We call your attention for the following changes in the programme of the event:
- Banquet - date changes for Saturday April 12, at 06:30 pm;
- Closing ceremony - beginning is changed to 3:00 pm
From January 1st 2014, new regulations will be valid for IOF competitions of TrailO (see here)
Among those, it's defined the participation in TempO European Championships: each Federation may enter a maximum of 8 competitors.
Preliminary entries are open. Below you can find links to all forms.
Preliminary Entries for EOC and ETOC
Preliminary entry forms must be submitted until 31st December 2013. Payments must be done until 1st February 2014. Final entries must be submitted until 15th march 2014.
Preliminary Entries for Media, Accomodation and Transports
Entry applications submitted by Media Representatives or IOF officials and EOC/ETOC guests must arrive no later than 15th March 2014.
At Dear Ofriends,
The Portuguese Orienteering Federation (POF) is delighted to be organising the EOC/ETOC’14.
We are already working hard to make the event memorable both from a sporting and a social point of view.
Please ask about any matters connected to your trip to Portugal in order to fully enjoy your participation in EOC/ETOC’14 and your stay in our beautiful country.
Greetings from Portugal,
The Chairman of the POF Board
To hold the European Orienteering and Trail Orienteering Championships, EOC/ETOC 2014, in the Municipality of Palmela, between the 9th and the 16th of April, is, for us, a matter of great honor and, simultaneously, of great responsibility.
The high level of the competitors - the best in Europe and even of the world - and the technical challenges of the various races that will take place here have received from the organization - which we are proud of being part of, with enthusiasm, from the first moment - full attention and commitment, so that we may receive, in the best way, these events and its thousands of athletes, support teams and companions.
The relevance that Orienteering has obtained in the Municipality of Palmela, over the past few years, result of the intensive work carried out by our Schools, led to a fast growth of this sport among our young people, who have achieved remarkable scores, both at national and international levels, within school and federated sports.
During these eight days, I invite you to enjoy our territory and our landscape, with excellent conditions for Orienteering and other sports, in contact with nature, from Arrábida, World Heritage Candidate, to the vast plains where our vines, that produce wine of international recognized quality, grow; and also through the Natural Reserve of Sado Estuary, a privileged site to observe the local flora and fauna, in which we highlight the existence of one the largest populations of dolphins in Europe.
Culture, heritage, crafts and a rich and diverse gastronomy are some other proposals that Palmela has to offer.
I hope you feel at home!
Welcome to Palmela!
Álvaro Balseiro Amaro
The Palmela Mayor