Programme Helsinki-Vihti 7th – 11th June 2019


World Cup is an important milestone on the way to the World Championships: spectator race creates an atmosphere alongside the world elite

This year is a great opportunity to experience orienteering alongside the world elite in June, first in Helsinki O-Games in Vihti and a few days later in the center of Helsinki at Senate Square. This is also known by Petteri Kähäri, Head Coach of the Finnish Orienteering Federation, who tells [...]

April 19th, 2019|

Media Accreditation, World Cup Helsinki Finland

You need to have an accreditation in order to work in the media. Media accreditation is open in IOF Eventor until 31.5.2019 (https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events/Show/5844) Information concerning the approval of the accreditation will be send by email. The Media ID cards and Photo vests are delivered for the accredited representatives of the [...]

April 15th, 2019|

The orienteering World cup sprint relay is coming to the Senate Square in Helsinki: The town centre will host a race for the top athletes in both men and women

The first round of the orienteering world cup will consist of three competitions held in Finland from the 8th until the 11th of June 2019. After the middle distance and chasing start competitions in Vihti, the location will move to the historic town centre of Helsinki to battle for the [...]

February 14th, 2019|

Welcome to Finland

On behalf of the Finnish Orienteering Federation I am pleased to welcome all of you to Finland to the opening round of the orienteering World Cup season 2019. City of Helsinki and organizing club Helsingin Suunnistajat will offer excellent forest and sprint races for you. As always, Finnish national TV [...]

January 16th, 2019|

Terrain description

The competitors can expect a rare, complex and an outstanding piece of terrain The terrain consists of coniferous spruce forest with great visibility and magnificent open bedrock spruce hilltops. In between these hilltops are small swamps and bogs, with decreased runnability. Overall the runnability in this terrain varies from good [...]

January 15th, 2019|