Today Opens the Registration for the World Orienteering Championships Spectator Race.

Today, on the 1st of December, opens the registration for the World Orienteering Championships 2018 spectator race “LATVIA O-Week”. This is going to be a six-day long orienteering experience in beautiful and interesting terrains, as well as a unique opportunity to follow the performance of the world’s best orienteers and simultaneously test own skills in the terrains of the World Championships right here in Latvia.

“LATVIA O-Week” will be held parallel to the World Orienteering Championships between 4th and 12th of August, 2018. On the 4th of August in the very Riga city centre anybody will have an opportunity to participate in orienteering sprint, but on the 7th of August the forest sprint will take place in The Etnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia where orienteers will be rewarded with the intimacy of treasures created by the predecessors of Latvia. On the 8th of August in Sigulda and on the 10th of August in Kangari there will be a chance to test one’s orienteering skills in the middle distance, while on the 5th of August in Carnikava and on the 12th of August in Turaida - to challenge one’s stamina in the long distance.

“The participants of “LATVIA O-week” will be the lucky ones to explore the best orienteering areas in Latvia.Every visitor will be able to find routes in Latvia that best suit his or her wishes and interests – be it nature, architecture, history, sports, adrenaline, cuisine or adventure.Therefore we invite you to visit the most popular tourist attractions that are located just a couple of kilometres away and are convenient to reach.2018 is the year of Latvia’s 100th anniversary. Special preparations for this occasion are on-going in Latvia, and WOC2018 will be among the centenary celebration events,” WOC2018 event director Jānis Lazdāns is looking forward to see you in Latvia.

For more information about the World Orienteering Championships spectator race “LATVIA O-Week” you are welcome to visit:

Entries should be made via the website:

World Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held in Latvia from the 4th to 11th of August. Sprint races will take place in Riga, whereas forest competitions will be held in the vicinity of Sigulda. The best orienteers from more than 50 national teams will take part in the Championships. It should be noted that WOC 2018 will be recorded in history as the last one according to the old format: starting 2019, there are going to be separate championships for urban orienteering and for forest orienteering.


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