The Vision of "World Orienteering Day"
Hong Kong Orienteering Club organizes a FREE orienteering Come-and-Try-It event to support the second World Orienteering Day organized by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF). We welcome public of all age groups, gender, and anyone who have no experience in orienteering.
IOF organizes the third World Orienteering Day to be held between 23/5/2018 and 29/5/2018, aim to promote orienteering to young people, to teachers and to the school. HKOC support this project. Any school who are interested to take part may approach the Orienteering Association of Hong Kong firstname.lastname@example.org or us at email@example.com.
World Orienteering Day official home page: http://worldorienteeringday.com/
If you also want to create you own "WOD" event, you may enter into the home page of "World Orienteering Day“ and register your activity. After completed your registration, your event will be marked on a world map with a red dot. With your involvement in promoting the WOD, this will attract more people take part in the "World Orienteering Day" activities.
The World Orienteering Day held on 11/5/2016 broke the world record with 252,927 participants at 2013 locations in 81 countries / regions. There were 23 orienteering activities in Hong Kong with 1686 participants. The two WOD activities organized by HKOC attracted 314 participants took part in it.
There were 288,007 persons from 2265 places of 79 countries took part in the " World Orienteering Day 2018". There were 393 people took part in HKOC WOD Event on 24/5/2017.
HKOC will organize a "World Orienteering Day 2018" event on 26th May 2018 Saturday.
Between 23/5/2018 and 29/5/2018, there were total 532 people took part in our three WOD events, including the WOD Free Come-and-Try-It event, the HKOC Sprint Open League and the Online Photo PreO Game, a new participation record for us.
Free ”World Orienteering Day“ Come-and-Try-It Event
26/5/2018 Saturday 15:00 – 18:00
Olympic Square, Hong Kong Park
Come-and-Try-It Orienteering Event
Free start time, last start at 17:00
Suitable for all age groups, gender and who has no experience in orienteering, free coaching available on site.
You will learn how to read an orienteering map, choose your route to navigate in an unfamiliar place and complete an orienteering course on your own pace.
Please bring your own CH Chip or borrow at event centre
(require deposit of $150 per borrow card, full refund after return)
Those who complete a course will be issued with a certificate and a badge.
To ensure a map, souvenir badge and completion certificate for you, please register here in advance. Each participant shall register on this on-line entry form. Walk-in entry on spot are also welcome.
Entry quota 150 person, while map is for first-come-first-issue basis. HKOC will have right to close entry earlier without advance notice.
*HKOC will publish entry list on home page one week before the entry deadline. Participant may visit www.hkoc.org/hkoc_e-event.html to check for the details.
Public Liability Insurance is covered by the Organizer. Participants/Parents are recommended to apply adequate insurance as necessary.
Adverse Weather Arrangement for the event:
Weather Condition Warning announce by HK Observatory
1. Strong Wind Signal or No. 1 Cyclone Signal : As Planned
2. Thunderstorm Warning : Announce at or after 2 hours before activity - Depends on the location of the thunderstorm, training arrangement to be determined on site by the Person-in-charge. Training may be postponed, if rainstorm is near the venue (event postpone, rearrangement date will be determined). No refund of paid fee.
3. Amber/Red/ black Rainstorm Warning Signal or Typhoon Signal No. 3 or above is announced : At or after 2 hours before activity Training will be postponed, (rearrangement date to be determined). No refund of paid fee. If these are announced during the training, the training will be cancelled. No refund of paid fee.
The Organizer reserves the right to amend the regulations of this event.
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2017 HKOC Sprint O Series Stage 3
2018-05-26 Saturday（WOD）14:00 – 18:00
Hong Kong Park
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Introduction of Photo-Orienteering
The teacher tries to find both visible and less visible objects in the school yard. A lone tree or a detail of a tree, part of a house, a detail in the form of a drainpipe, a little thing on some play equipment etc. It is only your imagination that limits the creativity.
The advantage of ”Photo-O” is that you avoid putting out control markers because the object is already selected as a photo. The exercise can be conducted as a planned activity or as a spontaneous event.
The task is to connect each control with the right photo. The control is positioned in the center of the red circle on the map.
Fill in the answer sheet with the relevant control location number.
2018 "World Orienteering Day" Online Photo PreO Game
Online Photo PreO Game
Photo PreO presentation
The location of control point is the centre of purple-circle in map
Decision Point (DP) indicate the location and direction of the photo taken
Description of control marker placed in each control points (A-E):
A：S side of tree
B：N end of thicket
C：NE side of pavilion
D：E corner (outside) of open land
E：SW side of lamp post
The meaning of colours in orienteering map :
How to answer "Online Photo PreO" questions?