What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is an inclusive sport. It’s for everyone – whether you are an elite, a family group, or have maturity on your side.

So what is it? At a high level, it’s a competitive sport, it can be a very family-affordable enjoyable activity, and can be anything in-between.

It involves running (or walking) using a map and (usually) a compass to navigate your way round a set of controls as quickly as possible, using whatever route suits you. You choose your own route and pace, which usually depends on your fitness level, age, and navigational ability. Beginners use paths; more advanced runners run through challenging terrain.

It’s the ultimate mind and body workout. 

< Previous
Beginners read this first
Next >
Getting Started - How to begin