Race the Castles is a great way to experience some of the most famous parts of Scotland on foot. Regular orienteers know its the best-kept secret in sport, but if you haven't tried Urban Orienteering before, here is an Introduction to Urban Orienteering.
We have a growing list of confirmed international athletes who will be competing at Race the Castles. See who is coming.
Edinburgh, Warm up sprint. Get your eye in for the big day with a sprint-distance race (3km running distance) in a small, secret, but perfectly formed area of Edinburgh City never previously used for a major event. Early starters from 6pm will get the chance to run in daylight, later starters the extra challenge of the City at night.
Edinburgh Castle, World Ranking Event & Park World Tour qualifier and Open urban race. Based in the world-famous Princes St Gardens in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, you watch the world’s top athletes race on the hillside above. Then take the challenge of Edinburgh’s Old Town and Royal Mile yourself. Can you negotiate the closes and alleys of Scotland’s Capital? The elite race is one of the UK’s Orienteering World Ranking Events, and the Open Race is part of the inaugural European City Race Tour.
Join us for legendary Scottish hospitality and ceilidh dancing.
Stirling Castle, World Ranking Event, Park World Tour and Open urban race. Race around the courtyards and battlements of Stirling Castle, then out into the streets and wynds of the ancient Burgh. Can you follow the footsteps of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce to win victory in this historic city?
The elite race is one of the UK’s Orienteering World Ranking Events, and the Open Race is the final of the UK Urban League
Training opportunities on Deeside. Hone your navigation by joining the official training camps for the 2015 World Championships.
World Ranking Event. Classic orienteering in the grounds and forests of Balmoral Castle - the Queen's official residence in Scotland. After many years of negotiations we finally have use of an area you’ll never forget.
Incorporating UK Senior Home Internationals and Scottish Orienteering League 7
Fast and furious racing at another iconic Aberdeenshire location. Sands of Forvie is the best open sand dune orienteering area in Scotland. Then relax on the beach afterwards, and build your own sandcastle!
Incorporating the UK Senior Home International Relay.
Homecoming Scotland 2014
Scotland welcomes the world for the Year of Homecoming Scotland 2014! The year-long programme of events will celebrate the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage. Visit Scotland in 2014 and join the celebrations!
For public, and friends and family of orienteers to help deliver these events, you can find more information here.
Last edited: 31st Aug 14