Jan Kjellström
International Festival
of Orienteering 2019
South Central Orienteering Association
19th April - 22nd April
South Central Orienteering Association 19th April - 22nd April

How to enter the JK

Only limited entries are now available:

Individual age class entry - Closed

Individual novice and colour class entry - available on the day.

Relay entry - pre-entry closed on Sunday 31st March, although we do have a limited number of spare relay entries still available.  Enter via Fabian4.  

TrailO - available on the day.

Any queries regarding your entry should be made to Alun at jkentries@britishorienteering.org.uk

Individual 3 days (including TempO and PreO)

JK championship courses are pre-entered by age class (M/W10 - M/W90).  All championship class competitors must be either a member of British Orienteering, or a member of an IOF affiliated Federation. 

Non-members can only enter the Novice classes (Adult and Junior) on day 1, and colour classes (white, yellow, orange and light green) on days 2 and 3. These classes can be pre-entered; Entry on the Day is also available, but only while map stocks last.

If you are an Elite Foot-O athlete, or if one of the competitors you are entering is entering an Elite Foot-O class, please read our Elite additional notes.

If you are coming from overseas, please see our Overseas additional notes

TempO and PreO can be entered by both members and non-members, by pre-entry or on the Day.  Details of the classes available can be found on the TrailO page.

Emit touch-free emiTags will be used for all four days of competition.

Regrettably, land access charges are unusually high this year, and have had to be reflected in the entry fees.  EmiTags will be provided for all competitors with no hiring fee.  Entry fees also include the cost of car parking.

Entry Fees           All charges for this event will be made in Pounds Sterling
                            (Junior / Student* fees in brackets)

* Junior is defined as an individual aged 20 or under on 31st December 2019.
* Student
is anyone aged 21 or over on 31st December 2019 and in full time education.

Foot Orienteering

Entries by





Days 2 and 3 - per day


Colour coded

On the Day


£18 (£9)


£18 (£9)

TempO and PreO

TempO and PreO Entries by

Elite courses

Standard courses

On the Day

£15 (£8)

£12 (£6)

Changes to entries 

The event database has now been frozen.  Some limited changes will be available at the JK weekend, for example to change from a Long to Short class.  All changes will cost £5 per person per day.  Please come to Enquiries  when you arrive at the eevent.

Entering Online

Individual entries

Please read the following notes before entering:

  • Please note that all entrants will be provided with a touch-type emiTag for the JK. You will therefore not be asked for an SI or EMIT number during the entry process..
  • UK entrants should note that Fabian4 will check that those entering championship classes hold valid British Orienteering membership.  Do bear in mind that it can take a few days before new member or renewal information has filtered through to Fabian4.  
  • Please note the following if you wish to enter only some of the five events.  Fabian4 will require you to select a class in all five events.  You then de-select those events you do not wish to enter by way of the tick boxes near the right edge of the page.  After deselecting any events, pressing the Re-calculate Fees button near the bottom of the page will show the correct fee due.
  • Entry to the individual days offers five events.  You can enter as many or as few of these events as you wish:
  • You will be asked for start block preferences.  Note that these blocks will not be the same size - the Middle block is usually the most requested, with a significant proportion also requesting Late.  Note also that access to the car park on day 3 is down a narrow track.  You will need to arrive by 12:30 latest; you will not be allowed to leave before 12:45.  This may influence your choice of start block.
  • Parents can select split starts.  One parent will be given a specific (early) start time; the second parent will be given an open start.  Note however that if one of the parents is:
    • entering an Elite class, then they have to request an early start; their start time cannot be later than the start time determined by their ranking position, and they cannot have an open start
    • seeded in their class, then they can only be given a specific start time; they cannot be given an open start.

So if both parents are seeded and need seeded starts, they will have to ask for early and late starts respectively.

  • You will be asked if you are bringing a motorhome or minibus larger than 6m x 2m, or a coach, to the event.  Note that access to day 3 with such vehicles will not be possible and will therefore entail a long walk.
  • We are seeking donations for the Orienteering Foundation, the UK’s charity to promote innovation and to support people and projects in orienteering through fund raising activities.  Please:
    • Specify how much (if any) you are prepared to donate
    • Indicate any preferences that you would like the Trustees to take into account when considering how to use your donation
    • Say YES if you are a UK tax-payer, so that The Orienteering Foundation can claim 25p Gift Aid on every £1 you donate.  Note that, like most online charitable donation platforms, there is a 4% expense charge on your donation, but Gift Aid vastly more than covers it.

We believe the Orienteering Foundation, and the work it helps with, is something you will want to support.  Please be generous.‚Äč

Links to our entries system

Please read the whole of this web page before you start the entries process.

Click here to enter

Click here to read how to change your entry

Click here to view entry lists

Relay entries (club captains only):

Entries are now Open

Entries Close                 Sunday 31st March 2019, but there are still a limited number of entries available in all classes.

Senior Relay Team        £70
Junior Relay Team        £35 (Classes K, L, M & N)

Emit touch-free emiTags will be provided for all competitors, with no hiring fee.

Click here to enter the JK relays

Click here to edit JK relay entries if necessary. Team Captains should also use the edit link to declare their teams - available from Saturday 6th April through to 4pm on Saturday 20th April. They will also be able to amend their declarations at the event up until noon on Sunday 21st April.

Click here to view entry lists for the JK relays

Cancellations policy: refunds will be given to cancellations by entrants as follows:-

  • Cancellation prior to 18th February, 75% of the race entry fee
  • Cancellation between 19th February and 20th March, 50% of the race entry fee
  • Cancellation after 20th March, no refund will be given

Full details of the BOF Cancellations Policy are here 


Elite Class Entry requirements

All elite class entrants (18/20/21E) MUST have a valid IOF ID to be able to make their entry on Fabian4.  This is for World Ranking Event and seeding purposes.  Those who do not currently have an IOF ID can obtain one by following this link


and completing the short simple registration process.

Note that you will need to enter the IOF number at stage 2 of Fabian4's entry process. Do not forget to do so; otherwise you will have to go back to stage 2 and then re-enter all your subsequent entry details.

Start times will be based on IOF and British Orienteering rankings as at Monday 25th March, with top competitors starting last.  Elite entrants can request an early start block (e.g. for split start purposes) and can thus be given an earlier start time than their seeding merits but not a later one.  Entrants should ensure that their travel plans will enable them to arrive for their allocated start time, which may be quite early.

Parents of M/W18 Elites should pay particular heed to this requirement as they may not have encountered this before.

Those who are entering a number of competitors, including an Elite entrant, together need also to bear the above in mind, as it may well affect their requested start block for the remaining members of their party.  Entrants will receive an email once Elite start times have been published (planned for Wednesday 27th March), giving a short period when start block preferences for non-Elite entrants can be amended.  Once the process for allocating non-Elite start times have been started, any subsequent requests to change start times will incur a cost of £5 per person per day.

Entry numbers for Elite classes may exceed the available start times. In such cases competitors may be seeded out from the Elite classes (as per Appendix A Rule 3.7 of the British Orienteering Rules), as follows:

  • Day 1 Sprint – Appropriate Open Class (if age group 18-21) or Age Class
  • Day 2 Middle – Appropriate Age Class.
  • Day 3 Long – Appropriate Age Class

Athletes with doubts about their qualification should provide additional evidence of their eligibility to compete in the Elite races. Any additional evidence should be objective and based on results/non-UK ranking. Only information supplied in advance of 24th March 2019 will be considered.

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Entries from overseas

We very much welcome entries from orienteers from all parts of the world.

The UK has always been an open, welcoming and diverse country and as such welcomes overseas entrants to help make this event a truly international festival.

We believe the 2019 JK will be particularly attractive to overseas entrants:

·     All the competition days are conveniently located to the west of London, within an easy hour’s drive from Heathrow Airport (and less than 2 hours from other London airports).  For those coming to the UK by car, they are within 2 hours drive of most channel ports.

  • The competition areas are all interesting locations, the majority of them being military land, offering challenging technical orienteering.  In particular, the Sprint race is being held within Aldershot Garrison, an urban military camp.

·     London is near at hand.  A world-class city, it has a wealth of tourist attractions and cultural sites, lots of shopping opportunities, masses of accommodation options and entertainment venues.

·        The region to the west of London also contains much of interest to visitors

o   Windsor, seat of the British royal family,

o   Stonehenge, one of Britain’s great archaeological mysteries

o   Many interesting towns and cities, including Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury

o   Attractive towns and villages along the Thames Valley.

o   Many stately houses and gardens.

·     English weather is renowned for being changeable and unpredictable.  However Easter falls later in 2019, which must improve the chances of good weather.  We are very much hoping that it will be pleasant and spring-like, with spring flowers coming into bloom.

·     After the fall in the value of the pound in recent years, the UK offers good value for money for overseas visitors.

Entry is very simple.  Just read the rest of this web-page for details.  Payment is in Pounds Sterling, but our entries system accepts most credit and debit cards - your bank will convert the charge to your local currency.

So do please come to the JK in 2019.  We will be delighted to see you, and you can be sure of a very warm welcome.

We strongly recommend that you have in place adequate travel insurance providing cover for any medical costs, cancellation and loss of personal belongings. You may want to take advice from your insurer or broker regarding the need for cover against any travel disruption which might arise following the UK’s departure from the EU in March 2019.

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