Saint-Petersbourg Open Rogaining Cup 2008 11-12 July 2008
Saint-Petersbourg Open Rogaining Cup 2008 - 8 hour on foot and 8 hour mountain bike (MTB), takes place at the same time as European Rogaining Championships.
Also there will be 3-hour format, which is the part of 8-hour on foot format.
Competition participants: teams, number of team members from 2 to 5 (M - men, W - women, X - mixed) and single participants.
MO - Men open.
WO - Women open.
XO - Mixed open.
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.
Children participate in teams only.
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, Michurinskoye, Priozersky region, Leningradskaya oblast.
Event centre is the Agricultural liceum.
Public transport: by commuter train from Finlandsky railway station to Sosnovo, then by bus or taxi to Michurinskoye. Buses timetable will be published on the event website.
Also will be special bus from Sosnovo station to the event centre and back, provided by organizers.
Possible to order a bus from Saint-Petersbourg to the event centre and back. Depart from "Ozerki" metro station, costs 5000 roubles one way per bus.
Road map will be published on the event website.
Camping in the event centre (free of charge).
Floor accomodation in a lyceum's gym hall (free of charge).
Luceum's hostel (400 roubles per person per night).
Hotel (booking: +7-812-972-09-09, +7-812-372-09-09) and cottages in Micurinskoye (full information you can get through travel agencies).
Meal at the hash house will be provided from 15.00 12 July to 14.00 13 July. Also will be several water drops, shown on the map.
Before event can be ordered meal at the liceum's canteen. Costs 180 roubles per person per day.
All the orders must be sent by e-mail to Alexey Ozerov: email@example.com.
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.
The only poisonous snake is a viper. Its bite is not fatal but needs immediate treatment.
Also need to remember about bloodsucking insects (mosquitoes, midges, horseflies, ticks).
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.
Mapping:A.Ozerov, I.Komin., J.Babanina, A.Fershalov, A.Shirinyan.
Computer graphics: A.Ozerov, S.Ozerov.
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 11-30 registration.
12-15 Maps handout.
16-00 Finish of the 3-hour format.
16-30 3-hour finish closing.
From 16-30 to 17-00 protests.
17-00 Prize-giving ceremony.
21-00 Finish of the 8-hour on foot and MTB.
21-30 8-hour on foot and MTB finish closing.
21-30 to 22-00 protests.
22-00 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.
One SI-card per team.
Additional information about the course will be published
later on the event website.
8. Obligatory equipment
Compass, clothes, suitable for current weather, first aid kit, reparing kit (MTB), mobile phone
with charged battery.
Obligatory equipment can be checked by organizers
9. Visa and tourist information.
For invitations to get Russian visas, hotel reservations, transfer from Saint-Petersburg to the event centre and back, additional tourist service (Saint-Petersbourg sight-seeng tours, museums etc.)
contact Viktor Rylov:
Mobile phone: +7-911-212-15-43
Invitation costs 25 Euro per person.
10. Entries, entry fees.
Entries from June 05 to June 30 inclusive.
To entry the competition you need to send e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry information should include:
City, country, club.
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 or 9 can be used.
Entry fee before June 20 inclusive: 350 roubles per person.
Entry fee from June 21 to June 30 inclusive: 400 roubles per person.
SI-card rent - 50 roubles per one 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 - 800 roubles per person not subject to any discounts; 50 roubles per one
Fee can be paid in cash at the event centre during registration.
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.