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Start date20150723
End date20150726
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityMALBUISSON
Club/organizerBALISE 25 BESANCON
Region of countryFRANCHE COMTE
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners2000
WRE event?No
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions30 km
Latest entry date15/03/15 15/05/15 15/06/15
Event descriptionLocated in the east of France, not far from Switzerland, the region is a wonderful tourist destination in its own right as well as an orienteering paradise. We promise great terrain, good quality maps, culinary delights, fantastic scenery, and much more. So why not come along for a frolic in the forests of France? See you there. Competition details: Thursday, July 23rd: two sprints, one in the historic village of Rivière-Drugeon, the other in the charming village of Bouverans. (Please note: The 2nd sprint in Bouverans does not count for the overall 4-day classification). Friday, July 24th: a long distance race in challenging terrain near the village of Mouthe.(finish area of the Trans-Jurassien ski race). Saturday, July 25th: a middle distance race in the glaciated dreamtime terrain of Pré Poncet between the villages of Chaux- Neuve and Chapelle- des- Bois. Sunday,July 26th: a long distance race in highly complex terrain adjoining Saturday’s competition area, and using the same finish arena. Each competition site was selected by local resident Michel Vuillemin, kingpin and stalwart of Balise 25 Besançon orienteering club, who knows the technical and environmental characteristics of each site like the back of his hand. He, together with the course-setters, promise new and varying challenges every day in stupendous terrain which we are sure will leave you waxing lyrical and wanting to come back for more.
Training possibilitiesThree training maps will be on offer. These areas will be on terrain similar to those of the French 4-days. Controls will be placed in the forests as of Monday, July 20th until Sunday, July 26th on two of the three maps. Maps can be collected from the Maison de la Réserve, not far from the town of Malbuisson and at the different event sites.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.During your stay why not visit the Doubs department and the Franche-Comté region. You will discover a region rich in natural beauty and historical heritage, as well as gourmet specialties that will add a tourism component to a sporting holiday. We guarantee all a truly rewarding and memorable experience.
Street address of navigation point28 Rue de Mouthe, 25160 Labergement-Sainte-Marie
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