29-30 Mart 2003, 3-4 Nisan 2004 tarihlerinde Türkiye Şampiyonasının aşamalarından ikisi Isparta’da gerçekleştirilmiştir.
Isparta’da askeri anlamda harita, pusula yardımıyla hedef bulma uğraşısı (travers) yıllardır yapılmaktadır. İlimizdeki sivil oluşumların temelini yine bir asker olan Sayın Yarbay Mehmet TÜRKMEN atmıştır. TÜRKMEN halen Oryantiring As Başkanlığı Isparta İl Temsilciliği görevini sürdürmektedir. 2003 yılında Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Orienteering Kulübü, SDÜ Rektörü Sayın Prof. Dr. Lütfü Çakmakçı’nın himayelerinde, Öğr. Gör. Oğuzhan Özaltın tarafından kurulmuştur.
I have been involved in orienteering since 2004. We worked in order to raise the profile and public recognition of orienteering in Turkey. I contributed to the establishment of Turkish Orienteering Federation back in 2006. I chaired the committee in the past, Turkish Orienteering Federation. I worked as the provincial representative of orienteering in Isparta. I founded and directed the orienteering club in Süleyman Demirel University. I organized many local and national contests. I was also involved in the dissemination of the OCAD software in Turkey and development of ORIOTO system and preparation of Turkish Orienteering Federation’s webpage. ORIOTO system has been of particular importance, since for the first time in Turkey, it provided the opportunity for athletes, coaches and clubs to record online. Orienteering is my passion. I fulfilled all my responsibilities related to orieenteering voluntarily, without paying for the love of orienteering.
Currently I am a board member in Turkish Orienteering Federation. In case I am elected, I commit to bring the full support of the Turkish Orienteering Federation. Hacer Akyüz has been elected as the new president of the Turkish Orienteering Federation. Hacer Akyüz is the first female president in Turkish orienteering and the election is for 2016-2020.