Jan Kjellström

International Festival

of Orienteering 2017

South East

14th April - 17th April


British Orienteering

UK League


NEWS 12:
The end date for ordering JK branded clothing on-line has been extended to 24.00hrs Sunday 5th March 2017.

NEWS 11: (16 February 2017)
Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) Update
Unfortunately we have not been able to make alternative parking arrangements for vehicles impacted by the LEZ on Day 1. For more information refer to the Day 1 page.

NEWS 10: (9 February 2017)
Unfortunately the South East Middle Distance Championships on Sunday 2nd April have been postponed due to Land Access issues. Revised date is probably 23rd April and therefore after the JK

NEWS 9: (8 February 2017)
Bulletin 1 for the World Ranking Event Races is now published and available here or from the WRE Bulletins page on this website.

NEWS 8: (2 February 2017)
Competitors considering whether to hire or buy a SIAC card for use at the JK may wish to be aware that the following events will feature mixed punching:

NEWS 7: (1 February 2017)
Low Emissions Zone (LEZ)
Competitors and traders travelling to the event in older, larger vehicles (including some large minibuses and motorhomes) should be aware that Brunel University lies (just) within the London Low Emissions Zone (LEZ). For more information refer to the Day 1 page

NEWS 6: (15 December 2016)
Help to develop Junior Orienteering Talent!
If you feel able to help the work of JROS a donation facility has been added to the SiEntries process.
Thank you for your support. See bottom of Entries page.

NEWS 5: (30 November 2016)
More details about the 2 days of TrailO competition have now been confirmed. In particular, please note that the PreO competition has been moved from Day2 to Day3 and to the new area of Leechpool (near Horsham) which is close to the main competition area of the day. We have made this change in order to ensure that we use the best terrain for the competition.

Go to the TrailO page on this site for more information.


NEWS 4: (25 November 2016)
There is an opportunity to try out SIAC cards and contactless punching at the Brighton City Race on 17th December 2016.

NEWS 3: (16 November 2016)

Entries for JK2017 are now open, more details on our Entries page.
Enter before the first closing date of 29th January to get the best entry fees as well as a free JK themed neck-warmer.

NEWS 2: (16 November 2016)

We are pleased to announce that all 4 days of JK2017 will feature Contactless Punching.

JK2017 will be using SPORTident (SI) punching and all control units will be upgraded to accept SPORTident Air Contactless (SIAC) cards as well as traditional SI ‘dibbers’. This Mixed Punching means that competitors will be able to use either contactless or punching SI cards at the event, with SIAC cards being available for competitors to hire.

SPORTident contactless punching was used successfully at the World Orienteering Championships in Scotland in 2015.  Mixed punching has been used at several events organised by SEOA clubs in 2016 and will be used in several more in the run up to JK2017 including the Brighton City Race on 17th December 2016. The technology is also well established in other sports such as mountain biking. With this in mind we believe that JK2017 provides an ideal opportunity to introduce this approach to a wider orienteering audience.

Contactless punching enables competitors to move through controls without the need to stop and punch and users have commented that as well as improving their flow and concentration it also increases the pressure on them as they have lost their excuse to stop and study at each control

All this is consistent with this year’s IOF statement on mixed punching which can be found here

You can find more information on our SIAC FAQ page

NEWS 1: (10 Sept 2016) Welcome

On behalf of the South East Orienteering Association, its clubs and members we welcome you to the heart of Sussex in April 2017 for the 50th JK International Festival of Orienteering.

The JK is the UK's premier annual multi-day competition and our aim is to make it a true festival of orienteering. So as well as featuring challenging courses on high quality areas and maps we aim provide a family-friendly and fun event, with car parking close to or adjacent to Assembly areas and a programme of activities focussed on Juniors.

In addition, we are also working to create a full programme of local events in the week before the JK itself, starting with the Chiltern Challenge on Sunday 9th April. More news of that in the future as things progress

So, put the date in your diary for a showcase of British orienteering at its best. 

Simon Greenwood