Indiana Crossroads Orienteering (ICO) is a non profit club that holds orienteering events throughout the year in and around Indianapolis. The club also offers teaching clinics at all meets and can arrange for orienteering training for other groups.
What is orienteering? In short, it's a navigation based sport where participants use a map and compass to find a number of pre-placed controls (orange and white flags) in order. The events usually take place in the woods, but occasionally on water or in urban environments. If you want some more info on the sport check out our FAQ page.
Who orienteers? Anyone can enjoy orienteering! Meets are very casual and friendly, instruction is available for beginners, and equipment is available for loan so there's nothing stopping you!
So what's a "meet"? Meets are held about every month or so where the club sets up multiple courses for participants to complete. Courses vary in length and in difficulty and there is quite literally something for everyone. Meets can be enjoyed by families looking for a relaxing day in the woods, or athletic competitors looking to challenge themselves. For more information about how a meet proceeds, click here.
Can I join ICO? Events are open to the public, but memberships are available. Being a member gives you a discounted rate on meet fees and connects you with others in the area that are interested in the sport. As a member you'll also have the opportunity to help out with meet administration, course setting, and course design. Helping to design courses is an excellent way to take your navigation skills to the next level!
Any other questions? Contact us!