The 24th Scottish 6 Days event returns to the Moray Firth area, well known by orienteers for its vast forested sand dunes and mixed woodland estates. There will be competitive age-class courses, colour-coded courses and string courses for the young and the young-at-heart.  There will be five great days in the forest with rest day activities (for those that don’t like a rest) including sprint orienteering and trail orienteering as well as the opportunity to get on your bike with British Mountain Bike Orienteering organising three races alongside the event including one on the rest day.

Entries opened on 1st December 2022 on Fabian4.

Very Early Bird

up to 15% saving
Enter by
31 January 2023
  • Age-class Entry
    £24 / £7
  • Colour-coded Entry
    Green Course
    £17 / £5.50
  • Colour-coded Entry
    Light Green Course
    £14 / £5.50
  • Colour-coded Entry
    Orange/Yellow/White Courses
    £12 / £5.50
  • Sprint Race Entry
    £11 / £5.50
  • Trail-O Race Entry
    £10 / £5
  • MTBO Race Entry
    via BMBO website
    £10 / £3

Standard Rate

Full Cost
Enter by
30 June 2023
  • Age-class Entry
    £28 / £8.50
  • Colour-coded Entry
    Green Course
    £17 / £5.50
  • Colour-coded Entry
    Light Green Course
    £14 / £5.50
  • Colour-coded Entry
    Orange/Yellow/White Courses
    £12 / £5.50
  • Sprint Race Entry
    £11 / £5.50
  • Trail-O Race Entry
    £10 / £5
  • MTBO Race Entry
    via BMBO website
    £10 / £3

Late Entry

additional 15% fee
Limited Availability
See Details
  • Age-class Entry
    not available
  • Colour-coded Entry
    Green Course
    £20 / £6.50
  • Colour-coded Entry
    Light Green Course
    £16 / £6.50
  • Colour-coded Entry
    Orange/Yellow/White Courses
    £13 / £6.50
  • Sprint Race Entry
    £13 / £6.50
  • Trail-O Race Entry
    £12 / £6
  • MTBO Race Entry
    via BMBO website
    £10 / £3

The cheaper entry rate is available for those born after 1 January 2003 and full-time students.

Entry after 30th June 2023 will only be available for colour-coded courses (adults or juniors), TrailO and Sprint entries. These are subject to map availability. This limited entry can be made online up to 5pm the day before each of the individual days. If there are still maps available on the morning of a particular day, entry can be made at the Information tent from 9:00 until 12:00 for colour-coded courses or at the Enquiries Point for TrailO (in Roseisle) and Sprint (in Forres).

Unfortunately, no entries or changes for age-class courses will be possible after 30th June 2023.

Covid-19

For us to run the event safely, it is essential that all competitors comply with any rules and guidelines laid down by the Scottish Government in respect of COVID-19 which might include rules on face coverings, self-isolation, travel and quarantine.

Si Card Hire

SPORTident electronic punching will be used for the 6-Days with mixed SI punching. Competitors with a traditional SI card will dib in the ordinary way, but those orienteers that own or hire a SIAC will be able to use it contactlessly.

There will be a charge of £1 per day to hire an SI card. The charge for a lost SI card is £30.

A limited number of SIAC cards are available at a charge of £2.50 per day entered. The charge for a lost SIAC card will be £75.

Different classes on different days

If you wish to enter class for different days of the main 6 Days events, it is possible to create a second profile at stage two of the entry process.

The main 6 Days events, the Sprint O and the Trail O can all be entered with their respective classes using a single profile.

String Course

There will be free (follow the) string and off-string courses available each day.

For insurance purposes, all String course participants must be registered.

Please note that registration for the string and off-string courses is free via Fabian 4 up to July 14th and thereafter at the String Course tent.

Registration / Bibs

Race numbers (bibs) and hired SI Cards must be collected prior to your first run.

You can either collect them on the Saturday at the Event Centre in Forres or at the Information Tent on the day of your first run. Please bring your own safety pins to attach the race numbers to your top; race clips are available to buy through the Merchandise order section up to June 30th 2023.

Race bibs are compulsory, if you don’t wear a race bib, you can’t take part.

Start Time Allocations

General

Start times for Days 1-5 will run from 10:00 until 14:00.

There will be no allocated start times for the colour-coded courses. Competitors on colour-coded courses will have an open start time.

Start times will be pre-allocated for all other competitors on all days. The start times will be allocated in accordance with the Scottish 6 Days Club Block system (see below).

The elite classes will have a seeded start on Day 5 and days which have been awarded World Ranking Event status (currently Day 2 and hopefully Day 3).

At the beginning of July start times will be allocated for age-class entries and published as soon as possible thereafter; there will then be a couple of days to request any changes via the Entry Secretary. After 14th July changes to start times or age-class courses will not be possible as bibs will be being printed.

Scottish 6 Days Club Block System  

The four-hour start window is split into 5 fifty-minute blocks, starting at approximately 10:00, 10:50, 11:40, 12:20 and 13:10. Every club will be allocated a different start block for each of the five days. Thus over the course of a week, competitors will experience the full range of start times, and members of each club will end up with reasonably close start times every day. Please note that start times are allocated to ensure ‘fair play’ and everyone is asked to respect their allocated start time although everyone will physically punch the start.

Trail-O

Start times for the trail-o event will have early/middle/late as choices. The start window is from 10:00am until 12:00 noon.

Sprint Race

Start times for the rest day sprint event will have very early to very late as choices. The start window is from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

  • The organisers will try to give clubs from non-GB & Ireland countries the same pattern of start blocks per country. Scandinavian clubs are likely to be split over two separate start block patterns
  • If you want your start times to be similar to members of a different club, please fill in the ‘club for start block’ field, and your start times will be allocated alongside that club
  • If two clubs would like to have the same start block pattern, please email the entry secretary before 15th June 2023.
  • Entries for competitors made on the same entry form will not be allocated together unless the club (or ‘club for start block’) is the same for each competitor
  • If you wish to start at a similar time to a friend, provided you give the same ‘club/club for start block’ information –your start times will be similar.
    Please do not submit a special request for this.
  • For parents/guardians who request split start times, one of the parents will be allocated a time with the relevant club. The other parent will be given a start time approximately two hours earlier/later but with the additional flexibility to use a punching start if necessary. Please use the special requests to nominate which parent should either start first or alongside their club (as preferred).
  • All helpers will be allocated a start time; it is recognised you may be delayed/need to start earlier and will be slotted in as soon as space allows.
  • We will try and honour a special request. Please note that the most common special request is for an early start or very early start on the last day. There are only a limited number of such slots. If you have a particular plane or ferry to catch, please provide details.
  • We understand that parents with young children sometimes wish to accompany them to the starts. We will provide information about distances/times to the starts once the planning is more advanced.

Amendments

Amendments which affect the course/class entered and are within the same price band may be made free of charge up to 30th June 2023; otherwise the difference between the two prices will be charged (but not refunded if it is less). Most changes that don’t impact the price of the entry can be actioned online via your Scottish 6 Day entry details page on Fabian4. If you are unable to action the change yourself please contact the Entry Secretary.

After this date neither new entries nor changes to age-class courses will not be possible. Changes to SI card number will remain free unless it includes hiring an SI dibber when the hire fee will be charged.

Cancellation Policy

Competitors may only cancel their entry before the closing date of 30 June 2023 and will be given a full refund, less the Fabian4 administration charge. We regret that no refunds of entry fees will be possible after this date.

Merchandise may only be ordered, amended or cancelled up until 31st May 2023. Any cancellations will incur the Fabian4 administration charge. Merchandise will be available for collection at the event centre on Saturday 29th July 2023 or at the event.

If you wish to cancel your entry or merchandise order visit your Scottish 6 Day entry details page on Fabian4 and scroll down to the cancellation section at the bottom.

Although we are confident that the event will go ahead, we recognise that there is always a possibility that Moray 2023 event will have to be cancelled. In that event competitors are entitled to a full refund of the entry fee less the Fabian4 administration charge.

The Scottish 6 Day Company can take no responsibility for the costs of accommodation or travel booked.

Dogs

Dogs are permitted in the parking areas and arenas provided they are under control, on a lead and cleared up after. The exception is Day 1 when dogs are not permitted outside the parking area.

As all our competition areas are well-known dog-walking areas and mainly out of bounds in the lead up to the competition, a guide to alternative dog walks in the area will be available at a later date.

We ask that you to note, that some attendees are scared of dogs (or your dog may be scared of some attendees or other dogs) – please be considerate of others and your dogs while at the event.

Risk and Safety

Competitors accept the hazards associated with participating in the event, and that they take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

Please note that under the terms of the British Orienteering public liability insurance policy, non-members of British Orienteering are covered for public liability for three events only. After three events, non-members participate at their own risk. However many may already be covered by public liability cover from other insurance, such as their own national orienteering federation’s insurance cover.

Other than the organiser’s liability for causing death or personal injury by negligence, Event Officials will not accept liability for any injury, accident, loss or damage to the competitor or their property that may arise before, during or after the event as a consequence of participation in the event.