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Sprint Relay - Bruntál
Bruntál is a town located at the foot of the Nízký Jeseník hills, on both sides of the historical border between Moravia and Silesia. On Saturday 21st May Bruntál will host the EOC Sprint Relay race. Competitors can expect to run in the historic centre, a park as well as a housing estate, all situated about 550 m above sea level. Radim Hošek is preparing fast and interesting courses on the map made by Jan Fátor.
Sprint Qualification and Final - Jeseník
Jeseník is a spa town, located in the very heart of the mountains bearing the same name. The town centre, lying in a valley around the confluence of the Bělá and Staříč streams, will be the venue for the Sprint Qualification race on the morning of Sunday 22nd May. In the afternoon the competitors will shift just a few metres uphill: above Jeseník town, Europe’s best orienteers will find the famous spa founded by Vincenz Priessnitz at the beginning of the 19th Century, which will serve as the scene for the Sprint Final. Course Planner Daniel Wolf uses maps made by Jan Fátor.
The only allowed access route to the Hotel Priessnitz, which is the Event Centre, is along the main road from Jeseník town!
Long Qualification and Final - Bílá Voda
Bílá Voda is the northern-most commune of the region, located near the very end of the Rychlebské hory mountain chain near the border with Poland. It is the area right at the northern end of the craggy mountain chain, between 350 and 800 m above sea level, which will host the EOC ‘king’s race’ – the Long Distance. Competitors can expect a mixture of steep slopes, softer gradients and deep valleys, some of them edged by rocks. All this covered with leaves from mostly beech woodland. The map by Bob Háj serves Filip Stárek for course planning of the Qualification and Martin Janata for the Final.
Middle Qualification - Horní Údolí
Horní Údolí is a part of Zlaté Hory town. Former gold mines under Příčný Vrch hill constitute a unique terrain for the EOC Middle Qualification race - slopes in a mountain forest, parts of a dense forest, small rocks and stones, contour detail. Courses by Adam Chromý on the map by Martin Kratochvíl will offer all these features. EOC Middle Qualification is on the programme after a rest day, on Thursday 26th May.
Middle Final and Relay - Černá Voda
EOC 2016 will culminate with a weekend at the foot of Sokolí Vrch hill, below the ruins of Kaltenštejn castle. On Friday 27th May the Middle Distance competition will end with the Final race. Courses by Jakub Weiner will take the competitors across marshy forest, stony ground, and fast runnable forest as well as parts of dense forest. The EOC programme ends on Saturday 28th May with the Relay race in the same area, with courses by Jan Picek on the map by Zdeněk Sokolář.