Thousands of Orienteers Towards Italy One Month To The World Champs

06 Jun 2014 17:05
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release
World Orienteering and Trail Orienteering Championships (WOC-WTOC)

World Orienteering and Trail Orienteering Championships (WOC-WTOC) in one month
Over 2500 orienteers already registered from every continent
Entries open to the ‘5 Days of Italy’ until 15 June
Lavarone (Trentino region) to host the XXVII IOF Congress

Orienteers and sport lovers keep counting down the days to the first World Orienteering and Trail Orienteering Championships (WOC-WTOC) ever hosted in Italy. From 5 to 12 July, 2014, Trentino and Veneto regions in the Northern part of the country will turn into some sort of a cradle of sport orienteering, welcoming over 2500 people from each corner of the planet. From New Zealand to China, from North Korea to Chile and from South Africa to Turkey, Japan and European countries – 54 nations as a whole – the entire world will be gathering in the Italian terrains. The Opening ceremony is scheduled on Sunday 6 July in the picturesque town of Asiago, while the first races will take place in beautiful Venice on the day before. The complete programme is available on www.woc2014.info, but WOC and WTOC competitions will be flanked by the promo event ‘5 Days of Italy’ and the last entry deadline has been postponed to the 15 June, in order to collect the many requests the OC received in the past weeks. All instructions, forms and prices are available in details on the WOC-WTOC official website.

The ‘5 Days’ race schedule reads as follows: a prologue event in Venice (Venice Summer Race) on 5 July followed by two races in Turcio (6 July) and Levico Terme (7 July). The hilly town of Folgaria in Trentino region will host a Special Event on 8 July, while nearby Lavarone will house two more days of competitions on Wed 9 and Thu 10 July. A second Special Race will run in Asiago on 11 July, while the eventual race will take place in Campomulo di Gallio on Sat 12 July. If you want to be part of this amazing event you better hurry, only a few days are left to register.

Along with the WOC-WTOC competitions and the ‘5 Days’ promo event, Lavarone will house the XXVII IOF Congress and several events are scheduled during the week plus the General Assembly on 10 July.

WOC-WTOC 2014 is supported by FISO (Italian Orienteering Federation) plus National and Local Institutions such as Presidenza del Consiglio del Ministri, Regione Veneto, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Folgaria, Lavarone, Luserna, Asiago, Gallio and Roana municipalities, Folgaria, Lavarone, Luserna Tourism Board and Valsugana, Lagorai, Terme, Laghi Tourism Board.