Variant 5 Cup 2015

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We kindly invite you to take part in our international 4-days-orienteering event «Cupa Variant 5» from April 30th to May 3rd, 2015, in Targovishte, Bulgaria. The program in brief:

Thursday, April 30th Day 1: «Balkan Night»; night orienteering competition
Friday , May 1st Day 2: «Balkan Express»; sprint competition, IOF-World Ranking Event (WRE), Orienteers Evening
Saturday , May 2nd Day 3: «Balkan Hills»; middle distance competition
Sunday , May 3rd Day 4: «Balkan Heroes»; long distance, «Targovishte Trophy», IOF-World Ranking Event (WRE)

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 2014 and early 2015 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: .

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 «Variant 5 Cup» are separate competitions. There is no overall ranking. For each race, the first three runners in each class will be awarded a prize. There is a substantual prize money for elite classes.

Deadline for entries is March 30th, 2015 (deadline for late entries April 18th, 2015). Please register online on Online registration is possible starting from October 1st, 2014. On spot you may register for open classes only.

Important: For all the participants in WRE races (Sprint & Long) – M21Elite and W21Elite: All runners must have a registration in the new system for entries of International Orienteering Federation – . It’s preferable that the entries for these categories are made through the same system at the following links:
Sprint (01-05-2015):
Long (03-05-2015):

Entry Fee
The entry fee including all fours starts will be
30 EUR for classes M/W 12, M/W 14
37 EUR for all classes from M/W16 to W55 and M75
48 EUR for elite classes M/W 21E
Please note: We offer reduced entry fees for competitors from Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Accommodation and Packages
A package including all entry fees, a set of training maps, transport to the events and four nights hotel accommodation is 120 EUR – breakfast included (130 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. For further information contact Dimka Chakarova.

Payments can to made to: Postfinance (Switzerland), IBAN: CH52 0900 0000 6067 8649 3
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 contact Ivan Sirakov (BUL) and Stefka Ganeva (BUL)

The schedule of the event in brief
April 30th, 2015:
18.00 o’clock start for classes 10, 12 and open short (daylight competition)
19.45 o’clock start for all other classes (night orienteering; semi urban area)

May 1st, 2015:
12.00 o’clock start sprint competition (World Ranking Event)
14.30 o’clock prize giving ceremony in the finish area
19.00 o’clock orienteers evening (banquet) with DJ Tenev in restaurant Terra Europe

May 2nd, 2015:
11.00 o’clock start middle distance competition
14.00 o’clock prize giving ceremony
19.00 o’clock Musical program from Targovishte and a Special rock concert.

May 3rd, 2015:
10.00 o’clock start of «Targovishte Trophy» (long distance, World Ranking Event)
14.00 o’clock prize giving ceremony, closing ceremony.

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