International Orienteering Relay Jämsä-Jukola, the 65th Jukola Relay and the 36th Venla Relay, 15th and 16th of June 2013.
65th Jukola Relay
An orienteering relay competition with seven legs for teams from orienteering clubs and associations. The winning team will win the challenge prize The Bull of Viertola which is donated by the Helsingin Sanomat.
|Preliminary course lengths||Estimated time|
|1. 12,7 km||daylight/dusk||70 min|
|2. 12,9 km||dark||70 min|
|3. 14,6 km||dark||80 min|
|4. 7,8 km||dusk/daylight||41 min|
|5. 7,9 km||daylight||41 min|
|6. 11,8 km||daylight||65 min|
|7. 15,3 km||daylight||84 min|
|Total 83 km||Total 7 h 31 min|
All courses include approximately 1300 meters of marked route. There will be a spreading (forking) on all legs. The sun will set at 11.31 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, and rise at 3.31 a.m. on Sunday, June 16. Competitors born in 1997-1998 may run the legs 4-6. Competitors born in 1996 and earlier may run on all legs. The race will tentatively start on Saturday the 15th at 11 p.m. as a mass start. Possible changes (+/- approx. 1 hour) will be announced on Jämsä-Jukola website.
36th Venla Relay
An orienteering relay competition with four legs for womens’ teams from orienteering clubs and associations. The winning team will win the challenge prize “The Plate of Venla”, which has been donated by the Helsingin Sanomat.
|Preliminary course legths||Estimated time|
|1. 8,5 km||54 min|
|2. 5,8 km||35 min|
|3. 5,7 km||34 min|
|4. 8,7 km||56 min|
|Total 28,7 km||Total 2 h 59 min|
All courses include approximately 400-1300 meters of marked route. There will be a spreading (forking) on all legs. Competitors born in 1998 and earlier may run all legs. The race will tentatively start on Saturday the 15th at 14.00 p.m. as a mass start. Possible changes (+/- approx. 1 hour) will be announced on Jämsä-Jukola website.
The rules of the Finnish Orienteering Federation (FOF) and instructions given by the organisers will be applied to the competition. The rules of FOF are available at the FOF website www.suunnistusliitto.fi. It is not allowed to use spike shoes. Dobb shoes are allowed. Top teams will need to wear GPS tracking system (provided by the organizer) throughout the competition; if a team refuses to do this, it will be disqualified. Detailed competition instructions will be available on the Jämsä-Jukola website in May 2013.
The embargoed area is shown on the Jämsä-Jukola website.
Competition map and the punching system
The scale is 1:10 000, contour interval 5 m, six colours, in accordance with the IOF standards and will be printed in March 2013. The maps are in plastic map cases. The map is drawn by Timo Joensuu and Pentti Helminen 2012-2013. The electronic punching system (Emit) will be in use.
Entries need to be submitted through the Jämsä-Jukola website www.jukola.com/2013. Access code to the electronic enrolment system will be sent via e-mail in December 2012 to those clubs and associations that took part in Valio-Jukola 2012. Clubs and associations that have not attended the Jukola or Venla Relay before will receive their code by registering to the electronic enrolment system.
Entries should be done by 4 p.m. on the 31st of January 2013 (reduced fee) or the latest, by 4 p.m. on the 8th of May (regular fee). Late entries will be accepted until 4 p.m. on the 7th of June 2013 (with an additional fee). In order for an entry to be recognised, the entry fee has to be paid on time and by using the correct payment details.
Participants do not need a Finnish Orienteering Federation’s licence. The age limits for juniors must be followed and the information about the runners in the teams must be correct. In both cases, this is the responsibility of the person entering the teams. Both men and women may run in the Jukola Relay. Women, who have attended the Venla Relay, may also run in the Jukola Relay, but not in a team of an orienteering club. Teams from associations other than orienteering clubs may include maximum of two first class orienteers aged between 17 and 39 (the Finnish final ranking in 2012).
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 card may be used in both Jukola and Venla Relays. Emit cards can be rented from the organisers at the cost of 10 € per card. A team inquiring rental cards must indicate the exact amount of cards requested when making their entry. Personal Emit card numbers are not needed in advance. They will be registered into the electronic results system at the competition centre, when the runners enter the starting/changeover area.
The entry fee is based on the payment day (i.e. The charging day from payer’s account). Notice! In case the fee is not made by the deadline date, the entry fee will be higher according the payment day. The teams, who have paid incorrectly, will not be allowed to start until all payments have been paid. Entry fees and other pre-event payments are presented in the table beneath. When paying, one has to use the correct payment details given by the enrolment system.
An additional 12 € must be added to cover bank charges, which is not necessary, though, if the payment is made in another EU member or ETA state, and in euro.
Bank account details:
Receiver: JRV/Jämsä-Jukola 2013 IBAN: FI16 4511 0010 0183 92, BIC: HELSFIHH.
|ENTRY FEES||when paid by||January 31st 2013||May 8th 2013||June 7th 2013|
|camping area (€)||15 (20x20m)||15 (20x20m)|
|tent by orgnisers (€/tent)||230||230|
|school accommodation (€/person/night)||30||30|
|wind shelter (€)||30||30|
|Caravan (€)||35, to be paid on arrival (must be reserved)|
|club bus (€)||40||40|
|passenger car (€)||15,to be paid on arrival|
The team composition (running order) can be entered into the electronic enrolment system either along with the entry or later on by using the access code (see above “Entries”). The composition can be entered as public or as non-public. In the latter case, it will be published only on Friday the 14th of June at 6.00 p.m.
Team compositions for both Jukola and Venla Relays have to be entered into the electronic enrolment system by 6.00 p.m. on Friday the 14th of June. Afterwards changes can only be made for a valid reason. More specific information will be published in May 2013 in the Competition info on Jämsä-Jukola website.
Number bibs (Notice! There will be no safety pins provided by the organisers) and other competition material will not be provided to the team until its composition has been entered and the correct entry fee has been paid.
All accommodation taking place in the competition centre, excluding caravan accommodation, has to be booked and paid by the 8th of May 2013. Caravan places must also be booked by the 8th of May but the parking fee will be collected on arrival. Prices for accommodation are presented in the table above.
Accommodation takes place primarily in clubs’ own tents. The area reserved for tents is in a thinned out forest and the areas are about 15×15 metres.
In addition, a restricted number (350) of unheated tents (each tent is for 16 persons) will be provided by the organisers. These tents are meant primarily for non-Finnish clubs and they will be booked per tent. The tents are located at the most 500 meters from the main guiding pole. Non-Finnish clubs can book and pay for the tents through the electronic enrolment system in conjuction with the entry by 8th of May 2013. Finnish clubs and associations can make a preliminary booking on these tents by the 8th of May 2013. This should be done by sending an e-mail to the Jukola Office, firstname.lastname@example.org. The tents will be given to Finnish clubs in the order of the booking and after 9th of May a confirmation will be sent to those clubs that have been given a tent. The payment for the tent should be made after having received the confirmation.
There will also be a restricted number of sleeping places (on a classroom floor) available at a school that is located within a walking distance to the competition centre. Floor accommodation will be booked and paid by 8th of May.
Parking area for caravans is located about 1500 metres from the competition centre and there will be a restricted number of places available. Caravan parking needs to be booked by the 8th of May 2013 by sending an email to email@example.com. Parking fee will be collected on arrival.
Information about other accommodation opportunities will be available on the Jämsä-Jukola website.
Service tents for the teams
Clubs and associations have an opportunity to book a place for a service tent near the changeover/finishing area. Teams with the best ranks in Valio-Jukola will have a first call to the first row. Rest of the places will be allocated according to the booking order (there will be a restricted number of places available). Those clubs and associations that make an entry for at least eight teams (both Jukola and Venla teams added together) will have the right to book a place for two service tents. Booking and payment for the places should be done in conjunction with the entry (the latest on the 8th of May 2013).
The competition centre is located in Myllymäki, Jämsä, near the centrum of Jämsänkoski. It will be opened on Friday the 14th of June 2013 at 10.00 a.m. During the event, there will be, for example, a canteen, first aid services, information desk as well as shops and exhibition areas in the centre. No accommodation is allowed or available prior to the opening.
Arrival and guiding
Detailed instructions on arrival and guiding will be in ”How to function in Jämsä-Jukola” guide which will be published on Jämsä-Jukola website in May 2013.
There will be a non-stop bus transport to the competition centre on route Himos- Jämsä bus station- Jämsä railway station- competition centre. These busses will be the easiest way to get to the competition centre. Bus timetables will be presented later on Jämsä-Jukola website.
Team busses that stay in the competition area during the event will be parked in the immediate proximity of the competition centre, with less than 500 metres to the guiding pole. If it is preferred not to park the bus in the parking area, there is also a drop-off area near the competition centre.
There is also an ease access to the competition centre by bicycles and motorcycles. The address of the competition centre is Metsäoppilaitoksentie 14, Jämsänkoski. There will be a parking area for bicycles and motorcycles.
Teams entering the Venla relay and arriving by a boat, are recommended to arrive in Turku for more convenient timing.
Parking and parking fees
All cars will be parked in parking lots according to the guiding and instructions given by the organisers. Some of the passenger cars will be parked in lots that are located 200-1700 metres from the guiding pole. The rest of the passenger cars will be parked in lots that are located approximately 3 kilometres from the competition centre, but there will be a non-stop bus transport between the parking lot and the competition centre. Team bus parking lot will be located in the immediate proximity to the competition centre.
Parking fee for a bus is 40 € and it is to be paid in conjuction with the booking by 8th of May 2013.
The parking fee for a passenger car is 15 € and for caravans 35€ and it is to be paid on arrival.
An eventful children’s world offers an action track and freetime activities. More information on the children’s activities will be posted on the Jämsä-Jukola website later on.
Dressing and showers
Dressing takes place in clubs’ own tents. In the competition centre, there will be showers with warm water and sauna (entrance fee to the sauna is 2 €).
Training possibilities are provided on training maps of Jämsä-Jukola. More information will be available on the Jämsä-Jukola website. On the competition weekend and the week prior to the competition there is a training possibility right next to the competition centre. Maps will be sold until 4 p.m. onThursday 13th of June at the Jukola office. From 10 a.m. on Friday 14th of June maps will be sold at the competition info.
Competition Manager: Jaakko Lajunen
Secretary General: Ville Sabel
Informing: Matters involving the relay: Secretary General Ville Sabel (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 447620132).
Other informing: Communications Manager Taina Huovinen (email@example.com, tel. +358 408268961)
Technical Advisor: Heikki Peltola ( FOF)
Head course planner: Pentti Helminen
Course controller: Kari Häkkinen (VaajTe)
Jämsä-Jukola 2013 office
Welcome to the 65th Jukola Relay and the 36th Venla Relay!