What we're about

Orienteering is the "Thinking Sport". It involves decision making & map reading in addition to a great workout.

Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map and compass. It's easy to learn, yet always challenging. The object is to run or walk to a series of points shown on the map, choosing routes - both on and off trails - to find all the points and get back to the finish in the shortest amount of time. The points on the course are marked with orange/white flags called "controls".

Orienteering is enjoyed by a wide range of people - hikers, kids, mountaineers, runners, scouts, family groups - anyone interested in fitness, the outdoors, and mental and physical challenge. Every orienteering meet offers a choice of courses that vary in length and difficulty, from easy trail walks, to strenuous runs.

San Diego Orienteering (SDO) is a volunteer run organization.

SDO - Educates members and the general public about the sport of orienteering.

SDO - Educates and instructs in map reading and land navigation. SDO - Increases awareness and respect for the natural environment.

SDO - Stimulates participation in Orienteering through organized activities and events.

Past events (89)

Chollas Lake On Your Own Event

Chollas Lake Park

Virtual Board Meeting

Online event

Palomar Mountain Permanent Course

Palomar Mountain

Mt Laguna Orienteering On Your Own

Mt Laguna: Sunset Trailhead

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