For Event Officials
Become an Orienteering Official
Orienteering Canada has an official’s certification program to train event organizers to be able to organize orienteering events in Canada - from small training events to major championship events. Learn more about how to become a certified official.
Key Resources for Event Organizers
Orienteering Canada’s Competition Rules are updated annually.Latest Version
Course & Class Guidelines
For championship events in Canada, the Course & Class Guidelines provide important detail about which age classes are on which course, desired winning times, technical difficulty and more.Learn More
Major Event Guidelines & Resources
Orienteering Canada’s Major Events Committee has compiled resources, templates and best practices for organizers of the Canadian & North American Orienteering Championships. Contact us to access these materials.Contact Us
Long Term Athlete Development
Orienteering Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework provides detailed info about what orienteering skills should be presented at which level. This is great info for course planners to understand as they design courses for different ages and stages.Learn More
Clubs interested in hosting Canada Cup events or Championship Events are required to get approval from Orienteering Canada. Find out more about the approval process.Learn More
Technical info for event organizers
Here are a few additional handy resources for event organizers.
Orienteering Canada has a RouteGadget website that allows people to view courses and maps from events around the country. It allows orienteers to draw their routes and to replay races. Event organizers are encouraged to upload their event’s maps, courses and results to this database and that orienteers will upload their routes. Visit rg.orienteering.ca. An “all about RouteGadget” info sheet is available here.
Here are info documents available for event organizers who are using electronic timing software.
Environment and Sustainability documents
The IOF website compiles useful information related to environment impact and orienteering: Environment and Sustainability.
Safety Plan Template
Here is a safety plan template from Adrian Zissos with Barebones Orienteering. Feel free to copy it for your event's safety plan.
Radio Control resource written by Erik Blake.
Ideas, resources & tips
Course Planning Tips: An Intro to Technical Difficulty 1
Orienteering courses for kids under 10 should have technical difficulty 1. What does that mean?
How to Use the Course and Class Guidelines
The following provide additional information on how to apply the Canada Cup Course and Class Guidelines.
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