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5 days of Belgium

Competition name5 days of Belgium
Start date20070815
End date20070819
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityLommel
Region of countryLimburg
Number of competition days5 (3 classic distance, 2middle-distance)
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Contact email address
Contact phone number+32 13 31 22 40
Contact postal addressGrasbos 40, B-3294 Diest, Belgium
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions35 km
Latest entry date31/07/2007
Entry fee (Euro)-18: 35 EUR (before 10/07/2007)
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)50 EUR /day
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)35 EUR
Event descriptionInternational 5-days orienteering event in Belgium. Last years, it was organised in the beginning of june, ,now in mid august. Some of Belgians most beatiful terrains will be used for this event (classic distance terrain of JWOC 1997)
Terrain descriptionThe five races will take place on terrains where you will meet all the variation in the typical "Kempen" landscape. Pine forest, heather and sandy grounds. Mostly excellent runability and there is a clear, sometimes dense, path network. Lots of sandy dunes with intricate contours.
Training possibilitiespossibility to take part in Team-O-five on 26/05, an orienteering event in a team of 5.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Close to dutch and german border, major cities, like Brussels, Antwerp, Brugge and Amsterdam within driving distance. Social activities in the event centre. Last 3 days of the event are reachable by bike from the event centre (
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