How to operate in Louna-Jukola


Competition and Programme Schedule

Friday June 12th, 2015

10:00 a.m. Competition centre and info are opened
6:00 p.m. Running orders of teams must be submitted at the latest
10:00 p.m. Info is closed

Saturday June 13th, 2015

7:00 a.m. Info is opened
1:00 p.m. Opening ceremony and raising of the Jukola flag
2:00 p.m. Start of the Venla Relay
app. 5 p.m. Winner of the Venla Relay finishes
6:30 p.m. The Venla Relay changeover is closed
6:45 p.m. The Venla Relay mass start
7:30 p.m. Jukola ceremony and the Venla Relay prize giving ceremony
9:00 p.m. Forest church
10:00 p.m. The finish of the Venla Relay is closed
10:58 p.m. Sun sets
11:00 p.m. Start of the Jukola Relay

Sunday June 14th, 2015

4:01 a.m. Sun rises
app. 7 a.m. Winner of the Jukola Relay finishes

The winning team reads the message of the Jukola Relay

8:45 a.m. The Jukola Relay changeover is closed
9:00 a.m. Returning of maps
9:00 a.m. The Jukola Relay mass start for leg 7
9:20 a.m. The Jukola Relay mass start for legs 2-6
9:30 a.m. The Jukola Relay prize giving ceremony and handing over the Jukola flag
3:00 p.m. The finish of the Jukola Relay is closed
4:00 p.m. Info is closed

Opening Hours

Fri June 12th Sat June 13th Sun June 14th
Competition centre 10.00–24.00 00.00–24.00 00.00–16.00
Info 10.00–22.00 07.00–24.00 00.00–16.00
Services for invited guests 10.00–24.00 00.00–12.00
Media services 12.00–18.00 09.00–24.00 00.00–15.00
Restaurant/cafe 14.00–22.00 10.00–24.00 00.00–16.00
Side Cafe 10.00–24.00 00.00–15.00
Grills 10.00–24.00 00.00–15.00
Beer tent 14.00–22.00 10.00–03.00 09.00–15.00
Ice cream stand 10.00–22.00 08.00–12.00
Jukola shop 12.00–22.00 09.00–24.00 00.00–15.00
Children’s world 11.00–21.00 08.00–11.00

Arrival at the Competition Centre

Read also Arriving at Louna-Jukola.

The competition centre is located in Road Safety Centre in Paimio nearby the E18 highway. The competition centre will be opened on Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Signposts will start from:

Visitors from south: road 181 (Kemiö-Tarvasjoki) from Sauvo

Visitors from west: Turun ohikulkutie (road 40) turnoffs to highway 1 and road 110

Visitors from north: highway 9 turnoffs to road 41 (Aura–Huittinen) and road 224 (Aura–Halikko) as well as highway 10 turnoff to road 224

Visitors from east: highway 1 turnoff to road 224 (Aura–Halikko) and road 224 (Aura–Halikko) turnoff to road 110

Signposts will be on place on Friday June 12th, 2015 at 07:00 a.m. and it must be followed.

The organizer will arrange a bus transportation from Turku to the Competition Centre. See more details of the timetables on

Local busses are driving from Helsinki and Turku to Paimio (highway turnoff no. 11). The walking distance from the bus stops is 700–900 meters. You can find the timetables of the busses on www.å and Please, have enough time for travelling. It is your own responsibility to be on time.

Club Buses

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

Club buses have their own loading/unloading point close to the competition centre on the road 110. After loading/unloading the bus, event officials will direct the club buses to the bus parking area.

Arriving by Car – Be Prepared for Traffic Jams and Long Walks

Please be prepared for traffic jams and book enough time if arriving by car. Please note that there can be a long walk to the competition centre from the parking area

(max. 2000 m).

Parking takes place in designated areas according to the signposting and instructions given by the event officials. Parking fee for cars is 15€ (note: organizer will be checking the parking tickets when leaving the competition centre). You can buy your parking ticket from the Jukola shop, Info or when leaving the parking area. When leaving the parking area make sure you have the exact change (cash only) if you have not bought the parking ticket in advance from the competition centre. Note that cars which already have the parking ticket ready have a separate road out without queueing. 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. Distances from the parking areas to the sign pole are 1500–2000 metres. There is a transportation of heavy packages available from the parking areas.

Please use only parking areas provided by the officials. Parking is prohibited elsewhere in the area and will be monitored. Incorrect parking causes a safety risk.

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 Jukola shop or Info.

Louna-Jukola traffic information is available on YLE Radio Suomi radio station 94.3 MHz. as well as in the event site and its surroundings on Jukola Radio 96.3 MHz.

Campers and Caravans

If you are arriving with a camper or a caravan you must book your parking place in advance by May 13th, 2015 via registering system online, according to the instructions given in the event invitation. The number of camper and caravan parking lots is limited, and they are handed out in order of registration. Parking fee of 41 € is to be paid in advance in the registering system online.

Campers and caravans should follow the general signposting. Close to the competition area they must follow the signs 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 opens on Friday June 12th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. There are a tap for drinking water and toilets in the area. There is no electricity and no septic tank disposal provided. The distance to the sign pole is around 1000 metres. Campfire and barbequing is prohibited outside the camper / caravan. It is forbidden to lower the shields and to use front tents. You must pay attention to the safety distances between vehicles.

Bicycles and Motorbikes

There is a separate parking place for bicycles in the competition centre. A parking area for motorbikes is about 1000 meters from the competition centre. Motorbikes must follow the general signposting and closer to the competition centre there is an additional sign of a motorbike. Parking of bicycles and motorbikes is free of charge.

Exit from the Competition Centre

The exit from the competition centre takes place according to the signposting and instructions given by the event officials. Note that the organizer will be checking the parking tickets when leaving the parking area. The road no. 110 (previously highway no. 1) will be closed from the public traffic from Sauvontie (no. 181) turnoff until Iittulantie turnoff from June 13th 6:00 a.m. until June 14th 6:00 p.m.

Safety and Emergencies

In Case of Emergency:

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

Serious incidents: call first aid station tel. +358 46 624 7535 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. 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 46 6247 334

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 the fire department to the location

Disorders: Contact the closest safety guard or call the Security tel. +358 46 6247 702. If the situation is threatening, call 112. Do not put yourself or others at risk.


Important Telephone Numbers:

General emergency number 112

First aid +358 46 624 7535

Police, Fire department 112

Poisoning information centre +358 9 471 977

Security on duty +358 46 6247 334

Security in case of disorders +358 46 6247 702


First aid

The main first aid station with a doctor and first aid personnel is located in a yellow building close to the restaurant in the competition centre. The direction is clearly indicated. There is also a first aid point with first aid personnel near 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 the Venla Relay and three first aid points during the Jukola Relay. These are marked on the competition maps. First aid kits are also available at refreshment points.


Paimio Pharmacy: Opening times Mon-Fri 9–18 Sat 9–14, Asematie 1, tel. +358 2 477 6400

University Pharmacy in Turku: Open every day 7-23, Yliopistonkatu 25, tel. +358 300 20200

University Pharmacy in Salo: Open every day 8-21, Vilhonkatu 14, tel. +358 300 20200

Salon Vanha apteekki: Open Mon-Fri 8 – 20, Sat 8 – 18 and Sun 12 – 16, Vilhonkatu 8, tel. +358 2 777 6400

Safety of Valuables

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

Use of fire

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 monitored.


Smoking is prohibited in the competition centre (based on smoking law 5. chapter 12 §) except in the places designated for smoking.


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

Preparing for the competition


Info is located in the competition centre opposite of the festival stage. Handing out the team material and returning of maps is taken care by Info. There are also training maps and model orienteering maps for sale.

Information Boards and Guidance

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

Competition Material and Team Compositions

See the competition instructions.

Training and Model Orienteering

There is a model orienteering available during the competition weekend on the east side of the competition centre. The maps are offset printed. The course markings, control descriptions and control setup equal the ones used in the competition. There are flags and codes in the control points in the forest. Maps are sold at the Info and Jukola shop (7€ / each). You can also buy maps from the competition office and Suunnistajan Kauppa (orienteering shop of Turku, Stålarminkatu 1). The control points are marked in the forest June 8th onwards.

More information about the training possibilities before the event can be found on Louna-Jukola website

Competition maps containing all controls are sold at the Info from Sunday June 14th approx. 9:00 a.m. onwards (10€ / each).

Runners Bank

There is a Runners Bank available on Louna-Jukola website ( where teams can seek runners to replace missing team members or a person without a team can seek a team for him/herself.

Wind Shelters

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

Wind shelter places

Forbidden Areas

Forbidden areas in the competition centre are marked with fences and signs/tapes (see also chapter Out-of-Bounds 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 the Programmes

Following the Competition and Photographing

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 what is happening in the competition centre and forest. 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 96.3 MHz).

TV and Radio

Live broadcast on TV is on Yle channels. The Venla Relay is shown on Saturday at 1:45–5:30 p.m. and the Jukola Relay is shown on Saturday from 10:50 p.m. throughout the night until the Sunday morning. On the internet both relays can be followed up from the start to the end as a live broadcast ( Live radio broadcast of both relays is on Yle Puhe channel (96,7 MHz).


The opening ceremony and the Jukola flag-rising take place at the festival stage on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The prize giving ceremony for the Venla Relay and the Jukola ceremony start at the festival stage on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The prize giving ceremony for the Jukola Relay and handing over the Jukola flag take place at the festival stage on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more details, see the Competition Instructions.

In addition, other programme is organized on the festival stage before the opening ceremony, around the Jukola Festival as well as around the prize giving ceremony on Sunday morning.

Forest Church

Forest church starts on Saturday at 9:00 p.m. and is located in the middle of the forest behind the camping area, 1.5 km north of the competition centre. The church is located in a rocky slope typical of the Jukola competition terrain, so you might want to take a camping stool or something else to sit on with you. Forest church is organized by the Paimio Lutheran Parish. Forest church is open for the public during entire event.

Children’s World Organized by Scouts

Sat 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. and Sun 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Children’s world is located in the southern side of the competition centre about 400 metres from the guide pole, next to the wind shelter area. Scouts have organized a lot of different activities for children on Saturday and Sunday. Further information in the programme.

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

In the Children’s world, baby food can be heated up and nappies changed. Another place to warm up food is in the restaurant.

VIP Guests and Media

Reception for the invited guests takes place in the VIP tent. Accredited media (See are welcomed in the media tent.

Food and Beverage

There are a restaurant, cafés, grills, ice cream stands and a beer tent which are serving Louna-Jukola competitors and spectators. In addition, there is a Säkylä Soldier’s Home Association’s cafeteria in the competition centre. The opening hours can be found in the section Opening hours.

All food is low lactose food. There are also non-lactose, milk-free and gluten-free meals available. On Friday the food selection might be limited.

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 change.

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

You can avoid the queues to the counters by buying the food tickets well in advance before dining.

Refer to the Menu for available items and their prices.

Drinking Water

There are five drinking water stations in the competition centre and in the accommodation areas. There are water taps also in the start & changeover and in the finish area. It is forbidden to wash sports gear in these drinking water stations. Sports gear may be washed only at the equipment washing point near the showers.


The competition centre is opened and signposting to camping is in place from Friday June 12th at 10:00 a.m. 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 except at places separately marked as campfire sites.

Camping Areas

Tent places

Tent places on map

Camping near the competition centre takes place in pre-reserved, numbered tent sites. The camping areas for tents are located north of the competition centre. The sizes of tent places are approximately 10 m x 10 m and are marked with numbers in the terrain. The reserved tent places can be viewed at Louna-Jukola website, on information boards of tent sites and at the Info. If available, free tent places can be purchased at the Info.

Tents Set Up by Organizer (Rented Tents)

Rented tents

Pre-reserved tents set up by organizer are located north and north-east of the competition centre. Tents are numbered with signs next to the tents. The reserved tent places can be viewed on Louna-Jukola website, on information boards of tent sites and at the Info. The tents are not heated. Further information from the Info.

For safety reasons, it’s forbidden to stay inside rented tents during thunder and lightning!

School Accommodation

Pre-booked floor accommodation is located in Kriivari school approximately 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 10:00 a.m. on the booking day (Friday or Saturday) onwards.

Other Services

Jukola Shop

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

A speciality for Louna-Jukola is a post card of which photo is taken from the start of Venla relay. We will start selling these cards on Saturday evening and onwards.

Bank and Postal Services

Restaurant, Jukola shop and Info accept cash and major bank and credit cards like Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard. Contactless payment option is also available. Biggest accepted bill is 50 euros. There is no foreign currency exchange or possibility to withdraw cash in the competition centre. The closest ATMs from the competition centre are located in Paimio city centre, at addresses Asematie 1 and Vistantie 21.


There is a taxi stand located in a parking lot south-east from the restaurant (address: Ajurintie 3, Paimio). It is marked on the competition centre map. Telephone number for ordering taxi is 02 10041 (price: 0,99€ / call + local call fee).


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

Showers and Sauna

Washing area with showers and a tent sauna is located 200 metres from the guide pole.

The sauna is warm from Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until Sunday 4:00 p.m. The sauna is reserved for women on Saturday between 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and for men after this. During the Jukola Relay there is a smaller sauna for women 11:00 p.m. onwards. Sauna fee is 3€. 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 the Venla Relay and for women during the Jukola Relay.

On Friday washing is possible in the competition centre between 6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. Sauna is not available on Friday.

Washing Sports Gear

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

Battery Charging

There is a Power it battery charging stand in the showing area. You can rent a battery for your phone/pad from there (

Lost and Found

Kadonneita tavaroita voi tiedustella infosta sunnuntaihin klo 16.00 asti. Sen jälkeen arvokkaimmat löytötavarat toimitetaan Varsinais-Suomen Löytötavaratoimisto Oy:lle (). Löytötavaroiden tiedustelu: puh. 0600 307 777 (1,92 €/min + pvm/mpm). Toimisto avoinna: ma 13–18; ti–pe 10–17.15.

All found items should be taken to the Info where they will be stored until Sunday 4:00 p.m. After that all items are taken to the Varsinais-Suomen Löytötavaratoimisto Oy (Lost and found office of Turku region, You can ask the lost items: +358 600 307 777 (1,92€ / min + local call fee). The office is open Mon 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tue – Fri 10 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Tidiness and Waste Disposal

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 Louna-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 only allowed on an information board reserved for this purpose, which is marked on the competition centre map.

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 monitored.

Camping in the wind shelter tent ground is forbidden.

Setting up club signs in tall poles is forbidden close to the power lines as there is a serious danger of 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 of an electric shock!

Did you know…

You can advertise orienteering events on the information board next to the children’s world. If you want to advertise or sell something in the competition area (e.g. in the accommodation and parking area or in the competition centre) you have to have a written permission from the competition organizer.

There is a separate place marked on the competition centre map where clubs can set up their club flags.

According to the rules of the Finnish Orienteering Federation (FOF), an orienteer is obligated to help competitor who is sick, hurt or in need of help. An orienteer is also obligated to help find a missing competitor if the competition management says so.