International Orienteering Day in Saint Petersburg united more than 700 sportsmen from around the world

19 May 2020

On the 17th of May International Orienteering Day held by SBEI Baltiysky Bereg in association with Russian Orienteering Federation united more than 700 sportsmen from around the world: Brazil, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal, USA, Japan and other countries.

The participants were offered two distances: “photo-orienteering” and “trail-orienteering”, as reported in the Education Committee. The remote technologies in the “photo-orienteering” allowed to make a real didactic game of a walk along the Kronstadt streets and the “trail-orienteering” was held by the rules of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) and was highly rated by its participants. After going the distances, all the sportsmen got commemorative diplomas in electronic form.

The importance of the event is emphasized in the letter by the Federal Children’s and Youth Tourism and Local History Center №01-53-20 of 3 February 2019. The letter considers annual International Orienteering Day as a mass tourism, local history and physical culture event available for the wide range of students and aimed at improving additional education, popularizing healthy lifestyle, involving children in additional education system and carrying out interdisciplinary program “School Sport Development”.