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.
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.
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.
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!
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,
With the change of the date/concept the situation for many runners have changed. Here are our instructions how to proceed in different situations:
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 orienteeringonline.net system and make a new entry for the Training camp in July.
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 orienteeringonline.cup@gmail.
C) August date doesn’t suit you and you’re not interested in training camp. Please write to orienteeringonline.cup@gmail.
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.
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!