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



The Sprint European Championships 2021 also happening in Neuchâtel

06 Jun 2020

Parallel to the EGK Swiss 5 Days Orienteering event, the European Orienteering Sprint Championships 2021 will be organised from 13 to 16 May in Neuchâtel. Three different events are planned: relay, knock-out and individual sprint. 

Exciting competitions can be expected!

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. 

Questions for reimbursement of entry fees

01 May 2020

Almost all the entry fees have been reimbursed. For questions, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

The Swiss 5 Days postponed to 2021

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


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.

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