Kuopion Suunnistajat – an active orienteering club
Kuopion Suunnistajat (KuoSu) was founded in autumn of 1948 and it one of the oldest orienteering clubs in Finland. It’s actually a little older than Jukola relay.
The club has around 300 members at the moment. KuoSu has its own premises in the centre of Kuopio. In winter the members maintain a popular skiing lodge Tervaruukki by lake Kallavesi. In summers weekly orienteering events are arranged every Thursday. The chairman of the club is Timo Suhonen.
Kuopion Suunnistajat has been an active organizer of competitions both in summer and in winter. KuoSu has hosted Finnish Championships in orienteering nine times, and the most recent competition was in 2012. The World Championships in ski orienteering were also held in Kuopio 1988. KuoSu was one of the organising clubs in 1996 when Jukola relay was held in Rautavaara north of Kuopio. At that time there were fewer than 10 000 participants in Jukola relay.
Kuopion Suunnistajat provides quality activities to children and young people. They can practise a variety of orienteering skills and take part in orienteering camps. The club finds it extremely important ti support them in their orienteering hobby.
Kuopion Suunnistajat welcomes all friends of orienteering to the beautiful landscape of Kuopio-Jukola!