On behalf of the Latvian Orienteering federation (LOF), this May we would like to invite you to participate in the World Ranking events (WRE) in Latvia. We offer competitions which will be held in similar terrains as the 2017 World Orienteering Championships in Estonia and 2017 World Orienteering Cup in Latvia, as well as the 2018 World Orienteering Championships in Latvia.
In this year’s first Latvian National Orienteering championship orienteers will compete for medals in the sprint race. The competition will take place on the 6th of May in one of the biggest cities in Latvia – Liepāja – which is located on the Baltic seashore. The competition centre will be placed at Liepājas Seaside park. More information can be found in the Bulletin: http://lc.lof.lv/y-2017/sprint/. The registration for Elite classes men (M21E) and women (W21E) is possible via the IOF Event Management System EVENTOR: https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events/Show/5734
On the 7th of Mayorienteers will have the ability to compete against the strongest runners of the Baltic countries in sprint relay (Bulletin: http://lc.lof.lv/y-2017/sprint-relay/). Terrain in both distances – mixed construction with irregular street network, park area and seaside dunes. But the day before, on the 5th of May, there will be a special event – an indoor orienteering competition in the concert hall “Liepājas Dzintars”.
At the end of the next week, on the 14th of May, in the northern Latvia, the Latvian National Orienteering championship in long distance will be held. Terrain is mostly mixed forest with different runnability, expressed relief forms, different size and shape swaps. We would like to note that the event area is only 20 km away from the 2017 World Orienteering Championships competition centre in Estonia, so the terrain is very similar (Bulletin: http://lc.lof.lv/y-2017/long/). The registration for Elite classes men (M21E) and women (W21E) via the IOF Event Management System EVENTOR: https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events.
As different orienteering sport events on the summer season in Latvia are accessible every day, we invite everyone to spend the week between both WRE by participating in competitions organized by local Latvian orienteering clubs. More details can be found at: http://lof.lv/serials