Important information about the Negev Desert Orienteering Championship is now available in English on the ISOA website.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event, which is held in memory of Hagar Palmach, a teenager who died in a hiking accident while a student at the Sde Boker high school in 2001. In addition to orienteering, participants will enjoy visits to geological and historical sites, swimming, biking and other sporting activities, and lots of social and fun events.
The Desert Championship is a prelude to the major event of the Israel orienteering season, the Israel Open Championship, which will be held on February 25-26 in the Judaean foothills, southwest of Jerusalem. Over 50 competitors from various European countries will be participanting in this year’s event.