Event description

In the summer of 2018 Riga and Sigulda will be the capital cities of orienteering. No doubt that both local and foreign orienteers will enjoy running an orienteering race in a so historically and culturally rich place as the old town of Riga. This will be the first time ever that the World Orienteering Championships Finals will take place in the very heart of a capital city. WOC2018 PROGRAMM: 03.08. Arrival; 04.08. Morning. Sprint Qualification; 04.08. Evening. Sprint final; 05.08. Sprint relay; 06.08. Rest day; 07.08. Middle distance; 08.08. Rest day; 09.08. Relay; 10.08. Rest day; 11.08. Long distance; 12.08. Departure.

Volunteering opportunities

2018 will be an active year for the Latvian orienteering community, as we will be hosting the World Orienteering Championship where the best athletes from all planet will compete for medals in five orienteering disciplines. To have everything running smoothly, we cannot do without our eager-to-help volunteers. Therefore, we invite you to join the organizers team. There will be a lot of work and everyone will have an appropriate job to do according to one’s area of interest.

You must be at least 15 years of age to apply as a volunter. We expect that you help us at least 3 days, 8 hours per day.

Volunteer package

For volunteers, we offer accommodation in Sigulda in a school on the floor with your sleeping accessories, catering and transport to the arenas on all days when you work, clothing (a t-shirt, vest and cap). Moreover, you will have an opportunity to go orienteering two days as part of Latvia O-week free of charge. If you are ready to help, please fill out form and we will contact you. If you have any questions, feel free to write to volunteers@woc2018.lv WOC and O-week program can be found here http://www.woc2018.lv/o-week/