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Poll: Course of the Year 2017

Vote for "The Course of the Year 2017" by setting up your "Top 5 List" for the best courses of 2017. 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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  • JWOC 2017 Long Men

  • World Games Middle Men 2017

  • Russian championship Long 2017 H21 E

  • World Cup Round 1 Finland Sprint Men

  • Lorca O Meeting Sprint WRE part1

  • Luxembourg City Race

  • KlaustrofOB 2017

  • Swiss WOC Test Middle 2017

  • ISF 2017 Long Distance

  • Bulgarian Championships Middle

  • Czech Champs Middle 2017

  • Portugal Training #2 - Dunas de Tocha

  • Norwegian Champs Long 2017

  • Stockholm Indoor Cup 2017 - Stage 2

  • Harry Lagerts Nattcup 2017 Finale

  • Finnish Champs Relay 2017

  • Nice Holidays 2017 Day 3

  • 5+5 Days of Sicily 2017 - Stage 5

  • Wawel Cup 2017 Day 3

  • Alpe Adria Cup 2017 M21E

  • Aus Middle Distance Champs 2017 - M21E

  • Kiev Open 2017 M21E

  • Portual O Meeting 2017 Day 1 - Middle

  • MOV Venezia 2017

  • World Games Sprint Relay leg 3 - 2017

  • WMOC Long Qual 2 2017

  • 7th TMO Bedero

  • WOC Long Women

  • Moldavian National Orienteering Championship

  • Maratonsprint Monte Sant Angelo 2017 - MOC

  • Swiss Test race X 2017

  • WC-Final 2017 Middle Women

  • WMOC Sprint Qual 2017

  • Swiss Champs Night 2017

  • WC-Final 2017 Long Men

  • LD Nationale Sud-Ouest

  • Five+Five Days of Sicily 2017, Week 2, Day 3

  • Suomi 100 Orienteering Course

  • Viken Indoor 2017 Stage 2

  • Tatry Orienteering E3 2017

  • Regional Champs Akershus-Norway H60

  • 10mila 2017 - Men leg 4

  • ABOM2017 - Day 2 2017 Long: ME

  • O-Festival lang H21 2017

  • MOC 2017 Stage 2

  • Bulgaria Cup 2017 Day 1

  • POM 2017 Day 3 WRE Middle Men Elite

  • Czech Cup Opava 2017

  • O-Ringen Stage 3 2017

  • Mini-KM 2017

  • Finnish Champs Middle 2017

  • OCerdanya - E1 2017

  • MOC Tour Savelli 2017

  • WRE Voru linn 2017

  • WOC Middle 2017 Men

  • Lipica Open 2017 Day 2

  • Western Canadian Champs Long 2017

  • Jukolan Viesti 2. osuus

  • Canadian Champs Long 2017

  • Finnish Champs Sprint Final 2017

  • Spanish Championships Long 2017

  • US WOC Team Trials 2017

  • Easter4 - Day2

  • Midnattsolgaloppen day 1 2017

  • Regional Champs Steiermark Sprint

  • Belarus Clubs Cup - Long 2017

  • Hungarian Long Distance Championships

  • Open Grodno Cup 2017 - Day 1

  • Polish Champs Long 2017

  • Norwegian Champs Ultralong M21

  • Egypt Orienteering Championships Sprint

  • Czech Champs Long

  • WMOC Sprint Final 2017

  • Canadian Champs Sprint 2017

  • ITA Champs Long distance WRE - Complete course

  • SAXBO 2017 H21E

  • OOCup 2017 Day 1

Your 'Top 5 List'


1. Drag maps from the list of candidates on the left to your favourite list on the right (click a map sample to see the full map). PS! Unfortunately the voting setup does not work well on mobile yet. Sorry!

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3. Win great prizes from our sponsors (see below).

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The following are the rules for the voting in "The course of the Year 2017":
  1. The 'Course of the Year 2017' 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 2017", 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: Latvia O-week 2018. August 3rd - 12th 2018

  1. Prize offered: Competition package for 2 persons ¿ including entry to 6 races (two sprints in Riga, two middle distances in city Sigulda, a long distance in Sigulda and a long distance in Ada¿i), 9 nights accommodation during World Orienteering Championships for 2 person in fully serviced apartment (from 4th to 11th of August, 2018). Value about 900 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  2. We invite you to the World Orienteering Championships 2018 and Latvia O-week! Latvia O-Week is the WOC2018 Spectator race, a six days long orienteering adventure in Latvia. Discover Latvia for yourself: It is a small pearl of the Baltic countries where you will be able to enjoy a very special flavour of orienteering in the cultural, architectural and historical aura of Riga and Sigulda. 2018 is the year of Latvia's 100th anniversary. Special preparations for this occasion are on-going in Latvia, and LATVIA O-Week will be among the centenary celebration events. The participants of LATVIA O-WEEK will be the lucky ones to explore orienteering areas similar to those anticipated at the WMOC. More information at

Event sponsor: MOC Training Camp + MOC Championships, Catalunya. February 18th - 25th 2018

  1. Prize offered: Package for 2 people consisting of accommodation and entry fee for MOC Training Camp and MOC Championship 18th-25th February 2018. Value 900 Euro. Transferrable to other persons.
  2. A great combination of the 6th MOC Sprint Camp (18th to 23rd February 2018) and XIV edition of MOC Mediterranean Open Championship Orienteering (23rd to 25th of February 2018). The camp inlcudes 8 organized set of trainings + seminars. Head coach: Emil Wingstedt. Lectures by Emil Wingstedt and Tim Robertson.  The Championship includes 3 races in Tarragona.

 Software sponsor: OCAD Orienteering 12

  1. Prize offered: One licence for the software "OCAD Orienteering 12".  Value about 590 Euro. Transferable to other person (before activation).
  2. 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: Andalucia O-Meeting 2018 + Training package. February 26th ¿ March 4th

  1. Prize offered: AOM Competition Package ¿ including entry to 5 events (night, prologue, middle, sprint, long), 5 nights accommodation in Apartamentos Leo and a 6-map package to train before or after the event. Value about 455 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  2. 2 WRE¿s in sweet terrains and maps, a friendly atmosphere and mild climate! More info at

Event sponsor: Wawel Cup 2018. July 4th - 8th 2018

  1. Prize offered: 2 packages ¿ each for 2 people ¿ consisting of entry to full Wawel Cup 37th edition + accommodation in hotel + Wawel Cup T-shirt. Value about 400 euro. Transferable to other persons.
  2. After a couple of years, Wawel Cup is back in rocky terrains. Wawel Cup 37 comprises the biggest rocks in Jura (Poland), the possibility of seeing the medieval castles and beautiful surrounding nature! And foremost challenging terrains and orienteering... on the highest level. Together we will make it a real worldwide orienteering running feast!

Event sponsor: PIOM 2018. February 17th - 18th 2018

  1. Prize offered: 4 packages ¿ each for 2 persons ¿ transferable to other person. Consisting of complete entry to PIOM 2018 ¿ 3 official races (Middle, night sprint and Long WRE) + 2 model events + lunches at the Arena during 2 competition days. Value about 340 EUR.
  2. PIOM 2018 will be organized the third Orienteering Weekend in Portugal during the winter time with one WRE Long Distance stage, just 3 days after POM 2018. February in Portugal is considered by many as the official opening of the competition season for its high quality organization and for receiving the top runners of the world. We expect to have more than 1000 runners. Besides some new areas, updated cartography, challenging terrains and courses, you¿ll be able to experience the rich gastronomy, as the famous cheese, olive oil and honey (considered among the best in the world). Have a chance to enjoy the friendship of locals and explore the beautiful and untouched nature.  The WRE day will be the long distance on 18th Feb. More at

Event sponsor: WOC 2019 spectator races. August 12th - 18th 2019

  1. Prize offered: ¿Competition Package for 2 persons ¿ including entry to all spectator events during WOC 2019 south of Oslo, Norway. Value estimated to at least 275 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  2. Beautiful terrain and great maps with world championships atmosphere - follow the stars and run in the same beautiful area! Be among the first who are officially ready for WOC 2019. More info to come at

 Event sponsor: Easter4 2018. March 30th - April 2nd 2018

  1. Prize offered: One package for 2 people ¿ consisting of: Entry for the Easter4 competition on the Cres island, Croatia + accommodation in pension (B&B). Value about 250 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  2. In 2018 Easter4 moves to Cres island, Croatia. The race will again be organized by the same team and quality standard as you might be used from Lipica open, OOcup and Bubo cup. Beautiful terrain of ancient Tramuntana forest will satisfy even the pickiest among orienteering enthusiasts. More at

Event sponsor: Bubo Cup. July 10th - 14th 2018

  1. Prize offered: 2 packages, each for 2 people consisting of entries for all 4 days of Bubo Cup 2018, Bubo Cup event T-shirt and training map for each. Value about 250 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  2. More information: After 3 years on Cres island, Bubo cup is coming back to Slovenia where it was originally started. The concept remains the same; high quality orienteering very close to the Adriatic coast & early morning starts to let the participants enjoy the sun and the sea after the competitions. Read more at

Event sponsor: Bergen Sprint Camp 2018. March 16th - 18th 2018

  1. Prize offered: Package for 2 people consisting of free start for all 4 high quality sprint competitions March 16th - 18th 2017 + dinner + swimming.  Value about 210 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  2. More information: For the 8th 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. This time the camp is moved to March. 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.

For the record: All sponsor gifts/income related to "The Course of the Year 2017" goes directly to the readers.