2019 year's O-Ringen, the world's largest orienteering adventure, will be held in Kolmården and Norrköping. The event, expected to attract up to 25 000 people to the region.
In the summer of 2019, O-Ringen is back in Norrköping. It is the second time the event is visiting the city, most recently in 1987, the fourth time it goes in Östergötland and the first time it will co-arranged with clubs from Södermanland.
- To get such a large sporting events as O-Ringen to Kolmården with Norrköping as the O-Ringen City is good for the municipality, the business and our 13 orienteering clubs, says Jonny Karlsson, from the local working group that has developed the concept for the O-Ringen Kolmården 2019 Norrkoping.
On Himmelstalund in Norrköping, the O-Ringen city will be located with about 10,000 campers, food tents, entertainment, sports tent and a market street.
- O-Ringen Kolmården in 2019 in Norrköping offers fine terrain in Kolmården and many tourist attractions. The region is a "jewel" for O-Ringen, said Henrik Boström, CEO of O-Ringen AB.
The City of Norrköping is behind the event and will participate and contribute in both the planning and implementation of the arrangement.
The 13 clubs are:
Björkfors GOIF, Finspångs SOK, GOIF Tjalve, IFK, Linköping OS, Linköpings OK, Matteus SI, NAIS Orientering, Nyköpings OK, OK Denseln, OK Hällen, OK Kolmården, OK Måsen, OK Skogsströvarna