Israel Winter Cup 2018

Friday-Saturday, 28-29 December 2018

28-Dec-2018  Menahamiya – Winter Cup Day 1

Jordan Valley, near the Sea of Galilee

Menahemia Forest map information

The first day of the winter championship is characterized by steep hills, in which competitors have to carefully consider their route choices in a physically-demanding but enjoyable terrain. This is a new map in a unique forest, unfamiliar to many.

Images of Menahemia Forest

29-Dec-2018  Ein Zur  (Ein Tsur) – Winter Cup Day 2

Coastal Plain, near Caesaria, south of Haifa.

Ramat HaNadiv map information
Ein Zur – video clips from O event
Ein Zur – photos from O event

50 NIS (~12 Euro) per event, includes SPORTident card rental
All competitors from abroad must register by submitting the REGISTRATION form.
Registration deadline: 23 December 2018.

Competition Courses & Categories
Advance registration is required for competition courses.
Actual course lengths and number of controls will be published at a later date.

Open Courses & Classes
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 11:30 (approximate)
Start lists will be published several days prior to event.

Some maps will cover new terrain. Other maps will be recent and thorough revisions, 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.

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

Health & Safety
ISOA will provide first-aid at each competition site. Emergency care and major hospitals are within a 30-minute drive from all competition sites. ISOA will not bear responsibility related to medical costs for participants.

Anywhere in central 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
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.