ASOM is approaching – with PWT supported WRE sprint

In 2022, Park World Tour is collaborating with Antwerp Sprint Orienteering Meeting (ASOM).

The ASOM WRE sprint on 3rd April is a PWT supported event with a chance to win a voucher* to Mauritius 3 Days Orienteering 2022. The winners** of ASOM 2022 WRE Sprint (M/W elite class) will receive a voucher for Mauritius 3 Days Orienteering 2022.

*Voucher = Full board (accommodation + food), transportation in Mauritius, entry for all events, (no flight tickets included).
**In the case of a shared victory, a voucher can be awarded to both (maximum of two) winners. If there are more than two runners sharing a victory, a draw for one voucher will be organized between them.

In ASOM, it is also possible to pick up the Park World Tour 25 years memory book Made for loving it. You can order the book online beforehand and pick it up in ASOM.


ASOM is an awesome Sprint Orienteering weekend in Belgium on April 1, 2 and 3 with very interesting Elite races: a Mixed Relay, a (full) Knock Out Sprint, and a WRE Sprint. As a non-elite orienteer you get the chance to run the sprints and a City Race on the same maps and watch all the Elite-action live in the arena. All races will take place near the city centre of Antwerp. More information on ASOM website: https://www.antwerporienteers.be/asom/

A great number of world elite orienteers have chosen ASOM as a preparation on the way to Sprint WOC

We are looking forward to meet you in ASOM and in Mauritius 3 Days Orienteering 2022.

True debut

The Park World Tour in Nagoya 6.11.2004, was a first for many of the ones involved.
In the home of the Ochiai’s, the organisers – also Japan’s and Asia’s first World Championships hosts in 2005 – prepared for the event: Kimiya Ochiai, Chiaki Kudo, Yoji Seguchi, Yoshiki Nonaka, Koji Kudo, Shinichi Abe, Akihisa Ohira, Naohiro Yamaguchi and Shigeo Nakada. In Ryakuchi Odaka, many of the athletes got their first experience of orienteering in Japan, and interested students got to try the sport in the spectators’ race. Rachel Smith, New Zeeland, and Kyong Sa Ri, representing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, did their PWT debut, while Chiyoko and Nobuhiro Ishida got to study the Skogssport magazine, whose journalist Sarah Thörn got her first Japanese o-map, as did Park World Tour president Michael Thulin.

Photos: Michael Thulin & Anders Vestergård

Which technical novelty was presented at the race in Nagoya?
Experience the orienteering development in Made for loving it – and find more of Michael’s pictures here.

More than a show

Orienteering is like life itself, with all its obstacles, the need for quick decisions at a high speed – and a solid background and good partners, noted the city mayor and the director of the main commercial bank, supporting the Park World Tour event in Bratislava, Slovakia 9.5.2004.

Who overtook the Tour lead after the castle climb? And which World Championships director was among the starters in front of the national theatre?

Strengthen your o-background and discover the leaders of tomorrow in Made for loving it – plus more views from the Slovakian PWT premiere here.

River cruise

The Park World Tour race in Prostějov, Czech Republic 8.5.2004, made some of the orienteers cross the Hloučela river eight times. Dana Brožková was one of the fastest, while Marian Dávidík saved his best for the following day.

Photos: Miroslav Rygl & Michael Thulin

Which sports arena hosted the start and finish?  

Explore the routes and thoughts of the champions in Made for loving it – and more photos from Prostějov (by Michael Thulin) here.

Ready to roll?

Valeria Hächler, Lorena Kleinmann and Anja Mattick were the first ones to set out on the Park World Tour course in Lecce, Italy 13.3.2004. Argentinian Lorena was one of the first South Americans to join the Tour.

Photo: Miroslav Rygl

Heading for the finish, in the 2000 year old city that had hosted the start of the previous Giro d’Italia, Helen Bridle set off at full speed.

Photo: Miroslav Rygl

Which Britons got their first Park World Tour medals in Lecce? And who caught the attention in an African hairstyle?

Catch the PWT action in Made for loving it – and bonus photos from the open qualifications in Sant’Agata di Puglia (by Michael Thulin) here

Slow down the ravine

Manuel Negrello, Daniel Hubmann and Johan Näsman had to watch their steps – and maps – carefully in the ravine of Ginosa, Italy 11.3.2004.

Photo: Miroslav Rygl / Map & course: Rudi De Ferrari

What was the map scale among cliffs and caves (drawn in purple)? And what was Simone Niggli-Luder’s time per kilometre in this historical Park World Tour race?

Find the special features and course setter plots of 100+ events in Made for loving it.

The horse behind

Simplifying her orienteering, Anne Margrethe Hausken overtook both Karolina Arewång Højsgaard and Simone Niggli-Luder – and the Horseman’s statue – in Eksjö, Sweden, 25.10.2003.

Photo: Thommy Nyhlén

Who won the men’s 2003 Park World Tour without winning a single race?
Join and learn from the adventures of the world elite in Made for loving it.

ASOM WRE elite-class winners will receive vouchers for Mauritius 3 days

A collaboration between Park World Tour and ASOM has been arranged. PWT will be present in ASOM and the winners of ASOM 2022 WRE Sprint (M/W elite class) will receive a voucher for Mauritius 3 Days Orienteering 2022.

PWT will award VOUCHERS* for Mauritius 3 Days Orienteering 2022 in few selected events during 2022. More details on the selection criteria as well as the other events will be communicated later.
*Voucher = Full board (accommodation + food), transportation in Mauritius, entry for all events, (no flight tickets included).

The first race where you can win a voucher will be the WRE sprint in ASOM on 3rd April 2022. One voucher for the winners in both Men and Women elite class**.

**In the case of a shared victory, a voucher can be awarded to both (maximum of two) winners. If there are more than two runners sharing a victory, a draw for one voucher will be organized between them.

ASOM is an awesome Sprint Orienteering weekend in Belgium on April 1, 2 and 3 with very interesting Elite races: a Mixed Relay, a (full) Knock Out Sprint, and a WRE Sprint. As a non-elite orienteer you get the chance to run the sprints and a City Race on the same maps and watch all the Elite-action live in the arena. All races will take place near the city centre of Antwerp. More information on ASOM website: https://www.antwerporienteers.be/asom/

A great number of world elite orienteers have chosen ASOM as a preparation on the way to Sprint WOC

We hope to see you in ASOM and in Mauritius 3 Days Orienteering 2022.

ps. You can also order and pick-up the PWT book Made for loving it in ASOM.

A view for you?

On a course overlooking Lake Vättern, Karolina Arewång Højsgaard found the flow in the city park of Jönköping, Sweden, 24.10.2003.

Photo: Thommy Nyhlén

The Park World Tour has brought the world picturesque orienteering views from more than 100 destinations. Enjoy all of them in Made for loving it.