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Welcome!

On behalf of the organizing committee, orienteering clubs Hiidenkiertäjät and Turun Suunnistajat, the cities of Lohja and Turku and Kisakallio Sports Institute I have the honour to welcome all of you to Finland to celebrate the opening of the orienteering world cup season 2017. We will do our best in order to serve you an unforgettable experience and exciting competitions in two cities. This tour includes two sprint events, one middle distance and one long distance competition in various terrains. I hope, that you will enjoy your stay in our beautiful country, which is celebrating its 100 years of independence this year.

See you all next spring in Finland!

Jari Piirainen Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Program


Monday 22th May

17:00-18:30

Competition office open

Kisakallio Event Centre


Tuesday 23th May

9:00-18:00

Competition office open

Kisakallio Event Centre

8:00-20:00

Model Events open

Model Event locations

18:00

Team officials meeting sprint relay & sprint

Kisakallio Event Centre


Wednesday 24th May

9:00-12:00

Competition office open

Kisakallio Event Centre

8:00-20:00

Model Events open

Model Event locations

15:00-17:00

Arena Turku


Thursday 25th May

At the Arena

Competition office open

Both Arenas

10:00-12:30

Arena Mäntynummi

18:00-20:00

Arena Lohja


Friday 26th May

10:00-14:00

Competition office open

Kisakallio Event Centre

08:00-20:00

Model Events open

Model Event locations

17:00-18:00

Competition office open

Kisakallio Event Centre

18:00

Team officials meeting middle and long distance

Kisakallio Event Centre


Saturday 27th May

At the Arena

Competition office open

Arena Lintukiima

10:00-16:30

Arena Lintukiima


Sunday 28th May

At the Arena

Competition office open

Arena Lintukiima

10:00-13:30

Arena Lintukiima

Embargoed areas


Embargoed areas apply to all potential WC2017 (round 1) competitors, team officials, and other persons who, through knowledge of the terrain, may influence the results of the competitions or may be in a position to give information to the team members. The embargoed area can be viewed here

Previous maps from the competition areas are available in Eventor.

Accommodation


The organizers provide a possibility for national teams to book accommodation for the time of orienteering World Cup from Kisakallio Sports Institute (=World Cup Event Centre in Lohja) www.kisakallio.fi. Kisakallio offers a wide range of accommodation alternatives from single person hotel rooms to dormitory rooms for up to seven persons. Half board (breakfast and dinner) is included in all accommodation types.

The prices of the accommodation vary from 43 € to 128 € /per person/night. More detailed information about accommodation types and prices are provided at the reservation page. The reservation of accommodation for teams participating in World Cup will be done directly via Kisakallio’s online reservation system.

Sprint relay 24.5


Pre-start-times

1st leg: 15:40

2nd leg: 15:54

3rd leg: 16:08

4th leg: 16:22

Arena & competition area

The Arena located at: 60.4478398, 22.2696309

Further information in bulletin 4

Sprint qualification 25.5


First start

Women: 10:00

Men: 10:00

Arena & competition area

The Arena located at: 60.270024, 24.122549

Further information in bulletin 4

Sprint final 25.5


First start

Men: 18:05

Women: 19:00

Arena & competition area

The Arena located at: 60.249185, 24.066029

Further information in bulletin 4

News

Orienteering World Cup Round 1 continued on Thursday when city of Lohja hosted individual sprint qualification and finals. Most of the world’s best elite orienteers took part to the race. Day started with a qualification in Mäntynummi where 40 men and 40 women run their way to the finals. Total of 119 men and 114 women took part. Qualification was even with the top three women, all of them with a same finish time.

Later the same day sprint final took its place in sunny Lohja city. First was the men’s race. Fight for the win was between Yannick Michiels from Belgium and Matthias Kyburz from Switzerland. Michiels won with only two seconds marginal. Emil Svensk did great job by coming 3rd only one second between him and another Swedish orienteer Martin Regborn. Besides Kyburz, Swiss orienteers didn’t perform quite how expected: Florian Howald and Daniel Hubmann were 14th and 15th. Top ten included delightfully eight different nationalities.

Women continued performing even times as 6th place was shared with three athletes. Two best female runners of the day were the winner Maja Alm and Tove Alexandersson 2nd place. Alm had very strong last minutes of the course, and beat Alexandersson by 10 seconds.

Men’s final course was 3,8 long with 24 controls. Women’s was 3,3 with 22 controls. Lohja town square was the hot spot of the competition and lots of locals and orienteers did arrive to see the event. Finnish broadcasting company Yle made a live broadcast from the finals.

World Cup round 1 continues with a middle distance competition on Saturday.

Middle distance 27.5


First start

Women: 10:10

Men: 13:10

Arena & competition area

The Arena located at: 60.460775, 23.919828

Further information in bulletin 4

Long distance 28.5


First start

Women: 10:10

Men: 10:40

Arena & competition area

The Arena located at: 60.460775, 23.919828

Further information in bulletin 4