Adventure & Competition
Adventure and Competition Links
United States Junior Development Team: http://orienteeringusa.org/us-teams/junior
Very Long Distance- up to 24 hours- Navigation Events- are called Rogaines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogaining
Great Spectator Orienteering Events in Parks and on Campuses are called Park World Tour (http://www.pwt.org/) and here in the US, we call it Sprint Orienteering (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orienteering#Sprint)
Orienteering for those that don’t run through the forests is called Trail O (http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/trail) in the states
but Precision Orienteering (http://fr-fr.facebook.com/pages/Precision-orienteering/108216672545553) elsewhere. It requires the highest degree of skill in map reading. It can be done from a wheelchair or with any method to move the participant to the area of the control.
How about on Mountain Bike, (http://www.orienteering.org/index.php/iof2006/Events/Mountain-Bike-Orienteering/World-MTB-Orienteering-Championships) Horseback (http://www.nacmo.org/) or Canoe (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Canoe-orienteering/112508488764192)?
In the deep, dark forest in the middle of the night? Watch the start of the Night Orienteering Championships http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACRW7e4l9z0
Adventures that use navigation as part of their competition:
Cold Crank Challenge (http://coldcrankchallenge.blogspot.com/)