Welcome to 51. Helsinki O-Games

By Markku Sormunen 2018-05-11

Helsinki O-Games is one of the major orienteering events in the early summer in Finland. The demanding courses in good terrain, experienced organisation and about 1000 runners guarantee its popularity year after year. HOG (Helsinki O-Games) is a two day competition; middle distance race on Saturday and long distance on Sunday. Open orienteering with three or four different courses available in both days, too. The terrain and the controls are the same as in the competition classes.

Forest floor (Nuuksio national park, Espoo, 20180425)

Terrain description Physically average southern Finland, technically slightly more difficult than average. Moderate hilly, good runnability but the lack of paths and trails makes orienteering more challenging than usually.

51. Helsinki O-Games will be arranged one week before the Lahti-Hollola Jukola 2018 and offers a good opportunity for preparing for the big event. Jukola Relay will be held in Hollola only about 100 km from Helsinki. During the week before and after HOG you have a possibility for training in open orienteering events. You will find them every evening in the surroundings of Helsinki. Maybe you knew that at this time of the summer evenings in Finland are bright very late.

Holiday activities   Near the event centre there is Nuuksio National Park, with some great hiking trails.

Nuuksio National Park

Iltarastit 11.6.2018 route map

Iltarastit in English

 

Burnt pine forest (Nuuksio national park, Velskola, Espoo, 20180420)

 

Etusivun artikkelikuva: Markku Brummer