The organisers of the World Orienteering Championships for Edinburgh 2024 are delighted to welcome you to Edinburgh for the WOC Tour events using some of the areas mapped for the 2024 world championships and other areas of the beautiful city of Edinburgh:
The centre of the city hosts the Scottish Parliament, government offices, the highest law courts and many iconic buildings including cathedrals, churches, libraries and museums, as well as public gardens and parkland. The skyline is dominated by Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, occupies a significant number of historical and modern buildings across the city centre. The city’s historical and cultural attractions, and summer festivals have made it the UK’s second-most visited tourist destination, attracting over 4 million visitors annually, supporting a wide range of restaurants and retail outlets, particularly along the Royal Mile. The city centre also includes significant residential areas both historical and modern, with narrow vennels (passageways) and complex housing schemes providing a variety of orienteering challenges. Running surfaces will be mostly paved, with some cobbles and limited areas of grass. There is significant variation in elevation across the city centre and there are some steep slopes and narrow stairways.
The WOC Tour takes place from Thursday 11 July until Tuesday 16 July 2024 and allows visitors to spectate at the World Championship races as well as competing themselves. The six varied races will allow you to experience the best of urban orienteering from sprint to long-distance!
Find out more about the WOC Tour online and how to enter.