Haglöfs Open5 Series
2013/14 is the eighth series of Open5 Adventure Races. Mountain Biking, Running, Navigation and ADVENTURE!
2013/14 Haglöfs Open5 events:
- Ilkley :: 6th October 2013
- Innerleithen :: 3rd November 2013
- Forest of Dean :: 1st December 2013
- Hamsterley Forest :: 5th January 2014
- North Downs :: 2nd February 2014
- Cannock Chase :: 2nd March 2014
- Coniston :: 6th April 2014
Categories - Each Open5 event has five entry categories; 2 solo categories (Male and Female) and 3 pairs categories (Male, Female and Mixed).
Series - For those looking to get a series placing, ranking will be based on the top 3 scores from any of the seven events. You do not have to register for the series. To win a series prize in a pairs category, the pair must remain the same for at least 3 of the events in the series. More details on the 2011/2012 series scoring are here.
Process - Register at the event centre any time from 8.30 to 10.00 here you will collect a map preprinted with the location of the controls. If you have entered as a pair you must register together.
Start anytime from 9.30 to 10.30 electing to run or cycle first. At the start you will be given a list of control descriptions each assigned a value. After 5hrs penalties will be incurred.
You can find the few rules we have and a kit list for the event here
Cost - The cost of the event is £28 per person, Entries on the day are accepted for an extra £7. Pre-entries will close at midnight on the Thursday before the event.
For those up for a bargain, if you enter 3 or more events at the same time you will only pay:
3 events - £26 per event
4 events - £25 per event
5+ events - £24 per event
Concept - You will have 5 hours to visit as many points (controls) as you can. Some can only be collected by mountain bike others by foot.
The event will use the SPORTident system of scoring. SI Cards are available to rent at £2.50 per person or can be purchased online from SPORTident.
Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category at each event and at the final event for the series.
To see the ultimate league table for Open5 competitors click here
Check out the results from the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and the 08/09 series here.
Information about past Open5 events can be viewed here: