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About us

The Kalevan Rasti (KR) is an international orienteering club based in Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland. The club was founded in 1950 and is known for its high-quality orienteering training, attracting athletes from around the world to develop towards the international elite level. In the 2023 season, athletes from the club's training group represented their country in six different national teams.

Kalevan Rasti is renowned for its extensive production of orienteering maps. Pentti Hassinen began producing maps in the 1970s, and his legacy has been admirably continued within the club. In recent years, the production of maps has been overseen by individuals such as Börje Vartiainen and Jussi Silvennoinen.

The club is also well-known for its recreational orienteering activities. Kalevan Rasti was a pioneer in the commercialization of recreational orienteering in the 1970s, and the predominantly pine-covered local terrain in Joensuu is perfectly suited for recreational orienteering.

  • The club's athletes have achieved over 30 World Championship medals, with the remarkable orienteering legend Thierry Gueorgiou having won 14 world championships

The club has also achieved victories in events such as the:

  • Jukola Relay in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • Venla Relay in 1992
  • Tiomila Relay in 1983, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014.
  • Tvåmila Relay 2001


The club's success is made possible by its partners, whose support enables its extensive activities.