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Request for input re rule revisions

Orienteering Canada’s Technical Committee is currently conducting the biennial review of the Canadian orienteering rules.  The current version of the rules can be found here.  If you have any suggestions for rule revisions that you would like the Technical Committee to consider in their review, please send them by email to technical AT orienteering DOT ca by December 10th, 2014.

Orienteering-themed pumpkin carving contest


Orienteering in the News: Get Out There Magazine NAOC race report

Here’s Get Out There Magazine‘s video race report of the 2014 North American Orienteering Championships

The 2014 North American Orienteering Championships were held in Arnprior Ontario. From Oct 10-13th, over 600 athletes participated in Middle, Long, Sprint and Relay orienteering races. Race reporter Brad Jennings was on hand to navigate the fast paced event.

The North American Orienteering Championships are sanctioned by the International Orienteering Federation as an official Regional Championships. Held every two years, it is the largest orienteering event in North America. The event is alternately hosted between Canada and the United States of America.

Thank you Ottawa OC for organizing NAOC 2014



The 2014 North American Orienteering Championships wrapped up on the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. Orienteering Canada sends big thanks to the Ottawa Orienteering Club for hosting such great events. Great championship events – but also many fantastic extras, great food at the event centre, live music, opening ceremonies. etc…

We also want to thank the town of Arnprior for making us feel so welcome. And thanks to the 600+ athletes who travelled to Arnpior to compete in the races this weekend.

Check out the NAOC 2014 results centre to see the results and the maps.

Various photos can be found at:


NAOC 2014 is underway


The 2014 North American Orienteering Championships are underway in Arnprior, ON.

Orienteering Canada is very grateful to the Ottawa Orienteering Club and the dozens of volunteers who have been putting these events together.

Be sure to follow along

NAOC relay - message from the High Performance Committee

Message from Brent Langbakk to W/M 20 and 21E athletes at NAOC 2014 – re the relay

I just want to give you a quick update on what is happening for the NAOC relays on Monday. The High Performance Committee has asked me to take care of selections for the relay teams.

The teams must be submitted Sunday evening by 7:30pm. Therefore the selections will be based primarily on the results and performance in the NAOC  middle and the long.

The race format is the IOF Sprint relay format – four person, mixed relay, with a woman running the first and fourth legs.

We can enter as many teams as possible. There will still be 20- and 21-34 categories and they will be on the same course and start in the same mass start. Each leg of the relay is designed for a winning time of about 12-15 minutes. All legs will include forking. Each North American country (USA, Canada) will be able to enter as many teams as they can field with the restriction that registration is limited to those athletes who have competed in the elite (M20-E, F20-E, M21-34E, F21-34E) classes in the individual races. More details are here.

We can enter as many teams as possible, and the top three teams will score points (in both Junior & Senior categories).

Team composition and running order will be decided by me.

Any questions, please contact Brent at brent (AT) orienteering (DOT) ca



Oct 10 deadline to declare intent re preliminary selection to WOC 2015

For athletes interested in being considered for the 2015 team to the World Orienteering Championships.

We want to remind potential team members of the Oct 10, 2014 deadline to declare your intent if you wish to be considered for preliminary selection for a “national” spot on the WOC 2015 team. See the selection document for the details and the information that you are required to submit to declare your intent.

High Performance Committee