Israel Winter Cup 2018

Friday-Saturday, 28-29 December 2018

2018_Winter_Cup_OVERALL_Results (pdf)

2018_Winter_Cup_Day1_Splits (pdf)
2018_Winter_Cup_Day2_Splits (pdf)
2018 Winter Cup Day 1 Splits Analysis (web)
2018 Winter Cup Day 2 Splits Analysis (web)

PHOTOS: Day 1 – Menahamiya – Gidi Zorea
VIDEO Clips: Day 1 – Menahamiya – Gidi Zorea

PHOTOS: Day 2 – Ein Zur – Gidi Zorea
VIDEO Clips: Day 2 – Ein Zur – Gidi Zorea

Thursday – 27 December – 19:00 
Night-O at Kibbutz Beit Zera – just a few kilometers from Day 1 competition.
Organized by Navigo.
Night-O information (in Hebrew; use Google Translate)
Phone/SMS: +972-77-670-4470

28-Dec-2018  Menahamiya – Winter Cup Day 1

Jordan Valley, near the Sea of Galilee

Waze driving instructions – Menahamiya

Access to area is through the village of Menahemiya on a dirt road that leads to the forest – a little long but easy to drive.

From the parking area to the arena – walking distance about 500 m.
From the arena to the start – about 100 m.

Terrain: The first day of the winter championship is characterized by open forest, and 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.
In some parts the terrain is very rocky running in these sections is almost impossible. The map shows the stony ground, which should be considered when choosing your route.

Changes to the mapped area: Over the last month,  extensive changes have been made in several areas of the pine forest. Some sections of pine trees have been fully cut down, and some of these sections have been blocked off with fences that are impassable to the average orienteer.
As much as possible, these changes have been updated in the map, and the impassable fences are marked with a thick purple line.

Menahemia Forest map information

Images of Menahemia Forest

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

Coastal Plain, near Caesaria, south of Haifa.

Waze driving instructions – Ein Zur

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.