More than a decade ago, in the 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 the 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 the 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 weren't enough so in 2010 it became the first 5-days 6-stages international orienteering event in Serbia ever.
In 2015, we started with Kopko orienteering camp, 5 days o-camp that is scheduled just after the competition, and will continue to be provided in following years.
During the Kopaonik open, we always organize as a separate competition The Cup of Raska, where we want to offer something in addition and different every year, like night orienteering, downhill, etcetera…
We are offering 5-6 days of orienteering challenges for you, combination of two classical long, two middle and one sprint distance challenges plus promo race with separate ranking, and one 1 training in addition.
You may explore and training (camp) possibilities during the summer season at any time, in agreement with the organizer.
Now “Kopaonik open” is worldwide known orienteering competition and with new maps that we are preparing for every year, we are currently in possession of around the 33 square kilometers of connected maps that surrounding the competition center, where farthermost terrain is 12 kilometers away from competition center in Kopaonik centre.
Have a look at maps below and see what you may expect on Kopaonik.
We are looking forward challenging you on these perfect orienteering terrains.
Organizational team wishes you warm welcome!
See you on Kopaonik!