Saturday 7th July 2018 – Sprint Qualification
DTU Science Park – Hørsholm
DTU Science Park close to the City of Hørsholm approximately 25 km north of Copenhagen is a business park consisting of a number of research facilities and tracks and park areas.
Sunday 8th July 2018 – Sprint Final
Christiansborg Castle – Copenhagen
The Sprint final will take place in the heart of Copenhagen around the former royal castle Christiansborg, now housing the Danish Parliament. The arena will be in a square nearby the castle. The fortification area at Christianshavn is also a part of the Sprint final area. The participants can look forward to an outstanding experience.
As an appetizer you can watch a video from the sprint final at the World Championships in Venice 2014 here.
Tuesday 10th July and Wednesday 11th July – Forest Qualification and Middle Final
Forest Qualification and Middle Final will take place in Tisvilde Hegn situated on the north coast of the island.
Famous from numerous big events throughout the history, Tisvilde Hegn is legendary in Danish Orienteering for its special vegetation and characteristic contour features.
The forest primarily consists of conifers, but beech is also found – primarily in the eastern parts. With its rapidly changing visibility, the terrain will challenge the participants’ capabilities to alter their speed and navigate carefully in very detailed areas.
Furthermore, the flat terrain by the sea will test their skill with a compass. When the hilly terrain behind the steep slope that once formed the coast line is added with its challenging route choices, a top quality terrain is what will meet you in the summer of 2018.
If you are skilled in Danish, you can enjoy a film from the Troll Forest.
Friday 13th July – Long Final
The long distance final will take place in the classic Grib Forest, which is the second largest in Denmark. The terrain is typical for eastern Denmark and yet challenging due to its complex varieties of vegetation – from thick spruce forest to hilly, yet fast old beech forest areas. Despite the fact that wood cutting has been extensive over the previous years, large areas of old spruce still provides for fast running.
This combined with a substantial number of lakes and marshes will require rapid route choice decisions. Like in Tisvilde Hegn, rapid changes in visibility will test the participants ability to choose the optimal speed. A difference in height of close to 80 meters – from the shore of Lake Esrum to the abandoned radar station in the central part of the forest – will provide some quite physical challenges as well./p>