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Kainuu Orienteering Week

Competition nameKainuu Orienteering Week
Start date20120701
End date20120706
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityKajaani
Club/organizerKajaanin Suunnistajat
Region of countryKainuu
Number of competition daysFour (4-days)
Expected number of runners5000
WRE event?No
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Contact email address
Contact phone number+358-45-77322261
Contact postal addressKisatie 28, FIN-87250 Kajaani, FINLAND
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions15-20 km
Latest entry date31.5.2012; for open classes on the site!
Entry fee (Euro)elites and seniors 78-84€/week; juniors 40€/week
Event descriptionA traditional orienteering and holiday week in eastern Finland International Orienteering Week of Kainuu is one of the world's most long-standing orienteering weeks attracting annually some 4000 fans of orienteering to Kainuu to Eastern Finland to compete and have fun. At Kainuu Orienteering Week one can experience the exotic nature of the Kainuu region on the eastern border of the EU, as well as the hospitality of the Kainuu people. The event has always been favoured especially by families with children, as the week comprises not only four competition days but also two rest days for enjoying the holiday. Kainuu Orienteering Week 2012 will be held in Kajaani. In 2013 Vuokatti, Kainuu will be the host for the World Championchips 6. – 14.7.2013 and Kainuu Orienteering Week will be an essential part of the WOC week and its atmosphere. If you are a real enthusiast for orienteering, you can easily combine Kainuu Orienteering Week with another Finnish orienteering week, Fin-5, which will be held in West Finland on 9. – 14.7.2012. Program Tuesday 26.6. 5.00pm-7.00pm Open orienteering event Saturday 30.6. 1.00-5.00pm Model event, adjacent to competition area, Kajaani Sunday 1.7. 1.00pm 1st stage, Joutenlampi competition centre Monday 2.7. (rest day) 10.00-12.00am MTB-O -competition, Vimpelinvaara outdoor area, Kajaani 2.00-4.00pm Kainuu Extreme-O-Run, Vimpelinvaara outdoor area, Kajaani Tuesday 3.7. 10.00am 2nd stage, Joutenlampi competition centre 6.00pm Prize-giving ceremony for winners of 1st and 2nd stages, Kajaani city centre Wednesday 4.7. (rest day) Open orienteering event Orienteers Golf-tournament, Paltamo golf field Thursday 5.7. 10.00am 3rd stage (middle distance), Joutenlampi competition centre 3.00pm KOW Party and prize-giving ceremony for winners of 3rd stage Friday 6.7. 10.00am 4th stage (pursuit in elite categories), Joutenlampi competition centre
Terrain descriptionTerrain Joutenlampi area is one of the greatest orienteering terrains in Kainuu and Kajaani. The area is dominated by pine forest with hills, ridges and depressions in the terrain. Runnability and visibility are mostly very good. Biggest variations in altitude of over 165 feet. Joutenlampi competition terrrain is the official training terrain for WOC 2013 long distance competition. Map The 2012 Kainuu Orienteering Week will feature four different map pages and some other map pages for fitness orienteering and for children´s categories. The competition centre is located almost in the centre of competition area. Thanks to the roads and paths surrounding the race centre, the terrain in Joutenlampi offers courses suitable for all levels. For younger categories there are lots of pathways and clear landmarks while for the elite and other categories there will be very demanding orienteering based on accurate countour reading. Competition area is totally 17 km˛. Scale 1:10 000 , colour printout 6/2012. Map size A3, childrens A4-A5. Maps are provided in plastic cover. Mapper: Mapline Oy / Pasi Jokelainen
Training possibilitiesTraining (WOC 2013 training packages) Model event is organized on saturday 30.6. at 1.00-5.00pm near the competition area (similar terrain). Guiding posts to starting area begins from crossroad Kirkkoahontie-hannusrannantie (Address: Hannusrannantie 1, Kajaani). Map costs 6 euros. Model event terrain is open for training during the all week, but then maps must be purchased from the competition office / info. For further information go to webpage Training is also possible with many different maps on Kajaani and Vuokatti area. In Vuokatti it is possible to train in WOC 2013 training areas. Training maps can be purchased from the competition office / info. If you are intrested in WOC2013-training packages contact or directly from -webpage.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc. Tour package to Kainuu Orienteering Week 2012 Dates 1. – 6.7.2012 (Sun – Fri) Price 570 eur / person Group prices and tailored progammes (eg. other type of accommodation) on request. Included in the price - Accommodation for 7 nights in double rooms in Hotel Karolineburg in Kajaani (Kajaani is situated 10 km south from the competition centre and the hotel is situated within 5 minutes’ walking distance from the Kajaani town centre) - Airport transfers to/from the Kajaani airport - Transfers to/from the competition centre on race days (4 days) - Breakfast and dinner daily at the hotel - Registration Not included in the price - Guide - Participation fee (depends on the class and the date of the entry) - Emit rent - Single supplement 175 eur / person Bookings and further information Upitrek Kiviniementie 59 FI-87850 Paltaniemi FINLAND Tel +358 40 733 9262
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Live results available?Yes
Live GPS tracking available?Yes
Live TV available?Yes
Info about live coverageGPS-tracking GPS-tracking will be provided during the Kainuu Orienteering Week by Tracking will be used in classes H/D16-21E. GPS-tracking categories and orienteers will be informed later on webpage .
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