Orienteers can now indulge in their sport using mobiles

Orienteering app
Orienteering app Source: Rene Kundla/ERR

Led by the people of Lääne-Viru County, this year, people can face the summer with a mobile orienteering event, where the trails can be traversed on foot or by bicycle over four counties, at a time convenient for them.

The trails for the orienteering events are being opened also in Jõgeva County, Põlva County, and Võru County. 23 trails have been marked; there would hvave been even more if the coronavirus hadn´t complicated th eorganizers plans, they say.

To participate, you need to register yourself and then finish all the trails using the MOBO app, in the order your choice.

Amateur athlete Erkko Noormaa planned to take on at least nine trails after finishing all in his home locale of Viru-Nigula, Lääne-Viru County. He said that the project is a great way to discover new places. Since the trails are open for a month and a half, the organizers ask the public to inform them of any lost points.

In addition to the actual joy of orienteering, participants have the chance to participate in a prize pool, where to win the grand prize, they need to finish the trails in at least ten municipalities.

Statistics for the first week can be found on the website of the orienteering project (link in Estonian). According to these, there were 127 participants (84 women and 43 men) who had been on the trails at total of 498 times, so far.

The most popular of the trails was Rakvere, which had been visited 55 times, Põltsa County´s trail 42, and the town of Kunda 47 times.


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Editor: Roberta Vaino

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