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Jul 23, 2014

Marlay Park, July 29th 2014

After a short pause to catch its breath, the Leinster Orienteering Dublin summer league continues this Tuesday evening, July 29th, in Marlay Park. Starts are from 6PM until 7PM. Courses will close and control collection will start at 8PM. Watch out for stragglers from last week's Longitude music festival.

Marlay ParkPlease register here (it's quicker than registering at the event)

This orienteering event is suitable for all ages and abilities; families with young children are welcome. If you are bringing a large group (e.g. scouts, school) please email ajax@orienteering.ie so that we can print enough maps for you.

The event will be signposted on College road; this is the southern entrance to the park beside the M50, it’s not the entrance near the house and gardens. See the Irish Orienteering fixtures webpage for travel details.

Marlay park is a typical Dublin urban park with a mix of forested areas and open playing fields. There is a lakelands area and a network of woodland trails. Marlay House and gardens are at the northern end of the map. The map scale is 1:5,000, with 5m contour intervals.

Control descriptions  are printed on the front of the map. There will be no loose control descriptions at the event. Maps are printed on hydrophyllic paper in polypockets.

Long Course: 4.5km

Short Course: 2km 

The short course is suitable for buggies and families. The long course is for runners.

We are using Sportident electronic timing. Sportident cards will be available to rent for €2 at the event. Make sure to return to the registration area and download your Sportident card immediately after finishing. If you own an SI card please make sure your Sportident card registration is up-to-date.

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