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LATVIA O-week 2018

Competition nameLATVIA O-week 2018
Start date20180804
End date20180812
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityRiga, Sigulda
Club/organizerLatvian Orienteering federation
Region of countryRiga, Vidzeme
Number of competition days6
Expected number of runners2000
WRE event?No
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Contact email address
Contact postal addressGrostonas iela 6b, Rīga, LV-1013, Latvia
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions40km
Latest entry date09.07.2018.
Entry fee (Euro)different
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)20-60eur
Event descriptionWe invite you to the World Orienteering Championships 2018 and Latvia O-week! Discover Latvia for yourself: it is a small pearl of the Baltic countries where you will be able to enjoy a very special flavour of orienteering in the cultural, architectural and historical aura of Riga and in the charming scenery and historical atmosphere of Sigulda. The participants of LATVIA O-WEEK will be the lucky ones to explore orienteering areas similar to those anticipated at the WMOC. 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 WOC 2018 will be among the centenary celebration events.
Terrain descriptionDay 1, Riga, Kronvalda Park – sprint. The spectator race will take place immediately after the WOC sprint qualifications in the same competition area. Nearby, within a 10-minute walking distance, the WOC sprint finals will be held in the afternoon, to be followed by the World Orienteering Championships opening ceremony in the evening. Day 2, Carnikava – long distance. The competition area is within a 30-minute drive from Riga. The terrain is very similar to that of the WMOC 2019. NEW – within a 5-minute walking distance from the WOC sprint relay arena, indoor orienteering competition will take place all day long in the building of the National Library; No entry fee. Day 3, Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, forest sprint. Motto of the day: Echoes of the p ast of the Latvian nation! The Open Air Museum is situated close to the Riga border on the route to Sigulda. The terrain features a pine and spruce forest with a big dune and the aura of Latvia’s previous centuries. A 20 minute drive to the WOC middle distance arena. Day 4, Sigulda – middle distance. Motto of the day: The valley of the Gauja River - a painting by the nature! The terrain of the WOC middle distance. Day 5, Mazie Kangari – middle distance. Motto of the day: Taste the diversity of Latvia’s forests! A 25-minute drive from Sigulda. The terrain is similar to that of the WMOC 2019. Day 6, Turaida – long distance Motto of the day: Turaida – a pearl of nature and culture! The terrain of the WOC long distance.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking
Street address of navigation pointRaina iela 3
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