1 Jan

New Years Day score event

Local level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.

Terrain type: Parkland


Links to results where you can also see everyone's routes (click on "Show tracks")

Short Score

Long Score


Great turn out for our annual New Year Day Event. Happy New Year everyone!

Last updated: Thu 04 January, 2024

Location Info

Near: Maidstone
Lat,Lng: 51.26814,0.53923
OS Grid Ref: TQ772555
What3Words: ///waters.oils.pinch

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Directions / Parking

Parking in the main Mote Park parking area. ME15 7SU. There is a £2 parking charge. We will be using the new overflow car park adjacent to the main car parking area.

Public Transport Options

Maidstone East and West railway stations are in walking distance of the area.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Parkland surrounding a large lake with small pockets of woodland and an interesting path network.

Course Information

Long Score 60 mins
Suitable for more experienced orienteers - 60 minute score, 30 checkpoints. Odds and Evens. Start on odd or even checkpoint numbers before switching to the other set. No changeover control. Penalties award for each minute or part minute you are late back after the 60 minutes.

Short Score 60 mins
60 minute score suitable for beginners, family groups and those looking to cover a shorter distance. 30 scoring controls to be visited in any order - but beware, points get deducted for every minute you are over the 60 minute time limit.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Entries in advance only at RaceSignUp. Enter by midnight 29th Dec to guarantee entry. Limited entry thereafter subject to map availability.

Seniors (British Orienteering members) £5, Non-members £7.

Juniors & students £3 (members/non members).

Group: £10 (map for each participant) (members/non members).

Registration and Start times

Short Score participants will start at 11am, Long Score at 11.15am.

Please note: we will be using MapRun to validate checkpoints you visit so you will need to have downloaded the app onto your phone or GPS watch prior to the event. Full details on how to do this can be found on the Saxons website, and further details will be sent to participants ahead of the event.

If you are new to orienteering or have not used the MapRun App before, please arrive from 10.30am for a pre-event briefing and to check the App is working and ready to go.


Cafe and toilets can be found in the newly built block adjacent to the car park.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Alison Howe email hidden; JavaScript is required

Nearest A&E Hospital

Maidstone Hospital, Hermitage Lane, Maidstone ME16 9QQ
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