How to Join Moravian Orienteers

NEW MEMBERSHIPS OPEN ON 1ST NOVEMBER 2017

Our membership runs on an annual basis Jan-December. There are lots of benefits to being a member, the most obvious one is that it's cheaper to take part in events! If you've been thinking of joining us we'd advise waiting til 1st November. Although we can take new memberships for 2017 now, anyone joining before 1st Nov will have to renew at the end of the year. If you're a "lapsed" member from previous years and wish to rejoin, please log on to your member account at British Orienteering.

Membership for 2017 costs £18 for adults and £3.30 for juniors (under 21) - we expect 2018 fees to be similar but these are not yet confirmed. The sport of orienteering heavily subsidises junior membership because we know how important it is to have young people in our sport. If your son or daughter is joining we'd encourage an adult family member to join too in order to help us grow the sport in the UK.

IMPORTANT NOTE (15th Sep 17) - Scottish Orienteering are introuducing a cheaper membership scheme for 2018 (£8 adults, free for juniors) aimed at people who just want to do small local events. This does not include membership of British Orienteering, so members at this level will not be included in the national rankings, or participate in the Incentive Scheme (a reward scheme for beginners as you progress through the various technical difficulty levels). We will publish more about this when we know full details - certainly by the time new memberships open on 1st Nov.

Want to join? To get signed up, please click HERE to go through the joining process. 

(but we recommend you read the notes below before you do) - nb please select "MOR" as your club when you're taken to the British Orienteering page.

There's never been a better time to get in to the adventure running sport of orienteering. Moray & Inverness jointly hosted the World Orienteering Championships in August 2015. Running alongside WOC2015 was the Scottish 6 Days Event (Highland 2015), the biggest orienteering event that the UK has ever have held with over 6,000 participants. The two events combined brought £9.4 million to the Scottish economy and have turned orienteering in to a very popular sport round here! Next year we are jointly hosting the Scottish Championships with INVOC and the British Champs are at nearby Royal Deeside.

So you're thinking about joining the club? That makes us happy and we'd certainly love to have you, even if you can only manage the occasional event. We currently (September 2017) have around 200 members. We welcome members of all ages. Families are particularly well catered for at all our events - there's always at least one course suitable for young children. You can try up to three of our events before joining, so that you can see for yourself whether you and your family would enjoy orienteering.

If you've heard about orienteering, like what you've seen and want to be part of it, even if it's only now and again, it's a great idea to become a club member. It will cost you only £3.30 (juniors age 20-) or £18 (seniors age 21+). This includes membership of the Scottish Orienteering Association and British Orienteering ('BOF' is the sport's UK national governing body) . When you join, you get your own "BOF Number" which is your passport to cheaper entry at any event in the UK (see note above for local membership). 

Remember your membership will go right through until December 2018 if you join after 1st Nov

Please also join our Facebook page which is probably the eaiest way to keep in touch with what's happening in the club. We also have a "members only" Facebook group for club chat, lift sharing, swapping stories etc. We're also on Twitter @MoravianOClub

Some of the benefits of being a member are:

Discounted entry fees at orienteering events (£1 off for Saturday League events and £2 adult/£1 juniors off for our big ones).

Automatic inclusion in our club leagues.

Monthly technical coaching for club members and training days.

Access to our "members only" section on the web site to download training maps.

Weekly e-bulletins with club news and forthcoming events/activities.

10% discount at Run4It running shop in Inverness

The opportunity to be part of a club team in major events and relay races.

Invites to club social events.

Helping out at club events, making new friends and getting to know new people.

Scottish Orienteering's Participation Badge Scheme for our junior members.

Opportunities to help design courses at events.

Access to the club's maps and equipment (eg if you'd like to put on an activity at school or at home eg a family mini event).

Membership of the British Orienteering incentive and ranking schemes (not applicble for "local" members)

Regular Scottish Orienteering newsletters

To get signed up, please click HERE to go through the joining process (unless you are joining as a local member - arrangements for this have still to be worked out).

If you're already a member of British Orienteering (eg you've moved here from another club) and have your BOF membership number available please click HERE to join Moravian using your existing BOF membership number.

If you're a member of the armed forces, we recommend you also join RAFO (RAF Orienteers) or BAOC (British Army Orienteering Club), details of which you'll find on line or via your PEd Section.