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JWOC and Fin5 2017

Competition nameJWOC and Fin5 2017
Start date20170709
End date20170716
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityTampere
Number of competition days5
Expected number of runners5000
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number+358 50 5292 696
Contact postal addressSarvijaakonkatu 32, 33540 Tampere, Finland
Event description There are five competitions during the Fin5 orienteering week ranging from sprint to middle and long distances. The elite series will also have a pursuit race on the last day. Fin5 is orienteering week for youth, for competitors, for families and for elite orienteers. Fin5 is spectator race for JWOC 2017. Bringing You and the future stars together, 10.-15.7.2017 Tampere
Terrain descriptionViitapohja: Characteristic for this terrain is the location near the narrow bay of Näsijärvi called Paarlahti and its fjordlike shape. Some parts of the terrain have a big height difference. The terrain ranges from highly detailed areas to coniferous forests and partially detailed slope areas. Runnability ranges from very good to good, depending on the type of the terrain. In dense green areas, runnability is lowered. Some forests with lowered runnability also exist, mainly in Middle Qualification. There are some dirt roads and quite a small number of paths in this terrain. The maximum height difference is about 70 meters. Pispala: The competition area is varied from a housing area with small and larger houses, an old industrial area, forest parts and open fields. The height difference is bigger than in a normal sprint terrain in Finland. The courses are planned so that it is possible to run fast throughout the course. The terrain makes it possible to create different types of orienteering tasks for competitors. In addition, the height difference will create its own challenge for finding the fastest route possible. Särkänperä: The area is located next to the terrain of Jukola 2008, to the south. The terrain varies from scarcely detailed coniferous forests to more detailed bare rock areas and very detailed slope areas. Runnability is mainly good and very good in some places. There are some dirt roads, and a small number of paths. The maximum height difference is about 60 meters.
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Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic counties and it is located between two gorgeous lakes. Cafes, restaurans, shops, cinemas, adventure parks, museums, galleries – ther is something for everybody in Tampere! Tampere is the perfect mixture of urban nature, fun places and activities for kids and families. In Tampere you can hardly avoid making contact with nature. There’s real forest just a stone’s throw from the city centre, where you can enjoy the whispering of trees and bird song. During the summer, Tampere offers many different ways to exercise and exercising places, mostly out in the open and free of charge. Finland is the land of thousands of lakes, and already in Tampere Region you can find over 2000 lakes. See more of what Tampere offers:
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