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Poll: Course of the Year 2018

Vote for "The Course of the Year 2018" by setting up your "Top 5 List" for the best courses of 2018. 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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  • III Meeting de Orientacao Dao Lafoes

  • 4th Italian Cup 2018 Costalovara

  • Danish easter competition 2018 - Stage 3

  • Sprint Race Tour 2018 - Stage 3

  • EYOC long 2018 - M18

  • O-Ringen 2018 Stage 4

  • Swiss EOC Sprint Test Race 2018

  • Norwegian Champs Ultralong 2018 - H21

  • Swedish champs Long 2018

  • Tatry Orienteering 2018 Stage 1 - M21E

  • EOC Long 2018: M21E

  • OK Orintos national event 2018

  • Austrian Sprint Champs (Part 1)

  • Kapa-3 2018 - Day 1

  • Croatia Open 2018 Stage 1: M21E

  • Moskusspretten 2018

  • Italian Champs Middle 2018: Women Elite

  • Czech Sprint Champs 2018

  • World Cup Long Norway 2018 - M21E

  • Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Sprint championship 2018

  • WMOC Sprint 2018 M35

  • 2018 North American Orienteering Championships - Midde

  • Sport 8 series final DH11-12

  • Swiss Champs Long 2018 - Men Elite

  • WMOC 2018 Long M35

  • KM Ultralong Troms 2018

  • EYOC Sprint M18

  • Latvia O-week Stage 2 - M21E

  • Moldavian wine cellar race 2018

  • Australian middle champs 2018

  • Triothlon 2018 (sprint part)

  • PWT China Tour 2018 - E3

  • French champs - club relay - Nationale 2 - leg 3

  • World Cup final Czech Republic Middle 2018

  • French Sprint Champs 2018 Qual

  • Italian Champs Sprint Relay 2018 - Elite Leg 1

  • Cerkno Cup Stage 2

  • Norwegian Cup Rauland 2018: D 21

  • World Cup Final Sprint 2018: Men

  • WOC 2018 Long Men

  • Australian Capital Territory Long Champs 2018

  • Italian Champs Middle 2018

  • MOC2018 Stage 3 Tarragona M21E

  • WOC Relay 2018 Men - leg 3

  • Estonian Champs Ultralong 2018 - M21E

  • Czech Champs Long 2018: M21E

  • Grövelsjöorienteringen Prologen

  • O-Festivalen Middle 2018: M21E

  • Finnish Champs Long 2018

  • Minothor Multitech 2018

  • Andalucia O Meeting sprint WRE

  • Wawel Cup 2018 Rocky Sprint

  • Hungarian Sprint Champs 2018 - H21E

  • Italian Champs Sprint 2018 M21E (Part 1)

  • Finnish Champs relay 2018 - leg 4

  • III Meeting Orientação Dão Lafões 2018 - Long Distance

  • ASOM chasing start 2018

  • JWOC middle distance Men 2018

  • Lorca O-meeting 2018 - sprint

  • OOcup 2018 Day 3 - M21 Ultimate

  • DM Long Stockholm 2018

  • Jukola 2018: 3rd leg

  • O-ringen Elitsprint 2018

  • 10mila 2018 Leg 4

  • Regional Middle Salignac 2018

  • Costa Calida Long 2018

  • OOCup 2018 Stage 4: M21E

  • Unofficial Indoor World Orienteering Champs 2018

  • WOC Sprint Men 2018

  • KorriDiamond Akselås 2018

  • JWOC Sprint 2018 - M20

  • Coppa Italia Cansiglio 2018 M ELITE

  • Relay of the Dolomites 2018 (leg 1)

  • Venice Meeting - Meeting di Venezia

  • Japanese Champs Middle 2018

Your 'Top 5 List'


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The following are the rules for the voting in "The course of the Year 2018":
  1. The 'Course of the Year 2018' 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.

Event sponsor: WMOC 2019 Public Race. July 4th - 12th (Latvia)

  • Prize offered: Competition + accommodation package for 2 persons including: 5 races (two sprints in Riga, 3 forest races),  accommodation 8 nights with breakfast in twin/double room, 4-12 July 2019 . Total prize value: EUR 820.
  • Watch the world's best master runners in action and find out how good you are in the same terrains! Be equally prepared for a maze of narrow streets in Riga and a fast run in a perfect dune forest. Watch out - it may be 8 nights! And, certainly, enjoy the sun and beach immediately after your run! Read more:

Event sponsor: 52nd Kainuu Orienteering Week (KOW), June 30th ¿ July 5th 2019 (Finland)

  • Prize offered: 4 packages, each consisting of 2 free participations for the whole week in any class (competition classes or open courses) at Kainuu Orienteering Week 2019. Total value up to 800 EUR. Transferable to other persons.
  • Open and International Orienteering Week in Finland, Sotkamo, Tipasoja (WOC2013 terrain)
  • More information: Kainuu Orienteering Week is the Finlands¿s biggest orienteering week and the world´s 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 the week 27. In 2019 Kainuu Orienteering Week will go back to perfect pine forrest and moor terrains of the WOC2013 events. 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 2018. For more information see

Event sponsor: Murcia O-Festival. February 16th ¿ 24th

  • Prize offered: Competition and Training Package ¿ including entry to Lorca-O-Meeting and Costa Calida WRE (6 events in total), 9 nights accommodation in Apartamentos Aixa, and a 8-map package to train on diverse terrains between the 2 events. Value about 680 Euro. Transferable to other persons.
  • 9 days of fun trainings and high level competitions in surprising Murcia! More info at

Event sponsor: MOC 2019 ¿ March 15th - 17th 2019 (Malta)

  • Prize offered: Competition and hotel package for two persons: Entry for two  person at the 15th anniversary of MOC Mediterranean Orienteering Championship in Malta, including 3 nights accommodation half board. Value about 650 EUR. Transferrable to other persons.
  • You are welcome to MOC 2019! The 15th anniversary Mediterranean Open Championship Orienteering 2019 is organized on March 15th ¿ March 17th. Great events with World class runners with 3.000 euro of prize money! Follow the sub! Read more at the competition web-page and on and

Event sponsor: Durmitor Orienteering Challenge 2019. August 27th - 31st 2019 (Montenegro)

  • Prize offered: 2 packages ¿ each for 2 people¿ consisting of: Entry to complete 5 Day Durmitor Orienteering Challenge, + 2 x 2 special T shirts ¿My life, my sport-Orienteering¿ product of Oland. Total value about 620 EUR. Transferable to other persons.
  • At the end of summer 2019, after WOC in Norway, you can visit the exceptionally nice and beautiful 5 Days of orienteering in the Montenegro mountain pearl Durmitor. For most orienteers this is a new area, offering much more than orienteering. Also excellent conditions for club trainings with new maps and terrains at 1500 meters altitude. More infomation:
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Event sponsor: 5th Antalya Orienteering Festival 2018 ¿ October 27th¿ November 3rd

  • Prize offered: One Big Antalya O-Meeting package consisting of 1 complete Antalya Orienteering Festival package: Accommodation + Entry for all 6 races for one person. Value about 540 Euro. Transferable to other person.
  • Antalya Orienteering Festival will be held for the 3rd time in Side by the Mediterranean coast of Antalya, Turkey. We provide 6 different terrains and challenging courses, good maps and good weather for orienteering holiday. See more at

Event sponsor: Sprint Scotland, June 20th-23rd 2019 (Scotland)

  • Prizes offered ¿ 2 complete packages for 2 people each ¿ All training / races + event t-shirt. Total value around 400 EUR. Transferable to other persons.
  • Sprint Scotland will again host 4 days of high quality sprint orienteering in the Stirling/Edinburgh area. 2 training days with warm-up sprint races, followed by a weekend with 3 sprint/urban races (WREs), as well as three talks about sprint orienteering. Short travel from Edinburgh and Glasgow. More information here:


Software sponsor: OCAD Orienteering 3-year license

  • Prize offered: One 3-year licence for the software ¿OCAD Orienteering¿.  Value about 350 EUR. Transferable to other person (before activation).
  • More information: OCAD 2018 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: OOCup 2019 - July 24th - 28th (Slovenia)

  • Prize offered: 2 packages ¿ each for 2 people ¿ consisting of: Entry for the complete 5 days OOCup competition plus OOCup 2019 T-shirt for each competitor. Total value around 325 EUR. Transferable to other persons.
  • In 2019 OOcup goes back to where it all started back in 2002. Stunning orienteering areas around Sori¿ka planina will deliver memorable orienteering challenge for everyone. Even though Sori¿ka planina is well known among orienteers, we've mapped a lot of new exciting areas, so there will be plenty of unseen for all participants.  Gorenjska region with Lakes Bohinj and Bled and Triglav national part is considered as the most beautiful part of Slovenia by many. More at

Event sponsor: 22. International Thuringian 24-Hour relay. May 31st - June 2nd 2019 (Germany)

  • Prize offered: Two packages, each package consists of one 6-person team for the 24-Hour-Orienteering Relay (min age 15) and one 4-person team for the youth relay. Included in the 24-Hour Relay is also opening party, parking, camping and open-air swimming pool.  Total value about 300 EUR. Transferable to other persons.
  • Description. Be part of the world's longest orienteering relay starting on Saturday June 1st 2019 at 9:00 AM and finishing on Sunday 2nd of June 2019 at 9:00 AM. The competition takes place in a typical German low mountain range in the middle of beautiful nature. More information here:

Event sponsor: VARIANT 5 DAYS ¿ August 13th - 17th 2019 (Bulgaria)

  • Prize offered: Package for two persons consisting of entry fee and accommodation for Variant 5 Days 2019 - 5 days of orienteering in Stara planina mountains, Kalofer, Bulgaria. Value about 270 EUR. Transferrable to other person.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable orienteering holiday in the beautiful nature of Bulgaria.Five races in mountain terrain including a chasing start. Variant 5 Days is an affordable way to experience and explore the Stara Planina mountain region near Kalofer, just below the highest peak of the mountain ¿ Botev, 2376m asl. Besides the great terrains there are many sightseeing options around including mineral pools, which makes it a perfect place to visit during the summer of 2019. Plan a trip to Bulgaria now and you will have a splendid vacation in August. Find out more at or email us at Visit also our facebook page at: com/variant5cup.

Event sponsor: Kapa 2019 - June 28th - 30th (Latvia)

  • Prize offered: Two family entry packages to Kapa 3days, where each package includes entry for two adults and one child, space for a tent at the event camping and a car parking voucher. Total value around 250 EUR. Transferable to other person.
  • More information: Kapa 3-days is the largest orienteering event in Baltics with 2000 participants from around 20 countries. It is a nice, long o-weekend for families - from Friday to Sunday. The best new maps and terrains are available, kindergarten at the event centre, fantastic prizes and great atmosphere, including live music in the evening. Just come with your family and relive WOC 2018 as the course planners are the same! This year's event page: Facebook page:, Facebook event page:

Event sponsor: Orienteering Adventure 2019. August 7th - 11th (Czech Republic)

  • Prize offered: Entry fee for two persons with accommodation in hotel Lenka in the event centre during the competitions (6th -11th of August). Value: 250 EUR, transferable to other persons. Note that the package is available only until the first entry deadline (April 30th 2019).
  •  Orienteering Adventure take place in the biggest mountains in Czech - The Giant Mountains. It is a national park nicknamed as "Tundra in the heart of Europe". You can expect clean mountain forest with poor path network, stone fields, a few rocks, one stage in poor visibility area, sprint in a mountain village, beer relay and even more. Read more here: (In English from early December)

Event sponsor: Easter4 2019 - April 19th - 22th (Slovenia)

  • Prize offered: One package for 2 people ¿ consisting of: Entry for the Easter4 competition in the beautiful Izola & Kras regions, Slovenia + accommodation in pension (B&B). Value about 250 EUR. Transferable to other persons.
  • After the 2018 edition on Cres island, in 2019 we go back to Slovenia. The race will be organized by the same team and quality standard as you might be used to from Lipica open, OOcup and Bubo cup. Excellent mixture of tough karst terrain and one Sprint stage, partly on newly mapped areas. Did you know that Swiss star Simona Aebersold took part in all 3 editions so far? More at

For the record: All sponsor gifts/income related to "The Course of the Year 2018" goes directly to the readers. E-mail addresses entered are only used in order to notify winners.