Foot Orienteering is the Orienteering discipline with the greatest tradition and number of athletes.

On this website, when none of the disciplines are mentioned, we normally refer to Foot Orienteering.


Specific maps are used for Foot Orienteering, designed according to international specifications defined by IOF, namely:

The scales used for Foot Orienteering maps are 1:7500, 1:10000 or 1:15000, depending on the distance of the event and the athletes’ level, except for the Sprint maps, in which the scales are 1:3000 and 1:4000.

Course setting

The course setting for Foot Orienteering events must follow a set of principles, defined by the IOF Foot Orienteering Commission.

These principles include the location of control points, rules for a good leg, choice of starting and finishing locations, rules for control setting and description, the profile and distances of each race format, adapting the course to the athlete’s age, etc.