15 275 participants from 30 nations. With more than three months to the first start O-Ringen is about to hit the ages of participants for an orienteering competition.
- We see, hear, and feel that there is a great interest in getting to Dalarna and take part in O-Ringen in Sälen, says a delighted Jimmy Birklin, Secretary General of the race.
O-Ringen will be held between July 23 and July 29 with daily stages at Högfjällshotellet and at Lindvallen. The runners will orienteer in several of the classic mountains in Sälen.
Last time O-Ringen was in Sälen, 2008, attended over 24 000 runners. The world's biggest competition was in 1985 in Falun with 25 000 participants.
Several world champions are coming, but what is particularly fun is the big interest in the Challenge class. Easy orienteering and tough running is popular right now, notes Jimmy Birklin.
State right now for O-Ringen in Sälen.
Competitors entered: 15 275.
Largest Swedish club: Sundsvalls OK.
Largets internationel club: Helsinki Suunnistajat,
Largest districts: Stockholm.
Number of clubs: 801 Swedish / 354
Number of nations: 30th