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Tweet Monday 11th May 2020

World Orienteering Day – Virtual Event

Source: World Orienteering Day website & news release – published 11 May 2020.

Online Challenges / Games anytime between: Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th May 2020.

This week World Orienteering Day event was supposed to be arranged all over the world. Due to the outbreak of the Corona virus (Covid-19) it was unfortunately cancelled.

However, in cooperation with Lockdown Orienteering World Orienteering Day will organise a free virtual event this week between Wednesday 13th and Saturday 16th May 2020.

It will be 5 challenges/games for all of you to have a go at!

  • Street View Orienteering
  • Race in Laby (the Maze!)
  • Virtual Trail Orienteering
  • Orienteering Spot the Difference
  • Race in Catching Features

How do I enter?

It’s free to enter. Please use this link. However, it is important to please note that you must register before 13:00 Tuesday 12th UK Time (GMT+1) to guarantee you get a place.

Jenny Nilsson, Project Manager - World Orienteering Day, IOF, said:
"I got the offer from Chris Smithard GB elite athlete and Lockdown Orienteering Coordinator that he could arrange the challenges/games. And due to the circumstances with the outbreak of the Corona virus (Covid-19) WOD thought it was a great idea. Together Lockdown Orienteering and World Orienteering Day and WOD partners has made it possible for people around the world to try orienteering online in different shapes!"


Peter Hart, Chief Executive Officer at British Orienteering Federation, says:
“British Orienteering has been fully supportive of the recent innovative Lockdown Orienteering challenges and games being coordinated by our very own GB elite athlete Chris Smithard. Lockdown Orienteering has provided a wide range of orienteering themed activities and challenges which can be done from the comfort of your sofa. British Orienteering is delighted that they have been well received by our Federation members as well as having received global interest from countries across the world. We wish Chris well and look forward to seeing people across the world joining in and enjoying online this year’s virtual Lockdown Orienteering World Orienteering Day.”

For more information and to register please see:
World Orienteering Day – Virtual Event