5th of September 2023, Photos & Videos

Video summary from WMOC 2023 (Sandra Ivanková): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GZhQkWW29eIGelfDZr2DNGHiDOJS5_an/view?ts=64e4c80e
Days 1-4 (Michal Kuchta): https://photos.app.goo.gl/stBuBwGiunCogTuu8
Registration and Sprint model (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/Aove4AFRxmM388dD7
Registration (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/KivHYbo3JH7BwWg46
Sprint Qualifier (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/XiFXkmBufTWgAuDt5
Sprint Qualifier (Martin Jonáš): https://photos.app.goo.gl/UJqHuzuuEUHjvQjt6
Sprint Qualifier (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/qXzwK8PZXMMnJgez6
Sprint Qualifier (Sabine Nieke): https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAR1yu
Opening Ceremony (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/bgU6jU9VEDuiAPx49
Opening Ceremony (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/aQWFf6vdHjsr2u1k6
Sprint Final (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/cWLGBQiRkrLNTnSS9
Sprint Final (Martin Jonáš): https://photos.app.goo.gl/opvkKa1Q2tqqhoqd7
Sprint Final (Sabine Nieke): https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAQWTF
Sprint Final (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/fKvF1o994ENETzwi8
Sprint Final Prizegiving ceremony (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/JM3zXBqfzYDYCmDm8
Sprint Final Prizegiving ceremony (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/QjqBwyXXhbTfZorc8
Video from Sprint Final (Martin Segeda): https://photos.app.goo.gl/ToUwnbVx4Skp4gXPA
Forest Qualifier (Michal Krajčík):  https://photos.app.goo.gl/TURGALNS6t5Mv9yEA
Forest Qualifier (Martin Jonáš): https://photos.app.goo.gl/F9wAojy639SQButZ6
Forest Qualifier (Sabine Nieke): https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjARjCU
Forest Qualifier (Jozef Fekete) https://photos.app.goo.gl/vszY7cunks6HimyJA
Middle Final (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/w8suGV2XBu8usKbH7
Middle Final (Martin Jonáš): https://photos.app.goo.gl/NVppBJ9ZfaiFx6WG7
Middle Final (Sabine Nieke): https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjARk2J
Middle Final Prizegiving ceremony (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/chMKPhYUUjFzwmHW6
Middle Final (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/Bdm6kLsUhf6DbD9W8
Middle Final Prizegiving ceremony (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/FWrRMZmkSNrnKi518
Long Final (Martin Jonáš): https://photos.app.goo.gl/mAUStYrjP7eZ1mWi9
Long Final (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/o3mLAutDiKqcEJhg6
Long Final prizegiving ceremony (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/HFcwe1WhAQfEvrwX6
Long Final (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/XdofGTXjXzfV3qUMA
Long Final prizegiving ceremony (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ms6sHXWM1VmCdVMA9
Long Final (Máthé István): https://www.flickr.com/photos/101487580@N03/albums/72177720310601940
Long Final and prizegiving ceremony (Sabine Nieke): https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjARDcn

22th of August 2023, Video

Video summary from WMOC 2023 (Sandra Ivanková)

19th of August 2023, Photos

Additional photos by Jozef Fekete
WMOC 2023 August 11th – Sprint Model
WMOC 2023 August 11th – Accreditation
WMOC 2023 August 12th – Opening ceremony
WMOC 2023 August 15th – Forest Qualifier
WMOC 2023 August 16th – Middle Final
WMOC 2023 August 16th – Middle Final Prizegiving ceremony
WMOC 2023 August 18th – Long Final
WMOC 2023 August 18th – Long Final Prizegiving ceremony

19th of August 2023, The curtain comes down on WMOC2023

For the last eight days, the organizing team have been trying to turn a grand plan into reality. Now it has
become history. If we have not managed to raise the bar on quality at least we were able, we hope, to keep
it in the tradition of our predecessors. We would like to thank everyone who came to this year’s WMOC
and gave yourselves a decent chance to see what you could do. The moments you brought us created a
spectacle that enthralled all those who witnessed it. We hope we have created a truly one-of-a-kind
experience that will resonate with you for a long time. Before we have folded our operations and
disappeared, we have granted the continuity of this splendid master’s gathering by handing over the IOF
flag to our friends from Finland. Surely, they will keep the momentum of WMOC going strong.

18th of August 2023, Great epilogue to the WMOC2023 week

Today’s long-distance final was a culmination of a memorable week filled with a series of events. In
comparison with the rest of the events, the long-distance final offered a refreshingly different struggle.
Carefully prepared courses by M Šmelík in the area contaminated by famous depressions have tested the
ability to adapt to negative terrain, punishing everyone running around rudderless. Without s doubt, your
best friend today was your compass. For some running in one of the nine national parks in Slovakia was
sheer excitement, for some maybe a tough challenge and others just plain old fun.
To the hearty applause of spectators, the last set of WMOC medals have been awarded. If the top of the
leader board was for you out for reach, we hope in your private experience you conquered yourself at least.
Congratulations to you all!

18th of August 2023, Photos

Long Final (Martin Jonáš): https://photos.app.goo.gl/mAUStYrjP7eZ1mWi9

18th of August 2023, Long Final Results

Official Results

18th of August 2023, Video stream

Live video stream from finish.

17th of August 2023, Getting the feel for Silica

A well-deserved breather on this penultimate day of the WMOC, which some of you may have spent trying
to dissolve limb tiredness by immersing yourself in karst terrains. Everyone who took the long journey up
there and got familiarized with what they are going to be confronted with the next day realized a significant
change of tone (and weather). It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but we hope the flavour of the terrain was
pleasing to your palate and now you understand why Silica has a special place in the hearts of many
orienteering enthusiasts. She can reward you if she is treated well, but many people were going home from
there with broken spirits.
Maybe you did not realize it, but in this vast expanse of karst terrain, only roughly 5km away from the
model area was the arena of the World Cup round in 1988. At that time Jana Galikova (TCH) and Allan
Mogensen (DEN) won the race. Perhaps some of you may have come here for a long overdue revenge.
The WMOC2023 is set to conclude tomorrow with the long-distance final.

17th of August 2023, Long Final, Organiser transport

Change compared to the information in Bulletin 2. Due to the requests of some competitors for earlier bus departures from arena, the first bus will be ready for boarding at 12:45 (leaving when fully occupied).

17th of August 2023, Long final, Start list

Start lists by Category
Start lists by Clubs
Alternative links to Start list

There are two changes from preliminary info to mention:
W65-B final will have first start at 10:22
All finals from A to D have start interval 2 minutes

17th of August 2023, Traffic disruption update for buses and vans

There are reported roadworks on the road 16 at the mountain pass Soroska between Jablonov nad Turnou and Lipovnik. Traffic regulated by signals is reduced to single lane, so please leave plenty of time and take extra care.

16th of August 2023, Orienteering skills tested on the slopes above Sigord

Today’s middle final was billed by some participants as probably the trickiest race in the program so far.
It is hard to believe, but in terms of old maps, there were none. Runners headed to the area with a lot of
excitement but also some unease not knowing what to expect. Secret sauce the organisers cooked up in the
area never used before for orienteering, took many by surprise. The terrain in many parts certainly provided
a little space for error. Running around the course either without a plan or without knowing how to execute
it, quickly eroded any chance for a satisfactory result. On top of that, the importance of this event was
amplified by the fact, that it was still all to play for to advance to long distance final. There was an obvious
intent to deliver glowing results as some of the runners demonstrated their all-around abilities by winning
both sprint and middle. All of them are in the ladies department! Is the sisterhood of six girls determined
enough to add another gold to their haul? Are they cruising towards the hat-trick at this world
championship? We are quite sure they think about it now, though.
All medallists certainly proved today their orienteering credentials. Congratulations!

16th of August 2023, MF results

Official Results

16th of August 2023, Photos

Days 1-4 by Michal Kuchta https://photos.app.goo.gl/stBuBwGiunCogTuu8
Forest Qualifier (Sabine Nieke): https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjARjCU
Middle Final (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/w8suGV2XBu8usKbH7
Middle Final Prizegiving ceremony (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/chMKPhYUUjFzwmHW6
Middle Final (Martin Jonáš): https://photos.app.goo.gl/NVppBJ9ZfaiFx6WG7
Middle Final (Sabine Nieke): https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjARk2J

15th of August 2023, EVENT OFFICE

During race days and Model days Event Centre will be located in a
smaller “November” building next to Kulturpark from 18:00 to 19:00.

GPS: 48.7145031N, 21.2560236E

15th of August 2023, Startlist for the Middle Final takes shape in Budimir

Although open-to-all is one of the fundamental values of WMOC, there are times when runners have to
earn the right to share the same course with their fellows. Today’s decider has settled who will miss out to
compete against the best in their age group in tomorrow’s middle distance finals. While some of the runners
came through the qualifier unscathed, others had a pretty rough time. Especially near misses in the intricate
landslide part of the course proved costly and often translated into big time losses. Certainly, the
competitiveness was felt during the race and as expected it was a little bit relentless in the fight to meet the
threshold set by the best in respective categories. Congrats to all who managed to get around the course
without too much drama and secured their places in the final. What can we expect from middle final ? One
thing is certain. It’s not going to be easy.

15th of August 2023, Middle Final, Start list

Start lists by Category
Start lists by Clubs
Alternative links to Start list

15th of August 2023, Photos

Sprint Final Prizegiving ceremony (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/QjqBwyXXhbTfZorc8
Sprint Final (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/fKvF1o994ENETzwi8
Forest Qualifier (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/TURGALNS6t5Mv9yEA
Forest Qualifier (Martin Jonáš): https://photos.app.goo.gl/F9wAojy639SQButZ6

15th of August 2023, FQ results

Official results of Forest qualification

15th of August 2023, Update about shuttle bus for 85+ at middle final

The shuttle bus for 85+ to the start at middle final will depart from 48°57’5.461″N, 21°21’18.865″E, Please follow the ribbons from the central pole.

15th of August 2023, Video stream channel

Video stream channel, please find a video from a current competition.

14th of August 2023, Great turnout at model event in Lemešany

The first two days of sprint disciplines whizzed by in a flash, but there is still plenty to look forward and
the thoughts of all participants drifted naturally towards forest events. After back-to-back urban races,
tomorrow is set to feature the first forest discipline near Budimír. In the meantime, some of you have
decided to relax and put your feet up while others used the proper summer weather to maximise their
outdoor experience by visiting some of the landmarks in the region. However, plenty of you have
convinced yourself to keep moving in an orienteering fashion and use the opportunity to familiarize
yourself with the relevant terrain just a short drive from the city. To the delight of organizers, there was no
shortage of interest for the model event and the turnout was high. Scores of participants turned up thrilled
to take part. It was tremendous seeing so many runners having discussions with mates about the terrain
while sauntering amongst controls. We hope the model event generated plenty of excitement for the
upcoming middle qualification and final and you feel more equipped to what’s coming next.

14th of August 2023, Updated first start times for final heats

In the document are updated first start times for final heats.

14th of August 2023, Number of refreshment points

Number of refreshment points during forest competitions
Forest qualifier: 10
Middle Final: 2
Long Final: 18

14th of August 2023, Transport provided by WMOC organiser

Estimated bus travel time:
Forest Qualifier Budimir – 30 minutes
Middle Final Sigord Kokosovce – 50 minutes
Model for Long Final Silica – 1 hour and 40 minutes
Long Final Silica – 1 hour and 40 minutes

14th of August 2023, Race days info

On the Race days page is all important information for each competition day, excluding models.

14th of August 2023, FQ updated start list

The Start lists has been updated, please check the SI chip number. In case of change, write to info@wmoc2023.sk

14th of August 2023, Photos

Sprint Q (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/qXzwK8PZXMMnJgez6
Prize giving ceremony Sprint Final (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/JM3zXBqfzYDYCmDm8
Sprint Final (Michal Krajčík): https://photos.app.goo.gl/cWLGBQiRkrLNTnSS9
Sprint Final (Martin Jonáš): https://photos.app.goo.gl/opvkKa1Q2tqqhoqd7
Opening ceremony (Jozef Fekete): https://photos.app.goo.gl/aQWFf6vdHjsr2u1k6
Sprint qualifier (Sabine Nieke) https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAR1yu
Sprint Final (Sabine Nieke): https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAQWTF
Video from Sprint Final (Martin Segeda):https://photos.app.goo.gl/ToUwnbVx4Skp4gXPA

13th of August 2023, Veterans have shown their speed

It was planned that the World Masters Orienteering Championships would be the highlight of events and
activities in the Košice region making orienteering more visible in Slovakia. It is hard to argue with the
idea of promoting it in the most noticeable place. Today the charm of orienteering was on full display in
the streets of the historic town centre. The flat and fast courses winding through squares, courtyards and
passages of the Old Town were demanding enough to tax the runners to their limits. And when there was
almost nothing left in their legs in the closing stages of the race, the hard surface of streets was swapped for
gravel paths in the shadows of the City Park. The inspirational exploration into undeniably one of the most
obscured sport was delivered through a fiercely competitive race. Tight margins proved starting field to be
filled by runners of considerable talent. In many categories, the contest between the top contenders went
right down to the wire which added to the excitement of today’s nerve-shredder.
Congratulations to all winners who managed to pull off results worth of champions.

13th of August 2023, Live video stream from SF

Live video stream from the  finish of the Sprint final is active.

12th of August 2023, Start list for SF ready

Start list for the Sprint Final has been published
Alternative links to Start list

12th of August 2023, The show kicks off with Sprint Qualifier

Blue sky and pleasantly warm temperatures accompanied runners at today’s race. Taking into account the
importance of it, many produced impressive performances and showcased their abilities at the speedier end
of the orienteering spectrum. Courses encompassing the university campus and in some cases Park
Angelinum achieved all objectives of a challenging orienteering. Congratulations to all who successfully
got around the course and especially to those who managed to squeeze from their legs just enough to get
them through to A Finals. Looking closely at some of the names of runners advancing through indicates a
spectacular action tomorrow. Nevertheless, we believe that all of you will emerge into the morning sun at
your highest level.
As it is often the case the initiation of WMOC has concluded with a cultural-themed opening ceremony
with a national flag parade and speeches. Apart from members of the organizing committee, Tom
Hollowell from IOF and deputy mayor Marcel Gibóda were among the guests to attend.

12th of August 2023, Start list for SF

The estimated time of publication of the start list for the sprint final is 22:30

12th of August 2023, Photos

Additional photos from the first two days:

By Jozef Fekete
Event Centre https://photos.app.goo.gl/KivHYbo3JH7BwWg46
By Michal Krajčík

Sprint qualification: https://photos.app.goo.gl/XiFXkmBufTWgAuDt5
Opening ceremony: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bgU6jU9VEDuiAPx49

By Martin Jonáš

Sprint qualification: https://photos.app.goo.gl/UJqHuzuuEUHjvQjt6

11th of August 2023, Photos from day 1

On the following link you can find the photos from day 1

11th of August 2023, Action starts tomorrow

The end of a long anticipation is always indisputably a liberating feeling. The action finally starts
tomorrow with Sprint qualification at the Campus of Technical University. The excitement in the air will
be without a doubt palpable as thousands of runners flock to the arena and waves of runners from three
starts will inundate the surrounding streets. Not only the defending champions and accomplished runners
but also fearless newcomers will try to ensure their place at the start line of Sunday’s Final. After the race,
the opening ceremony attended by several dignitaries will follow.

11th of August 2023, Caravan-VAN parking, Sprint Qualifier

An alternative spot for free caravan parking during Sprint Qualifier (on Saturday 12th of August) is at the Festival Square
GPS 48.7279142N, 21.2400089E

11th of August 2023, First start times for final heats

In the document are first start times for final heats.

10th of August 2023, Champions, welcome!

It’s been ages since the wheels of this behemoth set in motion and today was the culmination of years of
preparations as the event centre at Kulturpark has officially opened its doors to all participants. Kulturpark,
which is going to be the soul of the event, is set to welcome more than 2800 athletes, officials and
volunteers from 44 countries. The Czech Republic brings the largest number of runners with more than 414
entrants, closely followed by Finland with 369 and Sweden with 312. Today marks the start of a busy week
of competitions in Košice, taking place in the city itself and venues spread over a wider region. The
decision to stage the races in various characters of terrain promises to enhance the enjoyment of this years
WMOC edition. A packed program is set to begin tomorrow with the Sprint Model event.

9th of August 2023, The moving force behind every event.

The countdown clock is ticking relentlessly and people who sacrificed their free time, to secure the smooth
running of the event, are arriving to town in droves. The WMOC organization team will be almost entirely
staffed by volunteers with orienteering backgrounds. In an attempt to create a new social dimension to the
strong team of volunteers, more people will get involved from local communities where the actual races are
going to take place. The vibe of WMOC is centred mostly around the joy of running and encouraging
people to stay active. However the top-level status of this flagship event, from an organizational point of
view, will require the upcoming races to be delivered to the highest standard. To achieve that, the carefully
chosen compact and committed team is determined to move forward as a community with a collective
purpose. You can be confident the army of people in apple blue colour will be working diligently to deliver
the very best.

3rd of August 2023, Embargo

Embargoed area 05 (IZRA) is now out of embargo.

25th of July 2023, SQ and FQ Start lists

We’ve published the Start lists for the Sprint qualification and the Forest qualification.
Please check your category and SportIdent number. If a correction is necessary, write to info@wmoc2023.sk

23th of July 2023, Public race, Start lists

We’ve published start lists for Public race: By classes/By clubs

17th of July 2023, Bulletin 2

We’ve published Bulletin 2.

7th of July 2023, WMOC 2023 Questionaire

On behalf of the speakers, we kindly ask you to fill WMOC 2023 Questionaire. This is an additional information for the speaker. Thanks for your help.

10th of June 2023, Clothing and accessories with the WMOC 2023 logo

Great news for the weekend.
Our exclusive partner Oland Sport has launched an e-shop for pre-ordering clothing and accessories with the WMOC 2023 logo!
There is a wide range of products for everyone to choose from. Enjoy 🙂 www.olandsport.com/wmoc23

16th of May 2023, Sightseeing

Promotional materials about Košice and itineraries in the region on Sightseeing page.

2nd of February 2023, Bulletin 1 update

We have made a number of small modifications in Bulletin 1. Changes are marked up with UPDATED! indicator.

10th of January 2023, The first entry deadline is extended!

For a technical reason – non-functionality of a card payment, we are extending the first entry deadline to 15th of January, 2023.

4th of January 2023, Update about payment by a credit card

We apologize to all competitors who need to pay the entry fee by credit card.
We are waiting for one more update in Eventor, but due to the holiday season, we may have to wait until next week.
Of course, if necessary, we will extend the first entry deadline so that you can pay your entry fees without rushing.

21st of December 2022, Christmas time

Wishing all of you a joyous and peaceful holidays spent with your families and loved ones. Have a phenomenal Christmas and Happy New Year ahead!

15th of December 2022, Payment by a card

Information for the competitors with the high bank transfer fees. Payment by a card will be possible from 1st of January 2023. Due to the higher fees of card payments, we kindly ask all competitors to use a bank transfer as the preferred method.

14th of December 2022, Published Bulletin 1 for the Public race of WMOC 2023

Bulletin 1.

28th of October 2022, Booking system

Booking system for accommodation in student dormitories and on hard floor is active.
More information on Student dormitory, Hard floor, Camp and Caravans page.

1st of July 2022, Prices of Daily transport and parking

More information on Transport and parking page.

1st of May 2022, Entries are opened 

More information on Registration page.

3rd of March 2022, Web and Bulletin 1

WMOC 2023 web is active. Bulletin 1 is published.

15th of May 2021, WMOC 2023

Dear Orienteering Friends,

the dates for the rescheduled WMOC2020 have been firmly set. WMOC event will be held between 11th and 18th August 2023.
After an enforced year-long break the team of organizers is slowly getting together again to restart the preparation for the event. Our main goal is to make sure the athletes will have not only an enjoyable race experience but also plenty of opportunities for relaxation and leisure activities.
The organizing team heartily welcomes all competitors to WMOC in Kosice and look forward to seeing you in 2023.