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Fin5 2018 Orienteering Week (Finland)

Competition nameFin5 2018 Orienteering Week (Finland)
Start date20180715
End date20180720
CountryFinland
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or citySeinäjoki
Club/organizerLapuan Virkiä & Rasti-Jussit
Region of countryWestern Finland
Number of competition days5
Expected number of runners5000
WRE event?No
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions1
Latest entry date1st step 31st Dec 2017, 2nd step 31st March 2018, latests step 30th June 2018
Entry fee (Euro)From 35€/week
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)100€/person
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)10€/person
Event descriptionFin5 Orienteering Week is one of the most popular orienteering events in Finland. It has been organized since 1984. Every year Fin5 gathers thousands of orienteers to enjoy their enthusiasm. Fin5 is not just an orienteering week – it is also a holiday week with many activities for orienteering families. Fin5 Orienteering Week in Seinäjoki region, Western Finland in 15th to 20th July 2018 (Sun-Fri). Note, that the Swedish Orienteering Week (O-ringen 2018) starts on Sunday 22nd July 2018 (Elitesprint on Saturday, 21 July 2018) in Örnsköldsvik. Consequently, participation to both Fin5 2018 and O-ringen 2018 is possible.
Terrain descriptionAll four terrains orienteering competitions will be organized from one Arena (Virpimäki, 10km from Seinäjoki and Lapua city centers). Previously, in this area has been arranged for example national night-orienteering championship. The terrain is an easy-to-go and varying South Ostrobothnian terrain. Sprint competitions will be organized next to Seinäjoki down town.
Training possibilitiesSimpsiö (Jukola 2007, national champs 2017) 10km from competition center.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.See our web pages: http://2018.fin5.fi/activities/?lang=en
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