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Competition Rules & Guidelines for Orienteering

This version of the rules was published on 04 April 2024. Amendments are noted in the full rules document, with sections containing the current rules and/or guidelines.

OI Rules & Guidelines – Current Document (MS Word) (PDF)

Subsections of the Rules & Guidelines Document

Rules of Orienteering

Rule 1 – General

Rule 2 – Competitions

Event Eligibility and Representing Clubs in Competitions

Rule 3 – Event Eligibility & Entry

Rule 4 – Representing Clubs in Competitions

Rule 5 – Competition Officials

Terrain, Maps and the Map Register

Rule 6 – Terrain

Rule 7 – Maps & Map Register

Rule 8 – Courses

Rule 9 – The Competitor

Rule 10 – The Competition

Rules relating to Fair Play, Complaints, Protests, Jury and Appeals

Rule 11 – Fair Play

Rule 12 – Complaints

Rule 13 – Protests

Rule 14 – The Jury

Rule 15 – Appeals

Appendices to the Rules of Orienteering

Appendix A – Course Planning Principles

Appendix B – Anti-Doping

Appendix C – Good Environmental Practice

Appendix D – Registration of Competitions

Appendix E – Maps & Map Registration

Appendix F – Transgender Policy

Guidelines for the Irish Orienteering Championships

Guideline 1 – C2 Long Distance or Classic Competitions (National, Regional or Major events)

Guideline 2 – Irish Middle Distance Championships

Guideline 3 – Irish Sprint Championships

Guideline 4 – Irish Relay Championships

Guideline 5 – Colour Coded Events

Guideline 6 – Night Events

Guideline 7 – String Events

Guideline 8 – Event Safety

Guideline 9 – Complaints, Protests, Jury & Appeals

Guideline 10 – Subvention to OI Clubs for Major Events

Forms Associated with the Rules & Guidelines

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