Bulletins

Bulletins will be published here as pdf documents at the appropriate time. Bulletin 1 (preliminary information) will be published 24 months before the event (July 2020). Bulletin 2 (invitation) will be published 12 months in advance (July 2021). Bulletin 3 (event information) is due 3 months before the event (May 2022) and the final Bulletin 4 (additional event information) given on arrival of competitors.

Event centre

The Event Centre, including Media Centre, will be in the South Hall Complex at Pollock Halls, a short distance by Number 30 or 33 bus from the city centre.

Embargos

All information about embargoed areas is to be found at IOF Eventor.

Accommodation

Pollock Halls of Residence are part of the University of Edinburgh and during the summer vacation there are over 2,000 rooms available. A range of room types is available, including single standard rooms, double or twin en-suite and self-catering 4-bedded ‘flats’. Various meal options will also be available. Preliminary bookings have been put in place to reserve all categories as described above.

Edinburgh is well used to dealing with significant numbers of visitors from around the world and offers alternative options should teams wish to arrange independent facilities e.g. extended stay in advance of WOC 2022. A list of hotels will be listed here closer to the time of the event.

Previous maps

Edinburgh University Orienteering Club Routegadget features many of the possible race locations including King’s Buildings (2018-01-19), Central Edinburgh (2018-01-20) and Riccarton (2017-11-19). Note these are all embargoed.

Routegadget includes the Race the Castles 2014 World Ranking Event.

Ordnance Survey OpenData can be downloaded for free here as ESRI Shapefiles or GML3 with the most detailed information including OS Open Greenspace and OS Open Map Local. OS Terrain 50 is available either as a 50m gridded digital terrain model or 10m contours and spot heights.

OS MasterMap is the definitive source of highly detailed geographic data and can be purchased from various sources including getmapping.com and emapsite.com. Note that licence restrictions will apply to this data.

Training

There will be several training camps and opportunities for athletes in advance of WOC 2022. Scotland has an excellent track record for staging Sprint competitions, and in recent years these have included Race the Castles (including Edinburgh and Stirling) as well as WOC 2015 races in Nairn and Forres. Scotland has a well-supported and attended Scottish Orienteering Urban League, alongside races counting towards the UK Orienteering League. Sprint Scotland, organised by Masterplan Adventure, is a series of competitions aimed at both elite level and wider public participation. The next event is 20-23rd June 2019.

The ease of travel to Edinburgh and central Scotland means that opportunities for pre-WOC training are excellent. The Scottish Orienteering Association welcomes participation in their own competitions by international squads and athletes.

Several quality training venues not currently subject to embargoes are within easy reach of Edinburgh and include Stirling and Dunfermline, the former Royal Capital of Scotland. Traffic-free training is possible at other university campus locations as well as new towns such as Livingston.

Enquiries can be directed to Elizabeth Furness, Athlete Services Manager info@woc222.org.