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54th Kainuu Orienteering Week 2022

Competition name54th Kainuu Orienteering Week 2022
Start date20220703
End date20220708
CountryFinland
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityPuolanka
Club/organizerKainuu Orienteering Week association / Puolangan Ryhti 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 building, 87100, Kajaani, Finland
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions9 km
Latest entry date2.7.2022
Entry fee (Euro)50-160 € / week, 15-45 € / day
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)80-120 € / night
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)5-15 € / night
Event descriptionYou are warmly welcome to the world's second oldest and the most traditional Finnish orienteering and holiday week - Kainuu Orienteering Week. In 2022 the event will be held in Puolanka and Luhtakangas competition area. We offer perfect pine forest terrain of Luhtakangas and challenging Äikänvaara hill area with magnificent sceneries! NEW IN 2022! The 1st official Kainuu MTB-O Week 3.-8.7.2022 in Puolanka. Come and enjoy the best MTB-O terrains and great landscapes of Kainuu.
Terrain descriptionTerrain Competition terrain of the Kainuu Orienteering Week 2022 is definitely one of the most greatest and diverse in the Kainuu region area. Luhtakangas is a pine forest-dominated terrain crowned by the demanding slopes of Pyssykulju and Kuirivaara. In Äikänvaara hill area the orienteers will enjoy challenging and traditional Kainuu-type spruce forest. Great nature experiences for orienteers are provided by the old forest conservation area on the top of Äikänvaara (Natura 2000 network). In the use of terrain and course setting, special efforts have been made to ensure that all categories have access to the best orienteering areas. Race days are offered with a variety of themes from middle distance to long distance. Map Scale 1:10 000, colour printout 6/2022. Scale 1:7500 is used in older age categories. Maps are in plastic cover. Mapping: Mapline Oy / Rauno Asikainen, Teemu Köngäs, Pasi Jokelainen and Pekka Hiltunen.
Training possibilitiesTRAINING Training is possible on several maps in Paljakka, Honkavaara (near the city centre of Puolanka), KOW’s 1st and 2nd stage terrain after the 2nd stage, Ukkohalla and Suomussalmi. The participants of the Kainuu MTB-O Week are allowed to train in Honkavaara and Paljakka areas only after Kainuu MTB-O Week’s 2nd and 3rd stage. As a participant of the Kainuu O-Week the participants of the Kainuu MTB-O week can orienteer in 1st and 2nd stage of the Kainuu O-Week: separate training on these terrains is not allowed before Kainuu MTB-O Week’s last and 4th stage. Training maps can be purchased from the KOW info. On Monday 4th July the first rest day of Kainuu O-Week an open orienteering event will be held in the Event Centre at the city centre of Puolanka (see “other things to do” program). Additionally, open sprint orienteering (with different tracks than 4th July event) tracks are arranged in the Event Centre and Puolanka city centre area between 5th - 8th July 2022.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.One of the greatest waterfalls in Finland - the Hepoköngäs is only few kilometres from the competition centre. Paljakka Ski-Resort (accommodation, holiday activities, hiking, MTB etc.) Ukkohalla Ski-Resort (accommodation, holiday activities, hiking, MTB etc.) Vuokatti Sport (accommodation, cross-country ski-tunnel, holiday activities, hiking, MTB etc.) Hossa National Park
Street address of navigation pointKoulukatu 2, 89200 Puolanka, Finland
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Live results available?Yes
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Live GPS tracking available?Yes
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Live TV available?No
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