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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

77 Comments
MilosNykodym
Mt. Kenya

Do it please. 🙂 

gorlanov58
Mt. Kenya

let's go add orienteering!!!

TomasA
Mt. Kenya

Would be nice to have that choice ❤️

leonid1879
Mt. Kenya

definitely yes! Please add it. Though I would vote to have orienteering as a “running” type activity under the general “run” category. Not a sub-type (a label) under a run activity.

jenicek
Mt. Kenya

I vote for entirely new sport type.

Radus
Mt. Kenya

Vote for new sport type

hmn
Mt. Kenya

I agree with the idea of sub type running for orienteering activities

EREHN
Mt. Kenya

Support the idea of orienteering mode

MariaRT-JOK
Mt. Kenya

So much needed! Definitely a new sport type. It does have sub disciplines of its own.  At least sprint and forest should be available over time, although I’d settle with simply Orienteering (then meaning forest disciplines mid, long, ultra).

Plz make this happen!

pajenn
Mt. Kenya

Orienteering as a new sport please

Ninjaroll
Mt. Kenya

Would love to see the addition of orienteering! 

handrail48
Mt. Kenya

I am in favor of adding orienteering to the Strava platform. I've been orienteering for over thirty years. It is a thrilling sport which combines running with navigating. What's great about it is the variety. Every race is different because you have a choice of routes between each checkpoint. While most competitive orienteering event are held in the woods, many are also held in parks, campuses and other urban locations. Our local club draws a lot of newcomers by holding recreational fun-run type events in urban settings, as opposed to the woods. We also get a lot of hikers who want to navigate, but not race. About half of our local orienteers are competitive, and half recreational, all at the same event. We already put up some of our events on Livelox.

handrail48
Mt. Kenya

Orienteering should have its own category, as there are many sub-categories of orienteering, and running is only one aspect of the sport.

clarahawke
Mt. Kenya

Definitely needs to be separate sport. Many people walk when they compete, so it’s not actually ‘running’ for some. And the many sub-varieties lend themselves to a distinct activity. 

george_mavchun
Mt. Kenya

Thanks for raising this. I definitely miss orienteering support in Strava.

I think that Orienteering mileage should be calculated into the total running mileage, but at the same time it will be great to have Orienteering as a separate type of reporting.

As an Idea, to not overcomplicate the analytics process, Strava can just replicate the implementation of Suunto. These guys support orienteering and know pretty well how to cook it.