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27/09/2010 - Five days Puglia : coming soon the start for 400 runners from 16 countries


Five days Puglia : coming soon the start for 400 runners from 16 countries Opening ceremony in the historical town of Rodi Garganico. The third edition of 5 days orienteering Puglia promises to be very important at international level and will take place in Gargano from 4th to 8th October 2010. Sponsored by Touristic Promotion Agency of Foggia and patronised by towns of Vico del Gargano, Ischitella, Peschici, Rodi Garganico; Coni Puglia, Csen and regional school office of physical education, will see the start of more than 400 athletes representing 16 countries. Town of Rodi Garganico will have the chance to open the international orienteering week with the first stage in its historical centre and the welcome party to the authorities and sport delegations, with the sampling of typical products. During the week Rodi Garganico will also give place to a workshop with touristic operator from North Europe, organised by local Hotelier Association. All week long in Ischitella will be possible to taste bier at the symbolic price of 1 euro in coincidence with German Oktober fest. Peschici will host the big closing ceremony with the town band. Vico del Gargano, always been first in orienteering movement, will take in a meeting about Sport, Environment, Tourism, School and Health on Monday 4th October at 16.30 in council chamber. Two Nordic Walking hikes are programmed among the collateral activities. Program 3rd October: First start at 11.00 4th October: 1st stage - sprint night in old town Rodi Garganico - first start 19.00 Warm up training (from 18.00) in Rodi Garganico historical centre with 2-3 controls before the first start of the race at 19.00 * we suggest the use of a head lamp Party and music after the race in the harbour 5th October: 2nd stage - classic distance Foresta Umbra - first start 11.00 6th October: day off with possibility of boat trip around Gargano coast/Tremiti Islands 7th October: 3rd stage - middle distance Foresta Umbra - first start 10.00; 4th stage - sprint in the old town Ischitella - first start 17.30 8th October: 5th stage - sprint in the old town of Peschici - first start 11.00