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WMOC 2015

Competition nameWMOC 2015
Start date20150726
End date20150801
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityGothenburg
Club/organizerGöteborgs OF
Region of countryWest
Number of competition days5
Expected number of runners5000
WRE event?No
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions15 km
Latest entry dateJune 30
Entry fee (Euro)130-190
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)150
Event descriptionThe WMOC 2015 will be held between July 26 and August 1 in Gothenburg, with the competitions close to the city centre. O-ringen 2015 in Borås (70 km east of Gothenburg) will be held the week before WMOC so there will be possibilities to take part in these two events.
Terrain descriptionSprint: Both the sprint qualification and final will take place on Eriksberg, the Northern Bank of the river Göta älv. Lindholmen wich also was the area for the IOF World Cup 2012, NORT. This part of the city was formerly a large industrial area that has now been transformed into a modern district of Gothenburg, with both residential and office premises incorporated into central Gothenburg. The area consists of a wide range of irregularly shaped buildings and park areas and is very suitable for sprint orienteering. The area contains a few hills of moderate size. Long: The long distance qualification I and II will take place on the eastern sections of the Getryggen and Björnåsbergen maps. These maps are part of a large recreation area that consists of several paths following the significant north to south running ridges with a maximum height of about 40 m. In the south part of the area there is also a plateau with a number of smaller hills. Between the ridges and on the plateau there are several marshes and lakes. The vegetation consists mostly of deciduous forest but areas with coniferous forest also exist. The visibility and runnability is mostly good to very good. Long distance final The long distance final will be on the Skatås and Getryggen maps, i.e. west of the qualification area. The character of the area is similar to the qualification area in several respects but close to the competition centre the terrain is less hilly and contains more paths.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Gothenburg is characterised by international style, local creativity and a natural, relaxed charm.Venues, hotels, restaurants and shops are all located within easy walking distance. Scandinavia’s largest, allunder-one-roof shopping centre is also located in the city-centre. The abundance of culture, entertainment and outdoor activities as well as the city’s spectacular surroundings, closeness to the sea and the stunning archipelago guarantee a whole new event experience.
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