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Euromeeting 2008

Competition nameEuromeeting 2008
Start date20080522
End date20080525
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityMiskolc
Club/organizerWOC2009 Organizing Committee
Region of countryNortheastern part
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Contact email address
Contact phone number+36303074856
Contact postal addressP.O. Box 649, H-3510 Miskolc, Hungary
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions25
Latest entry dateApril 30th, 2008
Entry fee (Euro)40
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)18
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)8
Event descriptionThe association of the Nordic Orienteering Federations, NORD, contacted the Hungarian Orienteering Federation to organize Euromeeting, the national B-team event. It was a shared interest that Euromeeting 2008 could be organized in Hungary, in terrain relevant for the WOC2009. The event will work with the same main accommodation as WOC2009, while the terrains to be used will be very similar to the actual WOC terrains . Also the course setters for the different disciplines will be the same as in WOC2009.
Terrain descriptionall terrains are very relevant to the WOC2009 terrains: Sprint: a big, steep hillside with a lot of erosion gullies. High density of paths. Visibilty and runnability are mostly good, but reduced in places. The end of the courses will go in urban and park areas. Long distance: mostly moderately hilly area, with a lot of middle-sized valleys. Lot of point features (stones, lime burning places, charcoal burning places, knolls, pits etc.). Middle density of paths. The terrain is moderately stony. Visibility and runnability are mostly very good, but reduced mainly towards the end of the courses. Relay: stony area with quite steep hills and valleys. Lot of point features (stones, lime burning places, charcoal burning places, knolls, pits etc.). Middle density of paths. Visibility and runnability are mostly good, but reduced near the finish area.
Training possibilitiesTwo trainings will be held prior to the event, which are included in the entry fee. There are further possibilities for training with other national teams, for this purpose please contact Száva ZSIGMOND at
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Miskolc’s main tourist attraction is the Cave Bath in Miskolctapolca, a unique creation in a natural cavern. The good concentration of minerals in the thermal water, the healing air in the cave, and recent financial investments have all contributed to creating a “complex of experience and healing”. The Cave Bath will be only a couple of hundred meters away from the finish area of the sprint distance event. The heights of the Bükk Mountains, the swift creeks, the natural environment of Lillafüred and its fresh air are a dream destination for all tourists who like active recreation. The best known attractions of this vacation resort are the Hotel Palota by Lake Hámori, the highest waterfall of Hungary, St Stephen Cave (dripstone) and Anna Cave (one of only three lime tufa caves open to the public in the whole world). Diósgyőr Castle, the “Castle of Queens” is one of the most popular sights in Miskolc. It was constructed in the 13th century. The knight’s castle with four towers has a splendid view of the surrounding mountains. The weapon and armour exhibition and the waxwork collection are open to the public all year. Downtown Miskolc can boast of numerous architectural, artistic and historical sites. The hill in the centre of the city, Avas, is the cradle of European culture. 70,000 years ago – earlier than in the Neander Valley – our ancestors mined flint on the hill, made tools out of it and traded them. The Reformed Church and its bell tower built on Avas Hill are among the most important sights and monuments of the region. On the pedestrian promenade – a tract of the longest street in Europe, covered here with ornamental pavement – you can see a number of old houses in baroque and eclectic styles. One of the most important monuments is the 16-metre high altar screen in the Greek Orthodox Church with 88 icons. It is truly unique in Central Europe. The collection of the Hungarian Orthodox Church Museum is just as valuable.
Street address of navigation pointMiskolc-Egyetemváros
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