Competition

Stage 1

Sprint (Aguiar da Beira) – Sunday 10th July

The first stage of JWOC TOUR will be part of the National Sprint League.

JWOC integration: At the end of this race spectators have the opportunity to assist JWOC open Ceremony in the Village of Aguiar da Beira, starting at 17h00.

Prize giving ceremony: After the finish of the JWOC opening ceremony, we’ll have the prize giving ceremony for the National Sprint League (around 17h40) on the open amphitheatre on the side of the Event Center. The fastest 3 (5 in Elite classes) runners from each competition class (independently of their nationality) will be called to the stage.

Terrain: Typical small village from the centre of Portugal. The area has a moderate climb (for a sprint race). Most of the roads are small and narrow. No asphalt on most of the roads. Athletes can expect pavê (granite blocks) instead. This area will be used for JWOC Sprint model event.

Map maker: Rafael Miguel 2013 (updated in 2021)

Course setting: Daniel Silva and Rafael Miguel

Contour interval: 2,5 meters

Parking: There are a lot of parking places on the roads around the Finish area.

First start: To be announced when we release JWOC Bulletin 4 (will depend on the number of participants). However, the last start will be around 16h15.

Open and Formation classes start time window: To be announced when we release JWOC Bulletin 4 (will depend on the number of participants).


Stage 2

Sprint (Carapito) – Monday 11th July

JWOC integration: On Monday 11th JWOC Sprint will be in the same area as TOUR stage 2, providing you with the opportunity to watch the world’s best Juniors prior to your race. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to experience the same course type in this very demanding urban terrain. JWOC Sprint first start will be at 8h30.

Terrain: Typical small village from the centre of Portugal. The area has a moderate climb (for a sprint race). Most of the roads are very small and narrow. No asphalt on most of the roads. Athletes can expect pavê (granite blocks) instead.

Map maker: Rafael Miguel 2017 (updated in 2021)

Course setting: Daniel Silva and Rafael Miguel

Contour interval: 2,5 meters

Parking: Use the official parking for Arena Carapito. Please respect the embargoed areas and follow the Organizers’ instructions.

First start: To be announced when we release JWOC Bulletin 4 (will depend on the number of participants), but it’ll be around 1h30 after the JWOC Sprint prize giving ceremony.

Open and Formation classes start time window: To be announced when we release JWOC Bulletin 4 (will depend on the number of participants).


Stage 3

Long (Carapito) – Wednesday 13th July

JWOC integration: On Wednesday 13th JWOC runners will have their rest day, leaving us with time to challenge you for a Long distance on the very same map as Juniors did the day before.

Terrain: Forest is mostly covered by pine trees (Pinus pinaster). In some areas you can find some deciduous trees, as chestnut trees (Castanea sativa) and Oak trees (Quercus). The area has moderate to high climb and large areas of bare rock can be found. A lot of rock details are present in most of the areas, both boulders and cliffs. Please note that bare rock may be slippery – especially in wet conditions. Athletes are encouraged to take this into account, when they select shoes for the forest distances. Some undergrowth and dense vegetation can be frequently found, especially on the deepest valleys. Darker vegetation is typically impassable, consisting mostly of blackberry bushes (Rubus fruticosus). Genista (Genista cinerascens) is also very common in the region. Runnability varies a lot from place to place. It varies from very easy to very difficult.

Map maker: Janne Weckman and Timo Joensuu 2019 (updated in 2021)

Course setting: Diogo Miguel and Tiago Romão

Contour interval: 5 meters

Parking: Use the official parking for Arena Carapito. Please follow Organizers’ instructions.

First start: First start will be at 9h00.Open and Formation classes start time window: From 9h00 to 10h30.


Stage 4

Middle (Quinta das Lameiras) – Thursday 14th July

JWOC integration: On Thursday 14th JWOC runners will face the Middle distance Qualification on Quinta das Lameiras map, with the first start at 9h00. TOUR participants will have the opportunity to follow the race live at the arena and, afterwards, to run a challenging Middle distance themselves.

Terrain: Forest is mostly covered by pine trees (Pinus pinaster). In some areas you can find some deciduous trees, as chestnut trees (Castanea sativa) and Oak trees (Quercus). The area has moderate to high climb and large areas of bare rock can be found. A lot of rock details are present in most of the areas, both boulders and cliffs. Please note that bare rock may be slippery – especially in wet conditions. Athletes are encouraged to take this into account, when they select shoes for the forest distances. Some undergrowth and dense vegetation can be frequently found, especially on the deepest valleys. Darker vegetation is typically impassable, consisting mostly of blackberry bushes (Rubus fruticosus). Genista (Genista cinerascens) is also very common in the region. Runnability varies a lot from place to place. It varies from very easy to very difficult.

Map maker: Janne Weckman and Timo Joensuu 2019 (updated in 2021)

Course setting: Diogo Miguel and Tiago Romão

Contour interval: 5 meters

Parking: Use the official parking for Arena Quinta das Lameiras. Please respect the embargoed areas and follow Organizers’ instructions.

First start: To be announced when we release JWOC Bulletin 4 (will depend on the number of participants), but it’ll be around 30min after the final results from JWOC Middle Qualification are announced.Open and Formation classes start time window: To be announced when we release JWOC Bulletin 4 (will depend on the number of participants).


Stage 5

Middle (Quinta das Lameiras) – Friday 15th July

JWOC integration: On Friday 15th JWOC Middle distance Final will be raced on Quinta das Lameiras map. There will be 3 distinct races for each class (Final A, B and C), starting at 8h30. On W20 class we’ll have a podium decision around 11h35. On M20 we expect to know the podium athletes by 12h05. The prize giving ceremony is predicted to 12h35.

TOUR participants will have the opportunity to follow the race live at the arena and, afterwards, to run another challenging Middle distance on Quinta das Lameiras map.

Terrain: Forest is mostly covered by pine trees (Pinus pinaster). In some areas you can find some deciduous trees, as chestnut trees (Castanea sativa) and Oak trees (Quercus). The area has moderate to high climb and large areas of bare rock can be found. A lot of rock details are present in most of the areas, both boulders and cliffs. Please note that bare rock may be slippery – especially in wet conditions. Athletes are encouraged to take this into account, when they select shoes for the forest distances. Some undergrowth and dense vegetation can be frequently found, especially on the deepest valleys. Darker vegetation is typically impassable, consisting mostly of blackberry bushes (Rubus fruticosus). Genista (Genista cinerascens) is also very common in the region. Runnability varies a lot from place to place. It varies from very easy to very difficult.

Map maker: Janne Weckman and Timo Joensuu 2019 (updated in 2021)

Course setting: Bruno Nazário and Tiago Aires

Contour interval: 5 meters

Parking: Use the official parking for Arena Quinta das Lameiras. Please respect the embargoed areas and follow Organizers’ instructions.

First start: The first start of JWOC TOUR stage 5 will be at 13h15 (might suffer small adjustments).

Open and Formation classes start time window: From 13h15 to 14h15 (might suffer small adjustments).


Stage 6

Middle (Quinta das Lameiras) – Saturday 16th July

JWOC integration: We saved for the last day the most exciting Orienteering discipline – the Relay. On Saturday 16th JWOC runners will need nerves of steel to be able to handle the pressure of running shoulder to shoulder with each other. The Women Relay will start at 8h30 and the Men at 10h30. This will allow spectators to follow each class independently, as we expect the podium decision for W20 before 10h20, and 12h20 for M20. The prize giving ceremony and closing ceremony is predicted to 13h00.

After this, TOUR participants will have the opportunity to run the very last Middle distance of this series, also on Quinta das Lameiras map..

Terrain: The forest is mostly covered by pine trees (Pinus pinaster). In some areas, you can find some deciduous trees, as chestnut trees (Castanea sativa) and Oak trees (Quercus). The area has moderate to high climb and large areas of bare rock can be found. A lot of rock details are present in most of the areas, both boulders and cliffs. Please note that bare rock may be slippery – especially in wet conditions. Athletes are encouraged to take this into account when they select shoes for the forest distances. Some undergrowth and dense vegetation can be frequently found, especially on the deepest valleys. Darker vegetation is typically impassable, consisting mostly of blackberry bushes (Rubus fruticosus). Genista (Genista cinerascens) is also very common in the region. Runnability varies a lot from place to place. It varies from very easy to very difficult.

Map maker: Janne Weckman and Timo Joensuu 2019 (updated in 2021)

Course setting: Bruno Nazário and Tiago Aires

Contour interval: 5 meters

Parking: Use the official parking for Arena Quinta das Lameiras. Please respect the embargoed areas and follow Organizers’ instructions.

First start: The first start of JWOC TOUR stage 6 will be at 14:00 (might suffer small adjustments).

Open and Formation classes start time window: From 14h00 to 15h00 (might suffer small adjustments).