53. Kainuun Rastiviikko

53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week Finland

4.-9.7.2021 Suomussalmi, Haverinen

KOW open courses are one of the most popular and diverse open orienteering possibility in Finland!

Open courses at Kainuu Orienteering Week have increased their popularity summer by summer. For open courses you can register on-site at event arenas. In case you plan to participate for entire week, you can also pre-register via IRMA service portal.

  • 10 different skill levels for kids to professional orienteers. Additionally for the little kids we have adventure like activity route.
  • Maps are made by mapping professionals (for ex. mappers of WOC2013)
  • Result service is as good as in competition categories

Courses and skill levels are diverse

Activity route: Adventure route for little kids. Route is marked to forest so children can safely go to the forest. Usually parents are with the children during the route. Best for kids 7-years old or under.

FAMILY-RR: marked orienteering route; usually for kids 10-years or under and with the family (parents)

C-categories: Courses are mainly very basic orienteering, easy skill level, best for beginners

B-categories:  Courses are mainly normal orienteering, medium skill level, best for orienteers who are already experienced

A-categories: Courses are mainly very demanding orienteering, hard skill level, best for competition or professional orienteers


Categories: Scales Skill level Distances
A-long 1:10000  Hard 7,5 km
A-short 1:10000 Hard 4,5 km
A 1:7500 1:7500 Hard 4,3 km
B-long 1:10000 Medium 6,0 km
B-short 1:10000 Medium 4,0 km
B 1:7500 1:7500 Medium 3,8 km
C-ultra 1:10000 Easy 10,0 km
C-long 1:10000 Easy 4,5 km
C-short 1:10000   Easy 2,5 km
FAMILY-RR* 1:10000 Marked route  1,7 km
Activity route**    Marked route 0,5-1km

* Participation fee includes maps for the whole participating family and one emit-card. The track is the same as the H/D8RR series.
** There is a little prize for kids in the finish on every competition day






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