International orienteering relay competition Lappee-Jukola, the 68th Jukola Relay and the 39th Venla Relay, will be held in Lappeenranta on June 18. – 19. 2016. The organizing club is Lappeen Riento.
68th Jukola Relay
An orienteering relay competition with seven legs for teams from orienteering clubs and associations. The winning team will be awarded the challenge trophy Lukkarin oppi (“The Schoolmaster’s Lesson”), donated by the Kaukametsäläiset association.
|Preliminary course lengths||estimated times||climbs|
|1.||10,6 km, dusk / dark||60 min||280 m|
|2.||12,7 km, dark||74 min||285 m|
|3.||14,1 km, dark||88 min||360 m|
|4.||8,4 km, dusk||47 min||170 m|
|5.||8,6 km, dusk/daylight||48 min||170 m|
|6.||12,4 km, daylight||70 min||240 m|
|7.||16,4 km, daylight||91 min||470 m|
|Tot.||83,2 km||7 h 58 min||1975 m|
All legs include appr. 720 -1.200 metres of marked route. All legs have forking. The sun sets at 10.47 p.m. on Saturday, June 18th, and rises at 3.30 a.m. on Sunday, June 19th. The race will tentatively start at 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 18th, as a mass start. Possible changes will be announced on the website of Lappee-Jukola, www.jukola.com/2016/en.
39th Venla Relay
An orienteering relay competition with four legs for women’s teams from orienteering clubs and associations. The winning team will be awarded the challenge trophy Venlan lautanen (“Venla’s Plate”), donated by the Kaukametsäläiset association.
|Preliminary course lengths||estimated times||climbs|
|1.||7,0 km||45 min||150 m|
|2.||6,7 km||43 min||160 m|
|3.||5,9 km||39 min||110 m|
|4.||9,0 km||59 min||225 m|
|Yht.||28,6 km||3 h 6 min||645 m|
All legs include appr. 720 – 1000 metres of marked route. All legs have forking. The race will tentatively start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18th, as a mass start. Possible changes will be announced on the website of Lappee-Jukola, www.jukola.com/2016/en.
The rules of the Finnish Orienteering Federation (FOF) and instructions given by the organizers will be applied to the competition. The rules of FOF are available on the FOF website www.suunnistusliitto.fi. It is not allowed to use spiked shoes, but shoes with studs are allowed. The top teams will be required to wear a GPS tracking device provided by the organizer throughout the competition. A team refusing to do this will be disqualified. Detailed competition instructions will be available on the website of Lappee-Jukola in May 2016.
The embargoed (forbidden) area can be found on the website of Lappee-Jukola. Driving a car on forest roads at the embargoed practise area is forbidden.
Competition map and punching system
The competition map will be in the scale of 1:10 000, with a contour interval of 5 metres, in six colours, in accordance with the IOF standards, printed in March 2016. The maps, in size A3 or A2, depending on the route length, will be in plastic map cases. Mapped by Rauno Asikainen 5/2014-10/2015. Electronic punching system (Emit) is used.
Right to participation
Participants do not need a Finnish Orienteering Federation license. All personal data concerning the runners named to teams must be correct. This is the responsibility of the concerned club and the person entering the teams. Both men and women have a right to participate in the Jukola Relay.
The teams of associations (meaning teams of other than orienteering clubs) are allowed to have no more than two first class orienteers aged between 17 and 39 years. The restriction concerns women only participating in Venla relay. Only teams of orienteering clubs can compete for victory, podium, and points for the challenge trophy.
Especially foreign orienteers are reminded of the fact that you are allowed to orienteer in the summer only in one club during the competition season (1.1. – 31.12). The youngest competitors allowed to participate in either relay are those born in 2001 or earlier.
Entries, accommodation reservations and payment
Entries need to be submitted through the website of Lappee-Jukola, www.jukola.com/2016/en. An access code to the electronic enrolment system is sent via e-mail in November–December 2015 to the clubs and associations that participated in Louna-Jukola 2015. The clubs, associations, and private persons without an access code from previous years will receive their code after registering in the electronic enrolment system.
A team must have at least three Emit cards. The same Emit card cannot be used by two different teams in the same relay. However, the same Emit card may be used in both the Jukola and Venla Relays. Emit cards can be rented from the organizers at the cost of 20 € per card. A team needing rental cards must indicate the exact number of cards requested when making their entry. Personal Emit card numbers are not needed in advance, but they will be registered into the electronic results system at the competition centre when the runner enters the start or changeover area.
Entry schedule and fees as well as other pre-event payments can be seen in the table below. The payment is done together with an entry or a reservation via online payment.
|ENTRY FEES||by February 3th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m||by May 11th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.||by June 1st, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.|
|Venla / team||149 €||180 €||296 €|
|Jukola / team||259 €||312 €||517 €|
|ACCOMMODATION FEES||by May 11th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.|
|Camping area 10 x 10 m||17 €|
|Tent by organizers||240 €|
|Wind shelter place 5 x 5 m||45 €|
|Camper / caravan||45 €|
|Bus||by May 11th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.||45 €|
|Passenger car||to be paid at the competition centre||15 €|
|to be paid at the car park exit||25 €|
The teams’ running orders are to be entered into the electronic enrolment system either together with the entry or later by using the access code. A running order can be entered as public or non-public; in the latter case, it will become public on Friday, June 17th at 6:00 p.m.
The running orders for both the Jukola and Venla Relays have to be entered into the electronic enrolment system by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17th. After this, changes can only be made for a valid reason. More specific information on this will be published in May 2016 in the Competition Information on the website of Lappee-Jukola.
Number bibs and other competition material will not be given to the team until its running order has been entered and the correct entry fee has been paid.
All accommodation taking place within the competition centre has to be booked and paid for by May 15th, 2016 through the electronic enrolment system which will open on January 18th, 2016 Accommodation will be confirmed after the organizers have received the payment. Prices for accommodation are presented in the table above.
The camping area for tents is mainly located in a field. Tent places measure 10 m x 10 m. In addition, a limited number (325 pcs) of unheated tents (each for a maximum of 16 people) will be provided by the organizers. 200 of these tents are meant primarily for foreign teams and 125 for Finnish teams. These tents are to be booked per tent. Foreign clubs book and pay for the tents through the electronic enrolment system together with the entry by May 11th 2016. If some of the tents are available after that time, these non-booked tents will be released to be booked by Finnish teams. These potentially released tents can be booked in advance via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The parking area for campers and caravans is located appr. 1,500 metres from the competition centre. There will be a limited number of places available, and they will be given out in booking order. The places have to be booked and paid for through the electronic enrolment system by May 11th, 2016.
Information on other accommodation options can be found on the website of Lappee-Jukola.
Wind shelter area for the teams
Clubs and associations have an opportunity to book a place for a wind shelter near the changeover/finish area. Teams with the best rankings in Louna-Jukola 2015 have the first priority to the first row. Clubs and associations making an entry for at least eight teams (Jukola & Venla totaled) will have the right to book two wind shelter places. Booking and payment for the places has to be done by May 11th, 2016 through the electronic enrolment system. The places will be given out after May 11th, 2016, primarily in booking order.
SOLD OUT 3rd May 2016
The event centre is located nearby Seututie 387 on a field. It will be opened on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 10.00 a.m. Some of the accommodation tents are in the competition centre field and some in the fields nearby. No accommodation in the Lappee-Jukola accommodation area is allowed or available before the opening.
Arrival and guiding
Detailed instructions on arrival and guiding can be found in the detailed guide to be published on the website of Lappee-Jukola in May 2016. Guiding will be in place on June 17th, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. It is required that everyone obey the driving instructions given by the organizers.
Parking and parking fees
All cars will be parked on the parking areas according to the guidance and instructions given by the organizers. Passenger cars will be parked in fields approx. 2,500 m from the competition centre. Campers and caravans will be parked on an industrial area approx. 1,500 m from the competition centre. The buses are recommended to stay parked at the parking area so that the boarding on Sunday morning would work well. The bus stops for buses commuting to Lappeenranta town are approx. 1,000 m from the competition centre.
The parking fee for a passenger car is 15 €. Parking tickets for passenger cars can be purchased in the Jukola Shop. Please note that those having paid the fee in the Jukola Shop may leave the parking area on their own lane without queuing. The parking fee paid on leaving is 25 €.
Club buses staying on the organized parking area will have to book their parking in advance by May 11th, 2016 through the electronic enrolment system. The parking fee of 45 € must be paid together with the booking. The parking fee for campers is 45 € and will be paid on booking.
There will be a parking area for bicycles in the competition centre. Motorcycles are parked free on a separate area approx. 1,000 m from the competition centre. Traffic guidance must be obeyed.
A children’s world offering free time activities is available for children. Detailed information and opening hours will be available on competition program published in May, 2016.
Dressing and showers
Dressing will take place in the teams’ own tents. In the competition centre, there will be showers with warm water as well as a sauna (sauna entrance fee 3 €). The sauna stoves have been renewed.
Trainings are available on the training maps of Lappee-Jukola. More information on trainings can be found on the website of Lappee-Jukola. Over the Jukola weekend, training is possible on the model area in the vicinity of the competition centre. Maps to this training are sold from 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17th at the competition info and the Jukola Shop. A Lappeen Riento Intersport-orienteering will be organized on the model area on Thursday, June 16th, 2016. The parking and orienteering will not take place in Lappee-Jukola area and the driving instructions must be obeyed.
|Competition Manager||Juha Heimalaemail@example.com||+358400152047|
|Event Manager||Harri Kauranenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+358400553488|
|Secretary General||Tuija Taviaemail@example.com||+358442387210|
|Technical Advisor (FOF)||Heikki Peltolafirstname.lastname@example.org||+358505113957|
|Map and Course Manager||Ari Torniainenemail@example.com||+358400852887|
|Course Setters||Ilkka Torniainen||(Venla)|
|Course Controller||Pekka Pulkkinen||(JoKu)|
|Invited Guests||Jussi Sundgrenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Welcome to the 68th Jukola and the 39th Venla Relay!
Lappeen Riento ry