Event cancellation and national event

Dear Orienteering enthusiastics, we regret the situation and that you will not be able to attend EMTBOC, EJMTBOC and WMMTBOC in Finland 2020 due to cancellation.

The COVID-19 has put us into an unprecedented situation all over the world. We were very much hoping that the event could have been executed normally, despite of the pandemic situation as situation in Finland is relatively good and the event would have been possible to carry out safely for all parties attending. The strict restrictions for travelling, now set by the Finland government, will however significantly limit attendance to the event.

This has put our sport clubs, organising the event, to a challenging financial situation. We will be falling significantly below the minimum number of participants, covering the committed costs for the event.   In the given circumstances we would like to suggest to detract 30 € office fee from the participation fee, to be returned to you. This is to cover some of the already occurred costs.

We hope that with generous gesture of the cancelling attendees, accepting the office fee, we could secure the continuity of our sport clubs’ activities also in the future.

If you do not agree to this suggestion, informing that you will decline to pay the office fee and will request for the full refund of the paid registration fees.

We shall start refunding the registration fees as soon as possible.

For refunds we request you to send the following details by email to info (at) 2020mtbo.fi :

  • account holder name
  • account IBAN number
  • BIC/SWIFT code of the bank
  • bank name
  • address of the bank for receiving international transfers
  • whether or not you accept the 30 € office fee per competitor

Thank you considering and hopefully accepting our suggestion.

For those of you who can still arrange a trip to Finland. We offer a great training possibility with the Finnish terrains for next year’s WMTBOC. We shall arrange national MTBO competitions with excellent courses and terrains. If possible the events will have the World Ranking Event status (to be confirmed and added to Eventor.) The bulletin will be announced very soon.

The programme shall be the following:

  • Friday 11th of September – Sprint race – starting at 14:00
  • Saturday 12th of September – Middle distance race – starting at 11:00
  • Sunday 13th of September – Long distance race – starting at 11:00

Classes: M/W  15, 17, 20, 21 (WRE), 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85

We wish that you and your loved ones stay safe and that we will have the opportunity to meet one day in better circumstances.

Behalf of the organising, committee,

Kari Kokkinen

Event director 2020 MTBO Finland