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Plitvice 2008

Competition namePlitvice 2008
Start date20080531
End date20080601
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityPlitvice lakes, National Park
Club/organizerOK Maksimir
Region of countryLika
Number of competition days2
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?Yes
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Contact phone number+385 95 801 8882
Contact postal addressDario Štambuk, Petrinjska 31, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions500 m
Latest entry dateFriday, May 16, 2008
Entry fee (Euro)Before January 1, 2008 - 8 Eur/day; Before May 16, 2008 - 10 Eur/day; Late entries - 15 Eur/day
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)Private rooms 15-20 Euro/person/day
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)Gym hall 4 Euro/person/day. Meal is optional
Event descriptionWRE. Two days individual event. First day will be middle distance race and second day will be long distance race & WRE. Sport Ident punching system will be used. Watch the brand new Orienteering video "Join-O-Sports" filmed mostly in the area of Plitvice.
Terrain descriptionKarst, runnable, some paths and many depressions.
Training possibilitiesTraining will be possible on May 30, 2008. (day before competition)
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.The National park Plitvice lakes is not only the largest, oldest and most beautiful park in Croatia, but it is also one of the largest and oldest European National parks. The Plitvice Lakes is natural monument which can also be found on the UNESCO's list of international heritage. The beauty of this area conquers by its natural diversity, magnificent ambient, clean air, crystal clear water, waterfalls, caves and forests. The Plitvice lakes has 16 bigger and a few smaller lakes separated by travertine barriers, the basic phenomenon of the National park. Around the lakes there is virgin forest which is home to large number of vegetation and wildlife species. National park Plitvice lakes is well-known tourist destination and a great place to take excursions. You can find more about the National park on their web page. There is large number of choices for spending free time in the Plitvice lakes area. You can climb one of the peaks around the lakes from where you will have a wonderful view of the lakes and entire area. Or you can enjoy rafting on the Una, one of the most beautiful and clearest rivers in Europe. You can go fishing stream trout on the Gacka river. You can explore one of many caves in the area or visit one of old sawmills. In the winter you can go skiing. You can find more about the area on their web page.
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