25manna 2021

The organising clubs Täby OK, Attunda OK and Sundbybergs IK are in the midst of preparing and focusing on the planning and execution of hosting the 25manna relay and the middle distance event on 9th and 10th October. The currently on-going pandemic due to Covid-19 is, of course, affecting all facets of our planning efforts, and the organisers continue to monitor the pandemic closely.

News

17 August, 2021

25manna is cancelled again

For the second year in a row, the 25manna relay is forced to cancel the event. Not being able to secure the necessary permits from the authorities due to the pandemic is the reason behind the decision.

The organising clubs Täby OK, Attunda OK and Sundbybergs IK have together with the 25manna association spent the past year extensively preparing to execute an as normal as possible 25manna 2021 relay. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has yet again stopped Sweden’s biggest relay competition, which normally brings in 10,000 competitors.

“We are forced to realize that we will not be able to secure the necessary permits from the proper authorities. The necessary easing of restrictions and general advice that are required for organising the 25manna 2021 are not expected to come in place in the near future,” said Claes Andersson, president of the 25manna relay association.

However, Täby OK plans to host a middle distance event with all age classes, on either 9th or 10th October. The Swedish Orienteering Federation (SOFT), Stockholm’s Orienteering Federation (StOF) and Täby OK are currently in discussion whether or not the event will be part of Swedish League and/or be a World Ranking Event competition.

More information about the weekend of 9th and 10th October will be communicated shortly by the SOFT and StOF information sites and be published on Eventor.

The 25manna relay association welcomes all orienteers to the 25manna relay weekend in 2022 at Visättra with OK Södertörn and Snättringe SK as hosts. Visättra was supposed to host the 25manna relay 2020 before it too was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Refund payments of any entry fees will be done according to previous announcements.

In case of any additional questions, please contact the management team for 25manna 2021 at info@25manna.se

Management team for 25manna 2021
My Rönnols, Täby OK
Thomas Widehag, Sundbybergs IK
Erik Daniels, Attunda OK

4 August, 2021

Changed date for payment of fees

The organizing clubs Täby OK, Attunda OK and Sundbybergs IK have in a joint decision with the 25manna association to extend the payment period from September 3rd to September 10th to be in line with our previous announce decision date for 25manna 2021.

The recommendation is therefore to make your payment in the week of September 6th after our final decision. Any already paid fees will be returned if we cancel the competition.

Management team for 25manna 2021

My Rönnols, Täby OK

Thomas Widehag, Sundbybergs IK

Erik Daniels, Attunda OK

4 June, 2021

Update in regards to the Covid-19 effect on 25manna 2021

The organising clubs Täby OK, Attunda OK and Sundbybergs IK continue their efforts on preparing and focusing on the planning and execution of hosting the 25manna relay and the middle distance event on 9th and 10th October. The currently on-going pandemic due to Covid-19 is, of course, affecting all facets of our planning efforts, and the organisers continue to monitor the pandemic closely.

The Swedish government has together with the Swedish Public Health authority jointly presented a five-step plan for Sweden’s return to “normal”. The five-step plan includes allowing increased numbers of competitors for running events and competitions during the summer and autumn as long as the spread of Covid-19 decreases and the health care systems have the ability to properly care for Covid-19 patients. Unfortunately there is no set date when a competition and orienteering event such as 25manna relay will be allowed to happen as planned.

The organisers along with the 25manna association joint goal remains to be able to host the competition, but this requires permissions from multiple authorities at the appropriate check-points at the planning stages, in addition to take the financial risks associated with planning such a large event for both participating clubs and the organisers. We continue to monitor the pandemic closely and aim to take a decision in July whether or not to host the competitions. The decision may be delayed even further depending on the spread of the disease and the government decisions in regards to the 5-step plan. By delaying the final decision it is our hope that the positive trend will continue thus allowing the organisers to host the competition.

Therefore, the organizers urge any club planning for the weekend in terms of booking lodging and travel does so in such contracts that are non-binding financially.

Management team for 25manna 2021

My Rönnols, Täby OK
Thomas Widehag, Sundbybergs IK
Erik Daniels, Attunda OK