OOcup/2022 is over. Big thanks to all of you who took part – it was amazing to see how many of you have trust in OOcup and are willing to travel 3000km or more to run courses that we serve. It was even more amazing to see many of you after the race coming to us saying that the event was worth the travel. Thanks, that keeps us going!
A big thanks goes also to the organizing team – both OOcup staff and Umeå OK members did a great job so that the races ran smoothly.
Last but definitely not least, a big thanks to Tjelvar – the great guy without whom this event almost certainly would not happen. Tjelvar, OK, I might be a bit crazy, but from “Let’s do it” we came to “We did it” – and that’s something ;)!
Thank you and see you around
The first stage is now over, it was really nice to see you so many in Skravelsjö. The tricky terrain caused many mistakes today but most of all lots of fun. We now have to move for tomorrow’s stage in Hössjö.
For those who don’t know, results (live and later official) will be published every day at OrienteeringOnline.
We should get some photos on our Facebook page.
Maps are published at Livelox after each stage.
See you tomorrow!
Now we’re getting really closer and closer to the first ever OOcup in Sweden!
Some important notices:
1. No more bus seats are available. We filled 2 buses and there are not enough interested people to order the third one.
But we’ve just created OOcup/2022 carpool group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1387431645086601
If you have an extra seat feel free to offer it in the group to reduce your travel costs or to just meet new people. And, of course, if you need a ride to the Arenas, please post it in the group.
2. This year we will use Parking tickets 5€/stage, 25€ / all 5 stages.
3. Motorhomes will be allowed to stay at Parkings, but please check the Bulletin for the schedule when and where to overnight.
4. Due to 2 cancellations we now again have 2 rooms available; a double and a triple one at action prices in Hotel Scandic Syd. If you’re interested let us know.
Else, we’re on the good way. Maps are going to be printed in the next days – as soon as we know the final number of competitors.
It’s been a while now that all stages are checked by local controllers and well, they all say some really nice competitions are ahead of us. You can still make entry until July 1st and NOR miss this historic event 😜!
Quite an intensive but highly enjoyable period up in Umeå is now behind us. We mapped the last bits of missing terrain, checked the maps for the last time and premarked all the controls… well, we’re almost ready :).
Here you can download the pdf with course lengths: LINK.
As we are approaching the 1000 entries milestone, let us remind you that you can still enter OOcup until July 1st! Competitors from 30 countries and 4 continents have already decided to do so, among them is also the best orienteer of all times Simone Niggli! We really don’t know how soon will it be possible to run OOcup in Nordic terrain again, so we kindly suggest to grab the chance :)!
A short note for the local runners; we’re aware that OPEN classes are getting more and more popular in Sweden and we’ll be ready for number of entries on the race day, however, to make things easier for us we would greatly appreciate if you make your entry in advance – even if you’re going for the OPEN class. You can make entry for just one stage and then decide about the rest during the week.
After filling up the first bus we have ordered the second one, which is now also full. We do not plan to add any more buses, unless we get 40 or more inquries for transport between Umeå and Arenas. If you’re interested in that feel free to write us.
Lastly, please note that we’re organizing Bubo camp on Cres island at the end of July. Sun, crystal clear sea and some great orienteering! Check www.bubocup.com for more info.
We are happy to inform you that our offer for hotel rooms at Scandic Plaza and Scandic Syd with special prices during OOcup has now been prolonged to June 6th, as long as there are rooms still available.
We have also three additional cabins at First Camp free for reservation. It´s three “Lingonstuga” with 4 beds for the price of 160€/night that is still available.
If you are interested to make a reservation, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you’re looking for accommodation, you might be also interested to check out this website – hopefully there will be more alternative the coming weeks: Private cabins and holiday villas, Sweden (bynordiq.se)
Then we have also the poster Invitation by Kaisa from Umeå OK for the Youth meeting that will be held on July 18th by the youth of Umeå OK for the youth of OOcup! Anyone born between 2002 and 2009 is most welcome! Some cool games will be on the program as well as Swedish fika! A great opportunity to make new friends and have some fun!
Please note that the special offer from Scandic hotels is about the expire. From May 1st normal rates will apply according to Hotels price list. Currently you can still get a Bed and Breakfast for as little as 27,5 – 35€ per person (110€/room/night in 4 bed room, 90€/room/night in 3 bed room and 70€/room/night in 2 bed room). This is really hard to beat and if you plan on taking part in OOcup we kindly suggest you to consider the offer.
Umeå is a charming nordic city very close to all the venues of OOcup/2022. Furthermore, you can book a seat in a bus taking you from hotel to Arenas and back.