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Kainuu Orienteering Week 30.6.-5.7.2019

Competition nameKainuu Orienteering Week 30.6.-5.7.2019
Start date20190630
End date20190705
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or citySotkamo (Vuokatti)
Club/organizerSotkamon Jymy
Region of countryKainuu
Number of competition days4
Expected number of runners5000
WRE event?Yes
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Contact phone number+358447679533
Contact postal addressKisatie 28, 87250 Kajaani
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions15 km
Latest entry date10.06.2019 (open courses also on-site)
Entry fee (Euro)12-160
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)25-80 € / person / night
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)5-20 € / tent / night
Event descriptionThe attraction of Kainuu Orienteering Week (KOW) is being based on experiences which can only be offered by the unique orienteering terrain, rich culture and clean nature of Kainuu area. Kainuu Orienteering Week is an annual, international orienteering event which is being held in Kainuu province, Finland. With reflecting the Finnish traditions Kainuu Orienteering Week is the second oldest orienteering week in the world and it has been held as many as 51 times. The event gathers around 5000 to 10,000 orienteers annually which makes it one of the most popular sports events in Finland.
Terrain descriptionTerrain The competition terrain is one of best terrains in Kainuu region. Orienteers will be running in the fast and beautiful moor terrain of Tipasoja-Huhtikangas. Partly the same area was used in the WOC/KOW2013 event. The highest altitude variation is 60 meters. In certain areas the curves are with small features. The forest consists almost exclusively of pine forest of varying ages.The visibility is mostly very good, in some seedling areas slightly poorer. Ground is solid and clean; it is not stony. A few mires and ponds bring their own contribution to the orienteering tasks and landscape. The area has a comprehensive trail network. The most typical for the orienteering area are esker of Selkämäki (altitude variation about 60 meters), bigger and smaller kettles, little ponds with very clear water, several older and newer trails and paths and very thin undergrowth of vegetation. We offer several different kind of tracks and themes for the tracks and themes for the tracks starting from long distance to more like middle distance. Maps are done by Mapline Oy, which was also the mapper company of WOC&KOW2013.
Training possibilitiesTraining is possible with different maps in Sotkamo, Kajaani, Kuhmo and other areas of Kainuu. Training maps and bundles can be bought beforehand on the websites and also at the KOW Info. Training bundles can be bought at in may 2019.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Sotkamo/Vuokatti, Kajaani and Kainuu in overall offer plenty of other activities during summer days for the days off. The nearby areas of Sotkamo are full of amazing nature destinations, with possibilities to do hiking, trekking, mountain biking, canoeing and fishing. We have sprint orienteering in the Event Centre in Vuokatti Sport Institute and orienteering training possibilities around Kainuu for the days off. Possibilities in Sotkamo and Vuokatti - Vuokatin Urheiluopisto (ski track, roller skates, frisbee golf, indoor and outdoor games) - Snowboard-track - Downhill racing - Superpark Vuokatti - Vuokatin Seikkailupuisto - Bowling alley - Katinkulta (Spa, Golf etc.) - Megazone Vuokatti (opened in 2018) Things to do in Kajaani (only 45 min from the competition center and 35 min from Sotkamo): - A versatile and completely new Water sport center Kaukavesi - Completely new bowling alley - 4 different frisbeegolftrack - Paltaniemi and Kesäniemi Beaches and others - Traffic park (for children under 10 years of age) - The new Skatepark of the Kajaanihalli - Explore other Kajaani activities and leisure activities here. Outdoor possibilities: - There are plenty of offering for self-acting people from around Kainuu. Either you know Akkovaara and Kivesvaara? What about the the National parks Hossa, Hiidenporti ja Tiilikkajärvi? Vuokatinvaarat the will probably be familiar to many, but they will delight over and over again. These and many other interesting things can be found at the day-to-day distance from Sotkamo. Additionally information ia., tai
Street address of navigation pointKuhmontie 124, Sotkamo, Finland
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Live results available?Yes
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