World Orienteering Day 2018 – 358 735 participants
252 000 at 2016, 288 000 at 2017 and now 2018, 358 735 participants at 2213 locations in 81 countries! The number of participants has increased with 42% since 2016. It proved to be a great success all over the world.
Schools, clubs and enthusiast all over the world made a fantastic contribution, and together managed to beat the world record once more.
From Egypt to Indonesia, from Mauritius to New Caledonia, from Colombia to Lithuania, hundreds of thousands of youngsters participated in World Orienteering Day. Following the idea “Be part of something bigger- colour the world”, people all over the world took part in locally organised orienteering events, and celebrated the biggest world-wide orienteering event ever.
– World Orienteering Day has demonstrated that we are truly a global sport and we, Jenny Nilsson and Göran Andersson, just want to thank the thousands of people on all continents who organised more than 2200 WOD events for more than 358 000 people – well done the world orienteering family!