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The World Trail Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held in Daugavpils, Latvia.
Daugavpils is situated in the south-east of Latvia, 232km from Riga. It is only 25km from Lithuania
and 35km from Belarus. The town is divided in half by the River Daugava and is surrounded by
woods and cultivated land.
Daugavpils was granted the rights of a town in 1582. However, it was already used for trade
and military needs long before that. Over the centuries its name was changed repeatedly
until in 1920 it became the Daugavpils that we know today.
The town, with Dinaburg Castle at its very heart,was founded by the Livonian Order and has been ruled by Poles, Swedes, Russians, and Germans. The history has left its mark on Daugavpils, in its architecture, the diversity of its residents, and its culture.
Nowadays, in terms of population, Daugavpils is the second-largest town after Riga which
makes it an important economic, cultural and tourism centre and a home for one of the biggest
regional universities.

Distance to Daugavpils:
• From Riga 230km (3h by car)
• From Vilnius 180km (2.5h by car)
• From Tallinn 520km (6.5h by car)
• From Moscow 770km (9h by car)
• From Berlin 1180 km (13.5 h by car)

Travelling options to Riga:
• Airplane to Riga International Airport (RIX)
• Ferry to Riga Passenger Terminal (from Stockholm)

Travelling options from Riga to Daugavpils:
• Train from Riga Central Station to Daugavpils Train Station
• Passenger’s bus from Riga International Bus Terminal to Daugavpils Bus Terminal
• By car
There will be arranged transportation from Riga to Daugavpils upon request


Event Centre will be located in Park Hotel Latgola. Prize-giving ceremony will be held in the square Vienības laukums right next to it.



Event Director:  Matīss Ratnieks
Contacts & Competition Centre Manager: Līga Rukšāne
Course Setter:  Atis Rukšāns
Mapping: Jānis Gaidelis
Secretary & Finances: Natālija Teniševa
PR&Media: Iluta Kriškiāne
Human Resources: Inta Gaidele-Ivanova            
IT & Equipment: Ieva Rukšāne
Awarding ceremony: Irēna Voitāne
IOF Senior Event Adviser: Hannu Niemi (FIN)
IOF Assistant Senior Event Adviser: Anne Straube (GER)
National Controller: Zita Rukšāne (LAT)  zita.ruksane@woc2018.lv


The Competition rules for IOF Trail Orienteering Events will be applied to participation in the
World Trail Orienteering Championships 2018.
• All competitors, regardless of sex, age or physical ability/ disability are eligible to be entered
for the Open Class competition.
• Only competitors, who have a permanent disability that significantly reduces their mobility
and have an official IOF certificate confirming this, are eligible to be entered for the Paralympic


Organizers are fully committed to support the efforts of the anti-doping authorities (26.4.point IOF TrailO rules)


In August, the average temperature in Daugavpils is 21-25 ̊ C during the day and 13-17 ̊ C at night.
Small, local thunderstorms with rain are possible.


Map and course authors: Jānis Gaidelis and Atis Rukšāns. New maps will be created especially
for this event. Standard of the map ISSOM. Scales and contour intervals of the maps TempO,
PreO day 1, 2 and relay are 1:4 000, 2,5m.


The TempO competition will be held at the old Fortress of the city and its immediate surroun-dings.
The qualification will be in 2 parallel heats, consisting of 4 to 5 TempO stations. The composition of competitors for qualification will be determined according to the IOF TrailO rules 12.8. point.
The best 18 competitors from each heat will qualify for the final.


Assistants to push wheelchairs will be provided on all event days. It will be possible to charge the batteries for electric wheelchairs in all event centres.


The Fortress of Daugavpils - TempO qualification and finals
Map: CIETOKSNIS, 1:4000, e=2,5m, ISSOM
Previous map: 1:5000, e=2,5m, 2010, ISOM

Area of fortress, many man-made objects, some vegetation objects, ditch around the fortress, many terrain details, good to very good visibility; semi-open areas; river runs through the terrain.
Last FootO competitions held in 2016. Never used for TrailO.
Competition centre (Lat, Lon): 55.8831666, 26.4974102
Approximate course length and climb: 1.9 km TempO (qualification and final)
The quality of trails – prevailingly hard surface. Extra pushers will be provided in places that are more difficult to pass.

The PreO competition (2 events) and the Relay will be held in the forests surrounding Daugavpils.
PreO 1
Map: Jaunā Forštate, 1:4000, e=2,5m, ISSOM
Previous map: 1:5000, e=2,5m, 2010, ISOM

High density of forest trails, many vegetation objects and contour details, semi-open areas, medium to good visibility. Last FootO competitions held in 2012 and TrailO 2014.
Competition centre (Lat, Lon): 55.9106772, 26.5372173
Approximate course length and climb: 1.9 km / 20 m climb
The quality of trails – roads with diverse surface. Extra pushers will be provided in places that are more difficult to pass.
PreO 2
Map: Forštates karjers, 1:4000, e=2,5m, ISSOM
Previous map: 1:5000, e=2,5m, 2010, ISOM

Area of quarry covers the majority of the map, few trails, many small terrain objects, good to very good visibility. Last FootO competitions held in 2012. Never used for TrailO.
Competition centre (Lat, Lon): 55.9368939, 26.5318852
Approximate course length and climb: 1.9 km / 10 m climb
The quality of trails – roads with diverse surface. Extra pushers will be provided in places that are more difficult to pass.
Map: Stropu estrāde, 1:4000, e=2,5m, ISSOM
Previous map: 1:5000, e=2,5m, 2010, ISOM

Mature, open forest, few vegetation objects and many contour details, medium to good visibility. Last TrailO competition 2010,
Local Foot O competition 2010.
Competition centre (Lat, Lon): 55.8911201, 26.5757856
Approximate course length and climb: 1.9 km / 20 m climb
The quality of trails – roads with diverse surface. Extra pushers will be provided in places that are more difficult to pass.


With regard to the IOF Competition Rules (article 26.5), the embargoed areas are forbidden for
potential WTOC2018 athletes, team officials and other persons that may be in a position to give
information to the team members.

From this moment, all potential WTOC 2018 event participants, coaches, and team officials, as
well as all those people, who could supply WTOC team members with information about the
terrain, are not allowed to enter the embargoed areas as indicated on the map.
Athletes  and  officials  must  take  into  account  that  TempO  restricted  area  includes  the  hotel  
„Rotko centra rezidences”, located in Mihaila street 3, is within the restricted area, thus access
to this hotel is forbidden until the end of the TempO events.
More information and maps of the embargoed areas are available on the WTOC2018 website:


There are no special regulations (except IOF TrailO  rules 21.6, 33.1 and 33.2 point)
concerning the type of footwear or clothes on the terrain: however it is recommended to protect yourself against insects (mosquitoes, ticks) and sun.


25.05.- 27.05.2018. Daugavpils Cup - Daugavpils, PreO, PreO, TempO, PreO.
Website: http://okstiga.com/
29.06.- 01.07. 2018. “Kāpa - 2018” – Pāvilosta - PreO, PreO, TempO
Euroepan Cup in TrailO 2018
Website: http://2018.kapa.lv


Entries via IOF Eventor. The entry form is available here:
The Event start date is 4 August 2018.
Entries are done by the National team manager.

Team size entry
- Team manager (Chosen from list in IOF Eventor)
- Number of Team athletes (Men and Women)
- Number of Team Officials
- Number of Teams for the Relay(‘s)
The deadline for Team Size Entry is June 4, 2018 (- 2 months).

Team Names Entry
The following information shall be filled via IOF Eventor:
- Name of each Team Athlete by selecting from federation members in IOF Eventor. The deadline for Team Names Entry is 25 July 2018 (- 10 days).

Competition Entries
Names of the competitors and, if required, their starting group, shall be entered in IOF Eventor, before 12 noon on the day before an individual competition.
Names of the competitors and their running order shall be entered in IOF Eventor, before 12 noon on the day before a relay competition.

Late Entries, Changes of Team Size or Team Names
Late Entries and changes will be accepted, if possible, up to Event start date, 4 August at 23:59 hours. No late entries or changes will be accepted after that date. Late entries and changes will always have a defined extra cost (surcharge). Late entries and changes will always be treated equally and must be communicated directly to the organiser. The organiser makes the changes in IOF Eventor after deadlines.
June 4 to July 25: surcharge 20% on new entries and withdrawals receive an 80% refund.
July 25 to 4 August: surcharge of 50% on new entries, withdrawals receive a 50% refund.
Name changes in this period cost 10 EUR.

After the Team Size deadline (-2 months), the organiser will invoice the federation for entries and services. The invoices should be paid before 22 June 2018 (- 6 weeks). If the Federation have done changes after that date it will be paid/refunded on the event at the Event Office.


Accreditation fee for Athletes 105 EUR*
Accreditation fee for Team Officials 105 EUR**
Accreditation fee for Accompanying Persons 75 EUR**
Entry fee for PreO day 1+2 100 EUR
Entry fee for TempO 70 EUR
Entry fee for Relay (per team) 120 EUR
*Accreditation fee includes participation in 2 model events as well as banquet, free public transport and parking in the city.
** Accreditation fee includes participation in 2 model events and open Pre-o competition as well as banquet, free public transport and parking in the city.


IMPORTANT – the payer shall cover all bank charges.
Payment details:
Registration No.: 40008021960
IBAN: LV14 RIKO 0002 0131 1137 2
Bank: AS Luminor Bank
Address: Grostonas iela 6b, Rīga, LV-1013, Latvia
Federation can request copies of invoice via email: lof@lof.lv


Our partners:
Suggested accommodation, which is also location for Competition centre and also Gala ceremony – Park Hotel Latgola (Ģimnāzijas str. 46, Daugavpils).
Dimensions of business class rooms are suitable for wheelchair users. There is a ramp at the
main entrance, wide corridors and elevator. There is one room adapted specially for wheelchair.
Wheelchair battery charging will be made available at the hotel.

The rooms can be booked by calling +371 65404900 or by writing an e-mail to:
reception@hotellatgola.lv, quoting key-words „WTOC2018 or WORLD TRAIL ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018”.
Hotel website: http://www.hotellatgola.lv/

Daugavpils medical college hotel (Miera str. 3/5, Daugavpils)
Wheelchair accessible. The rooms are on the ground floor. A toilet and shower accommodated
for disabled persons.
Triple room
An iron, tea kettle, writing-desk, heating, hair-dryer, shared shower rooms and toilet, TV, refrigerator,
wake-up service.
Price: 30 EUR night
Double room
Individual shower room and toilet, an iron, writing-desk, heating, dressing room, hair-dryer,
air conditioner, TV, refrigerator, tea-kettle, cable TV.
Price: 30 EUR night
A possibility to order catering provided right in the hotel (breakfast 4 EUR, lunch 6 EUR, dinner 5 EUR), via Eventor.
Application for accommodation and catering has to be made by writing to email: liga.ruksane@woc2018.lv by 15th April.

Other accommodations: http://www.visitdaugavpils.lv/lv/daugavpils/naktsmitnes


Lunch at the price 7,00 EUR per lunch will be provided in competition arenas on request.
Lunch orders should be made at registration process (Eventor) as additional service.
The money for catering has to be transferred to Latvian Orienteering federation account no later than June 8, 2018.


If  you  need  transport  i.e.  from  airport  to  competition  centre  etc.,  it  can  be  requested  individually; please contact
Transportation package “Competition centre – Competition centre of each event (model events included)” is available upon request for EUR 50 per person.


Nationals  of  the  European  Union  (EU),  the  European  Economic  Area  (EEA)  and  any  thirdcountry  national  holding  a  residence  permit  of  a  Schengen  State  do  not  need  a  visa  to enter Latvia. For more information, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:


Open public event will be held during WTOC on the WTOC courses, on the same days, after the official WTOC programme. The whole event includes 1 TempO competition (WTOC Qualifications), 2 PreO competitions.
(WTOC Day 1 + Day 2) and 2 model events.
Entry fees are 15 EUR per competition, 5 EUR per model event or 40 EUR for the whole event.
Final entries to be made by June 1, 2018.
More information will be published on February at official WTOC web page.


If you have any questions, please contact:
Līga Rukšāne: liga.ruksane@woc2018.lv


Iluta Kriškijāne: iluta.kriskijane@woc2018.lv , t. +371 26364925



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