How to get your race into the league.
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First, make sure that you are using the standard age categories and have read the instructions about uploading results.
For the UK Urban League, , selects the races, usually in October, with help from the secretaries of the regional leagues. We are looking for something that makes your event attractive so that it stands out from the crowd. For example, is it a new area? Does it offer access to areas that are normally closed to the public? Can it be combined with some nearby forest or urban orienteering on an adjacent day? Do you have a magnificent assembly, maybe with showers and changing? Does it have great public transport links? Is yours the only event in a wide swathe of the country? Does it coincide with a local carnival or with a major sporting event coming to town? Is there a special deal on accommodation? The more attractive features that are offered, the more chance that it will be included in the League. Make sure we know about them.
As long as it can legitimately be regarded as urban, and can produce results in the specified categories, the precise format of the event doesn't matter. On behalf of the competitors, we want the event to be as good as possible. It's up to you to decide what works best at your venue; we won't compromise that from afar by imposing constraints on course length, category combinations, numbers of races, etc. If you think that a double sprint is best, do it!
A list of candidate races will be extracted at the start of October from the British Orienteering fixture list, by applying the filters 'urban' or 'sprint'. So when your fixture secretary registers the event with British Orienteering, ensure that it's flagged appropriately. This means setting the 'urban' (or 'sprint') flag, not just putting 'Urban' into the title; if the flag isn't set, the event will never make the list of candidates because the title just won't be read.
The usual allocation is two races per association, so you need to make the case that your race is one of the best two in your region.
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