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World Orienteering Day 2021

Welcome to World Orienteering Day 2021

Second chance to organise a World Orienteering Day event: 8 - 14 September.

The countdown is on for the second World Orienteering Day is all set to take place from the 8 - 14 September 2021.   Are you prepared? 

This year due to the pandemic the decision by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) was taken to hold two events.  The first set of events ran between the 19 and the 25 of May 2021 which was the first opportunity for organising a World Orienteering Day event in 2021.

The International Orienteering Federation is now encouraging clubs, schools and community groups to put on World Orienteering Day events from
8 - 14 September 2021. 

There are a wide range of free event and promotional materials on the International Orienteering Federations (IOF's) World Orienteering Day website such as flyers, posters, certificates, start cards and banners which are also free to download and use throughout the week - and can be downloaded here.

SPORTident, as the exclusive timing partner of World Orienteering Day, has once again improved its offer to WOD organisers. All WOD organisers will use the SPORTident Orienteering App and its results platform free of charge. The type of competition does not matter: from flag orienteering to maze orienteering to running with orienteering map and compass. 
Find out more here.

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:  worldorienteeringday.com


STEP 2: 

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

STEP 3: 

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

For more information about this year's World Orienteering Day and to download more free resources, visit:  worldorienteeringday.com

Have fun with orienteering! 

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

Thank you for your support.