Organizers: Alex Hourahine (Event Director), Nick Duca (Event Director), Michael Lucente (Event Director)

Update #2: Thanks to all the racers who braved the cold and rain! Results are here.

Update #1: The address for the Race HQ is Langs Community Centre, 1145 Concession Road, Cambridge.

Active Cambridge and Stars Orienteering are bringing CUAR back to Preston in 2017 for our 5th year. Join the fun on 30th April 2017. This year we will be exploring Preston.

This course is for everyone including experienced orienteers, people who love to run and those who just want to get out and have a fun experience in a great atmosphere. Here is a great video describing the race from Get Out There Magazine:

Race Format

Teams will have a two hour time limit to visit as many checkpoints as possible in any order. Checkpoints will include a mixture of interesting sites, including urban landmarks and local parks. At the end of the race, teams will receive 1 playing card for every checkpoint reached. Teams will be ranked based on most checkpoints completed, and the best poker hand. This format allows racers to run as far as they would like in two hours.


9:00-9:30 Registration. Pick up your race maps, bibs, and timing stick.

9:40-9:50 Pre-race briefing. Everyone must be in attendance.

10:00 Race Start

12:00 Course closes.


CategoryEarly fee
(To Feb. 26)
Normal fee
(To April 16)
Late fee
(To April 26)
Race day fee
only 10 extra teams
Team of Two (over 18)$35/team$45/team$55/team$65/team
Team of Two (18 and under)$25/team$35/team$45/team$55/team
Team of Two (parent and child under 14) $25/team$35/team$45/team$55/team
Team of Two ( Stars Members)$25/team$35/team$45/team$55/team


The O-Store has generously supplied custom race bibs. Please check out for adventure sport gear.

CUAR is also generously supported by the Preston Business Improvement Area. We hope you spend some time exploring Preston during and after the race. Thanks!

Previous Results

2016 CUAR

2015 CUAR

2014 CUAR

2013 CUAR



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