13.02.2021 – In the interest of the participants and all parties, the Swiss O Week has decided at an early stage to definitely hold the event in Arosa in 2021, to continue the preparatory work as planned and even to expand it. The Swiss O Week 2021 will take place either as usual as the well-known multi-day O event or as "My Swiss O Week 2021", where everyone can put together their orienteering and adventure week independently and individually from a wide range of offers..

The Organizing Committee (OC) of the Swiss O Week Arosa 2021 has intensively dealt with the uncertain situation regarding the circumstances around the Corona development. Currently, the OC assumes that the Swiss O Week can be held in the summer in its regular format and it is working at full speed to define what a regular execution of Swiss O Week would look like. The OC is expecting a lower number of participants because travel restrictions are still likely to apply worldwide during the summer and thus fewer foreign orienteering guests will be able to come to Arosa. The OC is still determined to hold a unique Swiss O Week 2021 in Arosa despite all the current uncertainties.

However, if it becomes clear in May 2021 that the requirements of the law and the authorities do not allow an event of the size of Swiss O Week, the event will take place as "My Swiss O Week 2021". “My Swiss O Week 2021" offers all ambitious and experienced orienteers as well as their family members interested in orienteering a varied individual orienteering and leisure range of possibilities. Conceivable are, for example; several orienteering training days in different exiting terrains around Arosa, virtual competitions using GPS routes and GPS times as well as playful orienteering forms for young and old. “My Swiss O Wek” will provide a colourful bouquet of offers from which everyone can put together an individual sporting holiday schedule in an attractive mountain landscape - and of course with a pinch of adventure. Thanks to the Arosa Card, the mountain railroads will take all guests to the unique biker and hiker paradise free of charge. The Arosa Bear Sanctuary should be visited and the cultural and culinary vacation offers in Arosa be explored. The OC is concretizing the corresponding contents in the coming weeks.

The decision as to whether the Swiss O Week can take place in the planned and proven form or whether as “My Swiss O Week” will be communicated in good time before the registration deadline on 31 May 2021. The Organizing Committee will also have clarified and communicated the logistical and financial consequences of a change of format. The OC will inform as soon as possible about the concrete offers and the financial consequences (entry fee) of a format change. The modalities of an entry fee refund will also be announced shortly. All those who have already registered do not have to do anything at the moment. For all others who have waited with their registration, the OC wants to give the necessary planning security with its decision to offer an eventful vacation week in Arosa in any case. So it is worthwhile for everyone to definitely spend the vacations thus summer in Arosa this summer!

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