Fin5 2018 consist of five competitions; four traditional forest orienteering competitions and one sprint competition.
All four forest orienteering competitions (Competition Days 1, 2, 3 and 5) will be organized from one Arena (Virpimäki, 12km from both Seinäjoki and Lapua city centers). Previously, in this area has been arranged for example national night-orienteering championship. The terrain is an easy-to-go and varying South Ostrobothnian terrain. Sprint competitions will be organised in Lakeudenpuisto area (Seinäjoki “Center Park”) next to Seinäjoki down town.
Cooperation with Fin5 there will be World University Orienteering Championship (WUOC 2018). WUOC 2018 is organized by Kuortane Olympic Training Center. Few WUOC competition will be organized simultaneously with Fin5 competitions.
Schedule (subject to change)
|Sun 15.7.2018||1. Competition day (Middle)||Virpimäki|
|Mon 16.7.2018||2. Competition day (Long)||Virpimäki|
|Tue 17.7.2018||Rest day – Open cource orienteering|
|Wed 18.7.2018||3. Competition day (Middle)||Virpimäki|
|Thu 19.7.2018||4. Competion day (Sprint)||Kirkkokatu|
|Fri 20.7.2018||5. Competition day (Long)||Virpimäki|
Middle distance and Sprint according to Finnish Orienteering Federation (SSL) guidelines. Long distance breaks at the regular lower limits.
Four forest orienteering races will be held one competition center, Virpimäki Arena. The arena is located in the middle of the terrain to be used, and therefore, each terrain has mainly own part of terrain. The terrain is easy-to-go and offers pleasant orienteering experiences.
Competition center of Sprint orienteering ( 4. Competition day) is in Kirkkokatu Arena. The sprint courses are mainly in “park-like” environment. Still some part of courses will be go to urban area.