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FAMILIES are being urged to shake off the Christmas excesses with a New Year orienteering event.

Team Activ, a Barnsley-based not-for-profit sports provider which supports communities, businesses and schools, are hosting The Wentworth Castle Orienteering Challenge Day on Sunday January 6.

All money raised will go into supporting Team Activ’s schools activity programme.

Orienteering is a fun, family activity requiring navigational skills using a map to navigate from point to point.

The Challenge Day runs from 10am-3pm, and is open to all ages, including newcomers to the sport. It features a five mile trail race held under UK Athletics Laws and there will be up to 200 competitors in total.

Tickets are £2 for children/OAPs and £4 for adults. Family tickets are also available for £10. Tickets can also be purchased on the day.

Prizes will be awarded for best performances and winners.

For more information, log on to www.teamactiv.org