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News April 2024

We had wanted to take advantage of the good weather to test out the courses and pre-mark the control sites for the BF5Days 2024. Unfortunately, we chose exactly the wrong weekend: instead of sunshine we had 20cm snow. This made our work more difficult, but the forest was even more beautiful in the snowy silence. Below are a few photos from our trip.

The first detailed information, about the Event Centre, distances from start/finish and parking are now available in a PDF: Click here for the PDF.

This year we placed particular attention to keeping the start/finish distances short. The finish is always at the Event Centre and the starts are never too far away. We have already published the provisional course lengths: click here for course lengths. 

Let's get started! News 16 October 2023

The planning for the 2024 event is progressing nicely. There are some changes to previous editions: The BF5Days 2024 will take place on the first weekend of July 2024. After 2 years in Bodenmais we are moving to a totally new area in the eastern part of the Bavarian Forest in Haidmühle and Philippsreut, close to the tri border area with Austria and Czech.

We have permission from the forest authority to run in some wonderful forests that have never been used for orienteering before. We will draw the new maps this November, you can already see where the areas are located on our Location page.

City Sprint: Of course there will be a city sprint again. We will be able to run in the historic old town of Waldkirchen, often called the most authentic historic town in all of the Bavarian forest. The old town is of course located on top of a steep hill complete with city walls and old gates, but also has a more open city park. Small passages, cobble stones, route choices and a bit of altitude gain will be part of the run!

Start times. We will again be starting in 2024 from 10 AM onwards, on three of the forest stages, in order to leave you time to visit some of the interesting sites of the region. You must take a detour to the top of Dreisessel mountain, on the border with Czech. On the first day, we start from 12.00 onwards, at the city sprint from 15.00.

Sign up: We have already published all important information on the 2024 Event Details page. You can already sign up for 2024 on OrienteeringOnline here. The first runners to sign up AND pay their start fees will receive the start numbers 1 and 2, followed in order with 3 – 9.

Event shirts: We will offer again our legendary BF5Days orienteering tops in our web shop. Our new 2024 design is still a work in progress. We will publish it here once completed and add the link to our web shop.

I hope I will see you again in 2024 in the Bavarian Forest.

Your BF5Days Team


We had wanted to take advantage of the good weather to test out the courses and pre-mark the control sites for the BF5Days 2024. Unfortunately, we chose exactly the wrong weekend: instead of sunshine we had 20cm snow. This made our work more difficult, but the forest was even more beautiful in the snowy silence. Below are a few photos from our trip.

The first detailed information, about the Event Centre, distances from start/finish and parking are now available in a PDF: Click here for the PDF.

This year we placed particular attention to keeping the start/finish distances short. The finish is always at the Event Centre and the starts are never too far away. We have already published the provisional course lengths: click here for course lengths. 

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