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2019 City Race Euro Tour heading to Liverpool on 5 - 6 October 2019

By Deeside and South-East Lancashire Orienteering Clubs


The City Race Euro Tour brings orienteering events to major European Cities with enthusiastic spectators, courses visiting city highlights and plenty of time for tourism. There are courses for everyone from 10 to over to 70 years and for newcomers, experienced orienteers and elite athletes.


The 2019 tour takes all participants to some wonderful European Cities and includes spectacular controls in some of the most beautiful and iconic tourist spots in Europe. Participants can combine the Middle and Long distance urban races together with the culture and sights of the cities, good accommodation, traditional food and enthusiastic spectators!

Having already visited Porto, Ostend, Graz, Darmstadt and Zagreb, the City Tour 2019 is set to arrive in Liverpool on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October before heading off to Rome (1-3 November 2019), Barcelona (9-10 November 2019) and then finally to Valle de Ambroz (30 November-1 December 2019). 

Deeside and South-East Lancashire Orienteering Clubs are delighted that their 2019 Liverpool Big Weekend will be part of the Euro City Race Tour series and, on Sunday 6 October, the UK Urban League.

The weekend will kick off with a middle distance urban/park race on the afternoon of Saturday 5 October in a new area about 20-30 minutes walk from the city centre. Competitors will enjoy great views over the city, the River Mersey, the Wirral peninsula and out to the Irish Sea.

On Sunday morning, 6 October, the classic distance Euro City Race and UK Urban League race will take in the sights of Liverpool based in the RIBA North building in the UNESCO waterfront.

If you can visit for longer, there are opportunities to orienteer on a permanent course in the sand dunes close to Liverpool and accessible by train.

Enter now at Fabian4.  The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 29 September.

The newcomer's course, available at Sunday’s event only, is intended for runners who wish to try orienteering. The actual distance run on the course will be in the range 6-8km.

Pete Owens, Chair of Deeside Orienteering Club, says: 
“We are delighted to be working again with our friends at SELOC and looking forward to welcoming orienteers from at least 15 countries to the famous city of Liverpool."
Annmarie Thetford, Chair of South East Lancs. Orienteering Club, says:  “Really looking forward to another quality event from the experienced SELOC and DEE team in the fabulous city that gave birth to the Beatles, Steven Gerrard, William Gladstone, two Dr. Who’s – and me.”










Above competitors competing in Liverpool.  Photo credits:  Peter Cull (MDOC)

Above competitors competing in Liverpool.  Photo credits:  Peter Cull (MDOC)

Photo credits:  Peter Cull (MDOC)

ROBA North assembly building
Waterfront with Ferry

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