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Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

In the world we are a lot of orienteers that want to label our activities like an orienteering race or training, different from the simple runs. Please, create a new category for orienteering.

Thanks

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Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Soren
Denali

Thanks for submitting your suggestion to add Orienteering as a Sport Type. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

Just to clarify, would you prefer a run sub-type label (like there is for "workout" or "commute") or an entirely new Sport Type category?

Xyz
Shkhara

I prefer  an entirely new Sport Type if it can be.

Thanks

Bokhult2
Mt. Kenya

I've been waiting for this for so long now. When will it happen?

JMaranhao
Shkhara

I suport this ideia!

mrmoosehead
Mt. Kenya

Yes please

yogevm15
Mt. Kenya

It is my recommendation that orienteering sub-type label (same as commute) of run will be established, this will help to facilitate the combination of race and orienteering as a unified run sub-type. 

Furthermore, having orienteering mileage be included within the "running" mileage on one's profile would be beneficial as it would not be designated as a separate sport, and thus not be excluded from overall running mileage totals.

I anticipate that this proposal will be met with agreement.

Thank you for your consideration.

ShaharYogev
Mt. Kenya

I agree with @yogevm15, It will be much better as a sub-type label and not a separate sport category🏃🏃🏃

Xyz
Shkhara

@yogevm15 allí the reason, but I Will also say to create the possibilty of labeling It like orienteering and also like race or training

mrmoosehead
Mt. Kenya

@yogevm15 has it spot on. Please create this running subtype

AngusLaird
Mt. Kenya

I’ve been wanting this for a while

LeivtArnevik
Mt. Kenya
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snadis
Mt. Kenya

Orienteering as sub type/category under All Run.

Thank you 

Fefo
Mt. Kenya

I support orienteering as own activity. 

Both Polar and Suunto have it.

Tobbster
Mt. Kenya

Orienteering should be a sub-category of "All Run".

It should not be an entirely distinct activity type from running, as running is the main movement type of the sport.

While a label (as proposed by @yogevm15) would have its versatility for niche sports like trail orienteering, or mountain bike orienteering, having orienteering as separate activity type has all advantages for getting the existing features "for free" like weekly progress overview, search by activity type, training log etc.
With a label this is not possible.

@Soren Initially, you didn't ask whether it should be a sub-activity type. Do you think a sub-category of run is possible?

michaljankowski
Mt. Kenya

@Tobbster is right. I would also support separate activity type - to promote the sport with younger audience. Having Strava recognized the orienteering as an activity would help to promote the sport all around the World. Young athletes, who don't have the budget for a premium account could start their journey with a free one. That would encourage them to commit to the training even more.

Please, Strava, add the orienteering! It will be very much welcome!