National Orienteering League

The National Orienteering League is the IOA’s main competition framework. The league is a series of 13 national events, and includes two days of competition at both the Israel Open Championships and the Winter Cup Championships. National events have several hundred competitors spanning all ages and categories, numerous courses, newer maps and the latest tools in O-technology. Some national events may also designated as World Ranking Events (WRE).

National O League Schedule for 2016-17

29-Oct-2016  Ben Shemen Forest
18-Nov-2016  Kibbutz Ginegar – Sprint
19-Nov-2016  Balfour Forest – Middle Distance
10-Dec-2016   Gilboa West
30-Dec-2016  Shoham Forest – Winter Cup Day 1
31-Dec-2016   Beit-Aneva Forest – Winter Cup Day 2
21-Jan-2017   Ramat Yochanan Forest
11-Feb-2017   Segev Forest
24-Feb-2017  Tarom – Israel Open Day 1
25-Feb-2017  Ben Shemen Forest East – Israel Open Day 2
11-Mar-2017  Ya’ad
22-Apr-2017  Nachshonim Forest – Relay
13-May-2017  Yona Mountain – Middle Distance

At the end of the National League season, individual winners in every category are determined based on their best 7 results. In addition, champion clubs are declared based on a scoring system that combines the best results of each club’s members.

Competitors at national events use sportIDENT electronic punches. Results are always posted at the venue, and are available online within hours after competition. Online post-event analyses include splits and LapCombat.

National events take place on Saturday. The 2-days events are held on Friday and Saturday.

Registration: To guarantee your start time and rental of an electronic punch at national events, you must register up to 1 week before the event.

For more information, and to register, send email to: IOA Info/Registration