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International 3-Days Orienteering

Competition nameInternational 3-Days Orienteering
Start date20120525
End date20120528
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityEhrenfriedersdorf/ Geyer
Club/organizerPost SV Dresden
Region of countrySaxony
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners1500
WRE event?Yes
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Contact phone number+49 174 9028868
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions5 km
Latest entry date02.05.2011
Entry fee (Euro)30,-/ 21,- EUR
Event description25.05.2012 Friday Sprint 26.05.2012 Saturday 1. Stage Middle Distance IOF World Ranking Event and BRL 27.05.2012 Sunday 2. Stage Long Distance IOF World Ranking Event and BRL 28.05.2012 Monday 3. Stage shortened Long Distance (ca. 75%), Chasing Start
Terrain descriptionThe competition area is located on a plateau in the Westerzgebirge. The highest point is 731m above sea level - the granite rocks of the Greifensteine. Some valleys are going down to 550m above sea level. The profile is slowly rising, there are some steep hills. The forest is dominated from spruces and beeches and there is mostly a good runability. In some domains there is also undergrowth and thickets. The terrain has been formed from mining activities since the 13th century. A variety of detailed areas with trenches, depressions and pits can be found. Water installations for the supply of the mining areas that have been used until today are crossing the terrain.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.The region is characterized by its diversity, mountain ranges, soft hills and contemplative valleys. The higher grounds at the boarder of Germany and the Czech Republic are building the National Park “Erzgebirge/ Vogtland”. A high proportion of forest, many marshlands, blooming fields are inviting to expeditions and walking tours. 5000 km of hiking trails are providing a wide range of viewpoints, resting places, points of interest and nature trails. The competition areas are the “Greifensteine” and “Geyersche Wald”. The “Greifensteine” are an Eldorado for hiking, climbing and cross country skiing. Seven of the 13 bizarre and most beautiful rocks of the Erzgebirge are preserved after stopping the stone pit activities in 1923 in this area. In the past, the granite of these rocks has been treasured for landmark stones. It is worth a visit of the viewpoints and the natural scene. The cities Dresden and Chemnitz are close to the competition centre and there are much more sights to visit.
Live results available?No
Live GPS tracking available?No
Live TV available?No
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