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MTB World Orienteering Championship

Competition nameMTB World Orienteering Championship
Start date20090809
End date20090816
Race typeMTB-O
Nearest place or cityBeit Shemesh
Club/organizerISOA - Israel Sport Orienteering Association
WRE event?Yes
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Contact phone number+972-54-4513817
Latest entry dateJuly 12, 2009
Entry fee (Euro)50Eu per person(competitors & officials) + (50Eu per race(Sprint Middle) and/or 80Eu(long)), 150Eu relay team. 20Eu per race for open races
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)250 NIS per person/day (~50Eu)
Event descriptionThe Israeli Sport Orienteering Association is proud and pleased to host the 2009 Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championships in "the Holy Land". The championships will be held between the Ayalon and Ha'Ela valleys, home to biblical and historical sites for several major religions. The conditions will be challenging: hot temperatures, a scorching sun and dry terrain covered with an abundance of sharp thorns .but we also guarantee an experience to be cherished in memory!
Terrain descriptionThe competition terrain consists of rolling hills of moderate elevation (approximately 200 m ASL) at the foot of the central mountains,- between the Mediterranean coastline and Jordan Rift Valley in the East. The terrain at the competition sites is predominantly forested evergreens accompanied by a variety of fir, oak, cypress and olive trees. The forested terrain is partially rocky with small open meadows. Trail options are numerous and vary from singles to a network of fast doubles
Training possibilities1st training camp Completed in May 2008 2nd training camp February 23-28, 2009: 5 MTBO training maps of similar terrain to WOCIsrael MTBO Cup Competition: Feb 28, 2009. For details and registration contact Tamir Alon: Note that the Israel Foot-O National Championship is February 21st-22nd . Recommended!! 3rd training camp May 24-30, 2009: 8 MTBO training maps of similar terrain to WOC Israel MTBO National Championships: May 29-30, 2009 Training before the WOC Individual competitors or federations arriving in Israel before WOC may obtain a variety of training maps from the Israel Sport Orienteering Association
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