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24-hours Relay of Thuringia

Competition name24-hours Relay of Thuringia
Start date20170527
End date20170528
CountryGermany
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityEisenach (next to WC 1970 terrain)
Club/organizerUSV Jena
Region of countryCentral Germany
Number of competition days1
Expected number of runners1000
WRE event?No
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URL for invitation[Link]
Contact email address
Contact postal addressAnke Zentgraf, Eichhörnchenweg 7, D-07749 Jena
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions0 km
Latest entry date13.5.2017
Entry fee (Euro)160-330 € / team of 6 runners
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)n/a
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)free
Event descriptionThe world's longest orienteering relay. Mixed teams of 6 runners with at least 2 women, not necessarily of the same club. Runners will rotate 24 hours: after the 6th comes in, the 1st starts again, and so on. Each leg is about 30-70 minutes, but different in length and difficulty. Tactics play an important role. About 100 teams are expected for the 24 hours, and 80 teams for the 12 hours competition, plus some 4 h youth teams. Start/finish, event centre and camping ground are at one central location within large woods. From there, courses go into all directions. This year is the 21st edition of this traditional bi-annual event.
Terrain descriptionAdjecent to the 1970 World Championships terrain. Moderatly hilly mixed woods.
Street address of navigation point36433 Moorgrund-Etterwinden
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