Invitation

MCO 2021 9th Mediterranean Championships in Orienteering
Novi Sad, Serbia
8-11th April 2021



17 – 19 MAY 2019
URBAN MIDDLE DISTANCE
WRE & SERBIAN SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP IN ORIENTEERING
ŠTARK ARENA, NEW BELGRADE SERBIA

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

Honorary organizing committe:
Miloš Vućević – Major of Novi Sad
VladmirBatez – Vojvodina Provincial Secretary for Sports and Youth

Organizing committe:
Dobrica Jelić – president of Serbian Orienteering Federation
StevanRoksandić – secretary general of Serbian Orienteering Federation
Dr. LjubicaBačanac – supervisory board of Serbian Orienteering Federation
Dragana Živković – president of Vojvodina Orienteering Federation
Event director:
Dragiša Bauer
IOF Event adviser:
Dragan Nikolić (SRB)

Venue:
Novi SadCapital city of the northern Serbian province Vojvodina.Second largest city in Serbia.Cultural and historical city.European city of culture 2021. Under the slopes of Fruska gora mountain. Home of EXIT music festival (one of the most popular in Europe). Novi Sad is 75 km away (45 min drive) from Belgrade airport ‘’Nikola Tesla’’

Program of 9thMediterranean Championships in orienteering 2021 and 2ndYouth Training Academy

YOUTH TRAINING ACADEMY
5th April (Monday)
– arrival at Novi Sad, afternoon, sprint training – Liman park in Novi Sad –walking distance.

6thApril (Tuesday)
– morning: training at forest map Glavica – Fruška Gora mountain (20 min driving),
– afternoon: training –sprint training in the Sremski Karlovci town (20 min driving).

7th April (Wednesday)
– morning: training at forest map Stražilovo – Fruška Gora mountain (25 min driving),
– afternoon: sprint training at Kamenički park in Novi Sad (10 min driving)

MCO 2021
8th April (Thursday)
model event (MCO) and training for Youth Training AcademyParagovo-Fruška Gora mountain (15 min driving).

9th April (Friday)
Sprint relay (20 min walking from event center) at the Petrovaradin fortress, opening and prize giving ceremony at finish arena.

10th April (Saturday)
Middle distance (WRE event), Fruska Gora mountain (40 min drive from the event center), prize giving ceremony in the event center.

11th April (Sunday)
Sprint distance (WRE event)at the city center of Novi Sad (in front of event center), closing and prize giving ceremony in the city center, departure.

NOTE: For all participants of both events we will prepare tourist sightseeing, more information in Bulletin 2

ACCOMMODATION AND EVENT CENTER

Event center: Hotel “Vojvodina”in city center of Novi Sad and also official accommodation of competition (please see location).
Web: https://hotelvojvodina.rs
Price: 27EUR (half board per person).
Other various types of accommodation we will publish in Bulletin 2.

NOTE: Accommodation for Youth Training Academy will be in same place like MCO event center

ENTRIES

Preliminary entry (number of competitors and officials and special requests) – until 10th February 2021

Final entry (name of competitors and officals) – until 10th March 2021.

All entries and information : mco@orijentiring.rs

TRANSPORTATION

International Belgrade airport ”Nikola Tesla” is just 80 kilometers from Novi Sad-https://beg.aero/eng

More nearest airports: Niš (Serbia) –280 km, Budapest (Hungary) –290 km, Timiosara(Romania) –160 km, Osijek (Croatia) –110 km

International bus and railway station are situated in the Novi Sad.

10 th April, middle distance –transport for all MCO competitors and officials will be arrange by organizer (free of charge).

We will arrange transport (free of charge) from Belgrade airport, bus or train station to Novi Sad, and also from Novi Sad bus and train station to hotel for all participants of Youth Training Academy.

WE CAN ARRANGETRANSPORT FROM BELGRADE AIRPORT TO NOVI SAD AND FROM BUS AND TRAIN STATION IN NOVI SADUPON REQUEST(FOR MCO).

CLASSES

Each country at MCO can be represented by a team composed of four women and four men. SENIOR (M/W 21 E) : 2 WOMEN and 2 MEN JUNIOR (M/W 20) : 2 WOMEN and 2 MEN (According to IOF annual rules).

Checking the athlete’s age and athlete’s nationality is the responsibility of the organizing country, following COMOF criteria. Participants must have citizenship of the country they represent at MCO. A country will be included in the final ranking when it has at least one runner in the event. The start fees for the official COMOF national teams will be covered by the Serbian Orienteering Federation.

PRIZES
For each individual MCO race COMOF will obtain special designed medals for best 3, and for placement 1 to 5, special diplomas. For National teams standing after all 3 races, the best 3 teams will received Cups. Separate prizes should be delivered for WRE and Open event.

OPEN COMPETITION SERBIA OPEN

will be official open competition for all other classes and countries.
Class: M/W 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21B, 21A, 21E, 35, 45, 55, 65, 70 and open
Entries for open competition:
M/W 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, open –5 EUR/per day
M/W 21B, 21A, 21E, 35, 45, 55 –10 EUR per day
M/W 65, 70 –5 EUR/ per day

NOTE: 9th April, Friday–at open competition will be urban middle distance

OTHER INFORMATION

Visas: For the list of states whose citizens are required to have a visa to enterin Serbia, check the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia (link).
Payment: All details about payment will be publish in Bulletin 2.
Insurance: All teamsare responsible for their own healt insurance.There will be no risks covered by organizers.
Organizer will arrange first help in competiton center.
COVID-19 situation: In this moment from COMOF members only Croatia and North Macedonia need negative PCR test at the entrance of Serbia – you can find more information here.

Bulletin 2 will be publish in December 2020.

MAPS

Middle distance map –1 /10 000, e: 5m, hilly terrain with different type of forest.
Sprint relay map –1/4 000, e: 2m, old fortress with many walls, passage and partly park zone.
Sprint map –1/4 000, e: 2m, city center of Novi Sad, urban zone, with many passage and partly park zone