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Supporting the U.S. Orienteering Federation

Orienteering/North America is a free 40-50 page magazine sent to all USOF members every six weeks. It is the only magazine for our sport, and contains valuable information for all orienteers, including:

  • How to run courses
  • Training tips
  • Results of US and Canada competions
  • Color maps of courses in interesting terrain
  • Information & schedule of future events
  • Different ideas for local meets
  • Different forms of orienteering
  • Decisions of USOF and changes to the sport
  • Annual national rankings
  • Stories of trips to interesting O events
  • How they Ran: leg-by-leg descriptions of winning orienteers
  • Competitions you can enter such as Photo-O
  • Opinions of major figures in the sport, new ideas
  • Advertisements for O gear, clothes, trips, events

When your first issue arrives, you'll be surprised at the size and diversity of our sport. O/NA will show you a whole new and strange world. But within your first year as a subscriber, you should be reading it cover-to-cover like the rest of us.

USOF membership has been shrinking since peaking in 1992; probably because many people like yourself were never fully introduced to the organization. It has a valuable purpose and merits your support. USOF promotes: the US orienteering team, mapping and event standards, international competition, annual rankings for which you can earn points at our A-meet, a nationally-coordinated events calendar and many more functions.

If you have been orienteering for more than a year, USOF deserves your $25 support...and when you consider that you get a great magazine subscription too, this becomes the best $25 contribution that you will make this year.

A USOF membership application is available on their web site.

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