Street-O RawtenstallRawtenstallTue 20 October, 2020

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

  • Training events are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport.
  • Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Most clubs run some 'mini series' throughout the year as local mid week events.
  • Regional events attract participants from around the local Region.
  • National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away,
  • Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships or the annual JK competition.

Last updated: Mon 19 October, 2020

This event is pre-entry only for singles, pair teams or trio teams. Entry limited to 60 starts.
All participants must carry a torch/head torch and must wear a hi-vis vest.
Each single competitor or team will need a dibber (own or hired), a watch and a pen/pencil.
We ask that all competitors wear a face covering (e.g. a Buff) except when competing.
For age rules concerning junior participation, see below.

The Start location is at the circular feature in Rawtenstall town centre square approximately at BB4 7QF, about 50m east of the junction between St Mary's Way and Bank St.

Covid risk: From 17th October Rawtenstall (Rossendale), is in Tier Level 3.

BOF advice: "There is no requirement to cancel events as outdoor sporting activities are still permitted under the current guidelines. However, competitors should not travel from one area of risk to an area with a higher level of risk, i.e. from Tier 1 and 2 to Tier 3. This is guidance only and there is no legal requirement to follow the guidance as it stands, meaning we cannot restrict anyone from travelling from any location to our event."

If you do not want to travel to a Tier Level 3 risk area, you may cancel your entry for a refund, but this must be done before entries close at midday on 20th October. Email: . Your entry fee will be refunded after the event.

The latest BOF Participant Code of Conduct with respect to Covid 19, should be read by all participants.

Code of Conduct 14 October 2020

BOF Guidance for England Alert Levels is here. Latest version 16th October 2020.

Matrix of Activities Oct 2020 V2

We regret that spectators are not permitted under current Lockdown rules for Rawtenstall.

If you haven't competed in a Street-O event previously, you will find these explanations informative:

Street Orienteering

Example Street O Map

Location Info

Near: Rawtenstall
Lat,Lng: 53.70158,-2.28559
OS Grid Ref: SD812228
Postcode: BB4 7QF

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)
OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Directions / Parking

Closest free parking available at Bacup Road BB4 7LZ (new parking at site of old Rawtenstall Bus Station). Also at the Long Stay CP Kay Street BB4 7NB and CP at BB4 7NS opposite Rawtenstall Post Office. All car parks within 3 minute walk to the Start. Overflow car parking at Bank Street, BB4 8EQ.

Map / Terrain

Street-O competition is on local streets, main roads, parks, semi rural areas and footpaths.
The competition map is 1:10000, in simplified format.

Registration and Start times

Starts from 6:00 to 7:00PM at minute intervals. In the interests of social distancing, do not arrive at the Start until your pre-assigned Start time is due.

Course Information

60 minute score event for all competitors. Control points will have a score value depending on distance and difficulty. 1 point penalty for every 12 seconds, or part of, that you are late.

Entry Details

Entry and dibber hire (£1.00) will be via SIEntries. ( Entries close at midday on race day.


Pairs Team£4.00£2.00
Trio Team£4.00£2.00£1.00

An individual entry can be amended to a Pair or Trio if you want to add a buddy to run with, but this must be done on-line in advance. (SIEntries will be open for amendments until 12:00 noon on competition day.) We cannot make changes at the Start.
Each team will have one Map (issued at the Start) and one Dibber (issued pre-Start). Runners 2 and 3 will wait beyond the Start box for their Team Leader to start.

Dog restrictions

No dogs. Moving traffic is a hazard.


No toilet at the Start area.
Closest toilet at Asda, Holly Mount Way BB4 8EE (less than 500m from Start). Other supermarkets and establishments may have toilet facilities.
There are numerous cafes, bars and restaurants in the town centre. Check for opening hours and Covid restrictions.


Rules concerning juniors:
Age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Age 16 & 17 may run as a pair, or be accompanied by an adult.
Age 18+ may run as an individual.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser Kay Hawke: