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Poll: Course of the Year 2012

Vote for "The Course of the Year 2012" by setting up your "Top 5 List" for the best courses of 2012.

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  • Rousse Cup 2012 Middle, Bulgaria

  • XIII Meeting de Orientação do Centro Marinha Grande

  • Croatia open 2012: Stage 3

  • Latvian Championships Middle

  • Gebiz Long distance training, Turkey

  • Austrian Sprint Championships 2012

  • Nice Holidays 2012 Etappe 3

  • Croatia open 2012: Stage 1

  • O-intervals on reduced map, Portugal (one loop)

  • JWOC 2012 Middle (Men)

  • Finnish Championships Relay 2012

  • Italy O-training on Fun-map

  • Tallin 100CP - 100 Controls race

  • PWT 2012 Race 3 - Wansheng

  • Traditional 77: 77 control race, Fontainebleau

  • Czech Championships Long M21E

  • Swiss National Race Saas-Fee

  • WOC Long Selection Austria 2012

  • MOC 2012: Stage 3, Rome

  • Venice Street Orienteering 2012

  • Camp Norway training Østerdalen Middle

  • Algrøy training on auto-generated map

  • Cave orienteering Les Mines du Roi Salomon

  • European Champs Long Final (Men)

  • Austrian Championships Long (Part 1)

  • Barrens Middle Distance training 2012, Canada

  • South East European Champs Middle

  • 10 days of Sicily 2012: Day 8

  • Hungarian WOC/JWOC/WUOC selection races Long

  • WUOC Long 2012 (Men)

  • 11th Liga Norte Urbasa - Rock Labyrinth

  • O-Ringen 2012 Day 5

  • Norwegian Champs Long 2012

  • Swedish Championships Middle Final

  • Puzzl-O Herdade Lago do Meio

  • Portugal O-Meeting Night sprint

  • Italian Championships Long 2012

  • Norwegian Spring Long 2012

  • Finnish Champs Middle distance final

  • Norwegian Champs Ultralong 2012

  • 10 days of Sicily 2012: Day 10

  • Austria Academic Champs Sprint

  • NORT Final Middle 2012 (Men)

  • 50 controls event Graz

  • Portugal O-Meeting 2012: Day 3 Middle

  • Millau Labyrinthe: O-technical training

  • BriO Tour 2 - Disneyland Paris, France

  • Trondheim Night Cup (KKC) race 5

  • Peguerinos technique-training

  • Lac-O-Lac (small part of the course here)

  • Cerkno Cup 2012 Day 2

  • Altopiano dell Argentario artistic O-training

  • 10 days of Sicily 2012: Day 6

  • WUOC sprint 2012 (Men)

  • Nationale Sud Ouest 2012, French Pyrenees

  • Ireland Multi-technique Training

  • Norwegian Championships Middle 2012

  • JWOC 2012 Long (Men)

  • Greenland orienteering

  • WOC Long Final 2012

  • Norwegian WOC selection Long 2012

  • European Champs Middle Final (Men)

  • 100 Days 10Mila Countdown Corridor training

  • WMOC 2012 Long Final

  • 10 days of Sicily 2012: Day 1

  • MTB WOC Sprint (Women)

  • Euromeeting Middle (Men)

  • Wr&NÖ Sprint MS 2012

  • Sadismi-Suunnistus: Long distance race on LIDAR map

  • Asian Championships Middle 2012

  • Chinese Championships - Middle

  • Swedish Championships Night-O

  • Cup Veteran 2012

  • Asian Championships Sprint 2012

  • World Cup Ski-o Kazakhstan (part 1)

  • XX Troféu de Orientação do CPOC - Manhã

  • Kainuun Rastiviikko H21E Day 4

  • South East European Champs Long

  • Fontainbleau 154-controls race

  • Swiss 5 Days 2012: Stage 4

  • NORT Kajaani Qualification - artificial fences to make course interesting

  • Norwegian Veteran Champs Long

Your 'Top 5 List'


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The following are the rules for the voting in "The course of the Year 2012":
  1. The 'Course of the Year 2012' will be found based on summing all the votes. For each course being set on the top of a 'Top 5 List', 100 points are awarded to this course. For each course being set as number 2, 70 points are awarded, and so on with 50, 30 and 10 points for the next spots on the list down to number 5.
  2. You are only allowed to vote once (if several people share one internet connection, only one can vote, as the IP address is used to identify the voter along with the email-address of the voter).
  3. Among all people voting and submitting suggestions, great prizes from our sponsors will be drawn. See below for the prizes.

Prizes from our Sponsors
Prizes from our Sponsors always makes it more fun! There will be a prize for the first one suggesting the course which ends up becoming "The course of the Year 2012", and prizes drawn among the ones suggesting and voting. All prizes are transferable to other persons (you don't have to travel yourself).
MOC 2013
  • Prize offered: Hotel + entry package for 2 persons (4 nights accommodation in Hotel Formula B&B + entry fee for MOC 2013+PWT in Matera, value about 600 Euro).
  • LET'S ROCK in MOC- Matera 2013! The Mediterranean Open Championship Orienteering 2013 is organized March 15th - March 17th. Great events with world class runners! Read more

Orievents Training Camps
  • Prize offered: Training package with accommodation for 2 persons (6 trainings + 3 days of accommodation in half board at Castelo de Vide Hotel)
  • Orievents / GD4C's Training Camps - Alto Alentejo - are an excellent training opportunity for Orienteering of good quality during the winter. The TC will have the technical support of Eva Jurenikova. Start the new season in training camps in Alto Alentejo, Portugal! Read more
Bubo Cup 2013
  • Prize offered: "Family" entry package (Entry for 4 persons for complete Bubo cup, transferable to other people)
  • Bubo cup is a new 5 Day orienteering event in Slovenia - with the same quality you are used to from OOCup. The 5 day event taking place from 19th to 23rd of July 2013 will take you through some great orienteering areas in the western part of Slovenia - from Karst terrain above the world famous Postojna cave to the Trnovski gozd plateau (which was the venue of unforgetably tough OOCup 2011). The venue of the mid stage will be Vipava, an old little town in Vipava valley. Read more

Fjord-o Arctic Midnattsolgaloppen 2013
  • Prize offered: Entry package for 2 persons (Entry for 2 persons for complete Fjord-O Arctic week)
  • Fjord-o Arctic Midnattsolgaloppen is the biggest and most popular event which is regularly organized north of the polar circle. Fjord-o is known for its mix of interesting orienteering with spectacular nature between fjords and mountains. Fjord-o 2013 is organized from June 29th until July 3st 2013. This year it will take place in the Harstad-region. Read more

Nice Holidays 2013
  • Prize offered: 2 packages - each consisting of entry fee + accommodation for 2 persons (Entry fee + accommodation in campsite for 2 persons)
  • Nice holidays are traditional 2-days, 3-stages orienteering competition organised by TJ Turnov orienteering club in beautiful sandstone terrains of Bohemian Paradise since 1992. Come to the Czech Republic and enjoy challenging middle distance, tricky sprint and tough long distance in hilly sandstone terrain. We are looking forward to seeing you from 23rd to 25th August 2013 in Turnov, Czech Republic. The competition has a limit of competitors set by natural park management usually to max 1000 runners. This year it was sold out in two months. Read more

For the record: All sponsor gifts/income related to "The Best Course of 2012" goes directly to the readers.