World Orienteering Day 2021

2021 is around the corner, and it is time to start the work towards World Orienteering Day 2021. Between the dates 19th to 25th of May next year, any activity held can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event. WOD has started up the plans for 2021 and we are looking forward to hearing … Continued


SIGN SPORT is designing and producing sports clothes, with a focus on orienteering clothes. The company is growing rapidly and currently supply more than 500 orienteering clubs globally with designed clothes. The partnership includes that SIGN SPORT will handle the design and production of IOF official IOF clothes and the World Orienteering Day collection. ”It … Continued

History and WOD

During World Orienteering Day 2019 there was a historical cooperation between history and WOD. Orienteering USA, with the main contact person Sandy Fillebrown, was in contact with the Swedish American Historical Museum in Philadelphia, where an exhibition for showcasing old compasses and other orienteering paraphernalia was planned during spring. After proposal from the local club, … Continued

Challenges for WOD

A crucial success factor has been the approach of the National Federations. Analysis found that where the National Federation made a focused effort to work with World Orienteering Day, for example by having a national WOD strategy, collaborating with schools and clubs, or promotion and communication of WOD through their own channels, participation numbers reflected … Continued

World Orienteering Day 2019 in figures

During 15th to 19th of May 2019 any orienteering event around the world could be registered as an WOD event. The result was amazing even this year: This years WOD figures have been collected, and the final number of participants landed at 398 712 participating in one of 2216 events organised in 85 different countries … Continued

WOD partners made it possible!

Without our seven event partners WOD had been very difficult to implement. All event partners are very much involved in orienteering and we are very happy to have the cooperation with them due it helps us to support many WOD organisers. Especially the cooperation with OCAD has made a huge different to get many new … Continued

Orienteering in new areas

During these four years WOD has been implemented in 106 countries or territories. It means there are more than 30 possible new members of IOF in the future. Schools, clubs and enthusiast all over the world made a fantastic contribution, and together managed to increase the numbers of participants. Following the idea “Be part of … Continued

World Orienteering Day 2020

It is time to start the work towards World Orienteering Day 2020. During 13-19 May 2020, any activity held can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event. IOF’s vision is that orienteering is the most attractive adventure-based sport for all ages. The mission is to promote the global growth of orienteering and develop competitive … Continued

Offer from Dobas

Dobas has an offer to all WOD organisers, see below;

Be inspired by Andrei Golovei, WOD Ambassador from Moldova

Maze Orienteering is a fantastic tool to develop orienteering world-wide. Andrei Golovei has taken Maze O to a new level and when WOD asked him to tell something what he is doing to develop orienteering in Moldova he got very surprised that his work is also known in other countries. Our request was one of … Continued