July, 26th - 30th 2016
After more than 15 years of organization in Gorski kotar we decided to move Croatia open to Našice! Expect fast terrains and beutifull nature in Papuk nature park. As always, expect maps on areas never used for orienteering before.
April 2nd - 3rd, 2016
29th August 2015
Banska kosa - Baranja, CRO
Surduk trek – Baranja is an easier version of orienteering running which brings us back into beginning of orienteering sport when maps were more generalized and not so accurate. In memory of our race, each competitor receives a T-shirt with the logo of the race as a gift.
As some of you may know, “Croatia open“ celebrates its 20th anniversary. Our wish was to organize the competition this year in Slavonija. Our aim is to promote orienteering sport in eastern region of Croatia as a part of the International Map Year.
We would like to point out that we organize this event as volunteers and we always strive towards raising the standard of the competition, but sometimes we have a hard time keeping up with the competition. They are lately organizing multi-day events on Croatian coast an islands claiming that they’re doing that in order to further the development of orienteering sport. To some of you it’s probably hard to even imagine what is happening on Croatian orienteering scene, but unfortunately that is our reality.
“Croatia Open” was always organized in such a way that you, participants, were always a priority to us because we knew that “Croatia Open” wouldn’t survive all these years without your support and participation. As we didn’t manage to achieve our goal to regulate organization of international events in Croatia by parties who are not a part of the Croatian national orienteering federation, we are forced to cancel the “Croatia Open” project after this year. Croatia will irrevocably lose a part of its orienteering identity. The club which faced many challenges, managed to push through many hard situations and decisions can no longer operate in such harsh environment because it negatively affects our sport enthusiasm and dignity.
In the end, we invite all of you, our dear friends, to join us this year on the last edition of 5-day “Croatia Open” in Croatia. We will do our best to ensure a memorable experience for you. Slavonija has rich and vast tourist potential and will not disappoint you!
Looking forward to seeing you this summer in Croatia!