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Open5 Series

2015/16 is the tenth series of Open5 Adventure Races. Mountain Biking, Running, Navigation and ADVENTURE!

Overview

2015/2016 Events

Yorkshire Dales :: 8th Nov 2015
North Wales :: 13th Dec 2015
Forest of Bowland :: 10th Jan 2016
North Pennines :: 14th Feb 2016
Lake District :: 13th Mar 2016
South Pennines :: 10th Apr 2016

Categories
Each Open5 event has five entry categories; 2 solo categories (Male and Female) and 3 pairs categories (Male, Female and Mixed).

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 £35 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 - £32 per event
4 events - £31 per event
5 + events - £30 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 on-line from SPORTident.

Prizes
Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category at each event and at the final event for the series.

"Never been iceskating on a bike before."
North York Moors - 9th January 2011

"This is the best MTB stage I have ever done in an Open5"
Slaidburn - November 2010


Previous Events

Check out the results from previous Open5 series events here. Information about past Open5 events can be viewed here: