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56th Kainuu Orienteering Week 2024

Competition name56th Kainuu Orienteering Week 2024
Start date20240630
End date20240705
CountryFinland
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityKajaani
Club/organizerKainuu Orienteering Week association / Kajaanin Suunnistajat 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 competitions15 km
Latest entry date29.6.2024
Event description56th Kainuu Orienteering Week offers an orienteering experience to remember. Fast and challenging orienteering terrain at the Joutenlampi area in Kajaani, Kainuu region and Finland gives the best for orienteers. Someone might remember this terrain as a training terrain for the long distance in the WOC2013 Vuokatti (Finland) event.
Terrain descriptionJoutenlampi's orienteering area is one of the finest orienteering terrains in Kainuu and Kajaani. The area is dominated by pine forest with hills, ridges and depressions in the terrain. Runnability and visibility are mostly very good. Biggest variations in altitude of over 165 feet.
Training possibilitiesComing up! Diverse training possibilities in Kajaani and in Vuokatti/Sotkamo area with professional made maps and trainings.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.EXPERIENCE THE POSSIBILITIES OF KAJAANI Outdoor possibilities - There are two frisbeegolf tracks in Lehtikangas that are suitable for all skill levels. There is also one competition level track in Vimpeli outdoor area. The outdoor area has a diverse environment and possibilities for recovery exercises for the days off. - The great Ruuhijärvi lake is an outdoor and recreational fishing center and it is one of the most popular places to visit in Kajaani for recreational fishing. - Renfors’ route makes combining outdoor activities and culture possible! You can visit Kajaani castle ruins and see the tar canal. Culture - Kajaani poetry week offers experiences for the friends of literature, dance, theater and music. Poetry week is unique and a major event of Finnish literature. During the poetry week Kauppakatu transforms into a market street, and different booths take over the city center. Raatihuone marketplace has also additional activities during the week. - One thing worth of mentioning, when talking about Kajaani, is the traditional bakery of Pekka Heikkinen. The bakery offers a wide variety of different treats, not to mention their traditional rye bread, which is done in wood heated oven. - In Vuolijoki Riihipiha, you can get familiar with the natural environment of a farmhouse, dating back to early 20th century. Over 30 buildings and 4000 items and tools tell the story of Kainuu before electricity. Children - Kesäniemi, Kuluntalahti and Paltaniemi’s beaches offer entertainment for summer days. Otanmäki outdoor pool and water fitness center Kaukavesi are nice places to refresh, if the weather does not favor outdoor swimming in the nature. - Traffic park educates children in traffic and safety Oulujärvi - Also known as “the sea of Kainuu” is the fourth biggest lake in Finland and extends to the municipalities of Kajaani, Paltamo and Vaala. You can go for a sightseeing trip in Oulujärvi by jumping in S/S Kouta steamboat cruise.
Street address of navigation pointJokikatu 5, 87100 Kajaani, Finland
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