Follow the JEC – All you need to know

From 4th until 7th October, 2018, the best juniors of Europe will be competing against each other at the Junior European Cup in Villars-sur-Ollon. For the first time in the history a Sprint Relay will be organized on Friday. On Saturday the traditional Middle Distance will happen. Eventually the participants will face a Mass Start race with forked loops on Sunday. 

Friday, 5th October

Sprint Relay

Mass Start: 15:00

Saturday, 6th October

Middle Distance

First Start: First Start: 13:00

Sunday, 7th October

Long Distance with Mass Start



You can follow the races online. The organizers will provide Live-Stream with Speaker and Images from the Arena, as well as Live-Results and GPS for all races.

All services can be found the homepage of the organizer:


Mixed Sprint-Relay in Villars-sur-Ollon

The Sprint-Relay will take part in the village of Villars-sur-Ollon, which is mainly an old mountain village, but also with some park areas. This area has never been used for a bigger orienteering competition. The Sprint Relay will be organized according to IOF rules, which means a Women on the start, then Men will face leg 2 and 3 and eventually a Women will do the last leg.


Middle Distance in Monthey

The forest of Monthey-Collombey provides perfect middle distance terrain. The green areas will not only slow down the runners, but also shorten the sight. Combined with the stony area and detailed terrain, not an easy task for the runners!


Long Distance in Bretaye

The Long Distance will take part on the legendary map of “Bretaye”. It was used during the Swiss 5 Days in 2012. This race is still well in mind of many Swiss orienteers, being one of the toughest orienteering races, technically as well as physically, which happened in Switzerland the last 10 years.

It will be interesting to see, if the Course Setters found a forking system, which is able to split to runners, or if we will see mass-sprint in the finish.



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