IMPORATNT: Don’t forget about Medical certificate

The race is coming soon and many of you still haven’t sent us less than one year old Medical certificate of non-contraindication to participate in competitive orienteering as requested in Invitation and in the message displayed after making entry. That is OK as long as you deliver it upon registration in Competition office or send it by email before the race. We can accept your certificate in either digital or paper format.

It is possible to use your own template or OOcup Medical certificate.

Please do not forget about this, since you are only allowed to compete if you have either FFCO licence (French runners) or Medical certificate. If you don’t have one of those, we are not allowed to time your race according to French law.





OOcup training camp is over

Thanks to all of you who came to OOcup training camp! We had some hot days, but we hope that you enjoyed the tricky terrains of Bugey nevertheless.

Results you can see at OrienteeringOnline.

In just few days we continue with Model event and then with the main event – OOcup 5 days.

Training camp information and course lengths OOcup and Model

The first part of our 11 days of orienteering in France, the OOcup training camp, is about to start in just few days. Here you can find all the information you need about it.

Additionally, here are the course lengths for Model event and for the OOcup itself.

Currently we have just under 1600 runners for OOcup and it is still not too late to enter (2 more days). We have also heard that it is still possible to get accommodation even on Les plans d’Hotonnes. So, you can still take part in one of the very few summer O-events of 2020!

Deleting unpaid entries made before May 14th

In case you haven’t received our email:

Dear OOcup participant,

We want to inform you that on 12th of July we will delete all UNPAID entries that were made before May 14th. We suspect that on the entry list there are quite some entries by people who entered early in the year but do not in fact plan to come to OOcup due to change in date. May 14th is the date when we announced that if there is OOcup it will be in mid August.

So, if you made an entry before May 14th and plan to come to OOcup in August, please make sure it is paid for before July 12th. If you’re not coming, we will appreciate you deleting the entry yourself.

All the best,

Change in program & nice place to stay

Now that all controls are checked in terrain and maps updated we can look optimistically towards another great edition of OOcup. Unfortunately, however, like Covid-19 wasn’t enough, we had to deal with some additional issues, result of which is that we had to make some changes in the program. We canceled the stage on Bois de Puthod (and replaced it with another one on Les Moussieres) and we had to switch the first and the last stage. This means that the new program is the following:
Stage 1: Col de la Faucille
Stage 2: Les Moussieres
Stage 3: Les Moussieres
Stage 4: Le Tumet
Stage 5: Cret Fury
For anyone looking for accommodation we can recommend Ferm de Retord. It’s a nice place in the middle of the mountain pastures. Near Tumet map,  with water, possibilities to eat morning, midday, evening and sleep (room for 2 personnes). Some days ago they still had 15 beds left. Contact: 04 50 56 57 02 or

How to proceed?

As we have announced some days ago, we will:
1. Organise OOcup/2020 form 11th to 15th August (with model event 8.-9. August).
2. Organise training camp on OOcup/2018 maps 29. July – 1. August

With the change of the date/concept the situation for many runners have changed. Here are our instructions how to proceed in different situations:


1. You entered the original July date and have not paid the entry fee:

A) August date suits you. Great. Your entry was transferred to a new date. Please pay for the entry as soon as possible.

B) August date doesn’t suit you but you want to take part in training camp 29. July – 01. August. Please delete your original OOcup entry in the system and make a new entry for the Training camp in July.

C) August date doesn’t suit you and you’re not interested in training camp. Please delete your entry in the system. Hope to see you some other year!


2. You entered and paid for the original date in July:

A) August date suits you. Great. You don’t need to do anything, your entry was transferred to a new date.

B) August date doesn’t suit you but you want to take part in training camp 29. July – 01. August. Please write to , ask for a partial refund and make new entry for training camp at

C) August date doesn’t suit you and you’re not interested in training camp. Please write to for full refund.

When you ask for refund or partial refund, please write us the following:
Bank account holder full name and address

August it is! …and little bit of July too :)!

OOcup/2020 will be organized 11th – 15th August (with model event 8.-9. August).
OOcup training camp will be held from July 29th to August 1st

We are thankful to all of you who quickly responded to our call with your votes, comments, email suggestions etc. Even though opinions and wishes were different and decision not easy to make, it felt good to see so many people engaged. Thanks! After giving the situation a lot of thought we came to the conclusion that the best thing to do is to organise OOcup 11.-15. August.

But this is not the end of the story. For those of you with fixed holidays and accommodation bookings in Bugey during original July dates, we will organise 4 days training camp with Sportident. For this camp we will use the best map sections from OOcup 2018. July 29th to August 1st.

So much for tonight, more information to follow soon.

OOcup/2020 unblocked!

Tonight we have some really good news. Ain prefecture unblocked OOcup/2020 file which will now undergo standard procedure. Unless the second wave of Covid-19 arrives to France, we can do it. What is more, we are free to organise the event either in July during the original dates or in the mid August as planned alternatively.

The possibility to organise in July is a surprise to us since the French government (Ministry of sport) clearly stated earlier in the year that mass events until the end of July will not be possible. All July events in France were cancelled.

We are very sorry that the information which we proceeded from French government to you turned out to be incorrect. We are well aware that many of you changed plans for your holidays.

Anyway, we now have this strange situation where we need to decide very quickly which dates to choose. This is where we need your help. If you would like to go to OOcup, please answer which dates suit you better. Results of the poll will be one of the few factors to help us decide what to do. To have as many answers as possible, please inform your friends who want to come to OOcup about this poll. Thank you!

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