The Sports: (Orienteering Sports )


Orienteering is a sport where the competitors use a very detailed map and a compass to find their way through pre-specified control points in the landscape. Orienteering is special because it can be enjoyed by everyone, from a highly competitive endurance sport where the runners are among the strongest endurance athletes of any sport in the world, to a slow walk in the woods at your own pace. Needless to say, it is a sport where brainwork is essential, it is therefore said that orienteering is like "playing chess while running." This section emphasizes the sport of orienteering, not the act of navigating in the woods, so you will find related sites in the Recreation: Outdoors hierarchy. Orienteering Sports.

Orienteering is a group of sports that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, and normally moving at speed. (wikipedia)