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Istanbul MTB-O Cup

Competition nameIstanbul MTB-O Cup
Start date20130601
End date20130602
CountryTurkey
Race typeMTB-O
Nearest place or cityIstanbul
Club/organizerTurkish Orienteering Federation
Region of countryIstanbul
Number of competition days2
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?Yes
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions20 km
Latest entry date20 May, 2013
Entry fee (Euro)50
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)30
Event descriptionThe event will take place in the beautiful Belgrade Forests of İstanbul. These natural forests with their intricate web of paths have hosted the world famous Istanbul 5 Days multistage orienteering events in foot orienteering, and will now be opening its doors to a 2 day WRE event in mountain bike orienteering. The Sprint is located in the Ayvat Bendi and the Middle Distance Championship is located in the Valide Bendi area of the Belgrade forests. The Model Event will resemble the terrain for both races and will be held in the Kurt Kemeri area of the forests.
Terrain descriptionFriday 31 May 2013 - Training and Model Event Location: Kurt Kemeri Terrain: Beech forest; from moderate to steep hills. The Model Event will resemble the terrain for both races Combination of forest roads and single tracks. Thorny bushes can be very close to single tracks. Saturday 1 June 2013 Sprint (WRE) Location: Ayvat Bendi Terrain: Combination of forest roads and single tracks. Sunday 2 June 2013 Middle Distance (WRE) Location: Valide Bendi Terrain: Combination of forest roads and single tracks.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Istanbul is a must for anyone who visits Turkey with its rich historical background, once the capital of the Byzantines, then of the Ottoman Empire before the foundation of the modern Turkish Republic. It is full of tourist attractions and items for sightseeing as well as being the capital of the business world in Turkey.
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