Event Organizers

Whether you're organizing a small local event or the United States Orienteering Championships, Orienteering USA has resources to help you make your event a success. Sanctioning information, course setting guidelines, and meet director checklists are organized by discipline.

Organizers considering offering a World Ranking Event (WRE) or World Cup in conjunction with their event should consult the IOF website for latest rules and guidelines.


Liability Waiver

The Liability Waiver, used in the Online Registration system, was approved by the Board in 2012 and updated April 2013.

Waiver PDF


IOF Map Test Sheet

The International Orienteering Federation's Mapping Commission has printed a test map using offset print equipment that can be used as a standard for map quality in terms of parameters like colors, sharpness of detail, etc.

As a joint effort of the Orienteering USA Sanctioning Committee and the Orienteering USA Mapping Coordinator, we'd like to make these test map sheets more widely available to US clubs. Whether you use inkjet, laser or even offset print equipment, and regardless of what software your use, you can compare your printouts to these test maps. While a primary motivation is to help ensure A-Meet maps are of high quality, getting settings right is something that is just as useful for all types of meets.

If your club does not have but would like to be assigned one of these (free) test map sheets, just email Greg (email below) directly with your snail-mail contact information, and include your club name. The sheet will be for your club to keep, so please treat it well and consider it a club resource to be shared.

Greg Lennon, Orienteering USA Mapping Coordinator
(greg_lennon [at] orienteeringusa [dot] org)

William Hawkins, Orienteering USA Sanctioning Committee, Chair
(willhawk [at] gmail [dot] com)


last updated 21 September2012