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Ham Hill

Sun 18 Apr

Near: Yeovil
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race

A special event celebrating the return to competitive orienteering (hopefully).

Please make sure you have read and comply with the Participant Code Of Conduct and, if applicable, the Parent Code Of Conduct. in particular, note that while we will be taking every precaution at our end, it is up to all participants to ensure they act within COVID-19 guidance.


We will be using MapRun6 for this event to minimise the need for contact. QR code punching will be turned on due to areas of poor GPS signal. Those on white and yellow are possibly better off using QR punching as the primary method.

The MapRun event files will be in UK - Somerset - Ham Hill 2021. You should download your chosen course before you leave home on the morning of the event.

For white and yellow courses, the PIN will be printed on the map which you collect before the start. For the longer courses, you will be given the PIN as you approach the start but your map will be collected just after, like in a normal event.

Directions / Parking

Public carparks on top of Ham Hill. We have kindly been allowed to cone off two for our exclusive use - look out for the signs...

NB: Please don't use the Prince of Wales pub carpark.

The White and Yellow start is 5 minutes to the north of the car parks. The remaining courses (Orange to Blue) start 2 minutes to the south of the car parks. Any juniors running courses with starts to the south will need to be taken to the start as it involves crossing the road.

Course Information

The will be the normal range of colour-coded courses from White up to Blue.

Punching will be by MapRun6. QR codes will be on control kites in case GPS reception is poor.

A road crossing on the course will be marshalled.

Short Green3.570
Light Green2.950

Entry Details

Category of entry


Adult £8
Junior £3
Group (up to 2 maps, all using same 'phone) £8

Due to COVID-19 guidance, we have to request online payment in advance. If you are unable to attend for reasons related to COVID-19, email the organisers and we will refund you in full.

NB: remember to fill in the pre-registration form below as well as paying

Registration & Start Times

Starts from 1100-1400pm. Courses close 1530.

You will have to pre-register online and book a start window to comply with COVID-19 rules. This must be done by the end of Friday 16 April.

We will publish a start time list here by Saturday 17 April so you know exactly when in your window your start is. Please arrive at your allocated time at the start and leave promptly after your run.

NB: remember to fill in this form and pay using the button above

Terrain Description

Open hilltop and steep wooded hillsides.

Enquiries and First Aid will be available in the Car Park.

Contacts / Officials

Planners: The Toomers

Controller: Pete Akers

Organiser: J & R Craddock

Photo Gallery

Old quarry spoil heaps, Ham Hill

Old quarry spoil heaps, Ham Hill
Credit: Jim Champion

standing stones at Ham Hill

standing stones at Ham Hill

Important Event Information

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. All participants must report to download whether they finish their course or not.

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Photography: QO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.

Safeguarding: QO is aware of it's responsibilities in safeguarding and child protection. To comply with The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018, we now provide an email address for individuals to report concerns to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This address is