Leagues and Competitions
Orienteering events are organised into many different leagues and competitions. Leagues and competitions can be competitions for clubs or individuals. You don't normally have to do anything special to enter them, just turn up on the day and your score will automatically be calculated.
Ranking events: Larger events where competitors gain ranking points for the national rankings.
Multi-day and holiday events: Friendly, family focused events, usually in more remote areas with technical orienteering, often with a campsite and event centre. These events can be very popular (sometimes with several thousand competitors) and are held throughout the world.