Over 2000 orienteers from 33 countries are now registered to WMOC 2022 in Gargano, Puglia.
Next entry deadline is postponed to 30th April and final deadline is postponed to 15th May
WMOC “The Week After” it is now possible to enter to single stages.
World Masters Orienteering Championships 2022 organising committee after gathering together and analysing the requests received, are announcing that the preliminary entry deadline of February 15th is postponed and is possible to enter at discounted price until April 30th.
Info and Registration at www.wmocitaly.eu
IOF Senior Event Adviser David May (GBR) commented: “I fully support this change. With COVID 19 restrictions are constantly changing, which involves that many potential competitors are still waiting before entering. Such change does not affect financially anyone and will allow more time for those who wishes to run in Gargano”.
He also added: “I’ve been contacted by quite a few fellow orienteers asking about weather conditions and about travel in and around the Event Centre of Vieste. As Senior Event Adviser, I need to analyse and evaluate also that a WMOC will meets the needs of the competitors, and I in this case I have to say that I am happy that it will definitely be so. The average maximum temperature in Vieste in early July is 26C – very nice for holiday – which means that on the peak hours it can be rather warm for running. For this reason it was decided that the Sprint races will be held in the early morning when it is cooler.
The forest races will be run in Foresta Umbra, a plateau laying at around 800 m altitude, where temperature are 4C to 5C cooler than in Vieste and the tree cover will provide plenty of shade too.Both the limited parking spaces and for an environmental-oriented decision, most of orienteers will reach the race venues by organised busses departing always from Vieste bus terminal. Such organisation involved a great effort from the WMOC 2022 team but I am sure that competitors will appreciate bussing ‘taking the strain’ rather than going by car”.
WMOC “The week After” new updated program is online! HERE with the possibility also to enter to single stages and enjoy the beauties of Monopoli, Alberobello, Matera, Rotondella and Nardò. For a relaxing and fun orienteering week with wine tastin, music and friends.
5 Days Italy 2022 Transportation Guide is online!
Reaching Madonna di Campiglio is really easy thanks to the great connection with public transportation and transfer services. Check it out HERE
Only few days left to enter to XVII MOC Championships in Alberobello and Monopoli. Entry deadline is on 28th February 2022. HERE
Last MOC 2022 Stage in Monopoli will be also assigning points for WRE World Ranking Event, and will be official test for WMOC 2022