Israel Open Championship 2015

For more results and photos, go to the MCO 2015 Event page.

Israel_Open_2015_Overall Results





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:


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

Getting There



Competition Courses & Classes
Course lengths and number of controls will be published at a later date.

Course Classes
Long M21A, M35A
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
Short W13, M13
Shorty Boys/Girls 12 and under

Start Times
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
  • Male/female
  • Year of birth
  • Country
  • Club
  • 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.

Map Scale Year Relevance Distance (from
Event Center)
Kibbutz Mizra 1:4000 2009 Sprint 0
Kibbutz HaZore’a 1:5,000 2006 Sprint 25
Kibbutz Beit HaShita 1:5,000 2009 Sprint 20
Kibbutz Ma’oz Haim 1:5,000 2010 Sprint 35
Kfar HaHoresh 1:10,000 2007 Long/Middle 2o
Alonim 1:10,000 2011 Long/Middle 25
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
Ilaniya 1:7,500 2011 Long/Middle 30
Tel Govel 1:10,000 2011 Long/Middle 25