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.