53. Kainuun Rastiviikko

53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week Finland

28.6.-3.7.2020 Suomussalmi, Haverinen

Kainuu Orienteering Week and Kainuu Trail event arrangements continues normally

Kainuu Orienteering Week union, Suomussalmen Rasti union and the Kainuu Orienteering Week 2020 organizing committee together decided this week that this summer´s Kainuu Orienteering Week event´s arrangements continues as normal as possible despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week event is aimed to organize 28 June – 3 July 2020 in Suomussalmi, Finland.

- At the moment we are planning the event in the normal timetable so that we are able to organise the Kainuu Orienteering Week with the same quality standards as the earlier years, says the chief of competition Pirjo Neuvonen. Of course, we are watching with a clear eye the COVID-19 situation and what the Finnish Government will decide during the near future, Neuvonen continues.

Kainuu Orienteering Week union´s brand new trail running competition the Kainuu Trail 2020 event arrangements are also going forward until further notice. The 1st Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park Finland trail running race is intended to organise (day before Kainuu O-Week) on saturday 27th June 2020 in the Hossa National Park.

- Kainuu Trail preparations are going on and we are so far continuing arrangements as planned earlier but at the same time we are carefully monitoring the coronavirus effects into our event, says the event director Jukka Liuha.

- In both events we are taking care of participants health and safety when preparing the events, Liuha (also known as a Secretary General of the Kainuu O-Week) continues.

The Finnish Government has decided restrictions to control coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in Finland. These restrictions are so far valid until 13th of April.

We will share more information about Kainuu O-Week and Kainuu Trail arrangements in the end of April.

Kainuu Orienteering Week union
Suomussalmen Rasti union
Kainuu Orienteering Week 2020 organizing committee

Photo: Touho Häkkinen

Kainuu Orienteering Week 2020 program:
Saturday 27.6.2020: Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park (Finland) trail running event
Sunday 28.6.2020: Kainuu O-Week 1st stage (Competition Centre Haverinen)
Monday 29.6.2020: Open sprint orienteering event (Jätkänpuisto park, Suomussalmi)
Tuesday 30.6.2020: Kainuu O-Week 2nd stage (Competition Centre Haverinen)
Wednesday 1.7.2020: Rest day (program in Hossa National Park)
Thursday 2.7.2020: Kainuu O-Week 3rd stage (Competition Centre Haverinen)
Friday 3.7.2020: Kainuu O-Week 4th stage (Competition Centre Haverinen)

More information:
Chief of competition: Pirjo Neuvonen, +358 44 761 3886, kilpailunjohtaja@rastiviikko.fi
Secretary General: Jukka Liuha, +358 44 7679 533, jukka.liuha@rastiviikko.fi
Webpages: www.rastiviikko.fi / www.kainuutrail.fi

Kainuu Orienteering Week newsletter 2/2020 has now been published.

Read and if you like order the newsletter from here.

- Kainuu O-Week´s 2nd registration step is closing 28th of February 2020.
- KOW competition bus
- Plenty of accommodation available
- Other things to do

Holiday apartment accommodation supply has expanded

- Check out the private houses and holiday apartments accommodations here.

- Check out the private room accommodation (shared combined facilities with renter)  here.

KOW2020 competition bus routes, timetables and prices are now released on our web pages here: 2020 -> Arriving -> Arriving to Event Centre and Competition Centre

There is a bus transport for every competition day to both directions from Suomussalmi (Ämmänsaari) to competition centre. For example if you are still searching the accommodation the Kurimo Guest House and Siikaranta dormitory accommodation are on the way of the competition bus route.


Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park (Finland) trail running event's the first registration step will be closing on this friday 31st of January at 23.59.

If you wish to see the sceneries like these during the trail race 🙂 - entry now with the lowest rates👍 - the Hossan kansallispuisto - Hossa National Park's amazing views and the best season of the Finland's midsummer is waiting for you!

We offer trail running distances as follows:

10 km (boys 12-17 years / girls 12-17 years)
10 km open (men / women)
21 km open (men / women)
38 km open (men / women)
55 km open (men / women)
78 km open (men / women)

Read more from the event webpage

Kainuu Orienteering Week newsletter 1/2020 has now been published.

Read and if you like order the newsletter from here.

- The Kainuu Trai Hossa National Park (Finland) trail running events first and cheapest entry step is closing on 31st of Jan 2020.
- Kainuu O-Week´s 2nd registration step is closing 28th of February 2020.
- Plenty of accommodation available
- Other things to do

Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park (Finland) registration is now online.

Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park (Finland) is a brand new trail running event in Finland and in the Finland´s newest national park - Hossa which was nominated as a national park on year 2017.

In this Finnish trail running event we offer for trail runners all the perfect trail running trails, terrains, sceneries, and sightseeings of Hossa National Park´s area - and all these experiences during the one day.

Read more and entry from here.

Find our event also from the race result calendar.






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