SEEOC, SEEMOC & Zagreb Open 2020 will be postponed to 2021.

Orienteering club Vihor in consultation with Croatian Orienteering Federation, all event supporters and local municipalities has made a tough decision to postpone SEEOC, SEEMOC & Zagreb Open 2020 for next year 2021.

Due to the heavy impact from the Covid-19 pandemic around the World, unfortunately it is not possible any more to organize event for a large number of competitors due to restrictions of freedom of movement, fairness of the competitions or medical safety for neither athletes, nor spectators and organizers.

Organizer OK Vihor, Croatian Orienteering Federation and SEEOA are looking at potential dates for next year keeping in mind that other SEEOA member countries are also organizers of major IOF Events in the months and years to come. We will try to find best solution for everybody.

If the situation allows we will maybe make a smaller weekend event on those days, so keep in touch with us for details.

For those who have already made the payment, entry fee will be fully reimbursed (lowered for some small bank charges) or we can transfer it for the competition next year if competitors wish that. Please send us your decision via e-mail.

Thank you for your understanding. Keep safe and we are hoping to see you next year in large numbers.

Dear orienteering friends,
at the moment situation around Europe is not good and there are different situations but most common are some kind of quarantines. Schools are not working and there are restrictions on traveling within the cities.
Of course that makes a lot of problems to organizers (us) as we can not finish field work and all arrangements we did up to now.
Although the situation is still hard we are hoping in some changes in next few weeks. We will see what will happen and than make the decision about SEEOC.
For sure we will not cancel it. Option is to postpone it to next year but problem are the dates as at the end of August 2021 IOF has some plans for major Events (EOC).
We are not sure that Federations would like to have competition this Autumn when school starts.
Due to accommodation problems in student dormitory we can probably not secure it in September as student dorms in Croatia are full at that time and this year we also have big problems due to heavy earthquake in Zagreb which made a lot of damage in the city center and many people are at the moment accommodated in the dorms .
So to resume. We will wait for some time and than make final decision.
If it will be postponed that the most likely scenario is SEEOC 2021 in Zagreb in middle of August and SEEOC 2022 in Romania in the agreement with Romanian Federation.
If you  have any other proposals please do send it.
In the mean time please fill in this questionnaire so we can get better picture about everyone’s thinking and possible solutions

SEE(M)OC & ZAGREB OPEN ABOUT COVID 19 and current situation

As you all now Zagreb has been hit by a strong earthquake and we are suffering serious damage on many buildings in the town. Situation is better now and town has been cleaned up but there will be lot of construction works in the months to come. Accommodation and Event center did not have any damage.

The situation concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic develops extremely fast and it may potentially affect the planning and realisation of our competition. It creates a great uncertainty for all of you who are looking forward running on the Event and visiting Croatia. We have to admit that Croatia has very strong meassures which are giving good results and numbers are still very much under control but it affects a working progress on planing of Event.

We are monitoring the situation closely and keep contact with the Croatian authorities. At this moment we are still planning the competitions in August. Of course, we recognize the seriousness of the situation, and we are looking into different alternatives. Hopefully, we shall be wiser within next few weeks, and we shall be able to announce a final decision very soon.

Regarding the competition we have made the following changes:

➤ First deadline for entries are postponed untill May 1st
➤ We encourage you to still make your entries via Orienteering Online, but do NOT transfer any payments until you receive notice from organization.
➤ If we face the cancellation or postponement of Event, all fees will be refunded.
➤ Thank you for your understanding and your patience in this challenging situation.

Keep safe and stay at home

Europcar Croatia will be official rent-a-car agency of Event. You will get special discount (15%) with a code. Offer is limited on Europecar in Croatia, so you will have to rent your car anywhere in Croatia through the web page
For any questions do not hesitate to ask us.
August is quite busy time of year so if you are planing to rent a car do it on time. It is a peak of tourist season at that time.

Europcar discount code: 54690676
Booking time: from today (February 16th) until August 1st 2020 (01.08.2020)
Pick up period from August 21st until September 10th (21.08.2020 until 10.09.2020)

Good news for all runners which will come from SEPA (Singe Euro Payment Area) countries. Bank charges within these countries for payments in Euro are now very low (10 cents) so you do not have to pay extra bank charges for your payments for entry fee, accommodation, catering and transport.

For the rest of the countries unfortunately Bank charges apply as stated in Bulletin 1.

SEPA consists of 36 countries:

  • the 27 member states of the European Union,
  • the 19 states that are in the Eurozone: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain
  • the eight states that are not in the Eurozone: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden
  • the four member states of the European Free Trade Association the three states having signed the European Economic Area agreement: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
  • the one EFTA member that has not joined the EEA, but instead has a series of bilateral agreements with the EU: Switzerland
  • four microstates which have monetary agreements with the EU: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City
  • one state which has withdrawn from the European Union but is under a transitional period until 31 December 2020: United Kingdom.

Dear orienteering friends

It is our pleasure to Invite you to the 10th edition of South East European Championships, 9th edition of South East European Masters championships and 20th Zagreb Open 5 days Event.

Now you can find Bulletin 1 with most relevant information. We will update it with new information during the year.

At the moment we are still working on some additional offers for accommodation and rent-a-car agreements.

For all additional info do not hesitate to contact us.

You can find additional information also on our web page, FB page and Instagram page almost on daily basis

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