We can't wait to welcome XO back to Durham!

This exciting new concept has been taking northern cities by storm. In teams of two, tackle your own running route through a landscape of stunning architecture and cultural landmarks on this urban orienteering experience. Nail your strategy to max your team’s points haul on a series of secret challenges amongst the checkpoints.

With just 50 team spots available this is sure to sell out! Make sure you’re part of the latest event to be added to the Festival line up.


What is XO All About?

  • DATE: Friday 19th July
  • TIME: 6PM Onwards
  • PRICE: £22 per person
  • HOW DO I ENTER? Enter via the link on this page, and then download the XO app. The app is where you will receive instructions about Basecamp location on the day.
  • WHAT ARE XO RACES? XO Races are intimate events designed to challenge entrants physically and mentally; encouraging teamwork, strategy and exploration. We won't ask you to take 2 weeks away from life, part with huge sums of cash or have built your own canoe out of quinoa; this is accessible and achievable adventure.
  • WHO ARE THE RACES FOR? Our events are for teams of two people. As long as you're both over 18 years old, you're welcome at an XO Race.
  • WHEN AND WHERE? Each XO Race is hosted from a Basecamp in Durham City Centre, the exact location will not be released until 3pm on event day. Meeting time 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Finish time (including post-race drink and presentations) not later than 10.30pm.