25manna 2020 has been cancelled. The decision was made by the organising clubs and affected organisations.
– For as long as possible, we tried to organise 25manna as planned on October 10-11, but we see now how this will not be possible. With the Covid-19 situation in Sweden, together with restrictions for public events, we see no other possibility but to cancel this years event, says Mats Bern, responsible for 25manna 2020.
25manna is one of the largest orienteering-relays, and attracts about 10 000 participants of all ages each year. One out of four teams comes from Finland or Norway, and the winner will be attributed the best club of the world.
-This makes the conditions special. Even if the restrictions of participants will be increased from the present 50 by october, the challenges will still be too big. For example, we need enough distance between participants during the competitions and on the arena, and in addition on the food court, in the showers and so forth. We also believe foreign teams will find it difficult to attend due to travel restrictions, says Mats Bern.
25manna will now focus all efforts on planning the next event, in October 9-10 2021. Then, it will be Täby OK, Attunda OK and Sundbybergs IK who will be in charge, while this years organising clubs of Snättringe SK and OK Södertörn will recharge and return for the 2022 event.