IOC 2021 Virtual Relay…the return!

Almost a year has passed since we marked the lack of IOC 2020 with a virtual relay, we never thought we would be in a similar place a year later.

We are in the process of planning another Virtual Relay with perhaps a few differences this year, so we would like to spread the word so you can begin to gather expressions of interest within your clubs, friends and families.

Save the date!

The plan is to give you a little more flexibility this year and run at any point on Saturday 1st or Sunday 2nd May, submitting your entries by Sunday evening. We hope to have some prizes too!

Update 24th April:

Further details have been forwarded to your clubs to organise club teams.

Individual entries are also permitted via the same google form, however please only submit the form once! you need to have both your club and mixed team organised before submitting your ENTRY by midnight on Friday April 30th.


  • 3 people on a team.
  • Open Club (any three runners from one club)
  • Open Mixed (any three runners)
  • You can be in 1 mixed team and one club team. (ie. your run can count twice)
  • Length of relay: 2km per leg.
  • Your route must start and finish at the same point.
  • The scores of the 3 runners on a team will be added together to give the total team score.

There is only one class this year as an age grading system will be applied to decide the results. Age grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age to produce a score (a percentage). You therefore must provide your age class when entering. This score allows for a comparison between your time against other people’s times even though they might be a different age class and a different sex to you – the higher the score the better the performance. Age grading makes no allowance for different weather conditions or the varying surfaces or elevation.

Entry form is available from your club or by request to Debbie at

Update 2nd May:

You can find the entry list here!

Update 3rd May:

Provisional Results can be found here, please note that this document may update and results are not final yet.

Email with any queries.

Orienteering in Ireland
Orienteering Ireland, Irish Sport HQ, Blanchardstown
D15 DY62, Ireland