15th July – 19th July 2022*Explore
While often thought of as a countryside sport, in July 2022 orienteering will take over Edinburgh, when the World Orienteering Championships visit Scotland’s capital city. Four days of racing – for everyone from elite athletes to complete beginners – will showcase the sport for all, and allow people of all abilities to enjoy a world-class sport in a world-class city.
The Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Company, along with partners British Orienteering, Scottish Orienteering Association, EventScotland, University of Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council are pleased to welcome you to the Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2022.
All WOC 2022 races will be staged in Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the leading festival city in the world. Edinburgh is packed with medieval tenements, the narrow and intricate alleys of the Old Town, the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town and, of course, the iconic 12th century Edinburgh Castle and 16th-17th century Palace of Holyroodhouse. Edinburgh is one of the most stunning and enthralling cities in the world, and welcomes international teams, spectators and other orienteers.
WOC 2022 will also offer a series of international events for juniors, masters and non-elites. This will use the same areas as WOC whereever possible, and will feature an awayday to a major tourist destination outside Edinburgh. This 5-Day event is fully integrated with WOC 2022, and you will also have the opportunity to run the actual WOC courses. All race venues will be accessible by public transport and/or transport offered by the organisers.
*Event dates subject to agreement
Can’t wait until 2022?
New event information will be added over the coming months as confirmed, but why not head over and meet the Organisers at WOC 2020 Denmark in the meantime.Visit WOC2020 Website
EventScotland is delighted to be supporting the Sprint World Orienteering Championships in 2022. We look forward to welcoming the athletes, officials and supporters from across the globe to our capital city for an event to remember.
Scotland has a proven track-record in delivering world-class sporting and cultural events and our reputation as the perfect stage for events is recognised internationally. I am in no doubt that Edinburgh, with its historic landmarks, winding streets and warm welcome, will deliver fantastic competition and spectator races and provide an ideal backdrop for the championships.
EventScotland has and will continue to work closely with partners locally and the wider orienteering community to produce a world-class event showcasing the sport of urban sprint orienteering.
I hope you will have an excellent stay in Scotland and have a great championships.
Paul Bush OBE
VisitScotland’s Director of Events