General Info

Host Federation

Portuguese Orienteering Federation - POF.

Event President

Augusto Almeida (POR - POF President).

Event Director

Carlos Monteiro (POR).

IOF Senior Event Advisor

David May (GBR).

National Controller

José Carlos Pires (POR).

Race Controllers

Sprint (Qualifying race and Final race): Jorge Ramos.
Long Qualifying races: António Churro.
Long Final race: Joaquim Patrício.

Race Planners

Sprint Final race: Tiago Aires.
Sprint Qualifying race: Alexandre Reis.
Long Qualifying races: Jacinto Eleutério and Armando Sousa.
Long Final race: Rui Antunes.


Portuguese Orienteering Federation - POF
EC Mafra - Apartado 2
P-2641-909 Mafra
Phone/Fax: (+351) 261 819 171

Event Centre

In Marinha Grande.

Competition form

Competitors may enter either the WM Sprint Championships, the WM Long Championships or both. All Sprint course competitors will participate in one qualifying Sprint race and based on the results the best 80 runners in each class, will qualify for the A-Final, the next 80 for the B-Final and so on.

All Long course competitors will participate in two qualifying Long races and based on the combined times from these races, the best 80 runners in each class, will qualify for the A-Final, the next 80 for the B-Final and so on.

Punching System

SPORTident (SI-Card).

Each competitor must register his/her SI-code on the entry-form; those who do not have their own SI-Card must either rent or purchase (see below).

  • Rental = €15,00 and €25,00 deposit / period
  • Purchase = €37,50

SPORTident will produce a card especially for WMOC'08, in several colours (top).


M / W 35 - 1973 or earlier
M / W 40 - 1968 or earlier
M / W 45 - 1963 or earlier
M / W 50 - 1958 or earlier
M / W 55 - 1953 or earlier
M / W 60 - 1948 or earlier
M / W 65 - 1943 or earlier
M / W 70 - 1938 or earlier
M / W 75 - 1933 or earlier
M / W 80 - 1928 or earlier
M / W 85 - 1923 or earlier
M / W 90 - 1918 or earlier


Parking is available for private cars and coaches for the whole period at the following rates:

  • Up to 9 seats: 15,00€ (after 1st April 2008: 20,00€).
  • Over 9 seats: 30,00€ (after 1st April 2008: 40,00€)

Please see Transport Entry Form here.

Opening Ceremony

Will take place on the 28th June, at 4.00 pm.


Will take place on the 3rd July, at 7.30 pm. The cost is 35,00€/person (25,00€ for children up to 14 years) for booking before 1st April 2008 and includes aperitif, buffet, dessert, beverages and live music.

If you book after 1st April 2008 the cost is 45,00€ (35,00€ for children up to 14 years).

Typical Sardinhada

Will take place on the 30th Jun (Monday) at 1.00 pm. The cost is 15,00€/person for booking until 1st April08. If you book after 1st April08 the cost is 20,00€. Grilled sardines will be served with salads and portuguese wine.

Baby-sitting / String course

During the qualifying and final races, a babysitting service with trained staff will be available to look after children up to 10 years old. This service is free of charge.
Close to the baby-sitting facilities, a string course will be held for the same age group. The entries will be accepted free of charge at the event.



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During June/July you can expect temperatures from 20º to 35º Celsius during the day and from 15º to 25º at night.


A wide variety of musical events will be organised.

Tourism programme

A wide variety of tourist programmes (one day or half day) will be organised.

Responsibility and safety

All competitors who take part in the WMOC'08 and in the spectator races (including Warm up and Open races) must assess any risks and take their own safety precautions, and will be totally responsible for any injuries which might occur during the races.

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Official Bank:

Official Id and Time System:

Official Carrier:
TAP Air Portugal

Official Media:
RTP - Radiotelevisão PortuguesaRadio 94 FMTravel Channel

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