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Brief Instructions

Please click here for the Brief Instructions of the SOW.

SOW opening ceremony, prologue and spectator race

After the opening ceremony (15.30) at the Hotel Kulm, St. Moritz, and the finals of the prologue of the elite (16.00) the HE final course is open to all. The information about the spectator race is here. First start of the spectator race: 17.10.

For active relaxation: book the touristic SOW events online now!

Here you can already book your places for the touristic events that accompany the SOW. The events range from baking nut pies to come-and-try-it courses in kite-surfing and on to glacier trekking.

Extend your Engadin holidays with the JWOC!

Why not travel to the Engadin a few days before the SOW? Cheer at the Junior World Championships in Scuol in the Lower Engadin or take part in the spectator races.

Training for the SOW 2016: on six passes!

Here you can download the six welcome O training maps of the Engadin passes.

Training for the SOW 2016: in 12 exclusive areas with fixed controls!

Here you can choose where you want to train from 11th July onwards. The maps are available from 11th July in the assembly areas of the JWOC and SOW and in the tourist offices in St. Moritz, Samedan and Pontresina.

For those who prefer looking forward quietly to the SOW: enter the SOW competition!

The entry form is here.

For accompanying persons or those who missed the closing date: run challenge or holiday at the SOW

Online entries are possible up to 2nd July 2016 in the challenge classes (short, medium, long; all technically difficult) and holiday classes (short and long, for beginners): registration. Or you can enter during the Swiss O Week in the assembly areas or at the SOW Centre St. Moritz.

SOW - where orienteering meets the sky

The Swiss Orienteering Week is an international multiday orienteering event that combines holidays with sport and a pinch of adventure. Swiss Orienteering Week means orienteering at a top technical level, extensive possibilities for tourism, interesting cultural offerings and atmospheric social events.

In the week from 16th to 23rd July, 2016, around 4000 orienteers from over 30 countries will compete in 50 age groups and classes at the Swiss Orienteering Week. The six races in the Upper Engadin will turn your active holiday into a dream holiday.


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