British Orienteering has a long tradition of competing in and staging successful international events. The World Championships have been staged in Great Britain twice: in 1976 and 1999. Once again British Orienteering is excited and pleased to welcome international orienteering to the challenging, inspiring and unique terrain found in the Highlands of Scotland.
Chair, British Orienteering
Based in Inverness, Scotland, WOC 2015 will utilise the fantastic terrain that this region has to offer. From the Moray coastal towns to the rugged forests and mountains of the Highlands, the challenges that these areas present will produce worthy world champions.
Unique heritage, scenery and culture
First staged the World Orienteering Championships in 1976 and again in 1999
Substantial support from the local community: EventScotland, Highland Council
WORLD CLASS TERRAIN
The terrain provided is physically and technically demanding, and will be rewarding to compete in. All this is set against the fantastic natural backdrop of the Highlands of Scotland.
The forest venues offer a range of challenges from rugged hilly ancient Caledonian Forest, with semi open terrain, contour and rock detail, to the flatter complex moraine terrain of the Moray coast.
The sprint venues offer urban areas with roads and small alleyways, parkland with sections of ornamental gardens, and community woodlands containing many paths and tracks.
At the IOF General Assembly 2012 the decision was made to adopt a new model for WOC which would take effect from 2017. Events prior to this have the opportunity to modify their event programme. WOC 2014 in Italy will be the first event to use the new programme, and WOC 2015 in Scotland will also do so. The dates for the championship are 1-7 August 2015. The event will be run in parallel with the Scottish 6 Days Event which takes place from 1-8 August 2015.
There will be a programme of training to give teams and athletes the chance to sample similar terrains and race in the run up to WOC 2015:
More information is available at http://www.woc2015.org/
Results will go here when the event is over. Thanks for looking.
August 1, 2015 - August 7, 2015
World Orienteering Championships