Following 25 years of experience organising navigation competitions around the original Polaris Challenge® event format, Polaris have developed the Sporteering™ APP.
Sporteering lets participants explore towns or green spaces by challenging them to find and capture points marked on a map and collect points when they reach each one.
The APP is used by participants and a web based portal is used by course organisers. The organisers are able set their own courses anywhere in the world and set the time frame as well as number of points available and/or fun facts about the area.
Currently the APP is free to all, as is the planning portal to organisers.
The APP utilises GPS and smart phone technology to allow organisers to create events to showcase their city, town, trails and green spaces with active walking, running or cycling challenges. You can combine a Sporteering challenge with active travel, tourism, health walks or nature trails – and challenge your community to explore your local urban or rural spaces.
Because you can collect points, create leader boards and reward participation – with the Sporteering APP, the possibilities are endless!
At Sporteering we want to inspire people to get out and active and enjoy and explore our beautiful countryside and cities. We will be working hard to build a library of events to challenge local communities across the UK and beyond so if you interested in finding about more about getting involved in hosting a Sporteering course or event please get in touch! HERE