Later today (Sat) and also through the day on Sunday the 10Mila relay will be held in Falun, Sweden.
The mens event has 10 legs starting at 4:30am (Sunday EST) with the last leg leaders to start at approximately 3:00pm (EST).
The womens event has 5 legs starting at 10:15pm (Sat EST).
There are some well known orienteers from Australia and New Zealand in both the mens and womens teams.
Julian Dent will be running Leg 5 for IFK Lidingo SOK. This team was placed fourth last year and was second in 2014. They would be one of the favourites again this year with a very strong team. Lachlan Dow will be running Leg 2 for OK Nolaskogsarna and WOC Coach Tom Quayle will be running Leg 6 for this team. Tim Robertson the NZ JWOC champion who is curently living in Norway will be running Leg 7 for Fossum IF. Ralph Street who has recently spent some time coaching and competing in Australia will be running Leg 8 for Sodertlje-Nykvarn, a team that finished in 5th place in 2015.
In the womens event, Krystal Neumann will be running 1st Leg for Jarla 2 team, Felicity Brown making a comeback to orienteering will be running Leg 2 for IFK Lidingo SOK 3. Two New Zealanders Lizzie Ingham Leg 4 for Halden SK 2 and Kate Morrison Leg 4 for OK Linne 2 will also be competing.
Live TV will be available see
Online results can be accessed at
There are 346 Teams in the mens event and 328 teams in the womens event. Relays are a big deal in Sweden and Finland.
The World of O has an article 10Mila 2016- All You Need To Know.