World Orienteering Day, May 11th

On Wednesday May 11th 2016, at as many locations as possible, people of all ages taking part in some sort of Orienteering event. Clubs and Orienteers from all over the world are taking part. The IOF has a vision to set a new Guinness World Record. The current record is from WOC 2003 in Switzerland, when 207,979 young people at 1381 locations ran an orienteering course,  250,000 young people is the IOF’s challenging target.  There are 5 WOD events  in Ireland.

Doneraile, Naas, Fota, Lough Key Forest Park and People’s Park in Waterford.


* May 2016
10 Fota House & Gardens Cork CorkO Summer League / No. 1 Cork
11 Doneraile Forest Park Cork Irish Schools Championships (Primary) Cork Schools
11 People’s Park Waterford Local Schools Introductory Event Waterford
11 Naas Urban Race Kildare World Orienteering Day / ‘Come-and-try-it’ Event Curragh-Naas
11  Lough Key Forest Park Roscommon World Orienteering Day Sligo Orienteering Club


WOD 2017 and 2018

The next World Orienteering Days will take place on May 24th 2017 and on May 23rd 2018!



Orienteering in Ireland
  • Orienteering Ireland
    Irish Sport HQ
    D15 DY62