The planning for the 2024 event is progressing nicely. There are some changes to previous editions: The BF5Days 2024 will take place on the first weekend of July 2024. After 2 years in Bodenmais we are moving to a totally new area in the eastern part of the Bavarian Forest in Haidmühle and Philippsreut, close to the tri border area with Austria and Czech.
We have permission from the forest authority to run in some wonderful forests that have never been used for orienteering before. We will draw the new maps this November, you can already see where the areas are located on our Location page.
City Sprint: Of course there will be a city sprint again. We will be able to run in the historic old town of Waldkirchen, often called the most authentic historic town in all of the Bavarian forest. The old town is of course located on top of a steep hill complete with city walls and old gates, but also has a more open city park. Small passages, cobble stones, route choices and a bit of altitude gain will be part of the run!
Start times. We will again be starting in 2024 from 10 AM onwards, on three of the forest stages, in order to leave you time to visit some of the interesting sites of the region. You must take a detour to the top of Dreisessel mountain, on the border with Czech. On the first day, we start from 12.00 onwards, at the city sprint from 15.00.
Sign up: We have already published all important information on the 2024 Event Details page. You can already sign up for 2024 on OrienteeringOnline here. The first runners to sign up AND pay their start fees will receive the start numbers 1 and 2, followed in order with 3 – 9.
Event shirts: We will offer again our legendary BF5Days orienteering tops in our web shop. Our new 2024 design is still a work in progress. We will publish it here once completed and add the link to our web shop.
I hope I will see you again in 2024 in the Bavarian Forest.
Your BF5Days Team
Thanks to our most important Partner!
Our main sponsor: Brewery Viechtach
As in 2022, the brewery in Viechtach decided to be our main sponsor. All winners will receive drinks from their range of specialised beers (like the suitably named Wilder Wald i.e. Wild Forest) or one of their many lemonades (for the under 18s). Prost!
Organizing and running a 5 day orienteering event in Bavarian forest is a fairly big undertaking, including over a year of planning, many visits to the area as well as hours on the computer, by many people. Here is a short list what you are getting for your entry fee:
• Free parking on all 5 days, no extra parking fees!
• 4 high quality forest maps, made by Ingo Horst. Ingo updates these maps again 1 month before the event!
• Land usage fees we have to pay to the property owners: Permission to run in these forests does not come cheaply.
• A well-oiled IT and timing machine: Live results, monitors and publications of the results directly after the run.
• All other services a large orienteering event offers: all relevant permission, price giving ceremony and class prices, food and drink providers, toilets, orienteering shop and a competent and friendly event team
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