The primary objectives of the competition are as follows:
Annually the UK Orienteering League will consist of 16-24* events from January to December spread across the country. They should offer a range of competition formats and terrain types.
The competition is based around the standard age-based class structure (It will apply to Long and A classes only, but where there are Elite classes the competition will only apply to these and not the Long class in those age groups. M/W 10, 12, 14 will not be included). Where events use a different class structure, e.g. urban events, classes will be disaggregated for the purpose of the UK Orienteering League scoring.
* Note: UKOL League 2020 was cancelled as a consequence of insufficient races being able to take part before lockdown cancellations. In 2021 there were fewer events in the league due to Covid-19 restrictions delaying the start of the race season.