Technical Info


All WMOC competitions will be held in a 25km radius, within the area of "Pinhal de Leiria". The terrain will be similar for all courses and is a coastline forest, covered by Mediterranean pine tree, with some open areas close to the beach, especially on the Sprint. Technically it's typical sand dune terrain with much small contour detail, easy running and good visibility. Most of the tracks have a symmetrical configuration. The altitude of the competition areas is between10 and 85 metres high. The Sprint races will be more urban in nature.


IOF standard, scale 1/10.000, contour interval 2,5m, surveyed 2008, for LD, warm up and open races.

ISSOM standard, scale 1/4.000, contour interval 2,5m, surveyed 2008, for Sprint races.

Control Description:

The control descriptions will be according to the IOF rules and are available at the pre-start of each race. It will also be printed on each map.

Embargoed areas:

Pedrógão, Vieira de Leiria, Pataias and Leiria.

Previous O-Maps

A set of previous O-maps of embargoed areas can be ordered – as long as supply lasts – at a cost of EUR 15,00 (including postage).

These previous maps contain only a part of the areas that will be used in WMOC. Click on the previous map images to enlarge.

Leiria Leiria previous map - Click to enlarge Pataias (3) Pataias (3) previous map - Click to enlarge Praia da Vieira Praia da Vieira previous map - Click to enlarge Pedrógão Pedrógão previous map - Click to enlarge


You may find how will the weather be during WMOC'08 using the following links:

Portuguese Institute of Meteorology -
Leiria Weather Forecast -
Weather Forecast Image -
Satellite Image (Visible and Infra-red ray) -
Radar Image (Precipitation) -

Câmara Municipal de LeiriaCâmara Municipal de AlcobaçaCâmara Municipal da Marinha GrandeCâmara Municipal da NazaréJunta de Freguesia de PataiasJunta de Freguesia de CoimbrãoJunta de Freguesia de Vieira de LeiriaSecretaria de Estado da Juventude e do DesportoDirecção-Geral dos Recursos FlorestaisMinistério da Educação
Turismo de PortugalRegião de Turismo Leiria/FátimaExército PortuguêsConfraria de Nossa Senhora da Nazaré

Instituto do Desporto de PortugalSALITUR / BUDGETRGBimageSilvaSanap AmbienteDelta CafésDom Porco - Salsicharia Tradicional

Official Water:

Official Bank:

Official Id and Time System:

Official Carrier:
TAP Air Portugal

Official Media:
RTP - Radiotelevisão PortuguesaRadio 94 FMTravel Channel

Official Sports Magazine: