Join Your competition to the International Nordic Walking League and gain international recognition!

World Nordic Walking League

The first country to join the international Nordic Walking competition system is Poland. A total of twelve competitions have been added to the system

  • Polish Championships in Nordic Walking
  • eleven competitions of the Polish Cup rank

If you would like to submit your event for international ranking, please email us at:

General rules for joining events in the World Nordic Walking League:


  • gain international recognition for Nordic Walking competitions
  • you join an international team dedicated to the development of Nordic Walking competitions around the world
  • opportunity to use ONWF and World Nordic Walking League logos in the promotion of your event
  • you get the opportunity to obtain an international rank of the competition
  • you receive international advertising of the competition on the websites of ONWF, World League and subordinate social media
  • you receive the opportunity to join competitors from abroad to compete at your event
  • you get the opportunity to use an advanced tool to manage your event or competition cycle
  • you get the opportunity to use an automatic ranking system (it is possible to create a ranking of players only in your cycle or your country)
  • you have an automatic system of registration and payment for competitions
  • you get a possibility of automatic generation of files with diplomas for players
  • you obtain international recognition of your competition’s competitors by joining them to the international ranking, thus gaining the opportunity to compete with Nornic Walkers from all over the world,
  • you receive individual support in the organization of competitions or operation of the information system
  • you gain the status of consultant and have an influence on the further development of the system of international competition

What is the international ranking of Nordic Walking ONWF?

  • in short, the first competitor of the competition on a given distance gets the maximum number of points depending on the rank of the competition
  • next competitors score as many points as time loss they have to the first competitor


  • the rank of our competition is the National Cup, so the conversion rate is 1000.
  • The fastest competitor on the 5 km route of the standard competition covered the distance in 31:15 and scores 1000 points,
  • the competitor to whom we are counting points had a time of 42:28. The automatic algorithm calculates that the competitor with this time scores 735.9 points.

    You can find an example of the list of competitors in Poland from last year with the points ranking here:,2021

Requirements for the event organizer in order to join the World Nordic Walking League:

  • submitting a proposal for the rank of the event you want to organize:
  1. online event (ranking index 200)
  2. regional event (ranking index 500)
  3. national cup (ranking indes1000)
  4. national championship (ranking index 1500)
  5. continental cup (ranking index 2000)
  6. continental championship (ranking index 2500)
  7. world cup- (ranking index 2000)
  8. world championships (ranking index 3000)
  • meeting the formal and quality criteria of the event as well as the standard of the route depending on the rank of the competition – we discuss the details at an individual meeting
  • submitting a route for the competition that belongs to at least one of the three distances on which the ranking is conducted: 5, 10 or 20km. It is very important that at the notification of competitions and distances on which they will be held, the route did not have a smaller number of km, it can have more
  • creating the event subpage on with filling in the basic information
  • choosing the way of detailed cooperation and completing the necessary formalities related to it (conducting records directly using the ONWF IT system or conducting records through your own external IT system)

See you on the Nordic Walking trails!