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Albanian Orienteering Days 2016

Competition nameAlbanian Orienteering Days 2016
Start date20160429
End date20160501
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityTirana
Club/organizerOrienteering Club Albania OCA
Region of countryTirana
Number of competition days3
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?No
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions60km
Latest entry date8. April 2016
Entry fee (Euro)35/50/65 depending from entry date
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)20 - 80 double room
Event descriptionThe second international Orienteering event in Albania will be held this spring in the Tirana Region. The races will take place in the mountains of Dajti National park, at the seaside at Kepi Rodonit and in Tirana city. So enjoy the different landscapes of this fascinating country and take the occasion for holidays before or after the event.
Terrain descriptionTerrain first Day middle distance: Start will be reached with cable car (included in entry fee) at the "balcony of Dajti", a terrace with beautiful forest, open and semi open spaces, very detailed for challenging courses Terrain second Day, long distance: Cap Rodon/Kepi Rodonit is a beautifully situated penninsula surrounded by the Adriatic sea. Terrain is a variation of open and semi open areas with good runnability, parts of very dense vegetation, forest, steep precipices (not for running!) with beautiful view on the sea. The finish area will be at the beach. At the same time you can enjoy Albanian history with a church from 12th century and ruins of a castle of Skanderbeg. Terrain third Day sprint: Qytet studenti This race will be a highlight for those who like challenging sprint races. This part of Tirana consists of buildings from communist time with underpasses, with a labyrinth of streets,often ending in a doorway, open spaces without structure, impasses. And the part of University Residences with big blocks and parks.
Training possibilitiesTraining possibilities will be offered in Tirana park
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Albania offers a lot of different possibilities for holiday activities, from the seaside to the mountains, from untouched nature, ancient monuments, to modern holiday resorts, every where friendly people. It is nowadays one of the safest countries in the world! Offers are published on the event-website and can be organised on demand.
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