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2019 World Orienteering Day was a huge success!

World Orienteering Day was a great success with 398,712 participants across the world taking part – achieving a new world record this year!

Here in the UK, it was great to see so many orienteering clubs, schools and groups registering their events on the world map and supporting the International Orienteering Federation’s World Orienteering Day. The UK saw a staggering 224 events taking place across the week here in the UK achieving a fantastic target of 11,572 participants joining in the fun of World Orienteering Day.

Some clubs and schools put on even more than one event which was great – and here in the UK we also achieved the biggest record of participants taking part in World Orienteering Day, across the week of 15 – 21 May this year, so far!

Thank you for your support in helping us to spread the word about our fantastic sport.

If you haven’t done so already, please remember to register your participant numbers on the World map so that this figure can increase even further. You can do this by emailing your participation figures to:  jtaylor@britishorienteering.org.uk who will arrange to upload them on your behalf.

If you enjoyed World Orienteering Day - there are many more ways you can help students or group members to enjoy orienteering.

Here are a few suggestions...

1.  

Find your local orienteering club who will be happy to welcome you and help you to learn more about orienteering and join in with their club night activities and events - you can find the nearest club to you here.

2.

Permanent Orienteering Courses, are a great way to get out and explore and with hundreds of courses across the country there's likely to be one near you - find out more here.

3.

British Orienteering offers training for teachers, teaching assistants, instructors and coaches giving you the knowledge, resources and confidence to deliver progressive orienteering sessions all year round, contact Howard Blackman to discuss your needs, hblackman@britishorienteering.org.uk,  01629 583037.

4.

Bishop Sports and Leisure offer a range of resources and equipment to help you deliver orienteering in your school or group setting, check out what is on offer here.

5.

For younger children there are Xplorer events taking place across the UK – find out more here.

If there is something else you are looking for please contact us on 01629 583037 or by emailing: info@britishorienteering.org.uk, and we will be able to advise you how you can find out more and continue to go orienteering!

If there is something else you are looking for please contact us on 01629 583037 or email: info@britishorienteering.org.uk

We will be able to advise you how you can find out more and continue to go orienteering!

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