For more results and photos, go to the MCO 2015 Event page.
Friday-Saturday, 20-21 February 2015
Israel is proudly hosting the 4th Mediterranean Championships in Orienteering (MCO) in conjunction with the 2015 Israel Open Championships.
Long and Middle Distances for Elite classes will be IOF World Ranking Events (WRE). Registration for WRE Elite classes at: eventor.orienteering.org
Currently confirmed entries from countries:
Belgium Cyprus Czech Republic Finland France
Germany Great Britain Italy Latvia Lithuania Macedonia
Norway Russia Serbia Spain Switzerland Turkey
MCO (Thursday, 19 February) – Sarid – Sprint
Competition Day 1 (Friday, 20 February) – Zippori – Long Distance
Competition Day 2 (Saturday, 21 February) – Timrat – Middle Distance
Competition Courses & Classes
Course lengths and number of controls will be published at a later date.
|Medium +||W21A, M17, M21B, M40|
|Medium A||M45, M50A|
|Medium B||W21B, W35, M21C, M35B|
|Medium C||W15, H15, M55|
|Short+ H||M50B, M60, M65, M70|
|Short+ D||W21C, W40, W45, W50, W55, W60,|
|Short+ Gold||W65, W75, M75, M80|
|Shorty||Boys/Girls 12 and under|
Competition Day 1: 9:00 to 11:00
Competition Day 2: 9:00 to approx. 11:30.
Start lists will be published several days prior to event.
Zippori: Scale: to be announced. Contours 5 meter.
Timrat: Scale: to be announced. Contours 5 meter.
Existing maps will be thoroughly updated for the event, including Lidar-based contour-mapping.
50 NIS per event, includes SPORTident card rental
To guarantee your start time and use of an electronic punch, you must register no later than 1 week prior to the event. Early registration ends 11.2.2015
Online registration is not available in English.
To register, contact Ziv Noiman at: ISOA Info/Registration
For each participant, please provide the following information:
- First name, last name
- Year of birth
- Your SPORTident number OR request to rent
- Email address or other contact information
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 15-minute drive from all competition sites. ISOA will not bear responsibility related to medical costs for participants.
Places to stay near the championship venues:
Inexpensive Accommodations in Israel
Overnight Campgrounds – Israel Nature and Parks AuthorityNote: most overnight campgrounds are available for large groups only, by reservation.
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
O-Training and Travel in Israel
The ISOA 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.
|Kibbutz Beit HaShita||1:5,000||2009||Sprint||20|
|Kibbutz Ma’oz Haim||1:5,000||2010||Sprint||35|
|Alon HaGalil||1:10,000, 1:15,000||2010||Long/Middle||25|
|Kiryat Ata Forest||1:15,000||2002||Long/Middle||35|
|Beit Keshet North||1:10,000||2010||Long/Middle||30|