To all international orienteering friends!
Welcome to the Norwegian Orienteering Championship at Holtaalen 10-13 September 2009.
Holtaalen is a community of about 2 000 inhabitants, situated in the middle of Norway, 125 kilometres south-east of Trondheim. Trondheim is the third biggest city in Norway and host for the World Orienteering Championship in August 2010.
The terrain will be similar to what you will find at the WOC in Trondheim, so coming to Holtaalen will be an ideal opportunity to practice for the World Championship.
The Organizing Committee is delighted to invite orienteering friends from other countries to take part in the competitions. Orienteers from abroad will start right before the official races in the following events:
Thursday 10 September: Long Distance
Friday 11 September: Long distance (juniors):
Middle Distance qualification
Saturday 12 September Middle Distance (juniors)
Middle Distance final
Sunday 13 September Relay
Expenses must be covered by the participants themselves or by their respective associations.
The nearest hotel is at Roros (35 kilometres), but there are possibilities for accommodation in the host village as well. We can offer free accommodation on simple matresses at a local school, - Grøt skole - provided that you bring your own sleeping bag. Accommodation in private homes is also possible.
OFFICIAL TRAINING CAMP WOC 2010
The organizing committee for the World Orienteering Championships 2010 in Trondheim will organize an official training camp prior to the Norwegian Orienteering Championship (6.-9. September). For more information about the training camp, see the WOC 2010 website www.woc2010.com.
For more information feel free to contact:
Per Olav Almaas Phone: +47 95 84 49 79
(English, French or German)
Lars Eilif Hofstad Phone: +47 91 74 07 98
(English or French)
The Organizing committee is looking forward to seeing you at Holtaalen in September this year.
Lars Eilif Hofstad