Velikden Cup 2016

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WELCOME
We kindly invite you to take part in our international 4-days-orienteering event «Cupa Velikden» from April 29th to May 2nd, 2016, in Targovishte, Bulgaria. The event takes place during the Orthodox Easter festivities and is a splendid opportunity to explore Bulgarian culture off the beaten tracks. The program in brief:

Friday, April 29th          Day 1:      «Balkan Party»; One Man Relay
Saturday, April 30th              Day 2:      «Balkan Express»; Sprint competition,

IOF-World Ranking Event (applied)
Sunday, May 1st             Day 3:      «Balkan Hills»; Middle distance competition
Monday, May 2nd               Day 4:      «Balkan Heroes»; Targovishte Trophy (Long

distance) IOF-World Ranking Event (applied)

Competition center
Competition center is situated in the city of Targovishte, Bulgaria

Maps and terrains

All competitions will take place on new maps. The fieldwork will be done in late 2015 and early 2016 by Bulgaria’s well-known mapper Dian Bonev. The forests in Targovishte region are mainly mixed forests with big parts of oak and beech – good runnability! Lots of little creeks, gullies, ditches, trenches, foxhowls and rocks add some thrill to the interesting and hilly terrain. For last years maps go to: www.variant5.org/maps

Classes
Women: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21E, 21B, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, open short, open middle, open long.

Men: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21E, 21B, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75 and open short, open middle, open long.

Results and Prizes
The four days of «Velikden Cup 2016» are separate competitions. There is no overall ranking. For each race, the first three runners in each class will be awarded. There is a substantual prize money for elite classes M21E and W21E in the WRE-races..

Entries
Deadline for entries is April 10th, 2016. Please register online at www.cup.variant5.org/entry starting from October 1st, 2015. There are limited possibilities to accept late entries until April 20th. A late entry fee will be charged. On spot you may register for open classes only.

Start times

Start times for all four competition days will be published on April 22nd, 2016, online at http://cup.variant5.org/ .

 

Entry Fee

The entry fee including all fours starts will be
00 EUR for classes M10, W10
33 EUR for classes M/W 12, 14, 16
44 EUR for all classes from M/W18 to W55 and M75
55 EUR for elite classes M21E and W21E
Please note: We offer reduced entry fees for competitors from Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

 

Accommodation and Packages

We offer packages including all entry fees, transport to the events and four nights hotel accommodation (standard hotel, double room, breakfast included) starting from 110 EUR (120 EUR for elite class runners). If you need assistance in finding suitable accommodation for bigger groups, please do not hesitate to contact us well in advance. If you are looking for upper class hotel accommodation we can assist you, too. As well we may find basic accommodation possibilities in sports halls. For further information contact Dimka Chakarova starting from October 1st, 2015: chakarova(at)gmail.com

 

Payments

Payments can to made to:

Postfinance (Switzerland)

IBAN: CH52 0900 0000 6067 8649 3
BIC: POFICHBEXXX
Förderverein Variant Pet, 3000 Bern, Switzerland.

 

Organizing Committee

The event is organized by Orienteering Club «Variant 5» Targovishte, and the Swiss supporting club of «Variant 5». Event directors: Dian Bonev (BUL), Marc Lettau (SUI). Team contacts: Ivan Sirakov (BUL) and Stefka Ganeva (BUL)

 

The preliminary schedule of the event in brief

April 29th, 2016:         13.00 o’clock    start «One Man Relay»

April 30th, 2016:         12.00 o’clock    start sprint competition

IOF-World Ranking Event (applied)
19.00 o’clock    orienteers evening

23.00 o’clock           Orthodox Easter Processions

May 1st, 2015:             11.00 o’clock    start middle distance competition

May 2nd, 2015:            10.00 o’clock    start of «Targovishte Trophy» (long distance),

IOF-World Ranking Event (applied)

14.00 o’clock    prize giving ceremony, closing ceremony.

 

Contacts and social media

Find regular news at www.variant5.org/ and www.cup.variant5.org/

Follow us at www.facebook.com/velikdencup

Targovishte Trophy 2016

Cupa Velikden 2016

Variant 5 ORIENTEERING CLUB

VelikdenCup in Facebook

Targovishte terrains

Here you can have an impression about the diversity of the terrains around Targovishte...

Partners

Order Event O-shirt

Here you can find more info about ordering/buying a running Event O-shirt with the logo of Variant5 Cup 2015 and your name on it. If you liked it you can still do it.

ONLINE ENTRIES

Entries are CLOSED! Check out when the entries for Velikden Cup 2016 will be open at the Invitation.