50. Kainuun Rastiviikko

50th Kainuu Orienteering Week

25.-30.7.2017 Kuhmo, Finland

Kainuu Orienteering Week 3.-8.7.2016
Competition Invitation

Competition rules

The competition will be governed by the rules of the Finnish Orienteering Association and rules given by organizer.

Entry and registration
All entries to competition categories must be made before 31.5.2016 at 24.00.

1. by using the IRMA-service https://irma.suunnistusliitto.fi
2. By email  to info@rastiviikko.fi
If entry is made by email the following information must be informed:  name,  year of birth, emit-card number, country, category and competition days (1,2,3,4). When entry is made correctly via email (to info@rastiviikko.fi ), competition office will send  invoice for paying of participation fee. Entry is valid and registered to IRMA-service when invoice is paid. See the detailed information from our webpage www.rastiviikko.fi.

H/D21E categories: 60 competitors to H21E and 40 competitors to D21E will be chosen based on Finnish online-ranking and WRE-ranking (http://iofranking.osport.ee/) situation 12.6.2016.  

If there are more than 60/40 competitors registrated to these categories, those who are not chosen will be automatically moved to category H/D21A.

If you have any problems in entry/registration contact info@rastiviikko.fi
Details of registration and entered/registered competitiors ar shown at IRMA-service.
Late-entry and registration (with higher participation fees) must be made before 12.6.2016 at 24.00 directly to IRMA-service.

Entry instruction to open categories (fitness orienteering) can be found from chapter Open orienteering.

Participation fees
Participation fees are as follows:

by 30.11.2015:
Elite (H/D 16-21E) 80 €/week        22 €/day
H/D 17-95            74 €/week        21 €/day
H/D 8-16              36 €/week        11 €/day

by 28.2.2016:
Elite (H/D 16-21E) 95 €/week           25 €/day
H/D 17-95            85 €/week         23 €/day
H/D 8-16              45 €/week         13 €/day

by 31.5.2016:
Elite (H/D 16-21E) 110 €/week             29 €/day        
H/D 17-95            100 €/week            27 €/day
H/D 8-16              55 €/week           16 €/day

Late-entry by 12.6.2016:
Elite (H/D 16E-21E)150 €/week           40 €/day
H/D 17-95            140 €/week        37 €/day
H/D 8-16              65 €/week        18 €/day

Participation fees must be paid in conjunction of entry via IRMA-service.  Entry is valid when participation fee is paid. If you have problems in entry or payments plese contact competition office (info@rastiviikko.fi, +358445123517).

Cancellations and changes to entry/registration
Participation fee = participation fee to competition + emit-card rental (for example 80 € + emit-card rental 15 € / week = 95 €)

If participation to KOW-week is cancelled before 31.5.2016 the whole participation fee will be paid back. We will charge office costs 5 € / day, if the participation fee is more than 30 €. If participation fee is less than 30 € we charge only one day office cost 5 €.

If participation to KOW-week is cancelled after 31.5.2016 we will pay back 50% of participation fee in case of illness, sickness or injury. Official doctor´s statement is required.

Change of category is possible without any cost by 31.5.2016. After 31.5.2016 we will charge 5 € office costs if category is changed.

Change of category is not possible after 1.7.2016.

If you have any questions about entry, participation, participation fees, cancellations etc. contact to competition office:  info@rastiviikko.fi , phone: +35844 512 3517

Changes to registered emit-card number is free by 12.6.2016. After this we will charge 5 € if the emit-card number is changed.

Open orienteering
1) Pre-registration
by using the IRMA-service https://irma.suunnistusliitto.fi until by 12.6.2016. Pre-registration is possible only for the whole week. Entry instructions for using the IRMA-service can be found  from our webpage → www.rastiviikko.fi → Entry → IRMA instructions

Pre-registration participation fees
Open categories                     42 €/week    
Open (under 14-year old)        25 €/week
Family-RR*                            30 €/week
*includes maps for the whole participating family and one emit-card.

Instructions for pre-registrated orienteers when arriving to KOW competition centre.

Pre-registrated (with own emit-card): Can pick up their competition number directly adjacent to open orienteering (Kuntoinfo) office in competition centre and go directly to start and orienteer. So you don´t have to visit in open orienteering office.
Pre-registrated (with rental emit-card): You have to visit in open orienteering office, where you can have you competition number and rental emit-card.

2) On-site registration
Participation fees:
Open categories                50 €/week    13 €/day
Open (under 14-year old)   30 €/week      8 €/day
Family-RR*                       30 €/week      8 €/day
Adventure track (under school age)    12 €/week      4 €/day
*includes maps for the whole participating family and one emit-card.

NOTE! Entry form to open categories can be downloaded from webpage: www.rastiviikko.fi. When making the entry on-site you can print the entry form and fill it in advance so when you arrive to competition centre it is faster to visit in open orienteering office.

Emit punching system
Emit punching system will be used in every category of KOW. If you have your own emit-card number of the card must be given when registrating. Organizers will reserve a rental emit-card for those who don´t have own card. Emit-card rental is 5 € / day or 15 € / week. The rented emit-cards can be picked up from KOW-info at the competition centre. The rent must be paid on-site if it isn´t paid already. For open categories emit-card rental is available in open orienteering office at the competition centre. If participant don´t return emit-card we will charge fee of 80 € / card.
Changes to registered emit-card number is free by 14.6.2015. After this we will charge 5 € if the emit-card number is changed.
H/D16-21E-categories competitors may have to use  GPS-tracking device.  

Event centre
Event centre is located in Puolanka city centre. Navigational address: Koulukatu 2, Puolanka.

Competition centre (Luhtakangas)
Competition centre is located about 10 km from Puolanka to south-east. Navigational address is Hyrynsalmentie 20, Puolanka. In the competition centre we have several services for example restaurant and café´s, orienteering and sport shops, children´s day care (Muksula) and dog´s day care. Showers and toilets are also available. Mounting of club tents is possible starting on saturday 2.7.2016 at 15.00. Club tents must be mounted to club tent area.

Muksula (Childrens day care)
Muksula intended for pre-school-age children is open each day when competitions are held. Please do not bring any ill children (fever, stomach flu, etc.) to Muksula.

Pre-registrate your children to Muksula by 26.6.2016:
email: muksula@rastiviikko.fi
phone: +358 44 5123517

Prices for childrens day care are:
Pre-registration before 26.6.2016, 5 € / day / child
Registration on-site, 10 € / day  / child

In addition of Muksula there will be adventure track for kids under the school age.
Prices for adventure track are:
4 € / day, 12 € / week

KOW-info (competition office and info)
KOW-info is in event centre and competition centre. During the competition days KOW-iinfo is open in competition centre. Detailed opening hours for KOW-info will be released in the spring 2016 in our webpage and competition instructions.

After two first stages (1st and 2nd stages) training is possible in the map area of those stages.
Training is also possible with many different maps (areas → Puolanka, Suomussalmi, Vuokatti, Kajaani). Training maps can be purchased from the KOW-info.

Competition area consists the very best orienteering areas in Puolanka and overall in Kainuu region. Orienteering area has been used two times before in 1985 and 2000 Kainuu Orienteering Week. Competitions will be held in two different kind of terrrain types. Stages 1. and 2. will be run in pineforest area which is very fast to run and there is good runability. The stages 3. and 4. offers for orienteers very challenging orienteering in great scenery´s and hill areas which are covered with old spruce forest.
Children´s tracks are held every day in pineforest area where you can find plenty of footpaths and little ponds which will make orienteering easier.

Maps are made by the professionals of Mapline (Mapping company of WOC 2013). Course setters are also professionals Teemu and Lasse Köngäs who were the course setters of Kainuu Orienteering Week 2013 which was held in conjunction of WOC 2013.

Scale 1:10 000, color printout 6/2016.
Map size A3, in children´s categories A5. Maps are in plastic cover.
Mapping: Mapline Oy / Rauno Asikainen, Teemu Köngäs, Pasi Jokelainen, Pekka Hiltunen

Startlists are available (week 25 / 2016) on our webpage www.rastiviikko.fi.

There will be 5 different starts. Distances from competition centre to starts are between 300 - 2500 metres. The way to each start is marked.

See our webpage www.rastiviikko.fi -> 2016 -> accommodation.   

There will be money prizes for overall winners in categories H/D21E as follows:
1. 2000,00 €
2. 1000,00 €    
3. 500,00 €

In each category 1-6 competitors are awarded based on overall standings and amount of participant in each category. Prizes are products and gift tokens.

Stage winners are awarded in stages 1,2 and 3.

Every participant of KOW will be awarded with commemorative prize.

In open categories (A, B, C and Family-RR) prizes are raffled each day.

Guiding posts
Guiding to competition centre is from the road number 78 about 8 km from Puolanka to south-east. Guiding post are on their places on saturday 2.7.2016 at 15.00.

Arriving and parking
Parking areas are located between 100-800 metres from competition centre.

Parking tickets
Parking tickets will be checked when leaving the parking area. Parking ticket can be purchased from KOW-info in the event centre or competition centre or finally the ticket must be purchased when leaving the parking area (then only in cash).
We strongly recommend to buy ticket in advance so you don´t have to wait when you are leaving the parking area.
Day: 7 €
Week: 25 €

Arriving and parking instructions are informed more detail later on our webpage www.rastiviikko.fi

Bus transportation
There will be bus transportation between event centre – Puolanka city centre – competition centre. Prices, timetables and routes are published on our webpage in the spring 2016.

20th, 30th ja 40th anniversary medals
The 20th, 30th and 40th anniversary medals will be awarded. If you have 20th, 30th or 40th participation to KOW-week please contact to KOW-info (competition office) before 31.5.2016.

Chief of competition: Martti Köngäs, martti.kongas@gmail.com, +358 50 5720152
Secretary General: Jukka Liuha, jukka.liuha@rastiviikko.fi, +358 44 7679 533
Media: Jukka Liuha, jukka.liuha@rastiviikko.fi, +358 44 7679 533    
Course setters: Teemu Köngäs, Lasse Köngäs
Technical advisor (TA): Risto Vairinen, SSL / KontU
Course advisors: Petri Karjalainen (SK Pohjantähti) and Keijo Parkkinen (Ylikiimingin Nuijamiehet)
Organizing club: Puolangan Ryhti ry.

Competition office          
Kisatie 28, 87250 Kajaani       
+358 44 512 3517           

Accommodation office
+358 44 761 3886