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



In exactly one year starts the first stage of our event in 2021

11 May 2020

Exactly in a year on this day, the first stage of our EGK Swiss 5 Day event will start! Information will follow soon. 

Reminder for reimbursement of the 2020 postponed event: a few clubs have not yet claimed their entry fees. We urge you to fill in the form at once. One payment will be made per club, so please indicate the cashier of your club or the person that was in charge of all the entry fees made. Thank you, we appreciate your help in our endeavor. 

Direct link to the form: https://www.anco-ne.ch/reimbursement-2020/

Reimbursement of entry fees - a friendly reminder

01 May 2020

Dear runners and participants,

We need your help to carry out the reimbursement of the entry fees (90% of the total) in asking for your or the club’s bank details.

The clubs which have not yet communicated this information will receive a personalized e-mail in the next few days.  Please also check your spam folder!

You may also complete the form directly under this link: https://www.anco-ne.ch/reimbursement-2020/ until 10 May 2020.

Thanks for your collaboration and we are looking forward welcoming you in Neuchâtel in 2021!

The Swiss 5 Days postponed to 2021 and reimbursements

22 Mar 2020

The EGK Swiss 5 Days is postponed by one year to the long Ascension weekend of 12 to 16 May 2021. The EGK Orienteering World Cup is also postponed to the same long weekend in 2021.

The international orienteering federation (IOF) as well as the Swiss orienteering federation (Swiss Orienteering) are both supporting the new re-planning. The organizers have received their corresponding commitments.  

The reasons for the postponement are the current international situation around the spreading of the corona virus, appropriate measures of the authorities and the corresponding decision by IOF.

Both organizers will provide information on detailed planning of the events in 2021 on their respective internet sites at the appropriate time.

Link for the EGK O-World Cup under www.ol-weltcup.ch


The entry fees are going to be reimbursed. Detailed information with the instructions to follow are going to be published before the end of April.

See you in May 2021; please, stay healthy and at home.

Coronavirus: The EGK Swiss 5 Days 2020 are cancelled

16 Mar 2020

The organizing committee has decided to cancel the EGK Swiss 5 Days Orienteering 2020. 

The uncertainty about the development of this pandemic as well as the impossibility to work on the preparations in a normal framework over the next two months have led up to this decision.

The organizing committee of the EGK Swiss 5 Days and the organizing committee of the EGK World Cup are working together to offer a new project in May 2021.

Discussions with IOF and SwissOrienteering are currently taking place. The decision about the new dates will be communicated as soon as possible.

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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