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WOW! Are You All Set For 2021 World Orienteering Days? (19-25 May 2021)

Wednesday 19 May - Tuesday 25 May 2021.

In May 2021, between the dates May 19th and May 25th and also in September 2021, between 8th and September 14th, any orienteering activity held can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event.  

For teachers and youth leaders there are a wide range of FREE resources available to download.   

We look forward to World Orienteering Week celebrating our return to Orienteering activity (where restrictions allow) and the aim is still to see thousands of orienteering events taking place across the world!   

Orienteering is a sport that keeps you fit, challenges the mind, and is lots of fun!

Two opportunities this year ! Any orienteering activity held between the dates of 19 May to 25 May 2021 and 8  September and 14 September 2021, any orienteering activity held can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event.   

Join in by organising a simple orienteering activity for your school or youth group.   Your group can participate in World Orienteering Week in three easy steps:

STEP 1:  Pre-register your school name and activity in the World Orienteering Day global database here.  

STEP 2:  Download one or both British Orienteering's FREE World Orienteering Day Resource Packs here.

STEP 3:  Carry out the exercise during school lesson time or when your youth group meets.  



Celebrating the sport of orienteering!  Be part of it!  

Don't miss out!  Join in the fun by putting on an event at your local school or community group - there are loads of FREE resources available. 
All you need to do is register your event on the World map! Register here.

...or join in the fun and find an event or enjoy an orienteering at your local orienteering club near you!  Find your local club here.


Find out more about World Orienteering Day here.

Tell us how you get on!   
Send details of how you, your club or school have taken part in World Orienteering Day.  What did you enjoy the most?

Send a brief overview with photos which British Orienteering can publish on the website.  Email: