Trying to learn more about orienteering? You've come to the right place. Here are some good videos that cover the basics. Below them are a list of some common questions people have about orienteering.
Not finding what you are looking for? Come ask us! Coming to one of our meets and you get you access to the most orienteering knowledge in the area all in one place. If you can't make it, you can reach out to us online at OrienteeringLouisville@gmail.com or on Facebook.
Frequently asked questions
What is Orienteering?
What can I expect at my first event?
Check-in at registration, sign a waiver sheet, pay your fee and pick up an e-punch/fingerstick, whistle, and compass if you need them.
What does it cost?
The fee varies from meet to meet but at our GoGo Meets it's a flat fee of $5 per person for both courses. Young children who are going with an adult are free. A 2nd adult can also come along for free. The fee includes a custom made map, fingerstick rental, and beginner instruction.
What should I bring?
Water, good shoes, and outdoor clothes to handle any rough trails are the most important.
Do I have to run?
Don't be misled by the term 'sprints' - Orienteering is for all speeds, fast and slow. Whether you want a thrilling or relaxing experience is up to you!
Is this suitable for young children?
Most of our meets have beginner/family/kids courses. Just check the meet description to find out.
Can I go with a group?
You may participate in a group as large as 6 people (with the respective fee), though for the best experience, we recommend that your group be only 2 or 3 people, so everyone stays engaged in the activity.
How long will this take?
What is a GoGo Meet?
GoGo Meets are weekly orienteering events held around the metropolitan Louisville area. The Winter Series are Sunday afternoons while the Summer Series are Tuesday evenings.
Who can do it?
It can be enjoyed by people of all ages as a competitive cross-country race or as a recreational walk in the woods.