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So you're new and lost?
This page will explain what orienteering is all about so you don't get lost in the woods.

Orienteering is a fun outdoor activity in which you run (or walk) a course in the woods, using only a map and compass to guide you. Control locations are marked on your map and your goal is to find them in the woods. This can be as competitive as you want; from a nice relaxed stroll in the woods, to making your competitors eat your dust! It is enjoyed by kids, families, groups, individuals and is good training for adventure racers. Also known as the “Thinking Sport”: it is not always the fastest runner who wins.