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Arctic Midnight Orienteering 2019

Competition nameArctic Midnight Orienteering 2019
Start date20190626
End date20190629
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityIlulissat
Club/organizerIlulissat Orienteering Greenland
Region of countryAvannaata Kommunia
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners100
WRE event?No
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Contact email address
Contact phone number+299 536930
Contact postal addressPostboks 302, 3952 Ilulissat
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions5 km.
Latest entry date18'th of June
Entry fee (Euro)50
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)135
Event description26'th of June: Long distance courses according to age. 27th of june: Sprint race in the town of Ilulissat with courses according to age. 28'th and 29'th of June: Midnight Race with courses at 5, 10, 15 and 20 km in the middle of the arctic night under the midnight sun. 29'th of June evening: Party for participants. The Midnight race is an individual event with a touch of the extreme. It takes place in a very physically demanding terrain during the arctic night in a nearly deserted but grandiose scenery with no trees and a lot of bare rock. Head lamps are not needed due to the midnight sun.
Terrain descriptionThe terrain is situated at the city of Ilulissat with a view of the Kangia (Ilulissat Ice Fiord) and the Disko Bay. It is an open, hilly area with bare rock, stones or topsoil covered with moss, lichen, crowberry, heather and grass. At this time of the year there is daylight 24 hours per day. The temperature will normally be between +5 and +15 0 C.
Training possibilitiesMonday the 34'th of June before the race you can participate in the normal training for the local runners. Else the open nature is free to use as training.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.There are hiking routes from 2 til 20 km. Boat tours with whale watching and icebergs. Tours to local willages and nearby towns. Flight tours with helicopters or fixed wing planes.
Street address of navigation pointIlulissat Art Museum
Live results available?No
Live GPS tracking available?No
Live TV available?No
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