World Orienteering Day 2020

Welcome to World Orienteering Week:  13 - 19 May 2020

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

World Orienteering Week is set to sees thousands of orienteering events taking place across the world!   The aim is to have 500,000 people take part in orienteering during this week across the world.  Orienteering is a sport that keeps you fit, challenges the mind, and is lots of fun!

Organised by the International Orienteering Federation all countries across the world are encouraged to put on or take part in orienteering activities and events during the week Wednesday 13 May to Tuesday 19 May 2020, any activity held can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event.

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

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:

STEP 2: 

Download one or both British Orienteering's FREE World Orienteering Day Resource Packs: 

  • NEW for 2020
    2020 British Orienteering Resource Pack: 
    PITCH CHALLENGE - download for FREE  here

  • 2019 British Orienteering Resource Pack:
    GRID CHALLENGE - download for FREE here.

STEP 3: 

Carry out the exercise during school lesson time or when your youth group meets.  It will take just 30 minutes to prepare and 30 mins to carry out.  

For more information about this year's World Orienteering Day, visit:

Have fun with orienteering! 

Don't forget to register your event on the world map here

Thank you for your support.