The JK

The JK - Jan Kjellström Festival of Orienteering

The JK is British Orienteering's biggest Festival of Orienteering. It takes place each year over Easter weekend and attracts around 4000 orienteers from both the UK and abroad. The event consists of a Sprint (Friday), Middle or Long (Saturday), Long (Sunday) and Relays (Monday). The event also includes two TrailO competitions. It is a fantastic event that also doubles up as a great family holiday.


This year, the West Midlands Orienteering Association and the East Midlands Orienteering Association jointly welcome you to JK 2024 across the Midlands.

The areas should be familiar to most people having previously been used for major events; British Sprints, British Middles and the JK. 

Day 1 (Friday 29th March) - Sprint at Loughborough University

Day 2 (Saturday 30th March) - Middle at Beaudesert

Day 3 (Sunday 31st March) - Long at Beaudesert

Day 4 (Monday 1st April) - Relay at Stanton Moor

Day 1 will be a World Ranking event (WRE).

Please note that the clocks will go forward in the early hours of Sunday 31st March. 

We have set up the web pages early so that you can get an idea of what we are trying to achieve. The information will be added to and updated as it becomes available so please revisit periodically and check the News page.