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Belgian Championship Middle Distance

Competition nameBelgian Championship Middle Distance
Start date20090426
End date20090426
CountryBelgium
Race typeNational
Nearest place or citySankt Vith
Club/organizerOLG Sankt Vith "ARDOC"
Region of countryEast-Belgium
Number of competition days1
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number+32 80 570482
Latest entry date11-Apr-2009
Entry fee (Euro)5
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)30
Event descriptionMiddle distance event in special classes for children, juniors, seniors and veterans. Starts from 10am to 12am according to pre-drawn start list. Day registration for non championship classes available (Short-Easy,Long-Easy,Short-Difficult,Long-Difficult),as well as hiking courses (4 and 7km) and free children courses.
Terrain descriptionThe area is very flat in the East and falls slightly towards the West. The competition area is mainly conifer plantation. A high number of objects are present in the Western part, where deciduous trees change frequently with conifers. From the 18th century till 1920 slate was extracted in open-cast and underground mining in this area. There has also been a search for gold along the Rechterbach and its tributaries. Remaining traces of these activities are hillocks, pits and quarries that often serve as control points.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.There are many tourism opportunities. Please see http://www.st.vith.be/touristinfo/en/
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