Officials Help Page

Officials Help Page

Resources to help club officials stage events

Here we share the recommended guidance from DVO to support organisers and planners of events.

British Orienteering also has additional guidance that may be helpful, but you won’t need to read all of it!

Note that to access some of the British Orienteering Safety and other information you need to be signed into the British Orienteering website. To sign-in,  click the sign-in button top-right, choose Forgotten Password/Username and enter your British Orienteering member number. You will then be able to set your password. There are other benefits of signing in, e.g.

  • See results for all events you have attended and your ranking points (Under My Account)
  • View webinars to learn how to improve your orienteering or how to volunteer for your club (Under Member Zone)

DVO guidance for event organisers

Event safety information

Since safety is a key responsibility of all event officials, we have a separate page on this summarising the process of managing competitor safety through the risk assessment – See our Event Safety page.

Guidance for organisers from DVO (PDF downloads):

Templates for printing – mainly Word documents for amending:

DVO guidance for Planners and controllers

Rules governing orienteering competitions:

For reference, if needed:

Additional planning guidance:

Future events

Thursday 29 February 2024

Sunday 3 March 2024
Shipley Country Park

Thursday 7 March 2024

Recent results

Saturday 10 February 2024
Elvaston Castle

Sunday 21 January 2024
Eyam Moor

rby+ Night MapRun series 2024
Derby+ Night MapRun series 202

Routegadget (view routes)

MapRun Results

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Derwent Valley Orienteers are a friendly, active club with members throughout Derbyshire.

We welcome new members whatever your experience and can help you learn orienteering and how to improve, either informally or through coaching.

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We’re supported by the Orienteering Foundation

In 2023, thanks to a grant from the Orienteering Foundation, our Club is focusing on offering training courses for newcomers and help at local events in the Derby Area and beyond, but open to people from across Derbyshire.