DFOK Juniors “Running Wild”

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Orienteering Programme for Juniors in Bexley, Dartford & SE London

“Running Wild” is a regular programme organised by Dartford Orienteering Klubb (DFOK) for
children & young people from 5-18 years old. If you like exploring outdoors, walking or running, or
looking at maps, this could be for you!

The junior programme has three aims:

a) Help children get started with orienteering

b) Provide regular training & events to learn and improve

c) Make friends, socialise and have fun!

We think orienteering is brilliant fun, and you’ll meet other children who think so too!

If you would like further information please contact the club junior development officer at
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What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a sport involving running or jogging, with map-reading and navigation. It takes place
in the countryside, local parks and sometimes urban areas. There are regular orienteering events at
weekends.

Take a look at this video, courtesy of British Orienteering: video

Junior After School Programme

The DFOK Junior group meets on Wednesdays after school during term-time in the Bexley area for
practice, training and practice. This is a great way to start orienteering with other juniors. The latest
schedule is shown here.

How do I get involved?

You can come along for a “taster” session on a Wednesday to check out if you might like
orienteering. This can be any session during the year. Just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to
let us know you will come along.

To join the programme regularly, you should join DFOK orienteering club as a junior member. This
can be done online via the club website here.

How much does it cost and what do I need?

It costs less than £5 per year to join as a junior member of DFOK. Then you can attend the weekly
junior training, and also other orienteering events. Weekend events cost juniors approx £3-6 each to
enter.

To participate, you need training shoes, running top and tracksuit trousers or leggings to protect
your legs. You will need a compass, but if you don’t have one, we can provide one for you to
borrow.

A copy of the DFOK junior safeguarding policy can be found here.

See the flyer here.