JWOC 2016 - Support our future stars

 In the week from 9th to 15th July, 2016, the best juniors in the world will compete for the Junior World Orienteering Champion titles. Come and support the future stars of your country at the Junior World Orienteering Championship (JWOC) 2016 in the Lower Engadin! After each JWOC race and on the rest day you will have the opportunity to run in the footsteps of the new world champions on their courses in unique surroundings.

Swiss O Week - Where orienteering meets the sky

The Swiss Orienteering Week is an international multi-day orienteering event that combines holidays with sport and a pinch of adventure. In the week from 16th to 23rd July, 2016, around 4000 orienteering competitors from over 30 countries will compete in six races in the Upper Engadin. Combine JWOC and SOW for an unbeatable two-week orienteering holiday experience!



The Bulletin 3 (1 May 2016) contains more detailed informations about the JWOC-week.

The Media Bulletin 1 (March 2016) is available here.

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Public Races

Simultaneously with the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) and just before the legendary Swiss Orienteering Week (SOW), we are offering an attractive competition and training program to all recreational athletes, spectators and vacation guests. Special treats are the events in those towns and woods where just a few hours beforehand the future elite athletes have fought for medals. No less than SIX former world and european champions are setting the best possible courses in that marvellous competition area. Take advantage of this opportunity and cheer on the junior elite stars!

More informations on the "Public Races" page


The Junior World Orienteering Championships centre is in Scuol, which has been a well-known wellness resort for over 130 years. Over 20 mineral springs form the basis for the spa culture. The pristine nature and the active Romansh culture are characteristicof Scuol and the national park region.

You can find a lot of thing to do in and around Scuol on our "Scuol / Events" page

Our Road

Here it is, the official Song of the Junior World Orienteering Championship 2016 Switzerland!

“OUR ROAD is a song preformed by Emma Sundvall. Emma has been running orienteering races since she was born. „I used to say that I was born in a tent because already as a baby I was taking part at my first O-Ringen  when I hadn’t even turned one year old yet.“ Emma has been running a lot during her childhood and youth years. But nowadays she is more into music and other things. „I never thought I would be able to go to JWOC and I did definitely not think it would be as the singer songwriter of the official JWOC-song“, Emma says.

„I have written the JWOC song together with my brother Johan, since he is really good at it“, Emma says. „At first, we thought it would be a little bit hard to write a song about orienteering, so we needed to dig deeper into the subject matter and really think what it’s all about. We wrote down guidelines and then it all just came together with time“.

Read the lyrics...

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