Planners Guide

Information for anyone planning an Orienteering Event

According to the BOF website the "Role of the Planner" is as follows

Planners are able to plan orienteering courses designed to meet the needs of the orienteers who will participate in an event.

The planner’s responsibilities include:

  • Planning courses in accordance with the guidelines
  • Choosing control sites
  • Determining the shape and length of the courses
  • Ensuring the course will challenge the participants and differentiate between them
  • Preparing draft control descriptions
  • Placing controls