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56th Kainuu Orienteering Week 2024

Competition name56th Kainuu Orienteering Week 2024
Start date20240630
End date20240705
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
Entry fee (Euro)39-175 € / week, 15-46 € / day
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)80-120 € / night
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)10-15 € / night
Event descriptionKainuu Orienteering Week is the Finland’s biggest orienteering week and the world’s second oldest orienteering week, as it has been held annually since the year 1966. Kainuu O Week is held in the Kainuu region of Finland and traditionally the event is held in the beginning of July (week 27). Welcome to Kajaani to enjoy orienteering and holiday week in the amazing orienteering terrain of Joutenlampi. Joutenlampi is most well-known for its pine forest moor terrain where runnability is mostly very good. KOW2024's orienteering map and terrain area is definitely one of the best in Kainuu. Experience a memorable orienteering week in Kajaani! Note also the 3rd official Kainuu MTBO Week 30 June - 5 July in Kajaani – come and enjoy the best MTBO terrains and great landscapes of Kainuu and Kajaani. The following entry steps are: 29th Feb 2024 / 31st May 2024 / 10th June 2024. For more information see
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 are provided with professional made maps and trainings.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Kajaani is an ideal city for pleasant living Kajaani is an active and vibrant city of approximately 36,000 inhabitants. In Kajaani the services and refreshing leisure opportunities are close by, and nature is accessible from all over the city. Kajaani is located between two lakes, and the river running through the city center as well as cozy park areas create a cozy and beautiful environment. The characteristic atmosphere of the city is brought by the Kajaani Castle Ruins built in the 17th century, the funk-style architecture of the city center and the murals that decorate the city from many sides. For the residents, Kajaani is just the right combination of the hustle and bustle of the city and the peace of nature. In Kajaani, there are short distances to services, versatile leisure activities and cultural experiences. The modern Aquatics Centre Kaukavesi, numerous sports venues as well as trekking and mountain bike trails are in active use. In addition, the clean nature nearby offers great opportunities for picking berries, fishing, and hunting. Kajaani plays a strong role as the center of economic life and expertise in the Kainuu region. Kajaani region is home to several significant technology and industry players from the fields of high-performance computing, measurement technology, gaming and bioeconomy. Kajaani is also an interesting city for travelers - various festivals, theater, and family events take place all year round. Also, the city's historical landscapes and places to visit, including Ärjä island, Castle Ruins in the center and the old picture church in Paltaniemi, are of interest to both domestic and international tourists. Warmly welcome to Kajaani!
Street address of navigation pointJokikatu 5, 87100 Kajaani, Finland
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