It was a long train ride from Beijing to Changchun for the PWT athletes to reach the race venues on 19.10.2013, which saw a double sprint day with a prologue and a final. Mårten Boström, Tuomas Kari, and a hiding third person took some rest on the way. Mårten ending up winning the prologue.
The final took place in a vast Sculpture Park. Here Scott Fraser approaching the last controls.
20.10.2013 Changchun, China, saw a foggy race day, which later postponed the group’s flight to Beijing and stranded the athletes along with several thousand other people to Changchun airport. Before the race, Robert Merl, 10th among the men’s race that day, made sure everyone was in place for the opening ceremony.
In front of crowded grand-stands, Grant Bluett sprinted in for a Park World Tour win at Hongkou Football Stadium in Shanghai, China 28.10.2000. Brigitte Grüniger, Lucie Böhm, Sarah Rollins and Eva Juřeníková took over as cheerleaders on a lap of honour in a thrilling atmosphere.
How many controls were set inside the stadium – and how many in the challenging park around it? Enjoy them all in Made for loving it.
Since 1996, 118 PWT races have taken place. To organize these races PWT has collaborated with several partners from different countries. Sometimes the map has been made and the course has been set by one of the PWT officials, whereas some other times, it has been local organizers taking care of the essentials.
The races have also taken place in areas with historical or architectural value. On 22.10.2013, the race, organized together with Nordic Ways, took place in Yuanming Yuan in Beijing, the Old Summer Palace.
Who organized the race, who made the map, who set the course? Details from all the PWT races can be found in Made for loving it.
Lumpini Park became the first stop for the Park World Tour in Bangkok, Thailand, 24.10.2000. Colonel Varoros Paribatra honoured Reeta Kolkkala, Kaisa Salminen, Jenny Johansson, Karolina Arewång and Hanne Staff with flowers and prizes.
What was the total climb of the course – and the temperature? Feel the heat and get the full story in Made for loving it.
Maria Sandström and the Park World Tour orienteers in the old town of Fredrikstad, Norway 21.10.2000 got a good ride up and down the fortress walls. The tail running through the control flag brought split times also for the live TV broadcast.
Which two continents did the satellite channel documentary from the race reach? Go global with Made for loving it.
Race the Castles weekend 2014 saw PWT visit Scotland. The first race of the weekend took place on 11.10.2014 in Edinburgh, where also sprint WOC 2024 will take place. The venue was set right under the Edinburgh castle.
Edinburgh castle area and old town are now under embargo for WOC. But who mastered the challenges the best 10 years before? Will we see same faces on the medals 10 years after? Check out the 2014 map and results in Made for loving it.