International orienteering relay competition Louna-Jukola, the 67th Jukola Relay and the 38th Venla Relay, will be held in Paimio on June 13th and 14th, 2015. The organizing clubs are Paimion Rasti and Turun Suunnistajat.
67th 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 time||climb|
|1.||13.8 km, dusk/dark||80 min||365 m|
|2.||12.4 km, dark||73 min||285 m|
|3.||15.7 km, dark /dusk||94 min||405 m|
|4.||8.1 km, dusk/daylight||45 min||205 m|
|5.||8.6 km, daylight||46 min||215 m|
|6.||12.7 km, daylight||70 min||320 m|
|7.||14.5 km, daylight||79 min||355 m|
|total:||85.8 km||8 h 7 min||2150 m|
All legs include appr. 1,200–1,550 metres of marked route. All legs have forking. The sun sets at 10:58 p.m. on Saturday, June 13th, and rises at 4:01 a.m. on Sunday, June 14th. Legs 4 and 5 are recommended for competitors born in 1999–2000. The race will tentatively start at 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 13th, as a mass start. Possible changes will be announced on the website of Louna-Jukola, www.jukola.com/2015.
38th 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 time||climb|
|1.||8.0 km||51 min||130 m|
|2.||6.0 km||40 min||75 m|
|3.||6.2 km||41 min||70 m|
|4.||8.9 km||59 min||160 m|
|total:||29.1 km||3 h 11 min||435 m|
All legs include appr. 1,200 metres of marked route. All legs have forking. Legs 2 and 3 are recommended for competitors born in 1999–2000. The race will tentatively start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13th, as a mass start. Possible changes will be announced on the website of Louna-Jukola, www.jukola.com/2015.
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 Louna-Jukola in May 2015.
The embargoed (forbidden) area can be found on the website of Louna-Jukola.
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, mapped by Jussi Silvennoinen in 4/2013–9/2014, printed in March 2015. The maps, in size A3 or A2, will be in plastic map cases. 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. Women having participated in the Venla Relay have a right to participate in the Jukola Relay, however not in an orienteering club team. 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 (according to the Finnish Orienteering Federation’s final ranking in 2014).
The youngest competitors allowed to participate in either relay are those born in 2000.
Only teams of orienteering clubs can compete for victory, podium, and points for the challenge trophy.
Entries, accommodation reservations and payment
Entries need to be submitted through the website of Louna-Jukola, www.jukola.com/2015. An access code to the electronic enrolment system is sent via e-mail in November–December 2014 to the clubs and associations that participated in Kuopio-Jukola 2014. 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 10 € 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.
|by February 4th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.||by May 13th, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.||by June 3rd, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.|
|Venla / team||141 €||171 €||281 €|
|Jukola / team||246 €||296 €||491 €|
|Camping area, 10 m x 10 m||16 €||16 €|
|Tent by organizers||231 €||231 €|
|School accommodation per person per night||31 €||31 €|
|WIND SHELTER FEES|
|Wind shelter place, 5 m x 6 m||41 €||41 €|
|Wind shelter place with a canopy by organizers, 3 m x 6 m||281 €||281 €|
|Camper / caravan||41 €||to be paid when booking, by May 13th|
|Bus||41 €||to be paid when booking, by May 13th|
|Passenger car||15 €||to be paid when leaving|
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 12th 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 12th. After this, changes can only be made for a valid reason. More specific information on this will be published in May 2015 in the Competition Information on the website of Louna-Jukola.
Number bibs (NB: no safety pins provided by the organizers) 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 through the electronic enrolment system by May 13th, 2015. 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 sparse, park-like forest. Tent places measure 10 m x 10 m. These tent places are located 800–1,500 meters from the competition centre.
In addition, a limited number (325 pcs) of unheated tents (each for a maximum of 16 people) will be provided by the organizers. These tents are located no more than 1500 meters from the competition centre. 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 13th 2015. 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 email@example.com.
There will also be a limited number of sleeping places on school classroom floors available, located appr. 1,000–2,000 m from the competition centre.
The parking area for campers and caravans is located appr. 1000 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 13th, 2015.
Information on other accommodation options can be found on the website of Louna-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 Kuopio-Jukola 2014 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. In addition, there are 30 wind shelter places with a canopy measuring 3 m x 6 m erected by the organizers. Booking and payment for the places has to be done by May 13th, 2015 through the electronic enrolment system. The places will be given out after May 13th, 2015, primarily in booking order.
The competition centre / event centre is located at the traffic safety centre (driving practice track) in Paimio, right next to the E18 motorway. It will be opened on Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 10.00 a.m. The competition centre comprises e.g. a canteen, first aid services, and an information desk as well as shops and exhibition areas. No accommodation is allowed or available before the opening.
Arrival and guiding
Detailed instructions on arrival and guiding can be found in the ”How to function in Louna-Jukola” guide to be published on the website of Louna-Jukola in May 2015. Guiding will be in place on June 12th, 2015 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 on fields appr. 1,500 m from the competition centre. Campers and caravans will be parked on an industrial area appr. 1,000 m from the competition centre. The bus stops are appr. 300 m from the competition centre. The buses will be parked along the regional road 110 according to the instructions given by the organizers.
The parking fee for a passenger car is 15 €. Parking tickets for passenger cars can be purchased either in the Jukola Shop or when leaving the parking area (by car). Please note that those having paid the fee in the Jukola Shop may leave the parking area on their own lane without queuing.
Campers and caravans: see Accommodation above.
Club buses staying on the organized parking area will have to book their parking in advance by May 13th, 2015 through the electronic enrolment system. The parking fee of 41 € must be paid together with the booking.
There will be a parking area for bicycles in the competition centre. Motorcycles are parked on a separate area appr. 1,000 m from the competition centre.
A children’s world offering free time activities is available for children.
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 (entrance fee 3 €).
Trainings are available on the training maps of Louna-Jukola. More information on trainings can be found on the website of Louna-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 12th at the competition info and the Jukola Shop.
|Event Manager||Janne Virtanen (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +35840 583 6950)|
|Secretary General||Eero-Antti Lonka (email@example.com, tel. +35844 972 1820)|
|Communications||Janne Salmi (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +35840 652 7490)|
|Technical Advisor||Heikki Peltola (SSL/FOF) (email@example.com, tel. +35850 511 3957)|
|Map and Course Manager||Marko Virta (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +35850 469 5236)|
|Course Setters||Jukka Oksa (Jukola) and Jyrki Kajavalta (Venla)|
|Course Controller||Ilkka Saarimäki (AngA)|
|Invited Guests||Katri Louhi (email@example.com)|
|Media||Antti Ryynänen (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +35840 824 1841)|
|Accommodation||Terttu Koskinen (email@example.com)|
Welcome to the 67th Jukola and the 38th Venla Relay!