University of Edinburgh Partnership

University of Edinburgh named as Official Event Partner of Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2024

The Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2024, which takes place from 12th to 16th July in Edinburgh, has named the University of Edinburgh as it’s Official Partner.

The partnership will see the University of Edinburgh offer extensive and exclusive usage of its sports facilities during the Sprint World Championships 2024 and in the build-up to the event. The University will also play host to the WOC 2024 Official Event Centre and Office.

Andy Mitchelmore, Event Director of WOC 2024, said:

“Having the University of Edinburgh as our Official Event Partner will enable the Sprint World Orienteering Championships to deliver a world-class event for the world’s best orienteering athletes. We are delighted to have the University on board and the use of their facilities means we can offer a high level of service for the competitors and for the event overall.”

Mark Munro, Director of Sports and Active Health at the University of Edinburgh said:

“The University of Edinburgh is honoured to be an Official Event Partner for the Sprint World Orienteering Championships coming to Edinburgh in July. We are excited to support this exhilarating event and welcome athletes from around the world to navigate the historic and picturesque streets of Scotland’s capital city. Join us as we navigate the excitement and showcase our beautiful city to orienteering enthusiasts from around the world. Let the adventure begin!”

The Sprint World Orienteering Championships 2024 includes elite races taking place across the capital which will showcase the fast-paced sport of orienteering. Meanwhile, for amateur competitors of all levels, there is the chance to take part in an orienteering race as part of the WOC Tour. Races will all be staged in the intricate urban terrain Edinburgh has to offer, with the capital’s iconic landmarks providing the perfect backdrop for the courses.