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«Cupa Variant 5», 2010 (WRE)

Competition name«Cupa Variant 5», 2010 (WRE)
Start date20100429
End date20100502
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityTargovishte
Club/organizerSKO «Variant 5»
Region of countryNortheastern Bulgaria
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?Yes
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Contact email address
Contact phone number+41 79 226 13 27
Contact postal addressSKO «Variant 5», P.O. Box 234, BG-7700 Targovishte
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions25 km
Latest entry dateApril 10th, 2010
Entry fee (Euro)50 for all four starts
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)in the range of 8 Euro to 30 Euro per person and night
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)not available
Event descriptionTraditional 4-days-orienteering festival in northeastern Bulgaria: Competitions always on completely new maps, splendid possibility to enjoy Bulgarian food, music and culture, entertaining «Evening of the Orienteers». The competitions of «Variant 5» offer high quality competitions to elite runners - and focus at the same time with big effort (and lots of fun) on our youngsters in Bulgarian orienteering.
Terrain description• long distance (WRE applied): oak forest in the Balkan Mountains. Very good runnability. New region, completely new map. Hilly terrain with many ditches, trenches, gullies, fox holes. • middle distance (WRE applied): mixed forest with mainly good runnability. • sprint distance: rural village with some patches of forest. No climb. • supersprint: urban area.
Training possibilitiesThe organizing club offers a range of 20 maps in the surroundings of Targoviste covering the typical types of terrains. Trainings may be organized on demand, to cover the needs of the clubs taking part. If you are looking for training possibilities, please contact the organizers in time. As a matter of fact, «Cupa Variant 5» suits well as a training possibility before European Orienteering Championships (EOC 2010) wich will take part four weeks later in Bulgaria, too.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.You find many historic and touristic places in the surroundings of Targoviste: The cities of Preslav, Shoumen, Veliko Tarnovo, Rousse. As well visit to Targoviste can easily be combined with a stay at the Black Sea coast (Varna).
Street address of navigation pointHost city Targovishte
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