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22nd Croatia open 2019

Competition name22nd Croatia open 2019
Start date20190101
End date20190101
CountryCroatia
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityDelnice
Club/organizerOK "Ris" Delnice
Region of countryGorski kotar
Number of competition days5
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number++385 98 171 83 76
Contact postal addressOK "RIS" Delnice, Radićeva 1, 51 300 Delnice
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions25
Latest entry dateMarch 15th, 2019 – 1st - entry deadline June 20th, 2019 – 2nd - entry deadline July 10th, 2019 – 3th - entry deadline
Event descriptionCroatia Open is a five-day international orienteering competition. One of its kind and most meaningful orienteering event with traditional character in Croatia. Aspiration and devotion to organize this competition at the highest possible level have so far attracted hundreds of competitors from more than 40 countries to Gorski kotar and Croatia.The competition has profiled itself into one of the most important in the region, while Gorski Kotar and the island of Krk became desirable orienteering summer destinations in Europe. Organizing of Croatia Open at this level is the best reference for acceptance of our nomination by entire orienteering community.
Terrain descriptionWe are very proud that this year's competition will take place on karst terrains of Crni lug and Zagmajna, the old town of small island city Omišalj and on the new orienteering map covering wider area of Klanac near Vrbovsko.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Don’t miss the opportunity to visit our natural attractions such as the National Park "Risnjak" and magical source of the river Kupa, feel the magic of "Zeleni vir" and "Vražji prolaz”, meet the Dinarides "Samarske i Bijele stijene" and if Adriatic sea is too hot for you, you can refresh in clear highland lakes.
Street address of navigation pointDelnice,
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Short race report"Croatia Open" - Croatian international championship in orienteering became a reference point that for many years brings a breath of specific types of tourism in Delnice and Gorski Kotar. Definitely, represents an arrival of visitors to the popular tourist destination for sport, relaxation and active holidays directed towards health care and similar needs. It’s an example of how the local community can design and implement a simple sport happening into a well-rounded tourist offer.
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