Orienteering Course in Zagreb by OK Vihor Starts Next Week

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March 5, 2020 – The Vihor orienteering club from Zagreb would like to invite you to join their orienteering course.

The introductory lesson of the course will take place on March the 12th, 2020, starting at 18:00 at the following address: Ribnjak 2 in central Zagreb.

One of the things Croatia can be proud of is that the nature here is mostly not ruined, that there are wonderful outdoor destinations, forests and mountains worth visiting and spending time in. A group of people who regularly get to enjoy the lesser-known parts of Croatia are the orienteers, who get together almost every weekend in different parts of Croatia for races.

Orienteering is a sport in which the contestants go around terrain they don’t know well, using nothing more than a map (prepared by the organiser) and a compass, trying to find all the checkpoints which are drawn on the map. The sport is ideal for many groups of people: those who already run or jog, but want a change to their surroundings and a bit more green in their routine, those who love mountains and the woods but would like to try something new there, the families who want to find a sport which will welcome the entire family, and those who want to work out their bodies and their minds at the same time.

The OK Vihor orienteering course welcomes everybody interested, no matter their age and current physical abilities. Children under the age of fourteen need to have a parent attend the course with them. The course will consist of lectures on Thursdays during March and April, as well as guided workouts and training on weekends in and around Zagreb. Additionally, the participants will get to try what it’s like to run the actual official races, along with the experienced members of the club.

Find out more about the course in Croatian on the club’s website, and you can apply here.

Two other Zagreb-based orienteering clubs in Croatia, OK Kapela and OK Maksimir, have also organised courses for novices this year, so it promises to be a very interesting season for orienteering in Croatia this year, with many new-comers to the sport. If you want to be one of them, this is your opportunity!


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