Matti Heikkinen becomes a patron of the Kainuu Orienteering Week 2023
Cross-country skiing world champion (2011) and current Head Director of the Finnish Olympic Committee's High Performance Unit, Mr. Matti Heikkinen, has promised to be the patron of next summer's Kainuu Orienteering Week.Read more
The love of the homeland brings Hannu Juutinen again and again to the Kainuu Orienteering Week
Hannu Juutinen, who is orienteering in the 75-year-old series, has participated in Kainuu Orienteering Week more than 50 times.
For him, active training is a way of life, and brotherly togetherness is the driving force behind the hobby of orienteering.Read more
Kuhmo region's hiking trails x 12
Would you be interested in going hiking in rest day Kainuu Orienteering Week?
Kuhmo's hiking trails and their introductions have been collected in the article.Read more
Summer 2023 accommodation options
Floor accommodation will not be available next summer in Kuhmo, see the announcement for other accommodation options.Read more
The price step changes - preliminary distances published
The second price step for registering for Kainuu Orienteering Week 2-7 July 2023 ends on 28 February 2023. By registering now, you can join the orienteering week at cheaper prices.
The preliminary daily trips have now been published on the website for the competition categories info page.Read more
What services you get with the Kainuu O Week participation fee?
In this article we tought to give you a presentation about the services what are included in the participation fee of the Kainuu Orienteering Week 2023 - in addition (of course) to have the nice and easy-going orienteering and holiday week. Furthermore, we listed some other services what we provide for our visitors in Kainuu O Week next summer. Take a cup of coffee and get familiar with the event.Read more
What program does Kuhmo and KOW offer?
Summer, orienteering week and vacation are approaching - see what program Kuhmo and Kainuun Orienteering Week offers.Read more
Accommodation in Kuhmo and nearby areas
Check out the accommodation options in Kuhmo and the surrounding areas.
Floor accommodation survey response time extended until February 28, 2023.Read more
KOW2023 bus transport and parking arrangements
Bus transport and parking arrangements for Kainuu Orienteering Week 2.-7.7.2023 have been detailed on our website.
Due to the limited parking space in the vicinity of the competition center, we will not organize VIP parking this year.Read more
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2023!
We wish everyone a very peaceful Christmas and good orienteering for the year 2023!
The people of Kainuu Orienteering Week are on holiday at the turn of the year. Read the announcement for instructions on how to make sports benefit payments during the rest of the year.
Summer 2023 accommodations
Check out the latest information about the Kainuu Rastivikki 2.-7.7.2023 accommodation offer.
We map the need for floor accommodation with a survey, which you can answer from the link in the announcement.Read more
Registration for orienteering week 2023 open courses is open!
Registration for Kainuu Orienteering Week 2.-7.7.2023 open courses (recreational orienteering) are now open. Registration for competition categories has already been opened earlier.
First and cheapest entry step will be closed 30th november 2022.Read more
KOW2022 clothes on sale!
You still have time to get a memory from last summer's orienteering week.
Place an order between 6 and 23 October 2022 and you will participate in the draw!Read more
Feedback questionnaire draw completed
The feedback questionnaire for Kainuu Orienteering Week 3.-8.7.2022 has been closed and the draw has been completed.
We have been in contact with the winners of the draw.
Thank you to everyone who answered the feedback survey!Read more
Registration for orienteering week 2023 competition categories is open!
Registration for Kainuu Orienteering Week 2.-7.7.2023 competition categories are now open.
Registration for open courses (recreational orienteering) opens later in the autumn.Read more
54. Kainuu Orienteering Week thanks everyone - see you in Kuhmo 2023!
Kainuu Orienteering Week 3.-8.7.2022 Luhtakangas, Puolanka, Finland - thanks all the participants, volunteers, landowners, partners and all stakeholders who were involved in making the 54th time this great orienteering event in Kainuu!
The event gathered more than 4,000 different person in Kainuu and Puolanka for a week, and thus the number of visitors for the entire week exceeded the 24,000 visitors mark.
A total of 2,612 orienteers participated in the 54th Kainuu Orienteering Week:
- 1494 orienteers for competition categories
- 1118 separate orienteers for open courses (recreational orienteering)
In open courses, 2769 orienteering performances were done throughout the week.
In addition to the orienteers, there were around 1,000 spectators.
In addition, 250 MTB orienteers and about 150 spectators participated in the 1st Kainuu MTBO Week.
About 700 orienteering performances were done during the week on the sprint orienteering and in the rastiralli adventure track.
This is a good time to look forward for 2023. See you next year in the amazing, legendary and unique KOW terrains in Jämäsvaara, Kuhmo, Finland!
Give feedback on Kainuu Orienteering Week 3.-8.7.2022
You can give feedback on Kainuu Orienteering Week arrangements through the event feedback questionnaire.Answer the feedback survey here Read more
Open sprint tracks results and winners
During the Kainuu Orienteering Week on July 5-8, 2022, open sprint tracks could be run in the center of Puolanka.
The results of the sprint races have now been compiled and a draw has been made among the participants.Read more
Open courses raffle prizes Fri 8.7.2022
Among the participants in the open courses on Friday, July 8, 2022 are the winners of the drawn prizes.Read more
H/D16-21E categories pursuit start lists
The starting lists for the last race of the H/D16-21E series have been published.Read more
Open courses raffle prizes Thu 7.7.2022
Among the participants in the open courses on Thursday, July 7, 2022 are the winners of the drawn prizes.Read more
New forestry area
In the red line area in the map appendix, there are now 2-5 meter long trees felled to the ground. See detailed information about the change in the map appendix of the announcement.Read more
Open courses raffle prizes Tue 5.7.2022
Among the participants in the open courses on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 are the winners of the drawn prizes.Read more
Open sprint orienteering event 4.7.2022
Today, Monday, July 4, 2022, we organized open sprint orienteering event. A total of 145 orienteers participated in the sprint.
At the event, the fastest on the tracks were rewarded and one prize was drawn among all participants. See the winners and results in the news.Read more
Open courses raffle prizes Sun 3.7.2022
Among the participants in the open courses on Sunday, July 3, 2022 are the winners of the drawn prizes.
Kainuu O-Week started in the elite categories with familiar names
Kainuu O-Week started in the elite categories with familiar names leading the way
Joni Hirvikallio (Koovee) and Mira Kaskinen (Rastikarhut), who took the overall victory in the H/D21E series of last year's 2021 53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week, also dominated the events of the first race of this year's 54th Kainuu O-Week. Both of them took the top spot in their series with a gap of more than a minute to the next one.
See the atmosphere of the first stage here.Read more
Arrival instructions to Kainuu Orienteering Week 2022
Welcome to the 54th Kainuu Orienteering Week in Luhtakangas, Puolanka, Finland 3-8 July 2022.
Here are some of the most important arrival instructions to arrive at Kainuu O-Week.Read more
The Kainuu Orienteering Week 2022 competition categories start time selection service will open today at 12.00am
The Kainuu Orienteering Week 2022 competition categories start time selection service will open today, Thursday 16th June 2022 at 12.00. Instructions and a link for choosing start times can be found on our website www.rastiviikko.fi -> Starting lists and results.
NOTE! There have been changes to the starting points. Please check the table of starts information for your categories.Read more
The exact distances of the race series and the guide map of the starting area’s have been published
The daily trips of the race series and the guide map of the starting area’s have been published. See the bulletin also for the time windows for the start times of the race series for the selection of the start times.Read more
Kainuu Orienteering Week brings more than 25 000 visitors to Puolanka
Kainuu Orienteering Week’s third entry period closed on 31 May 2022. The current amount of pre-registered participants predicts that next summer’s week is again going to be a big mass event after a couple of gap years, since the 6 to 7 day long event week’s total number of visitors is going to be more than 25 000 visitors. Kainuu Orienteering Week is the biggest orienteering event in Finland after the Jukola Relay.
Sign up today 31st May until 11.59pm to the Kainuu O-Week with a cheaper participation fees
Kainuu Orienteering Week''s participation fees are changing on 1st June 2022.
Sign up today 31st May until 11.59pm to the 54th Kainuu Orienteering Week with a cheaper participation fees.
Changes to registration information
Check the registration information and report the necessary changes to the series and emit card number to the competition office now free of charge. See the latest release for more detailed instructions and schedules.Read more
Accommodation in search for the duration of the Kainuu Orienteering Week?
Check out next summer's accommodation offer in the latest news.Read more
Parking and bus tickets on sale!
You can arrive at the Kainuu Orienteering Week competition centre in Luhtakangas, Puolanka on July 3-8, 2022 by riding the bus or in your own car. Bus and parking tickets for the event added to the KOW-webshop for sale.Read more
Kainuu O-Week's restaurant and café services offer varied food during the orienteering week
About the versatile services of the Kainuu Orienteering Week Competition Centre, the quality and supply of restaurant and café services in particular have long been the subject of significant development. For many years, Finland's biggest orienteering week has offered home-cooked lunch food, delicious café products, tasty barbecue dishes, varied “soup of the day” dishes and mouth-watering waffles or pancakes - once again this year.Read more
Start the next summer's Kainuu O-Week with some heavy riffs in LankaFest 1 - 2 July 2022
Start the next summer's Kainuu O-Week with some heavy riffs in LankaFest 1 - 2 July 2022Read more
Russian and Belarusian participants in events under Kainuu Orienteering Week association
Kainuu Orienteering Week association (in Finnish the Kainuun Rastiviikko ry) strongly condemns the war started by Russia in Ukraine and follows the recommendation received from the Finnish Orienteering Federation (March 9, 2022) on how the member clubs of the Finnish Orienteering Federation should operate in their own proceedings:Read more
Kainuu O-Week 2022 offers large services in Competition Centre and top quality event arrangements
Kainuu Orienteering Week offers large services in Competition Centre and top quality of the event arrangements. Competition Centre will offer for orienteers almost everything what is needed for fluent participation. Event arrangements will be also done in high level with top quality maps and orienteering tracks.Read more
Accommodation available in Puolanka
Accommodation is available for booking for during the 3-8 July 2022 of the Kainuu Orienteering Week in Puolanka. New private accommodation and school accommodation (floor accommodation) have become available.
Check out the offer and book accommodation for Kainuu Orienteering Week!
Kainuu MTBO Week website is out now
Come and experience the 1st Kainuu MTBO Week in a history - enjoy the best MTBO terrains and views of Kainuu region.
Kainuu MTBO Week webpages are published now in our website. Check out more from www.rastiviikko.fi -> 2022 -> Kainuu MTBO Week.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2022!
We wish everyone a very peaceful Christmas and good orienteering for the year 2022!
The people of Kainuu Orienteering Week are on holiday at the turn of the year. Read the article for instructions on how to make sports benefit payments during the rest of the year.
Feedback questionnaire raffle completed
Kainuu Orienteering Week 4.-9.7.2021 feedback questionnaire has been closed and the raffle has been completed. The winners of the draw will be notifield in person.
Thanks to everyone who respoinded to the feedback surveys!
Open courses raffle prizes Fri 9.7.
Among the participants in the open courses on Friday, July 9, 2021 are the winners of the drawn prizes.
Give feedback on Kainuu Orienteering Week 4.-9.7.2021
You can give feedback on Kainuu Orienteering Week arrangements through the event feedback questionnaire.
Answer the feedback survey here Read more
Open courses raffle prizes Thu 8.7.
Prizes have been drawn among those who participated in the open series on Thursday, July 8, 2021.
Open courses raffle prizes Tue 6.7.
Among the participants in the open courses on Tuesday, July 7, 2021 are the winners of the drawn prizes.
Open courses raffle prizes Sun 4.7.
Among the participants in the open courses on Sunday, July 6, 2021 are the winners of the drawn prizes.
The Kainuu Orienteering Week 2021 competition categories start time selection service will open today at 12.00am
The Kainuu Orienteering Week 2021 competition categories start time selection service will open today, Wednesday 16th June 2021 at 12.00. Instructions and a link for choosing start times can be found on our website www.rastiviikko.fi -> Starting lists and results (Results). The departure times for the H / D16-21E series have now also been published.
Registration into Kainuu O-Week open courses is now possible also at on-site
Positive news for all those who came to the Kainuu Orienteering Week.
Competition instrucitons published
53. Kainuu Orienteering Week -orienteering week 4.-9.7.2021 the competition instructions for the event have been published now.
Corona instructions for those arriving at the Kainuu Orienteering Week
On the Kainuu Orienteering Week website, the Corona-info page now has a published corona instructions for orienteers arriving for a orienteering week.
A list of registered persons for the open orienteering has been published on the website
The list of registered persons for the open orienteering (open courses) has been published on the website on this page. You can visit the list to check your registration information.
Free departure times and the 6-hour departure time window in Kainuu Orienteering Week 2021
For those who are still considering participating in the 53. Kainuu Orienteering Week, here is an important clarification regarding to free departure times and the 6-hour departure time window in Kainuu O-Week:
- Free starting times are used in both series competition categories H/D8-95 (excluding H/D16-21E) and open orienteering (open courses).
Accommodation available in the Kurimo guesthouse
Kurimo Guesthouse offers accommodation for Kainuu Orienteering Week from 4 to 9 July 2021.
53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week and the 1st Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park (Finland) trail running event will tried to be organized in the beginning of July 2021
The world's second oldest orienteering week 53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week will be organized with exceptional arrangements in accordance with the coronavirus situation at the beginning of July on July 4-9, 2021 in Suomussalmi. The competition centre is the Haverinen ski centre area. Competition areas are around the Haverinen ski centre and the terrain consists of fine and fast-moving pine forest terrains.
The 1st Kainuu Trail Hossa National Park 3.7.2021, which will be held for the first time, will also be organized with special arrangements in accordance with the coronavirus situation on Saturday, 3 July 2021 in Hossa National Park. The competition centre is the Hossa Visitor Centre and trail runners will come to enjoy Hossa's finest trail trails and attractions.
At this time, existing private accommodation has now been updated for booking in the KOW-webshop.