How to operate in Jämsä-Jukola

Competition and programme schedule 

Friday 14.6.2013 

10 am            Competition centre and info are opened

6 pm              Running orders of teams must be submitted at the latest

10 pm            Info is closed


Saturday 15.6.2013


7 am              Info is opened

12.30 pm       The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces performs

1 pm              Opening ceremony and flag-raising

2 pm              Start of Venla relay

app. 5 pm      Winner of Venla relay at the finish

6.30 pm         Venla changeover is closed

6.45 pm         Venla relay restart

7.30 pm         Jukola ceremony and Venla price giving ceremony

9 pm              Forest church

9.50 pm         Venla finish is closed

11 pm            Start of Jukola relay

11.31 pm       Sun set



Sunday 16.6.2013


3.31 am         Sun rise

app. 6.30 amWinner of Jukola relay at the finish

The winning team reads the message of Jukolan viesti

8.45 am         Jukola changeover is closed

9 am              Jukola relay restart for 7th leg

9.20 am         Jukola relay restart for 2nd-6th legs

9.20 am         Returning of maps

9.30 am         Jukola price giving ceremony and handing over Jukola flag

3 pm              Jukola finish is closed

4 pm              Info is closed



Opening hours

  Fri 14.6. Sat 15.6. Sun 16.6.
Competition centre 10am–12pm 12pm–12pm 12pm–4pm
Info 10am–10pm 7am–12pm 12pm–4pm
Services for invited guests 2pm–9pm 7am–12pm 12pm–11am
Media services 12am–6pm 8am–12pm 12pm–3pm
Restaurant 12am–10pm 7am–12pm 12pm–3pm
Cafeteria 12am–10pm 7am–12pm 12pm–3pm
Grills 3pm–10pm 10am–12pm 12pm–3pm
Beer tent 12am-10pm 12am-1.30am 9am-3pm
Ice-cream stand 12am–10pm 10am–12pm 12am–3pm
Jukola shop 12am–10pm 9am–12pm 12pm–3pm
Children’s world 11am–9pm 9am-11am



Arrival at the competition centre


The competition centre is located in Jämsänkoski/Myllymäki technical college campus area and around Jämsänkoski ice hall in Jämsä. The Competition centre will be opened on Friday 14.6.2013 at 10 am.


Visitors from south-west (Tampere region) and south: Signposting starts at the crossroad of highway 9 and main road 24.


Visitors from north: Signposting starts at highway 9 at Juokslahti.


Visitors from west and north-west (Ostrobothnia region): Signposting starts at Keuruu , crossroad of main roads 23 and 58 as well as at Petäjävesi, crossroad of main road 23 and regional road 604.


Vehicles from south-west and south are directed to Jämsänkoski and parking there through Jämsä city centre. Vehicles from north, Jyväskylä region, are directed to turn from highway 9 at Juokslahti to road 6050 directly to Jämsänkoski and parking there. Vehicles from west and north-west are directed to use the route through Koskenpää to Jämsänkoski and parking there. Signposts will be in place on Friday 14.6.2013 at 7 am and they are to be followed.


There is a free of charge bus connection on the route Himos-Jämsä bus station-Jämsä railway station-Competition centre. More detailed schedule will be found at Jämsä’s local buses are also driving between Jämsä bus station and railway station to the Jämsänkoski bus station. From Jämsänkoski bus station there is a walk about 1800 metres to the guide pole. Local transportation schedules are found at or  

Please, have enough time for the travelling. It is on your own responsibility to be in time. 



Visitors arriving from the west should note that main road 56 between Mänttä and Jämsänkoski is closed during Jukola weekend. Vehicles approaching from Mänttä direction are directed to the parking via Keuruu.



The club buses drive to the competition centre according to the normal signposting. Close to the competition centre there is a specific bus signposting. Parking ticket is to be visible on the windscreen inside the vehicle until exit. Signposting and instructions given by the event officials are to be followed. Club bus parking is close to the competition centre. 

Club buses just loading/unloading passengers have a separate loading point close to the competition centre, on Rekitie. Event officials direct club buses to that point. 


Please be prepared for a traffic jam and book enough time if arriving with a car. Please note that there can be a long walk to the competitor centre from the parking area (max. 2500 m). 

Parking takes place in designated areas according to the signposting and instructions given by the event officials. Parking fee of 15€ will be collected upon arrival. Please reserve exact change. Keep the parking ticket clearly visible on the windscreen inside the car until you exit the area. Please do not leave any valuables visible in the car.


Follow the signposting and instructions given by the event officials as there are several parking areas and they will be filled according to a plan. Distance to the sign pole from the closest parking area is 0-1000 metres. From other areas the distance is some 1700–2000 metres. From these areas a transportation of heavy packages is available.  

One of the parking areas is located on United Paper Mills (UPM) area from which transportation to the competition area is arranged. Bus takes some 5-10 minutes and unloading take place in650 metres distance from the guide pole. It is possible also to walk to the competition centre from that parking area, distance being some 3200 metres.  

Please use only parking lots provided by the officials. Parking is prohibited elsewhere in Myllymäki area and will be monitored. Incorrect parking causes a safety risk and may be subject to violation fee.

Cars with VIP and media parking permit will be directed to a designated, own parking area. Only pre-posted parking permits entitle the driver to use this parking. Please keep the permit clearly visible on the windscreen upon arrival.

Physically disabled with an invalid card on the windscreen may use the VIP parking. Parking fee of 15€ is paid to the Info. 

Jämsä-Jukola traffic information is available on YLE Radio Suomi (Jämsä region 92,5 MHz) as well as event site and its surroundings on Jukola Radio 98,5 MHz.





If you are arriving with a campervan or caravan you must register yourself in advance according to the instructions given in the competition invitation. Number of caravan parking lots is limited and they are given in order of registration. Parking fee of 35 € is to be paid upon arrival on the parking area. 

Campervans and caravans should follow the general signposting. Close to the competition area they should follow the sign with an additional picture of a caravan. Keep the parking ticket clearly visible on the windscreen inside the car until exit. Signs and instructions by the organizer are to be followed. 

The parking area is open from Friday 14.6. at 10:00 am onwards. There are drinking water tap and toilets. No electricity and no septic tank disposal are provided. The distance to the sign pole is 1000-1500 metres. Campfire and barbequing is prohibited outside the campervan / caravan. It is forbidden to lower the shields and to use front tents. You must pay attention to the safety distances between vehicles. 


It is easy to reach the competition centre via bicycle and motorbike. The street address is Metsäoppilaitoksentie 14, Jämsä. Motorbikes are to follow the general signposting. Close to the competition centre there is and additional sign of and motorbike. Parking of bicycles and motorbikes is free of charge. Distance from parking to the guide pole is some 100 metres. 


The exit from the competition centre takes place according to the signposting and instructions given by the event officials. Exiting to Ostrobothia region you should note that main road 56 between Mänttä and Jämsänkoski is closed until 2 pm on Sunday. The exiting takes place the same route as arriving. After 2 pm on Sunday it is possible to exit to Mänttä direction via main road 56, but you must notice that there can be competitors crossing the road. There is also a low speed limit on main road 56.

 Safety and emergency 


Accidents: Contact first aid point nearest to you (see First Aid).

Serious incidents: call first aid station tel. +358 44 7620 138 and act according to the instructions below:

1.  Explain what has happened

2.  Prevent further accidents

3.  Check the patient’s condition

4.  Check the breathing

5.  Move the patient to the correct position

6.  Imminent danger of death -> call 112

7. Arrange guidance to the location

In case of fire in the competition centre or in the parking area: act according to the instructions below. Inform the Security tel. +358 44 7620 139

If you notice a fire:

1. Warn people at risk

2. If possible, limit the fire (fire extinguisher, fire blanket)

3. Call 112

4. Guide fire department to the location

Disorders: Contact the closest safety guard or call the Security tel. +358 44 947 0545. If the situation is threatening, call 112. Do not put yourself or others at risk.  


General emergency number 112          

First aid +358 44 7620 138

Police, Fire department 112                                       

Poisoning information centre +358 9 471 977

Security on duty +358 44 7620 139 

Security in case of disorders +358 44 947 0545         


The main first aid station with a doctor and first aid personnel is located in a red-brick building close to the washing-up facilities in the competition centre. The direction is clearly indicated. There is also a first aid point in the washing room of the ice hall with first aid personnel.  First aid personnel are also available close to the finish and changeover areas.  The sign for first aid is a white cross on green background. 

 In the terrain there are two first aid points during Venla relay and three first aid points during Jukola relay. These are marked on the competition maps.  First aid personnel are also available at refreshment points.

The closest pharmacy is located in the centre of Jämsänkoski, Kenraalintie 10. It is open on Friday until 8 pm and on Saturday from 8:30 am to 5 pm. On Sunday it is closed.  The phone number to the pharmacy is +358 20 7809 850. The pharmacy in Jämsä, Säterintie 4, is open on Friday until 8 pm, on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.


There is no specific safety deposits, take good care of your valuables.


It is strictly forbidden to make an open fire in the competition centre and in all camping grounds inside and outside of the tents except at places separately marked as campfire sites. It is also prohibited to use camp and gas cookers, gas grills and tent stoves. Obeying these instructions is controlled.


There is an smoking ban in the competition centre (except for the designated are) based on the law except for the designated area.


Consumption of own alcohol is forbidden in the competitor centre. Taking alcohol outside from the Beer tent area is forbidden.  

5. Preparing for the competition 


 Info is located in the competition centre next to Jukola Gate. Handing out team material and returning of maps is taken care by Info. There are also training maps for sale.

Those who are taking part in Jukola relay are recommended to read the instructions tailored for the first-timers ( The instructions are available on in Finnish. 


General information board and guide pole are located close to Info. There are boards and signs as guidance.


See the competition instructions.


The model orienteering is located to the south of the competition centre. The course markings, control descriptions and control setup equal the ones used in the competition. The maps are printed in the Jukola office. Maps are sold at Info (8€/each).

Competition maps containing all controls are sold at the Information stand from Sunday 16.6. at 9:25 am onwards (8€/each).

More information about training before the event can be found from Jämsä-Jukola Internet pages.


There is a Runners Bank available on Jämsä-Jukola internet pages (/kilpailuinfo/suunnistajapankki/) where teams can seek runners to replace missing team members or a person without a team can seek a team for him/herself.


Service tents of the clubs may be set up at pre-booked tent sites assigned by the event officials (see Competition instructions). Camping in the service tent ground is forbidden.


Forbidden areas in the competition centre are marked with fences and signs/tapes (see also chapter Forbidden areas in the Competition instructions). Only competitors running their leg may enter the competition terrain. It is also forbidden for the public to enter the competition terrain. Trespassing on the forbidden areas may cause disqualification of all teams in the club. 

Following the competition and programmes 


Starts, changeovers and finish can be viewed and photographed in the competition centre in an area reserved specifically for spectators. In the competition centre there are video screens showing telecasting from the competition centre and from the terrain. Top teams’ progress is followed up with GPS devices.

Competition speakers can be listened to in the competition centre and its surroundings in Jukola radio (frequency 98,5MHz).   


Live broadcast on TV is on YLE TV2 channel. Venla relay is shown on Saturday at 13.4517.30. Jukola relay is shown on Saturday from 22.50–00.00 (YLE FEM) and on Sunday 00.00-7.00 (YLE TV2).  In internet both relays can be followed up from start to end as live ( Live broadcast of both relays on radio is on YLE Puhe channel (in Jämsä area 92,5 MHz).


 Opening ceremony and Jukola flag-rising take place at the festival stage on Saturday at 13:00. Prior the ceremony The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces performs at the stage. Jukola ceremony and prize giving for Venla relay start at the festival stage on Saturday at 19:30. Prize giving ceremony for Jukola relay and handing over Jukola flag take place at the festival stage on Sunday at 9:30. For more details see Competition Instructions.

Forest church is located some 1 km north from the guide pole. It is organized by Jämsä Lutheran Parish led by vicar Pentti Leppänen. The music isperformed by cantor Marko Kupari and vocal group UGG. Forest church is open for the public during entire event. 


Children’s world, Pikku-Eeron piha, is located north from the competition centre some 600 metres from the guide pole. Activities take place both inside and outside. Further information in the programme.

Please note that there is no babysitting in Children’s world.

In the Children’s world baby food can be heated up and nappies changed. Another place to warm up food is next to the restaurant. The places are marked with a baby bottle symbol.


Reception for the invited guests takes place in the Invited guests lounge. Accredited media is welcomed in the media tent (see www. 

Food and drinks 

There are a restaurant, cafeteria, three grills, ice cream stand and a beer tent which serve Jämsä-Jukola competitors and spectators. In addition, there is a Keuruu Soldier’s Home Association’s cafeteria in the competition centre. The opening hours can be found in Chapter 2.

All food is low lactose food. There is also non-lactose, milk-free and gluten-free meals available. On Friday the food selection might be limited. Coffee and other cafeteria products can be purchased at Elonen cafeterias.

You can pay with cash or with most commonly recognized bank and credit cards (see Bank and Post). Largest accepted bill is 50 euros. Most convenient is to provide the exact amount.

The rush hours at the restaurant are around the starts and after Venla finish. At those times, please be prepared to queue. 


Meal alternatives

Chicken pasta * 9 €  
Vegetable pasta * 9 €  
Meatballs and mashen potatoes with a sauce * 9 €  
Ham casserole * 9 €  
Meat soup ** 7 €  
Vegetable soup ** 6 €  
Porridge with milk 4 €  
Breakfast *** 6 €  


*includes salad, bread, spread and beverage

** includes bread, spread and beverage

*** Sunday from 5:00 onwards:  Porridge, milk, fresh juice, bread, spread and yogurt                                                                                                                                          


Coffee 1,50 €  
Tea 1,50 €  
Hot chocolate 2 €  
Soft drink 2,50 €  
Mineral water 2,50 €  
Spring water 2 €  
Energy drink 4 €  
Pastries 2 – 4 €  
Sandwiches 3,50 – 4,50 €  
Salad portion 6 €  
Straw juice 1,50 €  
Yogurt 1,50 €  
Fruits 1 – 2 €  
“Luncbox” 6 €  
Coffee + bun 3 €  
Coffee + cake 4 €  



Sausage 1,50 €
Hotdog with one / two sausages 3 € / 4 €
Pyttipannu (fried potatoes & sausage) 6 €
Soft drink 2,50 €
Straw Juice 1,50 €



There are eight drinking water stations in the competition centre and in the accommodation areas. There are water taps also in the start/change-over/finish area. It is forbidden to wash sport wear in these drinking water stations. Sport wear may be washed only at the equipment washing point near the showers.




Competition centre is opened and signposting to camping is in place from Friday 14.6. at 10:00 onwards. Take good care of your valuables as this time we are not in the middle of the forest! The use of open fire (including smoking), gas grills, camp and gas cookers etc. is strictly forbidden expect at places separately marked as campfire sites.


Camping near the competition centre takes place in pre-reserved, numbered camping sites. Camping sites are located south-west from the competition centre and the sizes of tent places are approximately 15m x 15m. Tent places are marked with numbers in the terrain. The reserved tent places can be viewed at Jämsä-Jukola internet pages, on information boards of tent sites and at Info. If available, free tent places can be purchased at the Info.


Pre-reserved tents set up by organizer are located south from the competition centre. Tents are numbered with signs next to the tents . The reserved tent places can be viewed at Jämsä-Jukola internet pages, on information boards of tent sites and at Information stand. The tents are not heated. Further information from the Information stand.


Floor accommodation is located in Mäntykallio and Kankarisvesi schools approximately 1500 – 2000 meters from the guide pole. People who have reserved floor accommodation need to bring their own sleeping gear (mattress and sleeping bag) and towels. There are toilets available in the school premises, but showers may be used only in the competition centre. It is strictly forbidden to walk in shoes inside the school, especially in orienteering shoes, or wash them in the school premises. The floor accommodation places can be seen in the entrance hall of the school, on the class doors and at the Info. The floor accommodation is available from 10:00am on the booking day (Friday or Saturday) onwards.


Other service




Jukola shop offers official Jukola products from shirts to pins. Also post cards with Jukola’s own post office stamp and postage stamp are available as well as local handicraft.




Restaurant, Jukola shop and Info accept cash and major bank and credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit, Debit MasterCard, VPAY, Visa Electron, Maestro and Business Eurocard. Biggest accepted bill is 50 euros. There is no foreign currency exchange or possibility to withdraw cash in the competition centre. Closest ATMs are located in Jämsänkoski at following addresses: Koivutie 10 and Kenraalintie 9.

Postal services are available in the Jukola shop.




There is a taxi stand located on Rekitie and it is marked on the competition centre map. Telephone number for ordering taxi is 020 09 09 09 (price 0,99€/call + local call fee).


All the toilets are marked on the competition centre map.  All the toilets include hand disinfection liquid.


Washing area with showers and a tent sauna is located some 600 metres from the guide pole.

The sauna is warm from Saturday from 14:00 hrs until Sunday 16:00 hrs. The sauna is reserved for women on Saturday between 14:00 – 23:00 hrs and for men for the rest of the time. Sauna fee is 2€. The sauna ticket can be purchased from the Info or paid at the sauna in cash. A seat cover is included in the fee. 

A separate washing possibility is reserved for men during Venla relay and for women during Jukola relay.

On Friday washing is possible in the competition centre between 6 pm – 9 pm. Sauna is not available on Friday.



There is a separate washing point for sports gear close to the showers and sauna. Washing sports gear elsewhere is forbidden.


You may charge your phone or computer with your own charger at the Info for a fee of 10€/h.


All found items should be taken to the Info where they will be stored until Sunday 4 pm. After that all items are taken to the Jukola office and stored there until 30 June 2013. After 30 June 2013, found valuables are handed over to the Jämsä police.


Jukola respects the nature. You may not litter the environment and you are responsible for sorting out your waste.

Next to the restaurant there are containers for bio waste, cardboard and energy waste. Bio waste includes leftover food and paper napkins. Cardboard includes paper plates and paper cups, liquid containers of cardboard and other cardboard products. Energy waste includes for example plastic boxes and plastic wrappers.

In all other places of the competition centre, waste is sorted out into containers according to the instruction on the spot.

Energy gel wrappers or other waste may not be thrown into the terrain. They must be delivered to the waste bins at the drinking stations or in the competition centre.




One of the core values of Jämsä-Jukola is the respect of environment and nature. By planning well in advance and co-operating with environmental authorities, land owners and hunting clubs we ensure that the competition does not have harmful effect on species or on terrain.  We all – event officials, competitors and public – are responsible for protecting the nature.


Forbidden actions


It is forbidden to advertise or sell any products or services in any part of the competition area including accommodation areas, parking areas and competition centre without a written permission from the event organizer. Advertising other orienteering events is allowed only on a bulletin board reserved for this purpose, located next to the Info.

It is absolutely forbidden to use radio phones operating on VHF frequencies in the competition centre area.

There is an unconditional smoking ban in the competition centre based on the law (except on marked places).  Consumption of own alcohol is forbidden in the competitor centre. Also, taking alcohol out from the area licensed to serve alcohol, is forbidden

It is strictly forbidden to make an open fire in the competition centre and in all camping grounds inside and outside of the tents expect at places separately marked as campfire sites. It is also prohibited to use camp and gas cookers, gas grills and tent stoves.  Obeying these instructions is controlled.

Camping in the service tent ground is forbidden. Also, accommodation in vehicles is forbidden under the power lines!

Setting up club signs in tall poles is forbidden close to the power lines as there is a serious danger for an electric shock! Also, taking signs in tall poles from the parking and accommodation area to the service tent area is forbidden as there are power lines and therefore a serious danger for an electric shock!

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