About the Event
The Czech O-Tour 2023 series consists of eight individual races over three weekends from spring to autumn. These eight races consists of 1 sprint, 4 middle distances and 3 long distances.
- The best 7 results from 8 races are calculated.
- The winner of the class in each race gets 100 points, the other percentage less points according to the time loss up to twice the winner’s time.
- After each race, the winners of each class will be awarded.
- In the result list, the order by individual birth years will also be stated in the classes DH11-14.
- At the end of the series, the 3 best competitors in the overall ranking of the given class will be announced.
- In addition to the individual competition, there will also be a year-round club competition.
3 active weekends are beeing prepared:
April 1—2, 2023 — Plzeňsko — 2 forest races 40 minutes from Prague in the location of the JWOC 2024
August 3—6, 2023 — Kokořínsko — 3 races in sandstones and 1 sprint in the connection with Orienteering World Cup 2023
- October 27—29, 2023 — Šumava — 2 forest races within sight of Boubín in the undiscovered wild terrains of the Šumava
There is a participation limit 1500 competitors for each race. If you want to be sure of your entry, we recommend that you enter directly for the entire series. In addition to the guaranteed entry you will get a discount on the entry fee and an extra gift.
We will plant a tree for each competitor
The forest is a gym for orienteering runners. We have teamed up with the Ivan Dejmal Foundation and we want to develop a project to increase the stability of forest stands. One of the basic problems of our forests is the occurrence of monocultural tree species, and because of this a number of places have been affected by bark beetle calamity. For each competitor registered for at least one Czech O-Tour 2023 race, we will plant one tree (usually edible, beech, larch or linden), which are necessary for more stable and natural forests in the long perspective. Do you want to support the project even more? We will plant two trees for each entry in the entire series.
In the footsteps of WOC 2021
The Czech O-Tour 2022 returned to the WOC 2021. We negotiated throughout the autumn of 2021 with representatives of various institutions or nature conservation authorities in order to allow everyone to run in the same terrains like the best competitors in the world at the World Orienteering Championship 2021. As it was not possible to organize a large-scale event in July in the area of relays and the long distance in the Kokořín region, the organizing team tried to turn the negative news into a very unique event, which has no analogues worldwide: a slightly different year-round series in the best terrains of the WOC.