Orienteer Kansas


21 July 2024 Sunday: Sunflower State Games, Gage Park, Topeka KS

18 Aug 2024 Sunday: Summer Orienteering, KU campus, Lawrence KS

Do-It-Yourself Orienteering Anytime:  Please read this important information about safety, liability waiver and instructions. Note that printing a map indicates that you agree to our liability waiver.

Better Orienteering is a collaborative project to help newcomers start orienteering and to help existing orienteers improve. It aims to help people start and get better at orienteering, world-wide. 

What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a navigation sport. Participants use a detailed topographic (paper!) map to select routes through the terrain and visit designated locations. Participants can go as individuals or teams. The event is timed with staggered starts, so the fastest time wins. Courses also can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods, with difficulty levels from beginner to expert offered at most events.    more

Orienteer Kansas Events

Are open to all, beginners are always welcome. We offer free introductory instructions at each event.

We have two two seasons: Summer (~Jun to Sep) and Winter (~Nov to Mar). 

1984 Intercollegiate Champs University of Kansas (Tom Wolf, Fritz Menninger, Michael Eglinski, Bill Comfort, Peggy Dickison) 

The 2010 National Champs from the 8-point team relay race in Colorado: Mary Jones, Peggy Dickison, Mark Everett and Mike Eglinski. Peggy and Mark were also the individual champs in the open divisions in the ultra champs the following day (July 21)