WELCOME

Dear orienteering friends from all over the world,

Welcome to Neuchâtel! The Neuchâtel Association of Orienteering (ANCO) is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2020 and offers a package of 5 competitions that hopefully you will be enjoying: the EGK Swiss 5 Days Orienteering 2020.

« There, where the lake and the mountains meet » (*) on the first crest of the Swiss Jura mountains on the green slopes or in the city, running long, middle or even sprint courses, the variety of orienteering events is guaranteed.

At the same locations you will be able to cheer on the runners racing three events of the World Cup competitions. However, don’t worry, the program also leaves time to explore the Jura-Trois Lacs region with all it rich cultural and touristic offers.

Finally, with our vast experience as organisers of orienteering events and with your contribution we will be offering a sustainable event in respect to our environment.

ANCO, the city and the canton of Neuchâtel are looking forward welcoming you to a week of athletic, touristic, cultural and gastronomical highlights from which you will take home, we hope, only the best memories.

Alain Juan

President of the organising committee
 

[*] book title from Didier Burkhalter, former Federal councillor

 
 

NEWS

Useful Information

13 Nov 2019

Start times

The start times for the first stage, Wednesday, 20 May 2020, are planned to be between 17:30 and 20:00.

The runners who will participate only in the two stages 2 and 5 (Swiss national orienteering races) will be starting at the end of the start lists.

The finalized program will be published end of January.

 

Course lengths

The temporary course lengths will be published end of January.

 

Accommodations

There is a lot of interest and demand. Reserve early!

Bulletin 1 - General Information online and registration is open

30 Jun 2019

Volunteering

30 Sep 2019

VOLUNTEERS

Would you like to be part of our adventure? With the link below you may sign-up with your coordinates, the possible dates and the preferences of jobs to volunteer for. 

Pierre-à-Bot - what's in a name?

23 Apr 2019

The Event Cetre for the EGK Swiss 5-Days orienteering event (20.-24.5.2020) above Neuchâtel is in the former farm house of Pierre-à-Bot. So what IS this Pierre-à-Bot? Pierre is the French word for rock or stone. In this case, an erratic bloc of 3'000 tons and 1'352m3 out of granite was transported by the Rhone Glacier in the last glacial period and rests now in the woods not far away from the EC. Its form resembling a toad (crapaud) gave the name.

19 May 2019

Press conference at -365 days: The organizing committee has invited the regional media for a press conference at -365 days.

TV, radio and newspapers followed the invitation to learn about the project. Alain Juan, the president of the organizing committee noted that "all preparation work is going according to established plans and we are now entering the phase of more detailed tasks with confidence". 

The municipal councillor, Thomas Facchinetti, and the director of Tourism of Neuchâtel, Yann Engel, have pledged their support and expressed their satisfaction to welcome the EGK Swiss 5 Days Orienteering 2020 in a year in Neuchâtel. 

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