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Poll: Course of the Year 2016

Vote for "The Course of the Year 2016" by setting up your "Top 5 List" for the best courses of 2016. Click any map to get to its map page. See all nominated maps in omaps here or as a slideshow here.

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  • Brussels Orienteering Meeting 2016

  • JWOC Sprint 2016: M20

  • German Championships Sprint 2016: Men Elite

  • JWOC relay 2016: Men 2nd leg

  • Swiss JWOC Test Race Middle 2016: Men

  • North American Championships Long 2016: M21E

  • Australian Middle Distance Championships 2016: M21E

  • PWT China tour 2016 stage 2

  • EOC Sprint Relay 2016 - leg 2/3

  • London City Race 2016: MElite

  • Swedish Championships Night 2016: M21E

  • Thierry Lunsen Course 2016

  • CIFO 2016 Aguiar da Beira M21E

  • Nice Holidays 2016 Stage 2: H21E

  • Latvian National Library Indoor Orienteering 2016: Long

  • Lisbon Orienteering Meeting 2016 WRE Sprint Men

  • Swiss 10th National Race 2016: M21E

  • Oringen 2016 Sälen stage 4

  • Ibearian Champs Middle Distance 2016: M21E

  • Finnish Championships Relay 2016

  • Swedish League 2016 Event 3: M21E

  • Slovak Karst Cup 2016: Stage 1

  • INOV-8 Cup 2016 Long: H21E

  • WCup Middle Men Poland

  • Russian Championships Long 2016 M21E

  • EYOC Long 2016: M16

  • Finnish Championships Long 2016: M21E

  • Relay of the Dolomites 2016

  • O-France 2016 - E5 (H21E)

  • OOCup 2016 Stage 2 - M21E

  • Finnish WOC selection Long 2016: M21E

  • Fynsk Sprint Cup

  • WUOC 2016 Sprint Relay, leg 4

  • Latvian Championships Middle 2016: Men Elite

  • Sprint Scotland 2016 Day 1: M21E

  • Norte Alentejano Day 1 - M21SE

  • NAOM 2016 Stage 1: Men Elite

  • Norwegian O-Festival Long 2016: M21E

  • 10mila 2016: Men Leg 2

  • JWOC 2016 Long Men

  • Hamburg Sprint 2016: H19

  • Czech Middle Champs 2016: M21E

  • JWOC 2016 Middle Men

  • WCup Poland Sprint 2016: W21E - P1

  • WUOC 2016 Sprint Men

  • Schellen-Ursli OL: A-course

  • Ösaträffen Stage 2: M18

  • EOC 2016 Sprint Final Women

  • Swedish League Event 6 2016: M21E

  • WUOC Long 2016: Men

  • Czech Club Championships 2016

  • Latvian Night Orienteering Championships 2016: M21E

  • Urban Middle Vaison-la-Romaine

  • O-idol 2016 H16

  • Indoor Winter Cup Chisinau: Long

  • MorayMix Sun SOL 2016: Long

  • Züri Oberländer OL 2016: HAL

  • Finnish Regional Ultralong Erikoispitkä: M21E

  • OK Orintos Spring race: M21

  • Swiss O-Week Day 4 M21E

  • Fjord-O 2016 Day 3 M21

  • Lipica Open 2016 Day 2 M21E

  • POM Day 3 Long WRE MSE

  • San Gimignano M Senior

  • Belarus Orienteering Championships Long 2016

  • 2 Days of Drenthe 2016 Day 1: M21E

  • NSW Long Championship 2016 M21A

  • WOC 2016 Middle Men

  • TMO Sagno 2016: HAL

  • Belarus Championships Middle 2016: M21E

  • Kjempesprekken 2016: Long 18 km

  • Suunto Games Long 2016 M21E1

  • WOC 2016 Long M21E

  • Nationale Sud Est 2016 M21E

  • Easter4 2016 Day 1: M21E

  • Norwegian Championships Sprint 2016: H21

  • Euro City Tour Malaga

  • Bubo-Cup 2016 Etappe 1

  • Norwegian Championships Sprint Relay 2016: Leg 1/4

  • Swiss O-week Stage 6: M21E Part 1

  • Coppa Italia Middle - Monte Beigua - M Elite

  • NM ultra H 21

  • Rocky Orienteering Circus Event 5: M21E

  • Finnish Middle Champs 2016: M21E

  • Microsprint Cap de l’Aljub Qual

  • Latvian Championships Ultralong 2016: M21E Part 1

  • Tunturisuunnistus 2016 Day 1

  • Portuguese relay national championship 2016

  • Swedish League 2016 Event 5: M21E

  • WUOC Middle 2016 Men

Your 'Top 5 List'


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The following are the rules for the voting in "The course of the Year 2016":
  1. The 'Course of the Year 2016' will be found based on summing all the votes. For each course being set on the top of a 'Top 5 List', 100 points are awarded to this course. For each course being set as number 2, 70 points are awarded, and so on with 50, 30 and 10 points for the next spots on the list down to number 5.
  2. You are only allowed to vote once (if several people share one internet connection, only one can vote, as the IP address is used to identify the voter along with the email-address of the voter).
  3. Among all people voting and submitting suggestions, great prizes from our sponsors will be drawn. See below for the prizes.

Prizes from our Sponsors
Prizes from our Sponsors always makes it more fun! There will be a prize for the first one suggesting the course which ends up becoming "The course of the Year 2016", and prizes drawn among the ones suggesting and voting. All prizes are transferable to other persons (you don't have to travel yourself).

Event sponsor: MOC Training Camp. March 4th - 12th 2017

  • Prize offered: Package for 2 people consisting of accommodation in half board and entry fee for MOC Training Camp and MOC Championship 4th-12th March 2017. Value 1440 Euro. Transferrable to other persons.
  • More information: 5  days of training camp with head coaches Janne Salmi and and Jaroslav Kacmarcik - IOF will test new formulas of sprint! MOC Championship will be organized in two UNESCO sites, Archeological Park of Paestum and Royal Residence of Caserta Park! See Bulletin MOC camp and Bulletin MOC Championship.

Event sponsor: Fin5 2017. July 10th - 15th 2017

  • Prize offered: The traditional Fin5 Orienteering week offers one free Family package; participation for the whole Fin5 orienteering week includes max five starts for 2 adults and 1-3 children (age 16 or under) in competition series or in open courses. Transferable to other persons. Total value up to 645 euros.
  • More information: Welcome to Tampere, Finland to enjoy the Fin5 Orienteering Week arranged at the same time with the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2017! Competition areas and arenas for Fin5 will be the same as for the JWOC-races. Fin5 offers you orienteering along high class tracks at three different terrains. Two forest orienteering terrains are located within 30 minutes driving distance from Tampere center. Sprint arena is in the city center.  The largest inland city in Nordic countries offers versatile accommodation options and lots of activities during your visit. More information:

Event sponsor: Estonian Orienteering Week 2017. July 1st - July 8th 2017

  • Prize offered: Estonian Orienteering Week package for 2 persons consisting of entries to all 6 races (with the maximum value of 240 Euro) and hostel accommodation in Tartu for July 1st - 8th (value of 350 Euro). The package will be completed with WOC 2017 souvenirs. Total value about 600 Euros.Transferable to other persons.
  • More information: Estonian Orienteering Week is the spectator race for the Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2017 taking place in beautiful Tartu and Southern Estonia. Estonian Orienteering Week allows you to enjoy your own races and be a spectator in the World Championships. Tartu, the WOC 2017 host town is the home of culture and good flavours with many historical landmarks and outdoor café Southern Estonia is characterized by rolling hills, deep forests, blue lakes and quiant towns with old churches, manors and castle ruins. Welcome to Estonia! Read more at

 Software sponsor: OCAD Orienteering 12

  • Prize offered: One licence for the software "OCAD Orienteering 12".  Value about 590 Euro. Transferable to other person (before activation).
  • More information: OCAD 12 Orienteering - Perfect to Produce Orienteering Maps. This edition is dedicated for orienteering map making with a step-by-step wizard for analyzing of LiDAR data, mobile geodata capturing, smart editing and drawing tools, generalization tools, desktop publishing, course setting and much more. Read more at

Event sponsor: Antalya Orienteering Festival 2017. October 29th October - November 5th 2017

  • Prize offered: One big Antalya Orienteering Festival package for one person: Accommodation + Entry for all 5 races + All Transfers. Value about 500 Euro. Transferable to other person.
  • Antalya Orienteering Festival will be held for the 3rd time in Antalya, Turkey. We provide 5 different terrains and challenging courses, good maps and good weather for orienteering holiday.  See more at

Event sponsor: Bergen Sprint Camp 2017. February 10th - 12th 2017

  • Prize offered: Package for 2 people consisting of free start for all 4 high quality sprint competitions and accommodation for 2 persons for 2 nights February 10th - 12th 2017.  Value about 450 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • More information: For the 7th time, BSC is held in the city center of Bergen, Norway - established as one of the best sprint weekends organized, with several top WOC runners using it as part of their preparations. We provide all participants with challenging courses, good maps and interesting analysis of the sessions – hoping to improve the sprint orienteering technique for everyone. See more at – including all courses and analysis from previous editions of BSC.

Software sponsor: Virtual-O

  • Prize offered: 10 licenses of Virtual-O Founder's Edition with exclusive content. Transferable to other persons until you activate the license key on Steam. Value about 400 Euro in total.
  • More information: Try the new generation of orienteering simulator, and spend your next training in the virtual forest. Coming soon to Steam Early Access. More information at

Event sponsor: Portugal "O" Meeting 2017. February 25th - 28th 2017

  • Prize offered: 3 packages – each for 2 persons – transferable to other person. Consisting of entry to complete 4 day Portugal “O” Meeting 2017 – 2 model event + 4 official races + 1 Urban Night (Middle, Urban Nigth, Long, Middle-WRE, Long). Value about 330 EUR.
  • More information: The Portugal “O” Meeting is a foot orienteering event, integrated in IOF’s World Ranking (IOF WRE) and in the Portuguese Orienteering Federation’s Cup. As in 2011 the POM 2017 is back to Alentejo where it merges with our event, North Alentejano “O” Meeting. Three neighbor Counties with excellent conditions for Tourism and Sports of Nature (Portalegre, Alter do Chãand Crato) join hands and work together to create an unforgettable event. Read more at

Event sponsor: Easter4 2017. April 14th - 17th 2017

  • Prize offered: 2 packages – for 2 people – consisting of: Entry for the Easter4 competition in Slovenia + 3 training maps each + 4 nights accommodation in hostel. Value about 250 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • Slovenia will be the place to be in Easter 2017. The new Easter4 race was a success in 2016 - and is again organized with the same high quality maps and courses as you are used to from OOCup, Lipica Open and Bubo Cup. Late easter in 2017 means even better conditions. More at

Event sponsor: Kainuu Orienteering Week. July 25th - 30th 2017

  • Prize offered: 2 packages, each consisting of 2 free participations for the whole week in any class at Kainuu Orienteering week 2017 (competition or open). Total value up to 250 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • More information: Kainuu Orienteering Week is one of the Finlands’s biggest orienteering week and the worlds' second oldest orienteering week, as it has been held annually since the year 1966. Kainuu O-Week is held in the Kainuu region of Finland and traditionally the event is held in the beginning of July. In 2017 Kainuu Orienteering Week will celebrate the 50th anniversary week and it will be held exceptionally in the end of July. Come to enjoy the orienteering and holiday week for the whole family in the great sceneries and terrains and pure and beautiful nature of Kainuu region in Finland. First entry period will be closed on 30th of november 2016. For more information see

Event sponsor: Bubo Cup. August 1st - August 4th 2017

  • Prize offered: 2 packages, each for 2 people consisting of entries for all 4 days of Bubo Cup 2017, Bubo Cup event T-shirt and training map for each. Value about 250 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • More information: If you want to combine beach holidays under the Croatian sun on the island Cres with technical orienteering, Bubo cup is the perfect choice for you. Surprisingly enough you find very interesting orienteering here - partly Karst and partly the famous olive groves. Events are organized with early starts from 8 AM due to the heat - thus if not all of your family are orienteering enthusiasts, you can still have most of the day together at the beach. Read more at

For the record: All sponsor gifts/income related to "The Course of the Year 2016" goes directly to the readers.