Bavarian Forest 5 Days 2023 - BF5Days 2023 CONFIRMED
Viechtach & Bodenmais 

29 July - 2 August 2023

Details from 2022:


Here a few Photos of the BF5Days 2022

We made it!

Thank you all for participating in the BF5Days. All results with points scored and actual running times are available via the link above. Under Results, you can also find Routegadget with the Split Browser, a tool I really like. Please load your tracks up if you want to share them.

We have quite a few photos and will try to make them accessible, together with some thoughts of the organizers.

Bodenmais, our host community would like to see us all back next year. Anybody who was present at the price giving ceremony will also have heard the words of the local forestry director: Orienteers are always welcome in my forests!

The BF5Days 2023 will again take place from the July 29 July to August 2 in the forests around Bodenmais on new maps.

I hope to see you then!


  • Event Organisers: Peter Weinig, Karin & Roland Vogl
  • Map Maker: Ingo Horst
  • Responsible Timing and IT: Simon  Harston
  • Technical Director: Ronny Natho
  • Course Setters: Roland Vogl, Klemens & Fabian Janischowsky

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Last update before the BF5Days kicks off!

The entire course setter team just spent a week in all 5 competition areas. All control post locations have been marked. Ingo, our map maker also joined us and updated all maps to the current reality. Over winter there was a fair amount of forest work going on in 2 areas, so mapping all changes is crucial.

The maps have now been sent to the printers, we decided to use the higher quality Robuskin paper/foil. This is not only waterproof but also tear proof with a better print clarity.


We will publish the entire Event Brochure in the next few days on this website. The German version is already out (on the German page). The buttons on the top of this page will lead you to all important race documents.

Basically, all is ready to go. Now we can only hope for good weather. I am very much looking forward to seeing you all in the Bavarian Forest.


BF5Days orienteering shirts - end of order

From now on you cannot order any more shirts via our website. All orders are in production. We have ordered a few excess shirts for sale which you can check out yourself at the event in the Bavarian Forest. Click here to go to our merchandise page.

Map Symbols Boulders

In an earlier update we listed information how our map maker will assign symbols to certain type of rocks and boulders, here are the detail: To be able to better assign rock formations in the forest to symbols on the map, Ingo, our map maker came up with a specific classifications for some rocks. This is described in detail here with photos and examples; it will also be listed again in the event brochure.

  • 5 Stages: 4 forest stages, 1 city sprint!
  • Totally new areas: 5 new areas, never mapped or used before!
  • Activity holiday options: Loads of things to do for the entire family!
  • Great accommodationMany accommodation options from top hotels and holiday flats to youth hostel and camping park!

Any questions?

Please e-mail us!

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