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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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  • World Cup Ski-o Kazakhstan (part 1)

  • Finnish Championships Relay 2012

  • South East European Champs Long

  • Gebiz Long distance training, Turkey

  • South East European Champs Middle

  • Latvian Championships Middle

  • Norwegian Champs Ultralong 2012

  • Camp Norway training Østerdalen Middle

  • NORT Final Middle 2012 (Men)

  • Kainuun Rastiviikko H21E Day 4

  • 10 days of Sicily 2012: Day 6

  • Swedish Championships Middle Final

  • MOC 2012: Stage 3, Rome

  • Tallin 100CP - 100 Controls race

  • Cup Veteran 2012

  • WUOC sprint 2012 (Men)

  • Norwegian Veteran Champs Long

  • Finnish Champs Middle distance final

  • PWT 2012 Race 3 - Wansheng

  • Cave orienteering Les Mines du Roi Salomon

  • BriO Tour 2 - Disneyland Paris, France

  • Norwegian Championships Middle 2012

  • Altopiano dell Argentario artistic O-training

  • Millau Labyrinthe: O-technical training

  • Trondheim Night Cup (KKC) race 5

  • WOC Long Selection Austria 2012

  • European Champs Middle Final (Men)

  • Swiss 5 Days 2012: Stage 4

  • Nice Holidays 2012 Etappe 3

  • JWOC 2012 Middle (Men)

  • 100 Days 10Mila Countdown Corridor training

  • JWOC 2012 Long (Men)

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

  • Portugal O-Meeting Night sprint

  • 50 controls event Graz

  • Italian Championships Long 2012

  • Swiss National Race Saas-Fee

  • Sadismi-Suunnistus: Long distance race on LIDAR map

  • Cerkno Cup 2012 Day 2

  • Algrøy training on auto-generated map

  • Hungarian WOC/JWOC/WUOC selection races Long

  • Puzzl-O Herdade Lago do Meio

  • Rousse Cup 2012 Middle, Bulgaria

  • 10 days of Sicily 2012: Day 10

  • 10 days of Sicily 2012: Day 8

  • Austrian Sprint Championships 2012

  • WUOC Long 2012 (Men)

  • MTB WOC Sprint (Women)

  • Swedish Championships Night-O

  • Wr&NÖ Sprint MS 2012

  • Asian Championships Middle 2012

  • Austria Academic Champs Sprint

  • Ireland Multi-technique Training

  • Fontainbleau 154-controls race

  • XX Troféu de Orientação do CPOC - Manhã

  • O-Ringen 2012 Day 5

  • Venice Street Orienteering 2012

  • Barrens Middle Distance training 2012, Canada

  • Euromeeting Middle (Men)

  • Croatia open 2012: Stage 1

  • 11th Liga Norte Urbasa - Rock Labyrinth

  • Norwegian Spring Long 2012

  • Czech Championships Long M21E

  • Nationale Sud Ouest 2012, French Pyrenees

  • NORT Kajaani Qualification - artificial fences to make course interesting

  • Croatia open 2012: Stage 3

  • Traditional 77: 77 control race, Fontainebleau

  • 10 days of Sicily 2012: Day 1

  • Norwegian Champs Long 2012

  • Austrian Championships Long (Part 1)

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

  • WOC Long Final 2012

  • Chinese Championships - Middle

  • XIII Meeting de Orientação do Centro Marinha Grande

  • WMOC 2012 Long Final

  • Portugal O-Meeting 2012: Day 3 Middle

  • Italy O-training on Fun-map

  • Asian Championships Sprint 2012

  • Peguerinos technique-training

  • European Champs Long Final (Men)

  • Norwegian WOC selection Long 2012

  • Greenland orienteering

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.