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53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week 28 June - 3rd July 2020, Suomussalmi, Finland

Competition name53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week 28 June - 3rd July 2020, Suomussalmi, Finland
Start date20200628
End date20200703
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or citySuomussalmi
Club/organizerSuomussalmen Rasti / Kainuun Rastiviikko ry
Region of countryKainuu
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners5000
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number+358447679533
Contact postal addressKetunpolku 1, Tieto 1 -rakennus, 87100 Kajaani, Finland
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions5 km
Latest entry date08.06.2020 (open courses also on-site)
Entry fee (Euro)12-160
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)25-80 / person / night
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)5-20 / tent / night
Event description28th June - 3rd July 2020: 53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week (#KOW, #kainuuoweek), Finland, Suomussalmi, Haverinen. Combine orienteering and holiday. Kainuu O-Week is the biggest Finnish orienteering week in and it has been held annually since 1966 in Kainuu, Finland. 2020 year the event will gather 5000-6000 participants from all around the world. In 2019 year KOW had 4379 orienteers and totally 6000 participants. Competition categories are H/D8-95. Open courses (10 different skill and distance levels, this is the largest amount in Finish orienteering events).
Terrain description2020 Competition terrain is very suitable for all categories and perfect for running. Orienteers will be running in the fast and beautiful pine forrest terrain of Haverinen. In certain areas the curves are with small features. The forest consists almost exclusively of pine forest of varying ages. The visibility is mostly excellent, in some seedling areas slightly poorer. Ground is solid and clean; it is not stony. One river (Varisjoki), a few mires and ponds bring their own contribution to the orienteering tasks and landscape. The area near the competition centre has a comprehensive trail network.
Training possibilitiesTraining is possible with different maps in Suomussalmi, Puolanka, Kuhmo, Kajaani, Sotkamo and other areas of Kainuu. Training maps and bundles can be bought beforehand on the websites and also at the KOW Info. Training bundles can be bought at in may 2020.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Other things to do: - Hossa National Park: Experience amazing views and quiet wilderness of the Hossa National Park by hiking, canoeing, fatbiking/MTB, swimming, SUP boarding or just relaxing in the wilderness. - Suomussalmi city centre: Kiannon Kuohut swimming hall, frisbee golf, sprint orienteering and much more - We offer professional training packages before, during and after the Kainuu O-Week - Mon 29th of June we have open sprint orienteering event in the Event Centre - Starting on Tue 30th of June to Fri 3rd July we have open sprint orienteering in the Event Centre
Street address of navigation pointJalonkaarre 5, 89600 Suomussalmi, Finland
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Live results available?Yes
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