Register | Login
Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: Venice street race

in: Venice Street Race (Nov 13, 2011 - Venice, Veneto, IT)

Aug 22, 2011 12:34 PM # 
Will there be English language information? From trying to puzzle out the website, it appears that there will be info starting on September 1, but my Italian is less than rudimentary. It also looks like this may be a two day affair, but I wasn't sure.
Aug 22, 2011 7:30 PM # 
The event will take place in the days Nov 12 and 13.
The activation of the website and start of registration is on Sept 1, 2011.

In November, Venice welcomes orienteerers from all over the world for the Orienteering Meet (MOV). Here, you will find all the information for the next meet; here you can register to MOV; here you can find the history of MOV and other orienteering activities in the Venetian province.
Aug 23, 2011 12:13 AM # 
that's kind of what I thought it said. wondered if anybody knew any more?
Aug 23, 2011 3:49 AM # 
I love this race. But it is organized by Italians ;-) Here is an excerpt from my story about the race that I wrote in 2005. Sounds like not much is changed...

"If you go beware
that it is organized “Italian style”. So it will be quite hard to get information
until quite late – you must first search to find out the date of the race and
then book your trip and patiently wait for event information and registration to
appear on their website ( Eventually, in Italian time, all will
work out and you will enjoy a most fantastic experience."
Aug 25, 2011 1:40 AM # 
Charlie, Beatrice has run this multiple times, including last year, or in 2009, when she posted her map and routes. She may have some useful info to share. After visiting Venice in 2009, I've been dreaming about orienteering there. It would have to be a blast!
Aug 25, 2011 8:44 AM # 
in WOC 2014 website has been embarged a part of Venice map. Maybe they're going to arrange there sprint race.
Aug 25, 2011 8:33 PM # 
I heard it will be used for the WOC sprint qualifier.
Aug 26, 2011 6:45 AM # 
It sounds strange because that part of Venice is not so interesting for orienteering...
Aug 26, 2011 6:53 AM # 
I wonder if perhaps that's the only part of Venice that could reasonably be cleared of passage-way blocking Venecians?
Aug 26, 2011 8:40 AM # 
@Cristina: probably you are right, you can see from the maps in that part of Venice streets are wider. Here's something might interest someone...
Aug 26, 2011 8:55 AM # 
wish list
Sep 8, 2011 10:22 AM # 
I see the website has been updated. Does anybody know what it says? Is there likely to be an old or blank map available?
Sep 8, 2011 1:18 PM # 
Entries are now open. There's some discussion on the uk orienteering forum, If you ask I'm sure someone has a link to an old map (one of our club planned a few years ago)
Sep 8, 2011 2:14 PM # 
Old map (and there are several more from all over the World...)

This discussion thread is closed.