Become a volunteer at WMOC 2022! Fill the online form and join us!

  Become a volunteer at WMOC 2022! Fill the online form and join us! Volunteers are the life-blood for staging a successful event. Apply to become a volunteer at WMOC 2022 in Gargano and be part of the action! Those who want to be volunteers must be able to speak English in addition to their own language. Volunteers cannot participate in competitions on the days one is working. We will provide free accommodation in apartment and the official outfit for all international volunteers. Fill the form HERE  

Read more

Former World Orienteering Champion Janne salmi is the course setter at WMOC 2022

Janne Salmi, Finnish orienteering and winner of the 1997 World Orienteering Championships, Short distance. World champion Relay 2001, silver medal 1995, 1997 and 1999 will be the course setter for Sprint Final at WMOC 2022 in Vieste, Gargano, Puglia.

Read more

IOF Commission in visit, WMOC2022 We Are Ready!! ☀️

The countdown is ON. In the next days the IOF commission will proceed with technical, logistics, organizational and institutional checking for WMOC 2022.  The IOF delegation, guided by David May, the Swiss Tulla Spinelli and the Finnish Jane Salmi will follow an intense program which in only 4 days condensate all technical, organizational, logistics and institutional aspect of the upcoming World Masters Orienteering Championships 2022.  14 the municipalities supporting the event: Vieste, Peschici, Vico del Gargano, Montesant’Angelo, San Marco in Lamis, San Giovanni Rotondo, Carpino, Apricena, Rodi Garganico, Cagnano Varano, Sannicandro Garganico, Mattinata, Lesina and Ischitella.

Read more

IOF visits WMOC2022 areas, forests, villages and logistics

A warm welcome has been reserved to the IOF Event Advisors during their visit in Puglia.  The IOF Commission has been visiting the arenas, forests, villages and venues of the next World Masters Orienteering Championships. 

Read more

Jörgen Mårtensson International WMOC 2022 Ambassador

The orienteering legend Jörgen Mårtensson is officially the WMOC 2022 International Ambassador. Jörgen is one of the most successful Swedish orienteer of all times. Twice a winner of the World Orienteering Championships, he also won the 5 days O-Ringen in 1981 (at age 21), 1996 and 1997 (at age 37). Furthermore, he won the Swedish Championship in Marathon at Stockholm Marathon in 1993 . Now retired, he had one of the longest spanning careers in orienteering at world class level, taking part in World Championships over a period of twenty years. Starting with the 1978 World Orienteering Championships, where he placed eighth in the individual contest, he competed in every world championship until 1997. Is also thanks to Jörgen if orienteers with be able to run and enjoy Foresta Umbra because when back in the early 2000’ with Gabriele Viale and Bernt Bjørnsgaard they drove up to the forest and found a real paradise for orienteering and decided to make the first orienteering map.

Read more

The Dolomites-Sea bus is ready!

To offer something unique for Summer 2022 the 5 Days Italy and WMOC organizing committee and Ferrovie del Gargano, one of the major transportation firms in Italy, set a direct bus from Madonna di Campiglio to Vieste. This will allow all orienteers to experience fully the beauties of Italy, from the Dolomites in Trentino to the Sea in Gargano. At the end of 5 Days Italy in Madonna di Campiglio, on 8th July it will be possible to transfer directly to Vieste and to the Event Center of WMOC 2022 for the 26th World Masters Orienteering Championships. Reserve now your seat for only 99€ HERE  

Read more

WMOC2022 Official Transfer Service Ferrovie del Gargano

WMOC2022 Official Transfer Service Ferrovie del Gargano Enjoy a Summer full of wonders before, during, and after WMOC2022. Ferrovie del Gargano, the official WMOC2022 Bus Transfer Service provides fast and efficient connections between the major Italian cities and the Gargano peninsula. #Bologna #Ancorna #Chieti #Forli #Milano #Modena #Nova Milanese #Novara #Parma #Pescara #Reggio Emilia #RHO #Roma #Roma Fiumicino #Settimo Torinese #Torino Download the official app on iOS or Android, and discover more!  

Read more

13 comuni del Gargano fanno squadra per i mondiali master di corsa orientamento

13 comuni del Gargano fanno squadra per i mondiali master di corsa orientamento Sindaci ed amministratori di ben 13 i comuni del Gargano si sono ritrovati in municipio a Vieste per confermare la propria adesione al progetto dei Mondiali Master di corsa orientamento che si disputerà in Gargano-Puglia ai primi di Lugliodell’anno prossimo. Vieste, Peschici, Vico del Gargano, Montesant’Angelo, San Marco in Lamis, San Giovanni Rotondo, Carpino, Apricena, Rodi Garganico, Cagnano Varano, Sannicandro Garganico e Mattinata. L’incontro ha visto gli  interventi del Sindaco di Vieste Giuseppe Nobiletti, dell’assessore allo Sport Dario Carlino, del Presidente nazionale FISO Sergio Anesi, del Presidente del comitato organizzatore WMOC 2022 Michele Barbone e del direttore organizzativo dei mondiali Gabriele Viale.

Read more

Face to face with Thierry Gueorgiou, 14 times World Champion in orienteering.

“WMOC 2022: Foresta Umbra in Gargano is a really fantastic area, and actually I was really surprised to find that type of terrain that south.” PWT Italy: Your Italian friends are happy to hear from you again and it’s great to see you as the new head coach of the Finnish National Team. What are the main goal(s) you have set for this new challenge? TG: Of course, I have quite a strong connection with Finland due to all my elite years with Kalevan rasti, as I represented that club for 18 years (2000-2017). Right now, it just feels right to have a chance to give something back, and my motivation is pretty enormous. My coaching contract is ending in 2025 which will be a year to remember for Finnish orienteering, with the World Championships organised in Kuopio. So, for sure, it is a natural goal, and I think about it every day, but I just don´t want to wait that long before we see some progress with the Finnish team results. And as I have said from day 1, my aim is to make the Finns proud of their national team.

Read more

Official IOF Flag handover to WMOC 2022

During these days, in Hungary,  World Masters Orienteering Championships 2021 is taking place. Despite the last minute assignment of the event and the current Covid pandemic, over 1600 are running and competing for the title. The WMOC 2022 organising committee from Italy followed the event with an expo stand at each race distributing info flyers and promo materials from Puglia Promozione advertising and showing the territory of Puglia.

Read more