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52. Kainuun Rastiviikko

52nd Kainuu Orienteering Week

30.6.-5.7.2019 Sotkamo, Finland

The 50th Kainuu Orienteering Week was held in Rastinkylä, Kuhmo and Finland 25.-30.7.2017

Thanks for all participants, volunteers, land owners and partners for the great orienteering week in Kainuu!

There were about 4000 participants in Kainuu O-Week from which there were 2656 orienteers. In competition categories 1591 runners and in open categories 1065 different orienteers. Additionally we had over 1000 spectators, volunteers and partners on-site

Overall the week was very good and also the weather was quite perfect at least during the last three competition days. Competition centre was nice and easy in athmosphere with traditional and fine landscape of Kainuu region in Finland. We had some positive feedback about the event in general and expecially our Restaurant´s fried vendace´s had much of positive feedback, says the chief of competition Urpo Piirainen.

Feedback questionnaire for 2017 week is open until 14th of August.
We hope that participants could give us as much feedback as possible so that we can improve our arrangements for the next year´s event. Among every respondent we will raffle free participations for the 2018 week and also some KOW-produts. Read more and answer to our feedback questionnaire in here.

51st Kainuu Orienteering Week 1.-6.7.2018 in Kajaani
Next Kainuu Orienteering Week will be held in Kajaani and Jormua-Leihu competition area. Competition centre Rauhala is one of the best in Kainuu region. Distances from the Kajaani and Vuokatti to the competition centre are very short, only 15-20 minutes of driving, so it is very easy to arrive next year´s KOW. Nearest airport is Kajaani airport from where it is only 25 minutes of driving to competition centre. There are great amount of perfect accommodation possibilities in both Kajaani and Vuokatti area.

As on orienteering terrain the Jormua-Leihu area will provide demanding and diverse orienteering in great sceneries of Kainuu and Kajaani. Terrain includes several hill areas where total elevation could be between 50-80 meters. Easier courses are made near the competition centre so we can provide good courses for every categories. Next year we will surely provide good and memorable orienteering week in Kajaani, Kainuu and Finland says the competition leader Marko Horneman.

Entry and registration is already open for Kainuu O-Week 2018 in IRMA-service.

Also for open categories the entry and registration is already open. This year we have entry steps also in open categories so we recommend registration in advance.

Read more about 2018 Kainuu Orienteering Week from our page www.rastiviikko.fi -> 2018