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7th Mountain Bike Orienteering

World Championship

Special Event Bulletin

First Time Ever!


The Lowest O on Earth!
Dead Sea and Amiaz Plain
Sunday, August 16, 2009

How Low Can You O?


Approximately 420 meters below sea level, the shoreline of the Dead Sea is the lowest
elevation on earth. The Dead Sea is also one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.
This unusually high concentration of salt creates a natural buoyancy, meaning anyone can
easily float in the Dead Sea.

‫האיגוד לספורט הניווט בישראל‬


Israel Sport Orienteering Association
Yad Hana 42840 Israel Tel: +972-9-8765444 Fax: +972-9-8765409 www.nivut.org.il
Unfortunately, floating does not work with
bikes!

The organizing committee considered placing


some controls on the water, but decided
instead to lay the course a few meters higher
in the Plain of Amiaz.

With no trees or vegetation, a scorching sun,


blistering temperatures, and parched terrain,
the conditions will certainly be challenging.

But we guarantee you an experience you’ll


never forget.

The Lowest O on Earth!


Dead Sea and Amiaz Plain

Open to All!

Event Schedule: Sunday, August 16

 Depart Ben-Shemen Youth Village (event center) in the morning

 Touring and swimming in Dead Sea during the day (Lowest O Tour Package)
 Competing The Lowest O on Earth! in late afternoon
 Banquet in the evening

 Return to Ben-Shemen Youth Village (event center) at night


Lowest O Tour Package includes:
 Transportation for the entire day in an air-conditioned bus, to and from Ben-Shemen
Youth Village (event center), to tourist sites, and to race event

 Transportation of bikes to race site

 Tour guide

 Entrance fee and guided tour of Masada


A rugged natural fortress of majestic beauty in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It
is a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, its violent destruction and the last stand of Jewish
patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D.

 Entrance fee and guided tour of Qumran


The ancient settlement near the hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the caves of the desert
cliffs.

 Lunch at hotel and access to beach for Dead Sea swimming

 Dinner

Complete details of the tour intinerary will be published at a later date

Lowest O Tour Package: € 90 per person

Note: Competitors in the Lowest O Race can arrive on their own without the Tour Package
The Lowest O on Earth! Race (Not WRE)
Classes: Male/Female 15, 17, 21, 40, 50, 60+

Map: New MTB orienteering map

Scale 1:20,000

Contours: 5m

Timekeeping: Emit punching system

Terrain: Canyons, gulches, salty loess terrain, no vegetation, no shade, but also
no thorns!

Climate: Humidity is significantly lower at the Dead Sea than on the coastal plain.
Relative humidity is 27%, but the heat can be scorching with August
temperatures in the range of 29ºC - 39ºC.

Entry fee: (race only) € 20 per person

Registration: Entry Forms (will be available on the website)

Note: Competitors are advised to take extra precautions to avoid dehydration

Entry Form D: Open races including Lowest O Race (for non-WOC participants)
To be submitted by July 12, 2009 with payment in full.

 Competitor information: Name, gender, class and birth date

 Race entries

 Emit card number

 Detailed accommodation requirements

 Arrival information and transportation requirements

Entry Form E: Lowest O Race (for WOC participants)


To be submitted by July 12, 2009 with payment in full.

 Competitor information: Name, gender, class and birth date

 Emit card number

 Lowest O Tour Package (tour and transportation)

Payment
All payments are to be made to the Israel Sport Orienteering Association, as follows:

IBAN ACCOUNT NO: IL480109490000019587053

Bank Identification: SWIFT CODE: LUMIILITTLV

Leumi Bank, Sokolov 69, Ramat Hasharon, Israel


Don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime!
The first time ever!

The Lowest O on Earth!


Dead Sea and Amiaz Plain – ISRAEL

Sunday, August 16, 2009