Orienteering is a sport that involves running through control points indicated on a specially-created map in as little time as possible. Unlike forest orienteering that is held in hilly areas, sprint orienteering is held in urban settings or parks and lasts for about 15 minutes. It is a fast and thrilling sport that requires competitors to make split-second navigating decisions while running at high speeds.
Friday, 20th May - Sunday, 22nd May 2022
Port Island ＜Kobe City, Hyogo＞ etc.
|Event||Gender||Age Categories *||Grade|
|Sprint / Forest|
|35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+||―|
|Sprint / Middle Distance|
|35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+||Based on the qualification races, the qualifiers will be split into A-final B-final and so on in each age category.|
|35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+||Based on the classification by the results of forest qualification, a certain number of athletes will be changed (upgraded or downgraded) depending on the results of the Middle Distance Final.|
* Classes for older competitors are offered if there are entrants to these classes.
Age RequirementMinimum age is 35 (born on or before 31st December 1987)
[10th August 2021] We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!
Sports Information Guide
※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.
|Location||Minatojimanakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo|
|Games Accreditation||―||Sports Check-in||◯|
|Access||・2 minutes walking from Shimin Hiroba Sta.
・5 minutes by car from Hanshin Expressway Kobe Line “Kyobashi” Ramp
Event Center (EC) will be opened at the below date and time.
Thursday, 19th May 2022, 12:00 - 20:00 Kobe EC
Friday, 20th May 2022, 9:00 - 20:00 Kobe EC
Saturday, 21st May 2022, 9:00 - 15:00 Sprint Qualification Venue
16:00 - 20:00 Kobe EC
Sunday, 22nd May 2022, 9:00 - 15:00 Sprint Final Venue
16:00 - 20:00 Kobe EC
Monday, 23rd May 2022, 9:00 - 12:00 Kobe EC
16:00 - 21:00 Yabu EC
Tuesday, 24th May 2022, 9:00 - 21:00 Yabu EC
Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 8:00 - 16:00 Forest Qualification Venue
17:00 - 20:00 Yabu EC
Thursday, 26th May 2022, 8:00 - 16:00 Middle Distance Final Venue
17:00 - 20:00 Yabu EC
Friday, 27th May 2022, 10:00 - 20:00 Yabu EC
Saturday, 28th May 2022, 8:00 - 16:00 Long Distance Final Venue
Sunday, 29th May 2022, 8:00 - 12:00 Yabu EC (by phone only)
Event Center (EC):
Kobe EC: The event center will be attached to the Hyogo Masters Village (Duo Kobe “Duo Dome”)
Yabu EC: A booth will be set up in the roadside station “Yoka Tajima-no-kura”
Upon receiving entry for the orienteering competition, competitors will receive a variety of handouts, including the bulletin 2 (program), numbered bibs, SI (for rental), model event map, various vouchers and the like.
At the EC, information on the completion as well as information on transportation, accommodation, tourism and the like will be provided.
Masters Village Hyogo (Duo Kobe “Duo Dome”)
|Location||3-2-1 Aioicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo|
|Access||From JR Kobe Station, exit out of Central Gate, go down to the basement floor using the escalator at the south exit. The square in front of the escalator is “Duo Dome”.|
Sports Equipment Rental
Those who do not have an SI card can rent one from the organiser.
|Sports Equipment||SI-Card * When booking in advance until 10th April 2022|
|Rental Fee||1,000 yen per entire period|
|Sports Equipment||SIAC * When booking in advance until 10th April 2022|
|Rental Fee||2,000 yen per entire period|
|Sports Equipment||SI-Card * When booking on or after 11th April 2022|
|Rental Fee||300 yen per day or 1,500 yen per entire period|
|Sports Equipment||SIAC * When booking on or after 11th April 2022|
|Rental Fee||700 yen per day or 3,000 yen per entire period|
|Sports Equipment||Rental Fee||Place|
|SI-Card * When booking in advance until 10th April 2022||1,000 yen per entire period|
|SIAC * When booking in advance until 10th April 2022||2,000 yen per entire period|
|SI-Card * When booking on or after 11th April 2022||300 yen per day or 1,500 yen per entire period|
|SIAC * When booking on or after 11th April 2022||700 yen per day or 3,000 yen per entire period|