Big Weekend

Big Weekend is Edinburgh’s premier orienteering competition, held at the end of January. We have over 600 participants each year many who have been to every single event!

2023 Event

As we draw closer to WOC 2024 we are more committed than ever to putting on quality events on newly surveyed maps for Big Weekend 2023.

Join us on the 27th-29th January 2023 for an Edinburgh experience you won’t forget! Enter online at

Provisional details can be viewed here


  • Friday: Fight with the Night (Stewart Melville college and Dean’s village)
  • Saturday: City Race (Edinburgh South) and Ceilidh (buy your tickets here)
  • Sunday: Seat classic race (Holyrood Park)

2022 Event

After a one year gap due to COVID-19, we are back offering another top quality weekend of orienteering and fun around the City of Edinburgh, including races 1 and 2 of the UK Orienteering League, and race 1 of the UK Urban league. This is one you won’t want to miss!

Final details (Updated 19/01/22, updates marked in red)

Results and splits, Routegadget

Trail-O: Results, Solutions

Friday/Saturday photos, Sunday photos

Friday 21st January Fight with the night (Pollock Halls) 18:00-20:30

Planners report

Saturday 22nd January City race, (UK Urban League and UKOL 2022) (Meadows, The Exchange and Dean village) 10:30-14:30

Optional Turf event run by ESOC 15:00 – 16:30 for both foot and cycle Turfers (

Sunday 23rd January: Seat race (Arthur’s Seat) + Trail-O (Holyrood Park) 10:00-13:00. Mass start options available on longer courses (UKOL and SoSOL)

Prize giving for City Race and presentation of trophies for SOUL 2021 winners will be held on Sunday at 10:00am

Check out our event sponsors Kong Running and Uplands Roast

2020 Event

Results can be found here

A report by Daniel Spencer and Thomas Laraia can be found below

Lost property can be viewed here

2019 Event

Results can be found here

A report by Laura King can be found on the British Orienteering website here

Photos from Saturday’s urban race taken by Steve Rush (BOK) can be found here

2018 Event

A report by Thomas Wilson