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19-th European Foresters' Orienteering Championships

Competition name19-th European Foresters' Orienteering Championships
Start date20120731
End date20120804
CountryLithuania
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityDruskininkai
Club/organizerMISKO SPORTAS
Region of countryDzukija
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Contact email address
Contact phone number+370 699 48618
Contact postal addressEgidijus Kukenys, V.Kreves pr. 59-10, LT-50357 Kaunas, LITHUANIA
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions28 km
Latest entry date2012 June 30
Entry fee (Euro)53 Eur, free for W,M 12-14
Event descriptionTraditional anual European Forester's Orienteering Championships. The 19-th EFOL is held in magnificent surroundings of SPA resort Druskininkai, south of Lithuania. Three competition days, starting with Sprint event, continuing with prolonged middle event and completing with relay event. After the middle event participants have a free day for forestry excursions, relaxation in SPAs, Aquapark and other activities.
Terrain descriptionThere are two types of terrains: 1)Typical Lithuanian terrain with mixture of deciduous and coniferous forest with many contour details, especially depressions and slopes (15-25m), and few paths. The runability is mostly middle, the visibility is restricted. 2)Good and fast runable pine-tree forest with small and middle dune forms. Some slopes near lakes up to 25m. The visibility generally very good. Middle density of paths and rides.
Training possibilitiesThe training area is close to the event centre, in Druskininkai forest. Terrain is similar to the relay event. Control flags only. Model event is close to the middle race terrain and similar to it.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Druskininkai is a very popular SPA resort in Lithuania. It is situated in picturesque surroundings, encircled with interesting places to visit. Many places can be reached by riding on bicycle paths from the town centre through the pine forests: The ethnographic Švendubrė village and the legendary Raigardas Valley, the museum of Soviet Sculptures „Grūto Parkas“, or just to see Ratnyčia river and bath in its cascades. Also there is famous Aquapark, particularly attractive place for children. You can try your strength in the adventure park "Tarzania" and experience the winter activities in the Snow Arena.
Street address of navigation pointGardino g. 3, Druskininkai, Lithuania
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