Tiomila or 10-mila is an orienteering race held annually in Sweden since 1945, usually in late April or early May. It is a 10-man relay which includes both night and daytime legs. The women's race consists of five daylight legs. Tiomila attracts club teams from all the major orienteering nations. In 2008, both the men's and the women's race consisted of about 350 teams. In 2019, there were 336 women's teams, and 310 men's teams.
The name means "ten mil" (100 km) and refers to the total distance run by each team. The actual distance, however, varies from year to year. The 2015 edition was measured to 116 kilometres (72 mi) along the straight line between the controls.
The following classes are available within Tiomila:
These rules apply to competitors in Tiomila (in addition to the usual rules in orienteering):
|1948||Nynäs gård–Mälarhöjden||Skogsuvarnas IK||—||—|
|1950||Sala–Läby Vad||OK Fyrismalm||—||—|
|1954||Enebyberg–Gamla Uppsala||Helsingin Suunnistajat||—||—|
|1959||Rimbo–Länna Bruk||Stockholms OK||—||—|
|1962||cancelled due to jaundice infection|
|1964||Mölnbo–Malma Hed||Stora Tuna IK||—||—|
|1966||Östra Kolmården||Tierps IF||—||—|
|1969||Åkers Styckebruk||IK Hakarpspojkarna||—||—|
|1977||Tyresta By||OK Ravinen||Gävle OK||—|
|1978||Fiskeså||Gustavsbergs IF||IK Jarl||—|
|1979||Enhörna||OK Ravinen||OK Ravinen||—|
|1980||Ösmo||Gustavsbergs IF||OK Ravinen||—|
|1981||Kungsängen||OK Ravinen||OK Ravinen||—|
|1982||Eskilstuna||Liedon Parma||Stora Tuna IK||—|
|1984||Uppsala||Tullinge SK||Stora Tuna IK||—|
|1988||Långdunker||Malmby IF||Tullinge SK||—|
|1989||Bogesund||OK Tyr||IFK Södertälje||—|
|1990||Norrtälje||OK Tyr||Tampereen Pyrintö||—|
|1991||Ånhammar||Angelniemen Ankkuri||Tampereen Pyrintö||—|
|1993||Österbybruk||IFK Södertälje||Tullinge SK||—|
|1994||Hälleforsnäs||Turun Suunnistajat||Hämeenlinnan Suunnistajat||—|
|1995||Riala||IK Hakarpspojkarna||Sundsvalls OK||Fredrikstad SK|
|1996||Salinge Gård||IFK Södertälje||Sundsvalls OK||Tampereen Pyrintö|
|1997||Eskilstuna||Bækkelagets SK||Bækkelagets SK||Kristinehamns OK|
|1998||Rudan||Halden SK||Bækkelagets SK||Järfälla OK|
|1999||Enköping||Halden SK||Pargas IF||IK Hakarpspojkarna|
|2000||Solbacka||Halden SK||Domnarvets GoIF||Gustavsberg/Järla|
|2001||Strängnäs||Bækkelagets SK||Kalevan Rasti||OK Denseln|
|2002||Surahammar||Halden SK||Halden SK||Alfta-Ösa OK|
|2003||Kungsör||Halden SK||Turun Suunnistajat||OK Tisaren|
|2004||Kolmården||Halden SK||Ulricehamns OK||Järla IF|
|2006||Hallsberg||Halden SK||Nydalens SK||Stora Tuna IK|
|2007||Eskilstuna||Halden SK||SoIK Hellas||Stora Tuna IK|
|2008||Rosersberg||Kristiansand OK||Stora Tuna OK||Turun Suunnistajat|
|2009||Perstorp||Kristiansand OK||Halden SK||Södertälje-Nykvarn|
|2010||Finspång||Kalevan Rasti||IFK Lidingö||Raumar|
|2011||Tullinge||Kalevan Rasti||Tampereen Pyrintö||Södertälje-Nykvarn|
|2012||Kvarn||Halden SK||Halden SK||Ounasvaaran Hiihtoseura|
|2013||Gällöfsta||Kalevan Rasti||Domnarvets GoIF||Helsingin Suunnistajat|
|2014||Eksjö||Kalevan Rasti||OK Pan Århus||MS Parma|
|2015||Skepptuna||IFK Göteborg||Domnarvets GoIF||Nydalens SK|
|2016||Falun||Södertälje-Nykvarn||OK Pan Århus||Stora Tuna OK|
|2017||Partille||IFK Göteborg||Stora Tuna OK||IK Hakarpspojkarna|
|2018||Nynäshamn||IFK Göteborg||Järla Orientering||Espoon Suunta|
|2019||Glimåkra||IFK Göteborg||Tampereen Pyrintö||Karlskrona SOK|
|2020||cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2021||cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2022||Ånnaboda , Örebro||OK Linné||Nydalens SK||Göteborg-Majorna OK|
|2023||Skellefteå||NTNUI||IFK Göteborg||IFK Göteborg|
|9||Halden SK||1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2012|
|5||Kalevan Rasti||1983, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014|
|4||IFK Göteborg||2015, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|IFK Södertälje||1986, 1992, 1993, 1996|
|IK Hakarpspojkarna||1969, 1970, 1974, 1995|
|3||OK Ravinen||1977, 1979, 1981|
|Kristiansand OK||2008, 2009|
|Bækkelagets SK||1999, 2001|
|OK Tyr||1989, 1990|
|Gustavsbergs IF||1978, 1980|
|Hagaby GoIF||1975, 1976|
|Järfälla OK||1968, 1973|
|IFK Hedemora||1957, 1960|
|Arboga OK||1953, 1955|
|SoIK Hellas||1945, 1952|
|4||Tampereen Pyrintö||1990, 1991, 2011, 2019|
|Stora Tuna IK/OK||1982, 1984, 2008, 2017|
|Domnarvets GoIF||2000, 2005, 2013, 2015|
|NTHI||1985, 1986, 1987, 1992|
|3||Halden SK||2002, 2009, 2012|
|OK Ravinen||1979, 1980, 1981|
|2||OK Pan Århus||2014, 2016|
|Sundsvalls OK||1995, 1996|
|Tullinge SK||1988, 1993|
|3||Stora Tuna OK||2006, 2007, 2016|
|3||Turun Suunnistajat||1992, 1993, 2008|
|2||IK Hakarpspojkarna||1999, 2017|
|2||IFK Södertälje||2009, 2011|
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