General Info

Event Centre

Abrantes Sports City ( Lat 39.458474°, Long -8.216081° -> Google Maps)
http://cm-abrantes.pt/index.php/cidade-desportiva

Distances from main airports:
Lisbon International Airport – 150 km – 90 min.
Porto International Airport – 250 km – 150 min

Entries

Entries for the European MTB Orienteering Championship / CX80 World Cup, EJMTBOC, EYMTBOC, and the WMMTBOC are made in IOF Eventor:

EMTBOC and CX80 World Cup: https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events/Show/7019

WMMTBOC: https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events/Show/7190

EYMTBOC & EJMTBOC: https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events/Show/7222

Entry deadlines for EMTBOC and CX80 World Cup, EJMTBOC, EYMTBOC:

Team Entry by 12th September 2021 giving:
  • country;
  • number of competitors of each gender (final);
  • information on whether the athlete borrows an SI-card or uses his owns SI-card;
  • team manager’s name, address and telephone number;
  • family name and first name of each team official;
    After this date changes aren’t allowed
Competitor’s Name Entry by 26th September 2021 in IOF EVENTOR giving:
  • country;
  • each competitor’s family name and first name, class or gender and year of birth;
  • SI-card number

Entry deadlines for WMMTBOC 2021

By 26th September 2021, in IOF EVENTOR giving:
  • country and club;
  • competitor’s family name and first name, class, gender and year of birth;
  • information on whether the athlete borrows an SI-card or uses his owns SI-card (also enter the SI-card number);
  • address, email and telephone/fax numbers;

Entry/Payment Deadlines

Entry (and payment) deadline for EMTBOC and CX80 World Cup, EYMTBOC, EJMTBOC and WMMTBOC: 26th September 2021

Entry Fees

For EMTBOC & World Cup 2021:
Accreditation fee (including model event)€60/person
Accreditation fee - officials€55/person
Middle Distance€30/person
Long Distance€35/person
Mixed Relay (per Team)€90/team
Fee for additional training map€5
For WMMTBOC 2021:
Accreditation fee (including model event)€50/person
Mass start €35/person
Middle distance€30/person
Long distance€35/person
Sprint distance€25/person
Fee for additional training map€5

For EJMTBOC & EYMTBOC 2021:
Accreditation fee (including model event)€30/person
Middle distance€20/person
Long distance€20/person
Sprint distance€20/person
Relay (per team)60€
Fee for additional training map€5

Note: By indication of the IOF the banquet was cancelled.

Bank Account Details

Full payment of all entry and accreditation fees must be made no later than 26 September 2021 for all competitions.
Competitors or teams may be excluded if their fee is not paid.

All payments are to be made to the Portuguese Orienteering Federation, as follows (all charges are paid by sender):

Bank name: Caixa Geral de Depósitos (Agency: Marinha Grande)
BIC/SWIFT: CGDIPTPL
IBAN: PT50003504410004259693027
Bank Address: Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Agência da Marinha Grande
Rua Bernardino Jose Gomes – PT 2430-241 Marinha Grande – Portugal
Account owner: Federação Portuguesa de Orientação FPO
Account owner address: Federação Portuguesa de Orientação FPO – Estrada da Vieira, 4 –
Bairro Florestal – Pedreanes – 2430-401 Marinha Grande – Portugal

Weather

During October you can expect temperatures from 15º to 34º Celsius during the day and from 7º to 20º at the night.

Health Care

The Organizer will provide first aid at the competition centre and at the arenas of each event.
The Organizer will not bear costs connected to the health insurance of foreign participants.
Foreign participants take part at their own risk.
FPO affiliates are covered by the FPO’s policies.

COVID-19 SARS-CoV 2, Situation

Due to the complexity of having a wide range of participants (Elite, Juniors and Youth, Masters) who will stay in quite spread out accommodations, the Organiser will not be able to control adherence to the Covid rules outside of the competition activities; therefore it will not be possible to have an event bubble for any of the events.

However, it will be mandatory for all participants (EMTBOC/World Cup, EJYMTBOC and WMMTBOC) to do a Rapid Antigen test upon arrival and to present a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before the event to get accreditation.

Please be aware that without an event bubble the responsibility for mitigating Covid infections outside of the competition activities is solely the responsibility of the teams and athletes!

For their part, the organisers will do everything to physically separate the EMTBOC/World Cup and EJYMTBOC competitions from the WMMTBOC competitions in time and arena access. For example, the competitions for the Masters will usually take place after the EMTBOC and EJYMTBOC competitions, there will be separate prize-giving ceremonies for the Masters etc

As the European Championships; World Cup and the WMMTBOC will be held as separate events, it will unfortunately not be possible for EMTBOC athletes and EMTBOC/EJYMTBOC team officials to take part in the WMMTBOC Mass Start on Thursday or in any other WMMTBOC competitions.

Details, including a description of how the competition-related activities will be structured, and a list of recommendations about how to mitigate risks, will be given in the separate Covid-19 Bulletin, which will be available shortly in IOF Eventor and in here.

Download Covid Bulletin for WMMTBOC (updated 14th Sep) here.

Download Covid Bulletin for EMTBOC/EJYMTBOC (updated 14th Sep) here.

Accommodation (extra cost)

The organization will provide a variety of accommodations that will be published and updated here.
Teams are free to book accommodation in other hotels.

Reserves
Email – geral@fpo.pt
Telefone – (+351) 919919801 / (+351) 244575074

Payments – Confirmation of the reservation will only be made after payment (According to “Bank account for payments”)

Transport (extra cost)

We recommend car rental as the best way to move during the event.
For special transport requests, please contact the organizers.

Trains – Schedules (Lisbon-Abrantes-Lisbon) – https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/train-times
Bus – Schedules (Lisbon-Abrantes-Lisbon) – https://rede-expressos.pt/en/timetables

Meals (extra cost)

Meals are served in restaurants or are provided by the Organiser at extra cost.
• There are many restaurants in Abrantes, Constância and Chamusca.
• The Organiser provides simple meals/lunch at € 10.00 in the arenas from 7th – 10th October. They will be organised as take-away – there is no canteen. The meals must be booked 1 week in advance. Booking is possible in Eventor or by email to mtbo2021@fpo.pt
• Most hotels also serve dinner – prebooking may be necessary (inquire at your hotel).

Banquet – By indication of the IOF the banquet has been canceled.

Media

We welcome all media representatives to cover the MTBO 2021 events in Portugal in October. For media accreditation and related requests, please contact Teresa Alves, the responsible for the media, by phone (918490603) or by email (secretario@fpo.pt ).
Accreditation should be made by 26th September 2021.

Visas

Portugal is a full Schengen member state. Countries that need visas for entering into Portugal: please contact the nearest Portuguese embassy. If a personal invitation from the organisers is required for the visa, please contact us.
Please make sure that you allow for sufficient time (at least 3 months) for invitation letters and visa processing. Please note that visa regulations are subject to change. Please double-check your specific visa requirements.

Contacts

Federação Portuguesa de Orientação – FPO
Estrada da Vieira, 4 – Bairro Florestal – Pedreanes
P- 2430-401 Marinha Grande
Portugal
Tel: (351) 244575074
Email: mtbo2021@fpo.pt or geral@fpo.pt
Email Covid: covid.mtbo2021@fpo.pt
Accommodation Booking / Reserva Alojamento – geral@fpo.pt