53. Kainuun Rastiviikko

53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week Finland

4.-9.7.2021 Suomussalmi, Haverinen

 

Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park (Finland) 3rd of July 2021 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. Therefore Hossa became Finland’s 40th National Park.

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.

Hossa National Park calls you to run
It is easy to immerse oneself in Hossa National park’s beautiful forests and clear lakes because of it’s easy accessibility. Hossa’s paths call visitors to walk, rivers to canoe and lakes to fish. You’ll be walking on the same paths as the first inhabitants over 10,000 years ago and even see rock paintings from the stone age at Colour Rock. These rock paintings transfer you to the world of Finnish shamanism and tell the stories of the Finnish history.


Photo: suomussalmi.fi / Hossa National Park / the Värikallio Rock paintings

Suitability
Hossa National Park located in the Kainuu region is a destination for the whole family! Some of the tracks are accessible with a wheelchair and the area also has fishing docks, a lean-in fireplace and rented cabins for disabled visitors.


Photo: suomussalmi.fi / Hossa National Park / Muikkupuro stream

Good to know for trail runners
We would like to kindly remind trail runners and other participants taking part in the Kainuu Trail run event that the event is held in a national park and this is why littering is absolutely forbidden in the area. If a participant leaves litter on the paths organizers are eligible to issue a time fine of 60 minutes or if needed disqualify the trail runner. If it is absolutely necessary to leave litter while on the paths please do so on the marked service stations provided by the organizers or general litter stations which are usually located near fireplaces and other services. Let’s make an effort together that the youngest national park of Finland stays as clean and as pristine as it was before the trail running event.
Thank you for your consideration in advance.


Photo: suomussalmi.fi / Hossa National Park / Trail running path

Drinkability of the natural waters of Hossa National Park
Runners can use the natural waters of Hossa National Park as a source of drinking water (this is of course at your own risk). The route master of Kainuu Trail event Jukka Liuha has been hiking in the area of Hossa since 2008;
- Over the 12 years that I have visited in Hossa at least I haven’t had any problems when drinking natural water from the lakes, ponds, rivers or streams of Hossa, says Liuha. Of course trail runners should take into consideration that it is recommended to drink water from places with a current. Suitable option of course is not a swamp pond where water has stood for a while, Liuha specifies with a small twinkle in the corner of his eye.


Photo: suomussalmi.fi / Hossa National Park / Talasjärvi beach

The 1st Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park trail running event 2021 in Finland will be organized on saturday 3rd of July.

Running distances are 78 k, 55 k, 38 k, 21 k and 10 k.

Check out more and entry/registrate into this one of the newest trail running events in Finland: www.kainuutrail.fi

 

Keywords: Kainuu Trail, Trail running, Finland, Hossa, Hossa National Park, Värikallio, Muikkupuro 

Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park (Finland) 3rd July 2021 trail running event's the first newsletter - Kainuu Trail News - is now out🥳😎.

Read it and if you like it then subscribe it in our webpages www.kainuutrail.fi🙂 

Newsletter is in english.


Photo: Suomussalmi.fi / Hossa National Park

Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park (Finland) 3rd of July 2021 entry continues on today at 12.00.

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 from Kainuu Trail webpages.

Entry to the event from here.

What is your favorite KOW terrain in Kainuu? Or your favorite KOW terrain in municipalities where the KOW is organized?
 
It is now possible to vote for your favorite Kainuu Orienteering Week terrain as the best KOW terrain. 
 
Voting takes place in the google forms poll, which can be accessed from the following link: https://forms.gle/PLnMn12b3dmuUcFV6
The vote consists of two different parts:
1. The best KOW terrain in Kainuu
2. The best KOW terrain in municipalities where the KOW is organized
 
There is a raffle among the voters, the prize of which is a buff scarf. Taking part in the raffle requires that you give your contact information at the end of the vote.

The vote will end on 30.11.2020 and the raffle will take place on 7.12.2020.

Kainuu Orienteering Week website renewal is at a stage where we will be able to publish new website in the near future. 

We will update the 53. Kainuu Orienteering Week Finland 2021 Suomussalmi, Haverinen event information to a new website. We have not updated all event information to the current website.

You can read a more detailed program and other necessary information related to the KOW2021 event on our new website in the near future.

Two weeks ago we announced that the 53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week in Suomussalmi will be moved to 2021.

Now it is possible to register for the event on year 2021.

For the all new registrations, the same participation fees will be applied at this stage as in the second original registration period, which ended on 28th of February 2020. These prices are valid until 28 February 2021. After this date the participation fees will normally continue with the third registration period and the late-registration period prices.

All the earlier registrations (received so far) have been automatically transferred to the 2021 event. For transferred registrations, the terms of cancellation and changes are valid until the event. Participation can be cancelled in accordance with the event's terms of cancellation and changes.

We ended up maintaining the prices of the second registration period, in which case the participation fees are equal for those who have pre-registered by the end of the second registration stage (28.2.2020).

--> You can register for the competition categories by using the IRMA-service.

--> You can register for the open courses by using the Rastilippu-service.
 
 
Photo: Touho Häkkinen

53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week will be held in 2021

Kainuu Orienteering Week will be held in Suomussalmi 4.-9.7.2021. The entries and registration are moved automatically to the year 2021. 

If participant don´t want to participate in Kainuu Orienteering Week 2021 we will return the already paid participation fee. Due the Finnish Orienteering Federation´s instructions and rules, in the circumstance of event postponement, when the participation is cancelled we will reserve office fee 5 € / competition day / participant. 

Information briefing about the event and instructions about participation changes and cancellations has been send to all registered participants by email on 27th of April 2020. If the participant has registered to Kainuu O-Week but haven´t had information via email please contact us info@rastiviikko.fi

If the participant have paid participation with Exercise Benefits we cannot return the participation fee (due the instuctions of the Finnish Tax Administration). In this case we recommend the transfer of the participation for year 2021.

NOTICE! Your registration/entry is personal and it cannot be moved to some other person.

We are deeply sorry about this postponement and the different problems what this situation might cause to you, but most importantly we will wish you health, good and positive energy for orienteering and to your life for this year.

See you on next year in Suomussalmi and Haverinen area´s perfect orienteering terrains!


Photo: Touho Häkkinen


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