More than a decade ago in National park of Kopaonik a small 3-day international orienteering event was organized. It was simply called “Kopaonik open". After humble beginning with approximately 150 competitors and with only one tent in finish area it slowly started growing... “Kopaonik open” became a brand, known for its challenging terrains, perfect maps, and good organization in all aspects. Already in 2004 Balkan Championship has been organized on Kopaonik and in 2009 EYOC (European Youth Orienteering Championship), both in arrangement of the same organizing team, SD Jasenica from Smederevska Palanka, always with help and support of many orienteering and club friends. In parallel the tradition of “Kopaonik open” has been constantly kept. Three days wasn't enough so in 2010 it became first 5-days 6-stages international orienteering event in Serbia ever. In 2013 we had competitors from 21 countries. Now “Kopaonik open” is worldwide known orienteering competition and with new maps that we are preparing for year 2014 we are in possession of over the 30 square kilometers of connected maps that surrounding the competition center.
For year 2014 we have prepared 3 events under the ”Kopaonik open”:
M event – two-day orienteering marathon “Kopaonik challenge 2014“
O Event – Five-day five-stages orienteering challenge “Kopaonik open 2014“
N event – Night orienteering challenge “The Cup of Raska 2014”
We are offering to you 10 days of orienteering challenges for you, combination of orienteering marathon, classical long, middle and sprint distance challenges plus night orienteering challenge, 2 training plus 8 competition stages in total. You may explore and training (camp) possibilities for groups prior, during or after the competition in agreement with the organizer. Have a look on maps below and see what you may expect on Kopaonik. We are looking forward to challenge you on these perfect orienteering terrains.
Warm organizing team wishes you welcome! See you on Kopaonik!