Park-O P3Oaklands ParkSat 24 June, 2023

Near: Chichester
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race



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Park O Series Info

Park-Os are friendly club events, usually in parks or school grounds, where children and newcomers are very welcome. These are fun events where you can get a feeling for the sport – you can walk or run, go as a group or on your own or challenge your navigation at high speed against some of our top competitive orienteers. Yellow and Orange courses are suitable for children to run on their own with a bit of practice. Adults are welcome to shadow children until they are confident to go on their own. Sprint courses are run or walked by any age group.

The Park-O series takes place in the early summer and early Autumn and is 8 events this year. Certificates are awarded for the best placed in a variety of age categories.

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Location Info

Nearest town: Chichester

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.

Directions / Parking

Directions and Parking Parking at Northgate Car Park (PO19 6AA); starts adjacent to Chichester Festival Theatre (PO19 6AP).
Parking is contactless pay-and-display: up to 30mins £0.70; up to 1hr £1.00; up to 2hrs £2.10; up to 3hrs £3.10; up to 4hrs £4.10.
Very limited free parking on adjacent roads; be aware of local variations/permit requirements.

Public Transport

Chichester railway station (1.5km) and Chichester bus station (1.5km).

Course Information

Yellow (1.2km; 15m climb; 12 controls) Orange (1.9km; 15m climb; 14 controls) Sprint (3.1km; 20m climb; 21 controls)

Entry Details

Online entries only via

Newcomers are welcome and eligible for a free trial session - if you'd like to reserve a map or discuss the event please email our membership secretary.

Entries close 8pm the day before, there will be no entry on the day.

Sprint £4.00, Orange £2.00, Yellow £2.00, SO Juniors free using the regular code

SI-card hire £1 (£0.5 for juniors) or £2 (£1) for a SIAC to allow contactless punching


From 10:15 - 11:15

Start Times

From 10:30 - 11:30. Courses close 12:30

Map Details

Survey and cartography Mike Gammon 2019, minor updates June 2022 and June 2023.

Terrain Description

Oaklands Park is located immediately north of Chichester City Centre and is a highly runnable, landscaped, mixed use recreational parkland set against the backdrop of Chichester Cathedral and Chichester Festival Theatre.

Yellow and Orange courses are planned to remain exclusively within Oaklands Park, the Sprint extends into the Chichester University Campus and Havenstoke Park. The University Campus includes a variety of building shapes, sizes and accommodation blocks.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed


Public toilets in the southwestern corner of Northgate Car Park. Please do not use toilets in the Festival Theatre.


Please note later start time to allow the Chichester parkrun to finish.

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Contacts / Officials

Planner: Nichols Family



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