See them fly

Confetti covered the crowded the start and finish area after a festive opening on 5.11.2005.

Photo: Brigitte Grüniger/Orienteering Today

Jinhua, China was dressed up like a bride, warmly welcoming the orienteers.

Photo: Michael Thulin

How many international top sport events had taken place in the town before the Park World Tour arrived?

Join the athletes of the definite direction in Made for loving it. Orienteering for a new generation. For peace.

She’s got it

Calm down, kids, the world’s best are coming
Mikiko Minagawa on the run in Suzhou, China 3.11.2005
… and is that the tower of Pisa behind Michela Guizzardi?
Photos: Anders Vestergård & Michael Thulin

+ Which control was the handheld one in Suzhou Amusement Land?

Get on the map and tricky tracks in Made for loving it – the tale of a new discipline that got another orienteering generation going.

Photos: Anders Vestergård & Michael Thulin

Long way around

They ran almost a kilometre – or more – between controls 12 and 13 at Weimeng Forest Resort in Shanghai, China 1.11.2005, the Park World Tour orienteers.


Who had climbed 5,892 metres ahead of the race? And who was the first Chinese to create a PWT map all by himself?

Learn from the forerunners of the sport in Made for loving it. Orienteering for a new generation – a book created by the course setter. And start searching for Orienteering Today 7/2005 (Warm thanks to Jan Skřička and Petr Hranička) to find the women’s route choice analysis – and who was fastest on leg 15–16.

Beginning at the end

At a historical point of the Park World Tour course in Brindisi, Italy 5.3.2005, Dana Brožková, Ieva Sargautyte and Emma Dahlstedt posed for photographers together with organiser Gabriele Viale.

Photo: Lucie Navarová

Which is the 2000+ years old landmark? And who made the map and set the PWT course – here and in eight other historical city centres?
Follow the steps from the past towards the future in Made for loving it. Orienteering for a new generation.

Where to meet us next

After the first vouchers to Mauritius 3 days 2022 handed out in ASOM, the next opportunity to win a voucher will be at the World Orienteering Championships in Denmark. Naturally, PWT will be present at WOC. Other destinations where you can meet us, for example, to pick up a book or get information on Mauritius 3 days, include:

Tiomila: May 7-8

Borås World Cup: May 26-29

Jukola: June 18-19

WOC: June 26-30

O-Ringen: July 24-30

We look forward to seeing you there!

All at peace

During one week, the Chinese national team travelled and stayed with the international elite for the first time – and competed, of course. In the Peace Park in one of the world’s biggest cities, they were met by school kids, eager to get out with map and compass.

Photos: Anders Vestergård & Michael Thulin

How many of the Park World Tour finalists in Shanghai, China 21.11.2004, do you recognise?

Photos: Anders Vestergård & Michael Thulin

Find them in action here – and get your copy of Made for loving it – Orienteering for a new generation to learn how the sport has reached millions.

Last weekend in ASOM – Antwerp

Last week we were present in Antwper, Belgium for the great races of ASOM, organised by Antwerp Orienteers.

On our desk all the participants could see or buy the PWT 25 years book, you can still buy it here!

Or get info about Mauritius 3 days Orienteering event of the next November…

And also get info about the book “Memories of the winners” – and leaf through and extract of it!


The WRE race of Sunday was spectacular, and we awarded the winners Megan Carter-Davies and Matthias Kyburz with a voucher to Mauritius 3 days Orienteering!

But don’t worry too much, there’s still a chance to win the last 2 vouchers for Mauritius Orienteering at the sprint race of WOC Denmark 2022!

Keep following us and stay updated about where you can meet us next and where to pick up the book without shipping costs.

Faster than the lion

Both humans and lions stood still when Johan Näsman got going in Suzhou, China 20.11.2004.

Photo: Michael Thulin

National champion Qin Yanxia finished the complex course spurting with the world elite.

Photo: Michael Thulin

Where in the city did the Park World Tour race take place? Look up the area – and another 120 race maps – in Made for loving it. Orienteering for a new generation. And enjoy more of the adventurous Suzhou event here.

Speak up and sing it out

On 17.11.2004, Martina Dočkalová and the Park World Tour travelled through the songs and memorial creations of Yuhuatai Scenic Area in Nanjing, China.

Photo: Michael Thulin
Script: Zhang Jianping

Nanjing Association for Science and Technology hosted the event. Who gave the Elite Runners’ Speech at the banquet?

Hear the voices of the athletes and pioneers of the Park World Tour in the memory book Made for loving it. Orienteering for a new generation. Click here to find more race photos from Nanjing.