World Cup 2023 Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia


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Information about the event

We are pleased to invite you to the second Nordic Walking World Cup in Štrbske Pleso. The competion, organized by Štrba, is ment for all who are passionate about Nordic Walking. You will have perfect opportunity to pit your strength with the best sportsmen from all over the world in beautiful nature surrounded by High Tatras. The competition will take place in iconic Areal Snow, where the World Championships in the Nordic disciplines in 1970 were held together with three Winter Universiades and world championships in cross-country skiing. It is the unique opportunity to meet with one of the founders of Nordic Walking, Marko Kantaneva, to get to know Slovakia and to have fun with your family or the team.

The World Cup competition will take place under the auspices of the largest organisation in the world:
World Original Nordic Walking Federation (ONWF) and Nordic Walking founder Marko Kantaneva

The patronage of the event and the main organizer are Štrba and sports club Štrba

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Rank of the event  World Cup - points conversion factor 5500 (so many points are scored by the best player)

The points you earn count in the following cycles:
- World Nordic Walking League

Regulations of the Nordic Walking World League→ REGULATIONS
Frequently asked questions and answers to them→ FAQ

The exact address of the town of the competition: Areál Snow, K Vodopádom, 059 85 Vysoké Tatry-Štrbské Pleso

Event program

Friday - September 15th 2023
17:00- 21:00- Opening of competitors' accreditation office - in the building above the running stadium - see the map in the attachment
18:00- Opening ceremony of the ONWF World Cup Štrbské Pleso 2023 stage, welcoming competitors from individual countries, parade of flags, in the wooden stage near the square of the MS 1970 in Štrbské Pleso - see map in the attachment
Swearing in of the World Cup referees

Saturday -  September 16th 2023
8:00 - 12:30 - Opening of competitors' accreditation office
09:00 - 21 km race start
11:00 - starts at a distance of 10 km
12:30 - starts at the distance of 5 km
14:30 - announcement of competition results
15:00 - decoration of the 21 km, 10 km, 5 km
15:30 - closing ceremony

The most important starting information:
- Starts take place according to age categories.
- In case of no appearance of a competitor for the start in his/her age category, the competitor starts at the end of the rate and receives a yellow card.
- Failure of a competitor to appear at the start within 15 minutes from the starting time will result in disqualification of the competitor.
- The judge's briefing will take place 10 minutes before the start time
- It is forbidden to use audio headphones during the competition under pain of disqualification,



Starter pack

Each participant will receive

  • finisher's commemorative medal,
  • recovery meal on the day of the competition,
  • water,
  • two starting numbers
  • a commemorative product
  • wristband - enabling the use of additional benefits and accompanying events of the NW World Cup according to the program of the event

Additionally there will be winnings


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