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Transylvania Open

Competition nameTransylvania Open
Start date20080822
End date20080824
CountryRomania
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityCluj-Napoca / Klausenburg / Kolozsvár
Club/organizerTranSilva Cluj and Dudu Floresti
Region of countryCluj
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?Yes
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URL for invitation[Link]
Contact email address
Contact phone number+40-364-109009 in the evening
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions20
Latest entry date15 August 2008
Entry fee (Euro)3-5 Euro
Event descriptionWelcome to the Transylvania Open 2008 (ed. 7), a 3-day event organised by a handfull engaged orienteers from the clubs "TranSilva" and "Dudu Floresti" from Cluj, who are willing to offer you interesting, technically and physically demanding orienteering races! The highlights are without any doubt the long distance event on the second day being a WRE (IOF World Ranking Event). Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár [HUN], Klausenburg [GER]) is the biggest orienteering centre in Transylvania, and one of the biggest in the country. The history of orienteering in Cluj goes back to the 50-ties, since then generations of map-makers, course-setters and competitors enriched the O-community with their work and experiences. We hope that you will enjoy your stay, and gather some nice memories from this corner of the (orienteering-)world!
Terrain descriptionHilly, many contour details, deciduous forests, open and halfopen lands; variable runnability and visibility. Three different terrains in the surroundings of Cluj-Napoca
Training possibilitiesOn request. There will be a training camp in the area just before the event
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Climbing, trekking, cultural heritage, shopping etc. Cluj-Napoca is not only a centre for orienteering, but also a cultural and industrial centre, being one of the most significant university cities in Romania.
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