50. Kainuun Rastiviikko

50th Kainuu Orienteering Week

25.-30.7.2017 Kuhmo, Finland

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

Open courses at Kainuu Orienteering Week have increased its 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.

  • 7 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

Tracks and skill levels are diverse

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

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

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

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

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


Categories: Skill level Distances
A-long Hard 7,5 km
A-short Hard 4,5 km
B-long Medium 6,0 km
B-short Medium 4,0 km
C-ultra Easy 10,0 km
C-long Easy 4,5 km
C-short Easy 2,5 km
FAMILY-RR* 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
** There is a little prize for kids in the finish on every competition day