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Arctic Midtnight Orienteering

Competition nameArctic Midtnight Orienteering
Start date20120620
End date20120623
CountryGreenland
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityIlulissat
Club/organizerIOG (Ilulissat Orienteering Greenland)
Region of countryNorthwestern region of Greenland
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners100
WRE event?No
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Contact postal addressIOG, Box 302, DK-3952 Ilulissat, Greenland
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions3 km
Latest entry dateJune 13
Entry fee (Euro)40 (all competitions)
Event descriptionJune 20. NORTH GREENLAND CHAMPIONSHIP. Long distance. First start at 5 pm. June 21. GREENLAND NATIONAL DAY RUN in Ilulissat. Sprint. First start at 3 pm. June 22-23. ARCTIC MIDTNIGHT ORIENTEERING. Extreme courses in difficult terrain. Course length 20, 15, 10 and 5 km. Joint start at 11 pm on Friday June 23.
Terrain descriptionChallenging orienteering in exciting open hilly terrain with bare rock, stones or topsoil covered with moss, lichen, crowberry, heather and grass. At this time of the year there is daylight 24 hours per day with view to ocean, bay, islands and a lot of icebergs.
Training possibilitiesTraining possible every Monday at 6 pm.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Mountain walk in magnificent nature. Yachting at Diskobay and Ilulissat Icefiord through enormous icebergs. With ship or helicopter to active iceglaciers. Photosafari ex. icebergs, seals, whales. Historic walking tours, city walks and visit to museums
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