World Orienteering Day - 24 May 2017
On Wednesday May 24th 2017, at as many locations as possible, we would love to see people of all ages taking part in some sort of Orienteering event. Clubs from all over the world can make a fantastic contribution that benefits both education at school and development of the sport. We also have a vision to set a new Guinness World Record.
More about WOD
To read more about WOD see the official website: World Orienteering Day. Click on the map of Australia to find out about local events. You can also join the WOD Facebook group: Facebook WOD Group.
You can download maps, posters, bibs all the things you need to stage a small local event and be part of the action.
World Orienteering Day - 11 May 2016
What a fantastic effort everyone. A special thanks to the teachers who staged this event on
The official tally for World Orienteering Day in Canberra
Ten (10) events in total – one of
the highest number of events for any city in the world
16 - first in the world at 6.20 am beating Turkey (who tried
to sneak in by starting at 12.01 am) by 40 minutes – well done Noah
Poland, aged 15, for organising this
Radford College 28 - Thanks Toni Brown
Canberra Grammar Junior 38 –
Thanks Tate Needham
Canberra Grammar senior 20 –
Thanks Mat Purcell
Campbell High – 249 well
done Patrick and Peter Miller – I heard you could not keep them away
Majura primary 534 – what
an effort Alison Inglis – and on Naplan day too
Campbell Primary 101 – organised
by the teacher Libby Gerner
Queanbeyan Primary – organised by
the teacher Dione Bryant
Yarra Bays lunchtime
27 – a good idea to use the normal community event – thanks Bryant
Yarra bays – OWL – orienteering
with lights 53 – Thanks Bryant for organising two events on one day
Some highlights were :
Canberra was the first to post a
live video of their event. It was beamed around the world– well done Noah
Youngest participant in Canberra
was 7 months old – eldest was 92 years old
First finisher anywhere in
the world was Jo Hobson - Womens Short course – Remembrance Park , Canberra
Second was Ella Cuthbert on the
Womens Long and third was Tristan Miller on the Mens Long
Tate Needham attended no less
than four WOD events on the same day !
Most events were done the old
fashioned way with no SI units
Total for Canberra was 1,111 – a Canberra orienteering record for participants on one day in one city
Out of interest
Australia had a total of 1.796 at
about 22 events
The old world record of 208,000
was broken with at least 211,000 participants in about 80 countries ( as at
to see the world map and
has heaps of interesting stories https://www.facebook.com/events/145745899143580/?active_tab=posts
See you all next year on Wednesday May 24th
With no NAPLAN planned for that day it will be even bigger ! at as many locations as possible, we would love to see people of all ages taking part in some sort of Orienteering event. Clubs from all over the world can make a fantastic contribution that benefits both education at school and development of the sport.
What is happening for WOD in the ACT?
Find out more about local events on the OACT Events page or visit the WOD website, Find the world map and click on Australia.
The events in the ACT for WOD 2017 will be listed here