38. Wawel Cup


Decision time!

Dear runners,

1) In order to the current pandemic situation and big uncertainty of the legal issues which may occur during the summer, we’ve decided to postpone for the next year the idea of 5-days Wawel Cup (Zelazko and surroundings, Błędów Desert). We hope that next year we will create a real celebration of Polish orienteering!

2) Despite of the current situation, it’s really important for us to continue our long-term tradition. The formula of the event depends on the legal and pandemic situation on July. We are taking into consideration „quite-normal” competition or only training with SI. This year we want to come back to the 3-days formula and concentrate on preparing demanding stages in the heart of Jura’s rocks.

10.07.2020 – Mirów-Niegowa
11.07.2020 – Skały Rzędkowickie
11.07.2020 – Trail Orienteering Online
12.07.2020 – Morsko

We hope that You will be able to spend nice, family weekend on Jura! What’s more sport’s rivalry will be on high level. (We will definetly focus on this part of competition.)

We also would like to emphasise that orienteering interval form perfectly fits to social distancing idea. During orieentering race you can take care of your physical and mental health!

About details of this year edition we will inform you very soon.

3) At the end, We would like to inform that all person who already paid for 5-days Wawel Cup, would be contacted via phone/e-mail. We will set the conditions of entry fee refunding/postponing. We hope for your understanding in this matter.

Happy Easter!

We would like to wish you all the Easter time full of happiness, health and love! May the New Life will be a blessing for a better time!

We hope that we will meet with you this year. May you feel the hope and peace during this Easter holiday. Happy Easter!

Postponing first due date

Due to current global epidemilogical situation and high suspense, we decided to postpone Wawel Cup first due date. New date – 15th May.

However, we still believe that we will see all of you during summer holiday. Take care of yourself and the others!

Wawel Cup – possible alternative date

Due to the current epidemiological situation and postponing of Polish Championship in ultralong distance, we would like to announce the possible alternative date of Wawel Cup – 19-23.08.2020. We would like to add that this date is only optional because we still believe that we will meet 8th of July. For this reason please follow our news. Take care!

At the same time we would like to share the conditiions of refunds. In case competitions get cancelled participant who has already paid entry fee, may:
– transfer 100% of the entry fee to the next edition in 2021
– transfer 100% of the entry fee to the next edition in 2021 for another participant (participant in the same entry fee age group)
– get the refund – 50% of entry fee

Model Event – Żelazko/Śrubarnia

Our come back to Jura means come back to Żelazko which is like Polish Orienteering “Mecca”. This is the place when we organise training field, available to you as of Monday. Rocky terrains with diverse runnability might be a good warm-up before the Polish Orienteering feast.

Similarly to last year, we will prepare two trainings for you (Monday, Tuesday) in the form of Model Event. You will get to familiarize yourself with the map paper and print. At the finish line you will get a printout with split times. The Model Event results will be published on our website. What is ahead of you are two stages in the different parts of the forest. You can choose from 3 courses with differentiated level of length/difficulty.

Model Event

Trail Orienteering

Similarly to last year, we are planning a few additional events during 38. edition of Wawel Cup. Along with “Na Ratunek” (“To the Rescue”) Foundation we decided to organize a Trail Orienteering during stage IV. It is mainly addressed to competitors with disabilities, but we encourage every Wawel Cup participant to give it a try!

OPEN – everyone regardless sex, age or level of disability.
PARA – competitors, which disability affect movement possibilities to a large extent.

registration form – here

entry fee – free donations for foundation “Na ratunek”

39. Wawel Cup location

It’s time for our usual Wawel Cup location map. Every five stages location is to be found there, as well this of Model Event or Rocky Sprint. Moreover, you can find the place for parking and camp field for your tent. As you can easily notice, everything is really close to one another, in the heart of Polish orienteering Mecca. Let these five days be full of great holiday and sportive mood!

Polish Orienteering Association

We’re pleased to announce, that our event is on the list of the biggest and most important competitions in Poland (ranking with higher rate). We are happy to cooperate with Polish Orienteering Association, and we look forward to broader partnership in future! See you in July!


V Stage – Hulasko


At the very end of the event, the runners will compete in handicap run. Thanks to very good runnability in the forest, runners will be able to develop higher speed. One will have to have their finger on the pulse due to the big number of elements in the terrain and rocks and… the excitement related to final start!