What is orienteering?
Where traditional races are often only a race against time, there are another two aspects to orienteering that make it more demanding: First, there is the challenge of finding the control points which something all participants have to do and, secondly, there is collecting the most points.
In other words, you need to have quick legs, a quick brain and be good at navigating under pressure.
During the race, you either ‘punch’ as many control points as possible within a certain time or run along a defined route and cut the control points in the correct order. Both provides the participants with the possibility of beating the others in the battle for time.