Israel Open Championships 2020

Lower Galilee – 21 & 22 February 2020

50 orienteers from 13 countries competed at the 2019 Israel Open Championship. Israel Orienteering invites you to come and enjoy great weather, challenging courses, and wonderful hospitality in 2020.

Venues

2020 Israel Open Championships Venues – Click to enlarge

Day 1 – BALFOUR FOREST – 21 Feb 2020

WAZE Driving Instructions  (from mobile phone)
Verbal instruction

Day 2 – BEIT KESHET – 22 Feb 2020

WAZE Driving Instructions  (from mobile phone)
Verbal instruction

Registration

All competitors from abroad must register by submitting the
Registration form.
Registration deadline: 16 February 2020.

Categories and course distances

For all ages over 16, courses are technically challenging.

If you wish to run a shorter course (B or C level), send an email to IOA (office@nivut.org.il) after submitting the registration form.

Category Typical  Distance (km)
H21A, H35 8
H18A, H21B, H40, D21A 6
D16A, H16A, H18B, H21C 5
H45, H50A 5
D21B, D35, H35B, H55 5
H50B, H60, H65, H70 3.5
D21C, D40, D45, D50, D55, D60 3.5
D65+, H75+ 2.5
D14, D16B, H14, H16B 3.3
D12, H12 2

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DAY 1 –Kfar Hahoresh

Organizer: Technion Carmel O-club
Course Planner –
Course Supervisor –
Event Director –

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DAY 2 – HaSolelim

Organizer: Lev Hasharon Menashe O-club
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AWARD CEREMONY at 12:30

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If you wish to run a shorter course (B or C), send an email to IOA (office@nivut.org.il) after submitting the registration form.

Open Courses
Recreational (family) course – Day 2 only.
On-site registration available, dependent upon weather conditions.

Start Times
Competition Day 1:  9:00 to 11:00
Competition Day 2:  9:00 to approx. 11:30.
Start lists will be published prior to events.

Maps
Some maps will cover new terrain in familiar areas. Other maps will be recent and revised, to give competitors the best possible orienteering experience.
Scale 1:7500/1:10,000. Contours 5 meter.

Punching System
All events will be organized using the SPORTident electronic punching system. Competitors who have SI cards can bring and use their own cards.

Waiver
Every registered participant must sign a waiver. A parent or guardian must sign for each child under 18.

Health & Safety
IOA will provide first-aid at each competition site. Emergency care and major hospitals are within a 15-minute drive from all competition sites. IOA will not bear responsibility related to medical costs for participants.

Accommodations
Anywhere in central and northern Israel is a convenient location for getting to the events.

Inexpensive Accommodations in Israel
Israel Youth Hostel Association – Network of guesthouses and youth hostels throughout Israel.
Field Schools – Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI). Hostel accommodations throughout Israel
Israel Hostels (ILH) – Independent Travelers’ Accommodation
Abraham Hostels – Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nazareth locations

O-Training and Travel in Israel
The IOA invites you to a new orienteering experience.
Come to Israel for a week of O-training and sightseeing, and compete at the Israel Open Championships.

There are many training maps in close proximity to the competition arenas. Israel is a small country, and nearly all O-maps in Israel are within a driving distance of no more than two hours.

Israel offers a plethora of historical and religious sites, beach resorts, archaeological tourism, heritage tourism and ecotourism. The capital Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is a holy city to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan, cultural and financial global city. It was ranked by National Geographic in 2010 as one of the world’s ten best beaches. Israel’s different cultures and religions, its diverse landscapes, the contrasts between cities, and the mixture of European and Middle Eastern culture all combine to give tourist a rich experience.

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