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Fin5 Orienteering Week 2016

Competition nameFin5 Orienteering Week 2016
Start date20160710
End date20160716
CountryFinland
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityHamina
Club/organizerVehkalahden veikot
Region of countrysoutheast
Number of competition days5
Expected number of runners5000
WRE event?No
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Contact email address
Contact phone number+358 40 157 0060
Contact postal addressKaivokatu 1, 49400 Hamina, Finland
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions30km
Latest entry date21.6.2016
Entry fee (Euro)13-130
Event descriptionFin5 orienteering week is traditional orienteering week. The 2016 edition of the Fin5 Orienteering Week will take place in Hamina. Fin5 will offer unique orienteering experiences for every runner. Competition days are Sunday 10.7, Monday 11.7, Tuesday 12.7 (Sprint, only elite) Wednesday 13.7, Friday 15.7 and Saturday 16.7 (chase start, elite). The overall competition of the Fin5 orienteering week is determined according to points earned from each competition and the four best competitions will be taken into account. In the elite classes with obligatory pursuit competition on the last day.
Terrain descriptionTerrains are mainly pine forests with good visibility and runability. Hamina is part of rapakivi granite area which means some special long time breaking down on stones and cliffs. Therefore and also because of Ice Age, we do have a lot of stones and small knolls on map but surface under foot is not too stony. Mixture of hills, more detailed areas, marshes and greener areas offer different orienteering challenges. Finnish ultra-long championship 2015 was organized in Turkia on neighbour terrain. Main competition area was mapped and used last time on Jukola 1971. Also Jukola relays 2005 and 2011 nearby were good examples of terrains around Hamina. Terrain of Onkamaa is more flat but partly more detailed with fast open rock areas. Larger marshes and green areas do appear and offer good route choice challenges. City centre of Hamina offers exceptional sprint elements to elite classes: old wooden house yards, circular shape of city streets and parks with fortress bulwarks. Competition centre Hamina Bastion was central part of old fortress and it has been repaired for all kind of events. Bastion is covered the largest dismountable canopy in Europe.
Training possibilitiesTraining areas are located 2-15km from the eventcentre. Ask for training possibilities from fin5@vehkalahdenveikot.fi
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Very good possibilities for different kind of holiday activities, live music (for example ZZ Top concert), nature activities (hiking, sea cruises, fishing, swimming etc.), aquarium, amusement park and much more!
Street address of navigation pointLyhdekatu 4 B 15
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