Overall competition responsible
The event is organised under the auspices of the International Federation (IOF). IOF holds all rights to the World Masters Orienteering Championships
The World Masters Orienteering Championships 2018 are organised by an association of four larger Danish Orienteering clubs with a lot of experience from organising big orienteering and other sport events.
Municipality of Copenhagen
The municipality of the Danish capitol Copenhagen provides valuable support to WMOC 2018 by assisting in organising the Sprint Final in the very center of the city. Copenhagen is top 10 in the world when it comes to being the most sports friendly cities – each year hosting several very large track and field as well as other events.
Municipality of Furesø
The Municipality of Furesø has a population of approximately 38.230 people. Whether you live or work in Furesø – the municipality has a lot to offer. Furesø is situated in the midst of picturesque scenery: green forests, blue lakes, local beach, splendid architecture and good transport connections. Furesø Municipality is a strong supporter of WMOC 2018, among others by making the facilities in and around Farum Arena available to the event.
Visit North Sealand
Visit North Sealand is the Tourist organisation for North Sealand, Denmarks Royal Retreat. They provide support to WMOC 2018 in providing information about the region to our many foreign guests. Visit North Sealand has launched this film from the region.
Sport Event Denmark
Sport Event Denmark is the national Danish sports event organization established and supported by the Danish Government. The Main objective of Sport Event Denmark is to help develop and promote sport by attracting and hosting major international sports events and congresses. Sport Event Denmark is primarily focused on sports that have a strong foundation within Denmark, either at the elite or sport for all level.
Based in Furesø Municipality, Farum Orienteering Club (FOC) currently has 142 registered members. FOC has large experience from organising large and international events. FOC organised an orienteering World Cup event in 1994, Park World Tour in 1999 and was among the organisers of EOC 2004. Furthermore, Farum was the main organiser of Sjællandsk 3-dages 10-15 years ago. From the more recent events, FOC organised Danish night championships in 2014. FOC organises two large track and field events each year, the largest being Løberen Skovmarathon, that each year attracts in the range of 2.500 participants.
Based in Rudersdal Municipality, Søllerød Orienteering Club with 278 members is the largest of the organising clubs. SOC organised the Danish Relay and Long distance championships in 2013, Middle distance championships in 2014 (co-organised with OCB) and Night championships in 2017.
OK ØST Birkerød
Based in Rudersdal Municipality, Orienteering Club Øst Birkerød (OCB) registers 221 members, among these a number in the international orienteering elite several Danish National team members, Miri Thrane Ødum currently being the best known. OCB each year organises the international event Danish Spring that attracts participants from a large number of countries. OCB has organised many Danish Championships, most recently the co-organisation of the Danish Relay and Long championships in 2016.
Tisvilde Hegn OK
Based in Gribskov and Halsnæs municipalities, Tisvilde Hegn Orienteering Club (THOC) with 175 members has taken its name from the forest qualification terrain of WMOC 2018. THOC’s member are by far those who have taken the largest amount of Danish WMOC medals with Tenna Nørgaard, Keld Johnsen and Leif E. Larsen being the best known. THOC counts a number of member in the Danish National Team and Danish Junior Team. THOC has organised a lot of large Danish orienteering events, the most recent being the regional long and relay championships in May 2016. THOC organises a number of large track and fields and MTB events and co-organises Løberen Skovmarathon with Farum Orienteering Club.