Invitation to 4th Vuokatti Rogaining event

Sotkamo Jymy ry organizes an open Rogaining event on July 8-9. The event is suitable for all outdoor exercisers, fitness enthusiasts, hikers and orienteers.What is rogaining?

The event follows the rules established by the International Rogaining Association, IRF rules.

Event centre:located in Sotkamo, more detailed location will be revealed later

Competition classes

24-hour
* You are a true rogainer and want to enjoy rogaining atmosphere throughout the day

8-hour
* You dare to challenge yourself to spend "working day" on rogaining

4-hour
* Rogaining "sprint distance" which is ideal for all outdoor exercisers

2-hour
* A tour of the secrets of Rogaining

8-hour MTB
* Mountain bikers option for enjoying the spirit of rogaining

Teams

Teams consist of 2 to 5 members. Due to the spirit of rogaining and for safety reasons, participation alone is not possible. 24 and 8-hour race participants must be over 15 years old and team should consist at least one member who is over 18 years of age. All participantsunder 18 years of age need to a written permission (from their legal guardian) for taking part in the competition. There are no age limits in the 2-4 hour classes.

Team classes

In the 24-hour competition there are several team classes

  • Men´s open (MO) – men, no age restriction
  • Women´s open (WO) – women, no age restriction
  • Mixed open (XO) – at least one man and one woman, no age restriction
  • Men´s Youth (MY) – men, all must be 15 to 22 years of age
  • Women´s Youth (WY) - women, all must be 15 to 22 years of age
  • Mixed Youth (XY) – at least one man and one woman, all must be 15 to 22 years of age
  • Men´s Veteran (MV) – men, all must be 40 years of age or over
  • Women´s Veteran (WV) – women, all must be 40 years of age or over
  • MixedVeteran (XV) – at least one man and one woman, all must be 40 years of age or over
  • Men´s Super Veteran (MSV) – men, all must be 55 years of age or over
  • Women´s Super Veteran (WSV) – women, all must be 55 years of age or over
  • Mixed Super Veteran (XSV) – at least one man and one woman, all must be 55 years of age or over
  • Men´s Ultra Veteran (MUV) – men, all must be 65 years of age or over
  • Women´s Ultra Veteran (WUV) – women, all must be 65 years of age or over
  • Mixed Ultra Veteran (XUV) – at least one man and one woman, all must be 65 years of age or over

For the Youth, Veteran, Super Veteran and Ultra Veteran classes the age is determined on the first day of competition (i.e. 8 July 2017). In addition to all the teams will compete in open category. In shorter competitions there is only one open team class on each competition class (8 OPEN, 8MTB OPEN, 4 OPEN, 2 OPEN).

Terrain and map: The terrain is mostly wooded and hilly landscape. Topographical map, with scale of 1:40000 and contour interval of 5m (24 and 8-hour classes). In 2 to 4 hour classes the map scale is 1:20000.

Checkpoint: In 24 and 8 hour classes electronic punching system is used, and the rent of punching cards is included in fee. In 4 to 2-hour classes EMIT punching system is used, and Emit chips may be rented from the organizers.

Entry fees:

24-hour
paid by 31.3. 60eur / person
paid by 31.5. 70eur / person
paid by 30.6. 80eur / person

8-hour
paid by 31.3. 40eur / person
paid by 31.5. 50eur / person
paid by 30.6. 60eur / person

2/4-hour
paid by 31.3. 20eur / person
paid by 31.5. 25eur / person
paid by 30.6. 30eur / person

Registration: Open on-line through the Website: The Ultimate Sport Service.

Catering:In the competition center, there is a small-scale Hash-house servingfood and drink for participants. There will be water posts along the course. A warm meal is also included for 24 and 8-hour participants after the race.NB! There is no warm water at the event center for washing. Washing is possible at the Sokos Hotel Vuokatti after the race.

Prizes: The 24-hour class, three best teams in each class will be awarded and in shorter classes, winning teams. In addition there will belottery prizes.

Accommodation: The organizer negotiates cheaper accommodation options for the duration of the event. Tent accommodation is possible in the competition center.

Transportation: Competition center is located about 20 minutes' drive away Sokos Hotel Vuokatti. Public transport is not available. The parking space is limited.NB! Washing andlonger distances’ dining and price-giving take place separately from the actual competition center at Sokos Hotel Vuokatti.

Preliminary schedule:

Friday, 7 July

Event Office Open from 18:00 to 21:00 at the Sokos Hotel Vuokatti

Saturday, 8 July

7.00- Competition center opens
9.00 map handout and route planning 24 and 8 hour classes
12:00 24 and 8 hour classes start
12.10 map handout and route planning 4 and 2 hour classes
14.00 4 and 2 hour classes start
16:00 2 hour class finish
18:00 4 hour class finish
20:00 8 hour classes finish
21:00 8 hour classes dining and price-giving

Sunday, 9 July

12.00 24 hour classes finish
12:30 Finish closes
13-15 24 hour class dining and price-giving

Mandatory equipment: will be announced later in the first Bullet

Insurance: Organizer does not insure participants, so each participant takes care of their own insurances.

Welcome to enjoy the atmosphere of rogaining!

Marko Hoikka, event director, email: markohoikka@hotmail.com
Teemu Köngäs, mapper and course setter
Tommi Peltonen, course setter
Harri Hakkarainen, timing and results 

Sotkamo Jymy ry

Additional information: www.sotkamonjymy.fi

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