European Rogaining Championships - 24-hour event, IRF sanctioned.
Competition participants: teams only, number of team members from 2 to 5 (M - men, W - women, X - mixed).
MO - Men open.
WO - Women open.
XO - Mixed open.
and age classes:
MJ, WJ, XJ - all team members must be under 20 years of age on the first day of
MV, WV, XV - all team members must be 40 years of age or over on the first day of
MSV, WSV, XSV - all team members must be 55 years of age or over on the first day of
Papticipants carry responsibility for themselves. Coaches and team
representatives carry responsibility for children's lives and safety.
If at least one of team members is under 14 years of age there must be at least one
team member 18 years of age or over.
Rules: The European Rogaining Championships will be held in accordance with the International Rules of Rogaining published at the IRF web site: http://www.rogaining.com
Competition will take place on July 12-13
2008, Priozersky region, Leningradskaya oblast. Full information about event centre, accomodation and location sheme will be published on event website before June 01.
4. Terrain and map.
Terrain: Moderately hilly terrain of glacial origin, maximum difference in elevation is about 120 m. Numerous water objects: rivers, streams, lakes and swamps. Numerous forest tracks, paths and trails.
Vegetation is mostly conifers - spruce, pine and juniper. Hardwoods mostly birch and aspen. Around the fields, on the river's and lake's banks, old clearings and depressions difficult to traverse bushes are possible.
Animals probable to encounter - elk, wild boar, fox, hare.
Map: map developed in spring-summer 2008 using orienteering map conventions
(ISOM2000) on the basis of standard topographic map and
satellite photographs. Map scale 1:25000, contour interval 5 meters, sheet size A2.
Mapping: M.Antipov, A.Ozerov, I.Komin.
graphics: A.Ozerov, S.Ozerov, M.Antipov.
Full technical information will be given in Bulletin # 2.
Warm sunny weather is most likely, with possible showers; daytime temperatures 20...25 degrees, nighttime temperatures 18-20°. Highest daytime temperature may rise to 30...35°. Cool weather with rains is less probable.
6. Event timetable:
July 11 (Friday)
15-00 event centre opens.
From 19-00 to 23-00 registration.
From 15.00 to 24.00 training.
July 12 (Saturday)
From 08-00 to 09-30 registration.
10-00 Maps handout.
July 13 (Sunday)
12-30 Finish closing.
From 12-30 to 13-00 protests.
13-00 Prize-giving ceremony.
7. Course, checkpoints, punching system.
Each checkpoint equipped with marker and electronic punching station with
The SPORTIdent punching system will be used. SI-card will be fastened on a wrist of each team member by sealed
lace. Allowed time interval between punching by team members is 2 minutes.
Additional information about the course will be published
later on the event website.
8. Obligatory equipment
Compass, clothes, suitable for current weather, torch, first aid kit, mobile phone
with charged battery.
Obligatory equipment can be checked by organizers
9. Entries, entry fees.
Entries from April 01 to June 30 inclusive.
To entry the competition you just need to fill in an entry-form, that will be placed on the web-site.
Names, surnames and dates of birth of all team members.
Mobile phone number, which is included in the list of obligatory equipment.
SI-card number for each team member or intention to hire it Only SI-card version 6 can be used.
Entry fee before June 15 inclusive: 25 Euro.
Entry fee from June 16 to June 30 inclusive: 30 Euro.
SI-card rent - 2 Euro per card.
Children under 14 years of age (1994 year of birth and younger)
and pensioners (men - born 1948 or earlier, women - born 1953 or earlier) -
entry fee and SI-card rent discount 50% .
Late entries (after June 30) are allowed only by special admission of
organizers at increased entry fee - 50 Euro not subject to any discounts; 2 Euro
Entry fee for each participant covers map with checkpoints and checkpoints
description printed and meal in a hash-house during and one hour after
competition. Penalty for lost SI-card (deposit): 40 Euro. Organizers assume the right to ask for deposit for
Teams who win 1-3 places in each class will be awarded with
medals, diplomas and prizes.