What is DIY Orienteering?

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DIY orienteering lets you try out an orienteering event, in your own time, for free! Simply find a course near you on the map below, print it out and try to find your way around. Once you are finished, submit your time on the leaderboard and see how you compare to others! New courses are being added all the time so check back regularly.

3 ways to do DIY Orienteering

MapRun courses: simply download the app (search for ‘MapRun6‘), open the course and run around. The app will tell you when you reach the correct location. See further details below. Instructions for MapRun

Permanent courses: these courses have fixed markers which tell you if you are in the right location. These are great for trying out the more complicated courses which you can find at a real-life event. Find out more about permanent courses.

Virtual courses: these are generally old events which orienteering clubs have made public. There are no fixed markers. If you think you are in the right location, just move on and look for the next point! These are an excellent way to try out a real orienteering course in your own time, without any pressure.

Click here to find a course near you!