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Kainuu Orienteering Week 2017

Competition nameKainuu Orienteering Week 2017
Start date20170725
End date20170730
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityKuhmo
Club/organizerKuhmon Peurat ry
Region of countryKainuu
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners5000
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number+358 44 7679 533
Contact postal addressKisatie 28, 87250 Kajaani, Finland
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions23 kilometres
Latest entry date9.7.2017
Entry fee (Euro)10 € - 160 €
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)25-80 € / person / night
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)5-20 € / tent / night
Event descriptionKainuu Orienteering Week is an annual, traditional orienteering week. This year is the 50th year the week will be organised in Kainuu region. Competition days are: 1st stage: tuesday 25th of July 2nd stage: thursday 27th of July 3rd stage: saturday 29th of July 4th stage: sunday 30th of July
Terrain descriptionKainuu Orienteering Week´s 50th Anniversary week will be held in great and versatile orienteering terrain in the middle of traditional Finnish and Kainuu region countryside in the city of Kuhmo, Finland. Competition centre is in the courtyard of the farm which is located on the top of the hill offering great landscapes to the wilderness. Competition terrain will consist varied terrains and an all-round experience of the Kainuu landscape. In addition to its typical solid ground, the terrain ranges from craggy hillsides with small features to varied forests and vegetation, greatest variations in altitude are between 40-50 metres. All-in-all the orienteering area is very versatile and for more experienced orienteers there are also very demanding terrains and orienteering tasks. The competition tracks are planned so that the best parts of the terrain will be offered for the all of the competition categories. The competition terrain in Rasti area offers courses suitable for all levels. The course setters have large experience from several previous events, including the Kainuu Orienteering Week 2011. Competition maps are designed by the professional mapping company Mapline Oy (for ex. WOC2013 official mapping company).
Training possibilitiesTraining is possible with many different maps and areas in Kainuu region → Kuhmo, Sotkamo and Kajaani etc. Training maps can be purchased from the KOW-info. If you are intrested to come for a training camp before or after the Kainuu O-Week, please contact directly to secretary general jukka.liuha(at)
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