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Midnattssolgaloppen (Midnight Sun Galoppen)

Competition nameMidnattssolgaloppen (Midnight Sun Galoppen)
Start date20070630
End date20070704
CountryNorway
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityTromso and Narvik
Club/organizerBUL Tromso
Region of countryTroms
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners1500
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number+4741686436
Contact postal addressMG-07, P.O. Box 43, 9250 Tromso
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions500 m
Latest entry dateJune 1
Entry fee (Euro)Approx. € 15 per race
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)Approx. € 50 per person per night
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)Approx € 6 per night
Event descriptionImagine remote wilderness, dramatic landscape, steep mountains that rise out of the sea, majestic fjords,rivers running quietly through untouched green woodlands with views of glaciers high up in the mountains. In these surroundings Bjerkvik IF and BUL-Tromsø invites you to Midnattssolgaloppen 2007, Orienteering in the Midnight Sun Midnattssolgaloppen (MG) is by far the largest orienteering event in Northern Norway. It is in fact one of Norway's biggest o-events. MG has been arranged since 1967. The number of participants has varied, between 2.000 and 750. At MG-07 we expect no less than 1.500 runners from 12-15 nations.
Terrain descriptionMG is famous for it's fabulous terrain and scenary. The arctic nature, with open birch forests and smooth grounds, has conquered the heart of many orienteerers. This year we are proud to announce that the events will be held in probably the best terrain ever. Although the terrain is very runable, the level of technical challenges are high. There are few paths and other guidelines.
Training possibilitiesThere will be training courses available from June 1.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Narvik as well as Tromso has a huge amount of exploring or adventurous activities to offer. In the Lyngen Alps, you can ride or wander in the countryside that is ideally suited for hiking, or you can take your climbing equipment and climb to the summit. You can also take a guided walk on one of the many glaciers. From Sommaroy near Tromso or in Tysfjord near Narvik, you can go on a safari right out to the tip of the continental shelf to see sperm whales that spend their summer holidays here. To mention a few......
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