Additional information for Indoor orienteering event

Additional information for Indoor orienteering event  (.pdf)

Changes in map scale in Long Final!

There are changes in Bulletin 2 regarding map scale for Long Final: In the Long Final for competitors in classes M/W 35 to M/W 60 inclusive map scale is 1:10000, for classes MW 65 and above – 1:7500
 

Here is your chance to see previous maps of WMOC 2019 terrain!

There has been created compilation of maps, where you can look at historical maps  of the WMOC area - https://sites.google.com/view/wmoc
Sprint qualification will take place in Dzegužkalns area, which includes some multi-dwelling houses and a little bit of park terrain too! In conclusion, fast legs and good decision making skills are very important here.
Sprint finals will be held at the one and only Old Town Riga (Vecrīga). This year Riga was selected as the most beautiful city in the Europe and we strongly believe that this was because of the stunning views of Vecrīga. Filled with tourists, small cafe's and incredible architecture, Vecrīga is the perfect place for sprint.
Bumbukalns is the place for forest middle distance qualifications, finals and we can already warn you - it might be one of the most interesting terrains in Latvia. With its changing visibility, the terrain will challenge the participants’ capabilities to alter their speed and navigate carefully in very detailed areas.
Arena Garezeri long distance will include some marshes and interesting route choices for every participant of WMOC. This terrain by the see has some really detailed contour features and no one will get bored here, we promise!

WMOC2019 newsletter May

Dear WMOC2019 participants! In Latvia we have the green colour dominating now, so summer is close! We have more than 3500 entries, the biggest delegations are from Finland – 673, Sweden – 575 and Norway – 378. The biggest competition class is M70 with 357 participants, but for women – W60 with 237 participants. We have prepared last news before the Bulletin 2 is published, including important information regarding SI cards!

[WMOC2019 newsletter May. pdf]

Registration and payments
Please check if your name is on the list of participants: if you have paid the entry fee, it should be there. You can still make changes in your entry by clicking on the green editing mark on the right-hand side. The following changes can be made by 1 June 23:59:59 Latvia time by yourself free of charge. After that you have to request organisers to make the change, the fee is EUR 10.

Club membership: if your entry shows “No club membership” and there is a black arrow next to it, clicking on it will display your club. If there is no arrow, you first have to access your personal account in Eventor and add the club. After that, you will be able to correct in the WMOC entry.

Punching card: you can also change your punching card number. Organisers will handle the assigning to you the newly purchased WMOC2019 SIAC card numbers and entering them in the system. When making the changes, please do not forget to confirm them in the system as prompted.

Services: you can still add services after registration deadline. Services are available according to the ordering deadlines in section “Important deadlines”. Please note that it is no longer possible to order car parking at Bumbukalns, as there are no free places in car park. To reach the competition site, you have 2 options:
1)order bus transport from Hotel Monika or Hotel Bellevue, or
2)purchase minibus/camper parking at Bumbukalns (EUR 25).

Please pay special attention to the following: Have you registered your SI card number in Eventor entry system? Do it till June 1 or order SI/SIAC rent till June 5! If you do not have SI card number in Eventor after June 1 and do not have SI/SIAC rent ordered till June 5, we will assign you rent SI card automatically.  SI /SIAC card rent ordered in Eventor is 12/15 eur per week, if assigned automatically –17/20 eur per week, payable at Event centre. Please write to info@wmoc2019.lv in case you detect any inconsistencies or errors. The next entry deadline is June 1, 23:59:59 in Latvian time zone (GMT +2)

Important deadlines
Entry deadline to WMOC -June 1
Entry deadline to Public race -June 25
Entry deadline to indoor orienteering -June 30
Entry deadline to WMOC rogaining -July 10
Ordering deadline for transport -June 15
Ordering deadline for parking -June 20
Ordering deadline for banquet -June 2
Ordering deadline for WMOC SIAC with delivery -June 1
Ordering deadline for SI/SIAC rent -June 5
Ordering deadline for WMOC running shirts -June 20

Banquet
We have found an excellent place for this year’s WMOC banquet – Restaurant Kliversala in the National Library of Latvia.
The building of Gaismas pils (which translates as the Castle of Light) wasbuilt in 2014 and is one of the newest and most impressive buildings in the 21stcentury Latvia. It is located next to the river Daugava, within a walking distance both from Old Riga and WMOC Event centre. Interesting fact is, that we have had several indoor orienteering competitions in National Library, including last year during WOC2018.
Restaurant Klīversala will offer high quality food, please find the menu here. Good food, music and dancing will make really enjoyable atmosphere, won’t they? It is planned to startbanquet at 19:30 with welcome drink and welcome speech. It will be possible to buy also alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the bar. If you want to be seated together at one table with your clubmates, you should order tickets by sending your request to inese.bajaare@gmail.com. Ticket to banquet costs 50 eur,itcan be ordered in Eventor as a service.


Trainings
Looking for a training in a map similar to WMOC2019 ones? You can order a map and explore on your own. Visit WMOC2019.lv/training for available maps. There are both sprint maps in Riga and forest maps around Riga available. If you are a group coming for training, our training team is ready to plan your coursesand put out controls for you. Please write to trainings@woc2018.lv and discuss your needs.
If you are at the right time at theright place, you can also use for training several orienteering events happening in and around Riga this spring. The ones taking place in terrains similar to WMOC are listed in http://wmoc2019.lv/training/.

Accommodation
It is smart to book your accommodation as soon as possible as closer to summer prices usually get up in Riga.  WMOC official hotels are listed in wmoc2019.lv/accommodation and some of them are fully booked already. 

WMOC souvenirs
Running shirts
Already for some time it is possible to order WMOC2019 running shirts. They are specially designed for hot July weather! There are 3 different colours available. To be sure to get your favourite size and colour, it is advised to order them in Eventor.  There will be also shirts available for sale in Events centre but limited number, of course.


WMOC SIAC cards
We have started to deliver the new SIAC cardsfor those who ordered with delivery, so watch out for yours! For all who have ordered WMOC special SIACs, we will enter your new SIAC number for you in Eventor. In case you bought it as a present for somebody else and do not want to use it during WMOC, let us know by sending e-mail to info@wmoc2019.lv !Latest order date is June 10th and latest pickup is at your arrival in Riga. You can order your SIAC right now in Eventor. In all competitions at WMOC2019 we provide contactless punching. You can use both types of SPORTident cards – the classical SI cards and contactless SIAC. It will be possible to buy WMOC2019 SIAC card also in Event centre as long as not sold out.

To order your WMOC2019 SIAC card follow these steps:
1)Go to your entry in Eventor and click on  icon  to add WMOC SIAC card to your services. You can pick up your card in WMOC Event centre (choose “Buy WMOC2019 SIAC card in EC”) or have it delivered to your address (choose “Buy WMOC2019 SIAC card delivered”). Pay with PayPal or bank transfer, together with your other payments or separately. Price for the SIAC card is 65 eur.
2)You will be automatically assigned SIAC card number from this range: 8xx2019or 82019xx. If you prefer to customise your number, you should go to https://sportident.com/reservation/#!/configure-card/0 and choose WMOC SIAC. You can change your Ident number in Eventor to the new one till June 1 or we will do it for you! Other souvenirs will be available for sale in Arenas.

Activities
Do not miss the side events that take place just before and right after WMOC! Have you ever tried the indoor orienteering? On July 5 there is a good chance to participate in one – choose your distance and go! If you register online then price is 8 eur.  More information and registration is here: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/indoor-orienteering-event/
Rogaining sounds even more unfamiliar? Try it out on July 13 in Jurmala! Rogaining is a team orienteering competition where teams of 2-3 participants plan and try to visit as many controls (with different value) as possible within a given time limit. More information and registration is here: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/rogaine/
Have you ever tried Trail orienteering? You can do it on 05.07 or 08.07! More information and registration is here: https://wmoc2019.lv/PreO
Have not planned yet what to do on the free days?  Have a look on our partners offering in sightseeing section of WMOC webpage: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/sightseeing/

ISOSTAR becomes WMOC2019 partner
We have a new supporter for WMOC2019! ISOSTARhas become thesports nutrition partnerand will offer to participants ISOSTAR sports drinks in refreshment points in the long final in Garezeri.




WMOC2019 newsletter March

Dear WMOC2019 participants! Thank you for registering for WMOC2019!
We, the organisers’ team, have got a lot of things to do now to be ready when the July comes. However, we have also prepared some updates and news for you. Looking forward to summer and WMOC2019!
[WMOC2019 newsletter March. pdf]

Registration and payments
If you have settled the payment, your name should be on the list of participants: please check.We remind you that you can edit your own entry: add or modify the SIcard number or order a service (car parking, transport, t-shirt).Please write to info@wmoc2019.lv in case you detect any inconsistencies or errors.The next entry deadline is March 31, 23:59:59 in Latvian time zone (GMT +2)

Parking for buses and mobile homes
If you plan to come with a camper or club bus,parking price for camper (or minibusmax.9 places) is 25 for 2 days in Bumbukalns and bus parking price is 45 eur for 2 days in Bumbukalns. In Garezeri(long final) parking for campers is 8 eur and for buses 15 eur. Event CentreOn July 4 and July 5 Event Centre will be located on Technical University premises in Kipsala. Starting from July 6 the Event Centre will be located in hotel Bellevue. Here also organisers buss will start both to models and competitions.

Banquet
We have found an excellent place for this year’s WMOC banquet – Restaurant Kliversala in the National Library of Latvia. The building of Gaismas pils (which translates as the Castle of Light) was  built in 2014 and is one of the newest and most impressive buildings in the 21stcentury Latvia. It is located next to the river Daugava, within a walking distance both from Old Riga and WMOC Event centre. Restaurant Kliversala is a high quality restaurant for everybody to enjoy both food and atmosphere! Banquet tickets can be ordered on Eventor. If you want to be seated together at one table with your clubmates, you should order tickets by sending your request to inese.bajaare@gmail.com. Ticket to banquet costs 50 eur.


WMOC2019 partnership with All4O.com
You and your friends are going to love this news! We have partnered with the global online orienteering goods retailer ALL4o.com, allowing providingour participants with special deals for orienteering equipment.In partnership with ALL4o.com we offer you bonusmoney of EUR 20 (in form of PROMO code), that you can use for your next orienteering equipment purchase at ALL4o.com. In addition to EUR 20 bonus money, you will also receive a FREE 10cm wide sports headband with ALL4o design.Website:www.ALL4o.com PROMO code (to be used at checkout):we have sent it to your e-mail! Terms & Conditions:
  • All purchases qualify for FREE worldwide Registered Airmail shipping;
  • All purchases to Non-EU countries are Tax-free (-21%);
  • All purchases receive a free gift product –10cm wide sports headband with ALL4o design;
  • Offer is valid till the July 12th, 2019;
  • Minimum total order value EUR 100,--(subtotal before VAT tax);
  • PROMO code can be used once by one customer;
Feel free to share this Promo code to your family & friends. More about WMOC2019 partnership with ALL4o.com you can read here.

Trainings
Looking for a training in a map similar to WMOC2019 ones? You can order a map and explore on your own. Visit WMOC2019.lv/training for available maps. There are both sprint maps in Riga and forest maps around Riga available. If you are a group coming for training, our training team is ready to plan your coursesand put out controls for you. Please write to trainings@woc2018.lv and discuss your needs. If you are at the right time at the right place, you can also use for training several orienteering events happening in and around Riga this spring. The ones taking place in terrains similar to WMOC are listed in http://wmoc2019.lv/training/.

Accommodation
It is smart to book your accommodation as soon as possible as closer to summer prices usually get up in Riga.  WMOC official hotels are listed in www.wmoc2019.lv/accommodation and some of them will be fully booked very soon.  We have also added a budget accommodation in the webpage.

WMOC souvenirs
Running shirtsAlready for some time it is possible to order WMOC2019 running shirts. They are specially designed for hot July weather! There are 3 different colours available. To be sure to get your favourite size and colour it is advised to order them in Eventor.  There will be also shirts available for sale in Events centre but limited number, of course.


WMOC SIAC cards
Today we also announce something very special –the WMOC2019 SPORTident ActiveCard(SIAC). Developed for fast and contactless timing, this year there will be a strictly limited edition of the SIAC especially designed for WMOC2019.

SIAC’s will be produced and shipped after order is processed. So you can use your new chip at all races before WMOC to become best prepared to the champs! Latest order date is June 10th and latest pickup is at your arrival in Riga. You can order your SIAC right now in Eventor. In all competitions at WMOC2019 we provide contactless punching. You can use both types of SPORTident cards – the classical SI cards and contactlesss SIAC.

To order your WMOC2019 SIAC card follow these steps:
1)Go to your entry in Eventor and click on to add WMOC SIAC card to your services.You can pick up your card in WMOC Event centre (choose “Buy WMOC2019 SIAC card in EC”) or have it delivered to your address (choose “Buy WMOC2019 SIAC card delivered”). Pay with PayPal or bank transfer, together with your other payments or separately. Price for the SIAC card is 65 eur.
2)You will be automatically assigned SIAC card number from this range: 8xx2019or 82019xx. If you prefer to customise your number, you should go to https://sportident.com/reservation/#!/configure-card/0 and choose WMOC SIAC. You can change your Ident number in Eventor to the new one till June 1 or we will do it for you when you arrive in Riga and get your new SIAC card in Event centre! Other souvenirs will be available for sale in Arenas.

Opening ceremony
Opening ceremony will be on July 6, right after the Sprint qualification in Dzegužkalns.

Activities
Do not miss the side events that take place just before and right after WMOC! Have you ever tried the indoor orienteering? On July 5 there is a good chance to participate in one – choose your distance and go! If you register online then price is 8 eur.  More information and registration is here: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/indoor-orienteering-event/
Rogaining sounds even more unfamiliar? Try it out on July 13 in Jurmala! Rogainingis a team orienteering competition where teams of 2-3 participants plan and try to visit as many controls (with different value) as possible within a given time limit. More information and registration is here: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/rogaine/
Have not planned yet what to do on the free days?  Have a look on our partners offering in sightseeing section of WMOC webpage: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/sightseeing/
 


ALL4o.com becomes The Official Sporting Goods Partner of the WMOC2019

The World Masters Orienteering Championships 2019 (WMOC2019) organizers have signed a partnership with the online retailer ALL4o.com - ALL FOR ORIENTEERING (ALL4o.com), which will see them become The Official Sporting Goods Partner of the WMOC2019.

"With the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2019 taking place in Latvia, we were looking for a retail partner with a global reach and online retailer ALL4o.com fitted the bill perfectly. We are looking forward to working with them to enhance the event experience at the sport's premier competition in July of this year and increasing the recognition and profile of the WMOC2019 amongst a larger audience around the world." said WMOC2019 Sponsors Manager Mr. Janis Lazdans.

ALL4o.com Founder and Chief Executive, Mr. Andis Leontjevs, said: "We are pleased to sign this agreement with the WMOC2019. There will be many branding and marketing opportunities in this agreement to make ALL4o.com a more globally recognized brand. The agreement with the WMOC2019 will help grow our business in the Europe and the rest of the world."

About WMOC2019

The World Masters Orienteering Championships 2019 (WMOC2019) takes place this year in Riga, Latvia (European Union), between July 5 and July 12. The WMOC2019 are the World orienteering championships for masters held under the auspices of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF), for athletes over the age of 35 years.

The Public Race (open orienteering courses during WMOC2019 week) will be held at the same days and locations as WMOC2019, for athletes under 35 years and for athletes over 35 not participating in WMOC2019.

For more information, visit the WMOC2019 website or follow WMOC2019 on Facebook.

About ALL4o.com

ALL4o.com - ALL FOR ORIENTEERING - is a global online retailer for orienteering equipment, with free international shipping to any country in the world. Shop at ALL4o.com for orienteering shoes, clothing, accessories & equipment and enjoy the widest range of products, at the best value, combined with excellent customer service.

For more information, visit the ALL4o.com website or follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

The first entry deadline on January 8 is slowly approaching.

The first entry deadline on January 8 is slowly approaching and we are happy to see that some of you have already made plans to visit Latvia next summer! We would like to remind everyone that during your registration in Eventor you can order special WMOC running shirts that are designed for hot weather and come in three different colours. It will be possible to buy them also in Event Centre, but in limited amount, so we encourage you to preorder them online. Price 25EUR.
We would also like to remind you that there have been changes in the original information and the Event Centre will move from Technical University in Kipsala to Hotel Bellevue on July 6.


October news WMOC2019

As year 2019 comes closer there are several updates to the bulletin 1 information:
1) the Event Center from Technical University will move to hotel Bellevue on July 6. 
2) Registration for Public race will start on October 15. There will be 10 distances available in Public race, starting with difficult ones for elite level runners and ending with marked distance for kids!
3) There have been couple of suggested accommodation options added in wmoc2019.lv and couple more will come soon


Additional information for Indoor orienteering event

Additional information for Indoor orienteering event  (.pdf)

Changes in map scale in Long Final!

There are changes in Bulletin 2 regarding map scale for Long Final: In the Long Final for competitors in classes M/W 35 to M/W 60 inclusive map scale is 1:10000, for classes MW 65 and above – 1:7500
 

Here is your chance to see previous maps of WMOC 2019 terrain!

There has been created compilation of maps, where you can look at historical maps  of the WMOC area - https://sites.google.com/view/wmoc
Sprint qualification will take place in Dzegužkalns area, which includes some multi-dwelling houses and a little bit of park terrain too! In conclusion, fast legs and good decision making skills are very important here.
Sprint finals will be held at the one and only Old Town Riga (Vecrīga). This year Riga was selected as the most beautiful city in the Europe and we strongly believe that this was because of the stunning views of Vecrīga. Filled with tourists, small cafe's and incredible architecture, Vecrīga is the perfect place for sprint.
Bumbukalns is the place for forest middle distance qualifications, finals and we can already warn you - it might be one of the most interesting terrains in Latvia. With its changing visibility, the terrain will challenge the participants’ capabilities to alter their speed and navigate carefully in very detailed areas.
Arena Garezeri long distance will include some marshes and interesting route choices for every participant of WMOC. This terrain by the see has some really detailed contour features and no one will get bored here, we promise!

WMOC2019 newsletter May

Dear WMOC2019 participants! In Latvia we have the green colour dominating now, so summer is close! We have more than 3500 entries, the biggest delegations are from Finland – 673, Sweden – 575 and Norway – 378. The biggest competition class is M70 with 357 participants, but for women – W60 with 237 participants. We have prepared last news before the Bulletin 2 is published, including important information regarding SI cards!

[WMOC2019 newsletter May. pdf]

Registration and payments
Please check if your name is on the list of participants: if you have paid the entry fee, it should be there. You can still make changes in your entry by clicking on the green editing mark on the right-hand side. The following changes can be made by 1 June 23:59:59 Latvia time by yourself free of charge. After that you have to request organisers to make the change, the fee is EUR 10.

Club membership: if your entry shows “No club membership” and there is a black arrow next to it, clicking on it will display your club. If there is no arrow, you first have to access your personal account in Eventor and add the club. After that, you will be able to correct in the WMOC entry.

Punching card: you can also change your punching card number. Organisers will handle the assigning to you the newly purchased WMOC2019 SIAC card numbers and entering them in the system. When making the changes, please do not forget to confirm them in the system as prompted.

Services: you can still add services after registration deadline. Services are available according to the ordering deadlines in section “Important deadlines”. Please note that it is no longer possible to order car parking at Bumbukalns, as there are no free places in car park. To reach the competition site, you have 2 options:
1)order bus transport from Hotel Monika or Hotel Bellevue, or
2)purchase minibus/camper parking at Bumbukalns (EUR 25).

Please pay special attention to the following: Have you registered your SI card number in Eventor entry system? Do it till June 1 or order SI/SIAC rent till June 5! If you do not have SI card number in Eventor after June 1 and do not have SI/SIAC rent ordered till June 5, we will assign you rent SI card automatically.  SI /SIAC card rent ordered in Eventor is 12/15 eur per week, if assigned automatically –17/20 eur per week, payable at Event centre. Please write to info@wmoc2019.lv in case you detect any inconsistencies or errors. The next entry deadline is June 1, 23:59:59 in Latvian time zone (GMT +2)

Important deadlines
Entry deadline to WMOC -June 1
Entry deadline to Public race -June 25
Entry deadline to indoor orienteering -June 30
Entry deadline to WMOC rogaining -July 10
Ordering deadline for transport -June 15
Ordering deadline for parking -June 20
Ordering deadline for banquet -June 2
Ordering deadline for WMOC SIAC with delivery -June 1
Ordering deadline for SI/SIAC rent -June 5
Ordering deadline for WMOC running shirts -June 20

Banquet
We have found an excellent place for this year’s WMOC banquet – Restaurant Kliversala in the National Library of Latvia.
The building of Gaismas pils (which translates as the Castle of Light) wasbuilt in 2014 and is one of the newest and most impressive buildings in the 21stcentury Latvia. It is located next to the river Daugava, within a walking distance both from Old Riga and WMOC Event centre. Interesting fact is, that we have had several indoor orienteering competitions in National Library, including last year during WOC2018.
Restaurant Klīversala will offer high quality food, please find the menu here. Good food, music and dancing will make really enjoyable atmosphere, won’t they? It is planned to startbanquet at 19:30 with welcome drink and welcome speech. It will be possible to buy also alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the bar. If you want to be seated together at one table with your clubmates, you should order tickets by sending your request to inese.bajaare@gmail.com. Ticket to banquet costs 50 eur,itcan be ordered in Eventor as a service.


Trainings
Looking for a training in a map similar to WMOC2019 ones? You can order a map and explore on your own. Visit WMOC2019.lv/training for available maps. There are both sprint maps in Riga and forest maps around Riga available. If you are a group coming for training, our training team is ready to plan your coursesand put out controls for you. Please write to trainings@woc2018.lv and discuss your needs.
If you are at the right time at theright place, you can also use for training several orienteering events happening in and around Riga this spring. The ones taking place in terrains similar to WMOC are listed in http://wmoc2019.lv/training/.

Accommodation
It is smart to book your accommodation as soon as possible as closer to summer prices usually get up in Riga.  WMOC official hotels are listed in wmoc2019.lv/accommodation and some of them are fully booked already. 

WMOC souvenirs
Running shirts
Already for some time it is possible to order WMOC2019 running shirts. They are specially designed for hot July weather! There are 3 different colours available. To be sure to get your favourite size and colour, it is advised to order them in Eventor.  There will be also shirts available for sale in Events centre but limited number, of course.


WMOC SIAC cards
We have started to deliver the new SIAC cardsfor those who ordered with delivery, so watch out for yours! For all who have ordered WMOC special SIACs, we will enter your new SIAC number for you in Eventor. In case you bought it as a present for somebody else and do not want to use it during WMOC, let us know by sending e-mail to info@wmoc2019.lv !Latest order date is June 10th and latest pickup is at your arrival in Riga. You can order your SIAC right now in Eventor. In all competitions at WMOC2019 we provide contactless punching. You can use both types of SPORTident cards – the classical SI cards and contactless SIAC. It will be possible to buy WMOC2019 SIAC card also in Event centre as long as not sold out.

To order your WMOC2019 SIAC card follow these steps:
1)Go to your entry in Eventor and click on  icon  to add WMOC SIAC card to your services. You can pick up your card in WMOC Event centre (choose “Buy WMOC2019 SIAC card in EC”) or have it delivered to your address (choose “Buy WMOC2019 SIAC card delivered”). Pay with PayPal or bank transfer, together with your other payments or separately. Price for the SIAC card is 65 eur.
2)You will be automatically assigned SIAC card number from this range: 8xx2019or 82019xx. If you prefer to customise your number, you should go to https://sportident.com/reservation/#!/configure-card/0 and choose WMOC SIAC. You can change your Ident number in Eventor to the new one till June 1 or we will do it for you! Other souvenirs will be available for sale in Arenas.

Activities
Do not miss the side events that take place just before and right after WMOC! Have you ever tried the indoor orienteering? On July 5 there is a good chance to participate in one – choose your distance and go! If you register online then price is 8 eur.  More information and registration is here: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/indoor-orienteering-event/
Rogaining sounds even more unfamiliar? Try it out on July 13 in Jurmala! Rogaining is a team orienteering competition where teams of 2-3 participants plan and try to visit as many controls (with different value) as possible within a given time limit. More information and registration is here: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/rogaine/
Have you ever tried Trail orienteering? You can do it on 05.07 or 08.07! More information and registration is here: https://wmoc2019.lv/PreO
Have not planned yet what to do on the free days?  Have a look on our partners offering in sightseeing section of WMOC webpage: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/sightseeing/

ISOSTAR becomes WMOC2019 partner
We have a new supporter for WMOC2019! ISOSTARhas become thesports nutrition partnerand will offer to participants ISOSTAR sports drinks in refreshment points in the long final in Garezeri.


WMOC2019 newsletter March

Dear WMOC2019 participants! Thank you for registering for WMOC2019!
We, the organisers’ team, have got a lot of things to do now to be ready when the July comes. However, we have also prepared some updates and news for you. Looking forward to summer and WMOC2019!
[WMOC2019 newsletter March. pdf]

Registration and payments
If you have settled the payment, your name should be on the list of participants: please check.We remind you that you can edit your own entry: add or modify the SIcard number or order a service (car parking, transport, t-shirt).Please write to info@wmoc2019.lv in case you detect any inconsistencies or errors.The next entry deadline is March 31, 23:59:59 in Latvian time zone (GMT +2)

Parking for buses and mobile homes
If you plan to come with a camper or club bus,parking price for camper (or minibusmax.9 places) is 25 for 2 days in Bumbukalns and bus parking price is 45 eur for 2 days in Bumbukalns. In Garezeri(long final) parking for campers is 8 eur and for buses 15 eur. Event CentreOn July 4 and July 5 Event Centre will be located on Technical University premises in Kipsala. Starting from July 6 the Event Centre will be located in hotel Bellevue. Here also organisers buss will start both to models and competitions.

Banquet
We have found an excellent place for this year’s WMOC banquet – Restaurant Kliversala in the National Library of Latvia. The building of Gaismas pils (which translates as the Castle of Light) was  built in 2014 and is one of the newest and most impressive buildings in the 21stcentury Latvia. It is located next to the river Daugava, within a walking distance both from Old Riga and WMOC Event centre. Restaurant Kliversala is a high quality restaurant for everybody to enjoy both food and atmosphere! Banquet tickets can be ordered on Eventor. If you want to be seated together at one table with your clubmates, you should order tickets by sending your request to inese.bajaare@gmail.com. Ticket to banquet costs 50 eur.


WMOC2019 partnership with All4O.com
You and your friends are going to love this news! We have partnered with the global online orienteering goods retailer ALL4o.com, allowing providingour participants with special deals for orienteering equipment.In partnership with ALL4o.com we offer you bonusmoney of EUR 20 (in form of PROMO code), that you can use for your next orienteering equipment purchase at ALL4o.com. In addition to EUR 20 bonus money, you will also receive a FREE 10cm wide sports headband with ALL4o design.Website:www.ALL4o.com PROMO code (to be used at checkout):we have sent it to your e-mail! Terms & Conditions:
  • All purchases qualify for FREE worldwide Registered Airmail shipping;
  • All purchases to Non-EU countries are Tax-free (-21%);
  • All purchases receive a free gift product –10cm wide sports headband with ALL4o design;
  • Offer is valid till the July 12th, 2019;
  • Minimum total order value EUR 100,--(subtotal before VAT tax);
  • PROMO code can be used once by one customer;
Feel free to share this Promo code to your family & friends. More about WMOC2019 partnership with ALL4o.com you can read here.

Trainings
Looking for a training in a map similar to WMOC2019 ones? You can order a map and explore on your own. Visit WMOC2019.lv/training for available maps. There are both sprint maps in Riga and forest maps around Riga available. If you are a group coming for training, our training team is ready to plan your coursesand put out controls for you. Please write to trainings@woc2018.lv and discuss your needs. If you are at the right time at the right place, you can also use for training several orienteering events happening in and around Riga this spring. The ones taking place in terrains similar to WMOC are listed in http://wmoc2019.lv/training/.

Accommodation
It is smart to book your accommodation as soon as possible as closer to summer prices usually get up in Riga.  WMOC official hotels are listed in www.wmoc2019.lv/accommodation and some of them will be fully booked very soon.  We have also added a budget accommodation in the webpage.

WMOC souvenirs
Running shirtsAlready for some time it is possible to order WMOC2019 running shirts. They are specially designed for hot July weather! There are 3 different colours available. To be sure to get your favourite size and colour it is advised to order them in Eventor.  There will be also shirts available for sale in Events centre but limited number, of course.


WMOC SIAC cards
Today we also announce something very special –the WMOC2019 SPORTident ActiveCard(SIAC). Developed for fast and contactless timing, this year there will be a strictly limited edition of the SIAC especially designed for WMOC2019.

SIAC’s will be produced and shipped after order is processed. So you can use your new chip at all races before WMOC to become best prepared to the champs! Latest order date is June 10th and latest pickup is at your arrival in Riga. You can order your SIAC right now in Eventor. In all competitions at WMOC2019 we provide contactless punching. You can use both types of SPORTident cards – the classical SI cards and contactlesss SIAC.

To order your WMOC2019 SIAC card follow these steps:
1)Go to your entry in Eventor and click on to add WMOC SIAC card to your services.You can pick up your card in WMOC Event centre (choose “Buy WMOC2019 SIAC card in EC”) or have it delivered to your address (choose “Buy WMOC2019 SIAC card delivered”). Pay with PayPal or bank transfer, together with your other payments or separately. Price for the SIAC card is 65 eur.
2)You will be automatically assigned SIAC card number from this range: 8xx2019or 82019xx. If you prefer to customise your number, you should go to https://sportident.com/reservation/#!/configure-card/0 and choose WMOC SIAC. You can change your Ident number in Eventor to the new one till June 1 or we will do it for you when you arrive in Riga and get your new SIAC card in Event centre! Other souvenirs will be available for sale in Arenas.

Opening ceremony
Opening ceremony will be on July 6, right after the Sprint qualification in Dzegužkalns.

Activities
Do not miss the side events that take place just before and right after WMOC! Have you ever tried the indoor orienteering? On July 5 there is a good chance to participate in one – choose your distance and go! If you register online then price is 8 eur.  More information and registration is here: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/indoor-orienteering-event/
Rogaining sounds even more unfamiliar? Try it out on July 13 in Jurmala! Rogainingis a team orienteering competition where teams of 2-3 participants plan and try to visit as many controls (with different value) as possible within a given time limit. More information and registration is here: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/rogaine/
Have not planned yet what to do on the free days?  Have a look on our partners offering in sightseeing section of WMOC webpage: https://www.wmoc2019.lv/sightseeing/
 

ALL4o.com becomes The Official Sporting Goods Partner of the WMOC2019

The World Masters Orienteering Championships 2019 (WMOC2019) organizers have signed a partnership with the online retailer ALL4o.com - ALL FOR ORIENTEERING (ALL4o.com), which will see them become The Official Sporting Goods Partner of the WMOC2019.

"With the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2019 taking place in Latvia, we were looking for a retail partner with a global reach and online retailer ALL4o.com fitted the bill perfectly. We are looking forward to working with them to enhance the event experience at the sport's premier competition in July of this year and increasing the recognition and profile of the WMOC2019 amongst a larger audience around the world." said WMOC2019 Sponsors Manager Mr. Janis Lazdans.

ALL4o.com Founder and Chief Executive, Mr. Andis Leontjevs, said: "We are pleased to sign this agreement with the WMOC2019. There will be many branding and marketing opportunities in this agreement to make ALL4o.com a more globally recognized brand. The agreement with the WMOC2019 will help grow our business in the Europe and the rest of the world."

About WMOC2019

The World Masters Orienteering Championships 2019 (WMOC2019) takes place this year in Riga, Latvia (European Union), between July 5 and July 12. The WMOC2019 are the World orienteering championships for masters held under the auspices of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF), for athletes over the age of 35 years.

The Public Race (open orienteering courses during WMOC2019 week) will be held at the same days and locations as WMOC2019, for athletes under 35 years and for athletes over 35 not participating in WMOC2019.

For more information, visit the WMOC2019 website or follow WMOC2019 on Facebook.

About ALL4o.com

ALL4o.com - ALL FOR ORIENTEERING - is a global online retailer for orienteering equipment, with free international shipping to any country in the world. Shop at ALL4o.com for orienteering shoes, clothing, accessories & equipment and enjoy the widest range of products, at the best value, combined with excellent customer service.

For more information, visit the ALL4o.com website or follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

The first entry deadline on January 8 is slowly approaching.

The first entry deadline on January 8 is slowly approaching and we are happy to see that some of you have already made plans to visit Latvia next summer! We would like to remind everyone that during your registration in Eventor you can order special WMOC running shirts that are designed for hot weather and come in three different colours. It will be possible to buy them also in Event Centre, but in limited amount, so we encourage you to preorder them online. Price 25EUR.
We would also like to remind you that there have been changes in the original information and the Event Centre will move from Technical University in Kipsala to Hotel Bellevue on July 6.

October news WMOC2019

As year 2019 comes closer there are several updates to the bulletin 1 information:
1) the Event Center from Technical University will move to hotel Bellevue on July 6. 
2) Registration for Public race will start on October 15. There will be 10 distances available in Public race, starting with difficult ones for elite level runners and ending with marked distance for kids!
3) There have been couple of suggested accommodation options added in wmoc2019.lv and couple more will come soon

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