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in: 16th World Rogaining Championships (Jul 27–28, 2019 - Alp, Catalunya, ES)

Jun 2, 2018 7:19 AM # 
southerncross:
21st December 2016 - The International Rogaining Federation (IRF) has awarded the rights to host the
16th World Rogaining Championships (WRC) to the Iberogaine Asociacion in conjunction with a number
of orienteering clubs who are members of the Federacio de Curses d’Orientacio de Catalunya. The
Championships will be held on 6th-7th July, 2019 and will attract many hundreds of elite and veteran
endurance cross-country navigators from around the world. The event will be centred on two of
Catalunya’s top ski resorts; La Molina and Masella, with the competition area straddling the
Spain/France border in the Pyrenees Mountains. The combination of high altitude, steep slopes and 40%
open terrain will be very different from any previous WRC with the physically demanding nature of the
area sure offer a true challenge to the world’s best rogainers.
The 14th World Rogaining Championships were recently held Central Australia with the 15th WRC to be
conducted in Latvia in 2017.
IRF President, Richard Robinson, said that it was pleasing to see the IRF’s newest Member being given
this opportunity and that the award was a testament to the high quality of the 2016 European Rogaining
Championships also hosted by Iberogaine. He also noted that holding the World Rogaining
Championships in the spectacular but physically demanding Pyrenees provided a great opportunity for
rogainers from across the world to test themselves in a terrain type not used for a World Championship
previously.
IRF WRC Manager Jan Tojnar, who leads the selection process for World Rogaining Championships, said
that the award to Spain is recognition of great depth of talent within the country for the organisation of
major championship rogaines. Spain has previously conducted two European Rogaining Championships
(2013 & 2016) and the core organising team for this event were closely involved in both of those very
successful events.
NOTE TO EDITORS: for additional information on Rogaining please visit http://www.rogaining.com/ and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogaining.
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