Competitor Info

Information for Competitors/Athletes taking part in the World Orienteering Championships 2015

Programme of events

At the IOF General Assembly 2012 the decision was made to adopt a new model for WOC which would take effect from 2017. Events prior to this have the opportunity to modify their event programme, WOC 2015 in Scotland will use the new programme. The dates for the championship are 31 July - 7 August 2015. The event will be run in parallel with the Scottish 6 Days Event which takes place from 1-8 August 2015.

19th Jul  


Depending on the subject of your enguiry use the following addresses. Also see the Event Team page for more details of who is doing what.

01st Jul  

Embargoed Areas

Embargo Updates


Elgin embargo was removed from Saturday 11th July.

30th Jun  

Training Areas

Kingussie map

Competitions and Training May/July

NOTE: Some additional areas have been added

These areas are available from May through to end of July, 2015.

Some will have controls placed, but most don't.

See below for the areas, relevant information and preferred parking.

Many of the areas are within approximately 30km of Inverness, some urban areas are near Glasgow & Edinburgh Airports.

Click/select a map image to see a larger version.

29th Jun  

Entry Deadline

31st May is the deadline for:

  • All Teams to have entered the number of athletes and officials (IOF WOC Rule 9.6).  Late entries may be refused (Rule 9.1).
  • Entries from IOF Council, Commissions or National Federation personnel who wish to be accredited.
  • Booking Transport Package

20th May  


Eventor screenshot, Credit:IOF

WOC2015 Organisers are pleased to announce that IOF Eventor is now open for Team Managers, IOF Officials, VIPs and WOC Guests to register for accreditation, transport packages and preliminary team entries. Final entries to individual WOC2015 competitions will also be made via Eventor.

02nd Feb  


WOC 2015 will accept requests for accommodation according to the categories below. We will do our utmost to match your requirements however there is very little spare capacity in Inverness in August so you are encouraged to return your form as soon as possible. They will be processed in the order in which they are received.

10th Aug  


Glen Affric view, Credit:Colin Matheson


British Orienteering has a long tradition of competing in and staging successful international events. The World Championships have been staged in Great Britain twice: in 1976 and 1999. Once again British Orienteering is excited and pleased to welcome international orienteering to the challenging, inspiring and unique terrain found in the Highlands of Scotland.

Martin Ward
Chair, British Orienteering

01st Sep  

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