50. Kainuun Rastiviikko

50th Kainuu Orienteering Week

25.-30.7.2017 Kuhmo, Finland

50th Kainuu Orienteering Week,

50th Anniversary

25.-30.7.2017, Kuhmo, Finland

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 19.6.2017 at 24.00.

1. by using the IRMA-service https://irma.suunnistusliitto.fi

or

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 an invoice for paying of participation fee. Entry is valid and registered to IRMA-service when the invoice is paid. See the detailed information from our webpage www.rastiviikko.fi.

In H/D16-21E categories there will be a pursuit start on the last competition day.

If you have any problems in entry/registration, contact info@rastiviikko.fi

Details of registration and entered/registered competitiors are shown at IRMA-service.

50th participation to Kainuu Orienteering Week for free
Those orienteers who have the 50th participation either as on orienteer or organizer to Kainuu Orienteering Week 2017 will have participation for free. Those orienteers can entry directly via email to our competition office info@rastiviikko.fi by 19.6.2017,

Late-entry and registration (with higher participation fees) must be made before 9.7.2017 at 24.00 directly to IRMA-service or via email to our competition office.

Entry instruction to open categories can be found from chapter open orienteering.

Participation fees
Participation fees are as follows:

by 30.11.2016:
Elite (H/D 16-21E)        85 €/week        24 €/day
H/D 17-95            78 €/week        22 €/day
H/D 8-16            40 €/week        12 €/day

by 28.2.2017:
Elite (H/D 16-21E)        100 €/week           28 €/day
H/D 17-95            90 €/week         25 €/day
H/D 8-16             50 €/week         15 €/day

by 19.6.2017:
Elite (H/D 16-21E)         115 €/week             32 €/day        
H/D 17-95                      105 €/week            28 €/day
H/D 8-16                60 €/week           17 €/day

Late-entry by 9.7.2017:
Elite (H/D 16E-21E)              160 €/week           44 €/day
H/D 17-95            150 €/week        40 €/day
H/D 8-16              75 €/week        21 €/day

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

Cancellations and changes to entry/registration
Notice! Check the terms of cancellations and changes from our webpage www.rastiviikko.fi → 2017 → Competition info.

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 19.6.2017 the whole participation fee will be paid back. See the detailed terms of cancellations from our webpage.

If participation to KOW-week is cancelled after 19.6.2017 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 19.6.2017. After 19.6.2017 we will charge 10 € office costs if category is changed. In these cases we will follow the participation fees of that entry period where competitor has entered to the competition for the first time.

Other expenses concerning changes of categories during the time 20.6.-23.7.2017
See the detailed terms of cancellations from our webpage.

Change of category is not possible after 23.7.2017.

Changes to registered emit-card number are free by 19.6.2017. You can change your emit-card number directly in IRMA-service (until 19.6.2017) or via email to info@rastiviikko.fi.

Starting from 20.6.2017 emit-card number changes must be changed only via email to info@rastiviikko.fi and there will be costs by the following price steps:
20.6.-9.7.2017: Cost of 5 € if the emit-card number is changed (changes only via email)
10.7.-25.7.2017: Cost of 10 € if the emit-card number is changed (changes only via email)

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

See the detailed terms of cancellations from our webpage.

Open courses
1) Pre-registration
by using the IRMA-service https://irma.suunnistusliitto.fi until by 9.7.2017. 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                      45 €/week    
Open (under 14-year old)        25 €/week
Open/Family-RR*            25 €/week
*includes maps for the whole family and one emit-card.

Instructions for pre-registrated participants when arriving to KOW competition centre:
Pre-registrated (with own emit-card): Can pick up their competition number directly next to the open courses office in competition centre and go directly to start and orienteer. So you don't have to visit in open courses office.
Pre-registrated (with rental emit-card): You have to visit the open courses office, where you can have your competition number and rental emit-card.

2) On-site registration
Participation fees:
Open courses                     55 €/week    15 €/day
Open (under 14-year old)        35 €/week    10 €/day
Open/Family-RR*            35 €/week    10 €/day
Activity route                    12 €/week    4 €/day
*includes maps for the whole family and one emit-card.

NOTE! Entry form to open courses 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 the competition centre it is faster to visit in open courses 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 during registration. Organizers will reserve a rental emit-card for those who don't have their own cards. 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 courses, emit-card rental is available in open courses office at the competition centre. If participant don't return the emit-card we will charge fee of 80 € / card.

Changes to registered emit-card number is free by 19.6.2017. See the detailed terms of cancellations from our webpage.

GPS-tracking
H/D16-21E-categories competitors may have to use  GPS-tracking device.

Event centre
Event centre is located in Kuhmo city centre. Detailed address is informed later.

Competition centre (Rasti)
Competition centre is located about 20 km from Kuhmo to south via road 75 (to Nurmes)
Navigational address is Petäjälammentie 265, Kuhmo. In the competition centre we have several services for example restaurant and cafés, orienteering and sport shops, children's day care (Muksula) and dog care. Showers and toilets are also available. Mounting of club tents is possible starting on monday 24.7.2017 at 15.00. Club tents must be mounted to club tent area.

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

Pre-registration to Muksula by 19.7.2017:
email: muksula@rastiviikko.fi
phone: +358 44 5123517

Prices for children's day care are:
Pre-registration by 19.7.2017, 5 € / day / child
Registration on site, 10 € / day  / child

Activity route ("Rastiralli")
In the competition centre there will be an activity route 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 the event centre and in the competition centre. During the competition days KOW-info is open in competition centre. Detailed opening hours for KOW-info will be released in the spring 2017 in our webpage and competition instructions.

Training possibilities
Training is also possible with many different maps and areas in Kainuu region → Kuhmo, Sotkamo and Kajaani etc. Training maps can be purchased from the KOW-info.

Terrain
Anniversary week will be held in great and versatile orienteering terrain in the middle of traditional Finnish and Kainuu region countryside. Competition centre is in the courtyard of the farm which is located on the top of the hill offering great landscapes to the wilderness.

Competition terrain has varied terrains and an all-round experience of the Kainuu landscape. In addition to its typical solid ground, the terrain ranges from craggy hillsides with small features to varied forests and vegetation, greatest variations in altitude are between 40-50 metres. All-in-all the orienteering area is very versatile and for more experienced orienteers there are also very demanding terrains and orienteering tasks.   

The competition courses are planned so that the best parts of the terrain will be offered for all of the competition categories. The competition terrain in Rasti area offers courses suitable for all levels. The course setters have great experience from several previous events, including the Kainuu Orienteering Week 2011.

Competition maps are designed by the professional mapping company Mapline Oy (for ex. WOC2013 official mapping company).

Maps
Scale 1:10 000, color printout 6/2017.
Scale 1:7500 (in older age categories)
Map size A3, A4 and A5 depending on the category. Maps are in a plastic cover.
Mapping: Mapline Oy / Rauno Asikainen, Pekka Hiltunen and Pasi Jokelainen

Start lists
Start lists are available (week 28 / 2017) in our webpage www.rastiviikko.fi.

Starts
There will be 5 different starts. Distances from competition centre to starts are between 500 - 3300 metres. The way to each start is marked.

Accommodation
See our webpage www.rastiviikko.fi -> 2017 -> accommodation.

Prizes
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 1-3 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 50th anniversary prize. Additionally, in categories H/D8-10 RR and Open/Family-RR there will be an participation price for every participant.
In open categories (A, B, C and Open/Family-RR) one prize in each category are raffled each day.

Guiding posts
Guiding to event centre, competition centre and to parking areas:
Road 76, arrival from the west, about 5 km before Kuhmo city centre
Road 912, arrival from the east, about 5 km before Kuhmo city centre
Road 900, arrival from the north/north west, about 5 km before Kuhmo city centre
Road 5284, arrival from the south west, cross road of the road 75
Road 75, arrival from the south, about 22 km before Kuhmo
Guiding post are on their places on Monday 24.7.2017 at 15.00.

Arriving and parking
Parking areas are located between 100-3000 metres from the competition centre. There will be non-stop bus transportation from the parking areas to the competition centre. Bus transportation is included in the parking ticket.   

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 at latest 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.

Prices
P5 Kuhmo/Event centre        see the bus transportation ticket prices
P2-P4 Participants            30 € / week, 10 € / day
P2 Caravan                 35 € / week, 12 € / day
P2 Busses / club busses:        50 € / week, 15 € / day
P1 VIP-parking:            50 € / week, 15 € / day

P5 Kuhmo/Event centre -parking area is located in Kuhmo city centre and from there it will be a bus transportation directly to competition centre. Journey takes about 30 minutes.
P2-P4: There will be bus transportation to competition centre and it takes about 5-10 minutes.
P1 VIP-parking is located adjacent to competition centre, about 100-200 metres walk. There will be only limited amount of VIP-parking tickets available. VIP-parking tickets are available for everyone. VIP-parking ticket must be purchased in advance from our office info@rastiviikko.fi.

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 – Kuhmo city centre – competition centre. Prices, timetables and routes are published on our webpage in the spring 2017.

20th, 30th, 40th ja 50th anniversary medal and anniversary orienteering shirts
All those orienteers who will have 20th, 30th, 40th or 50th participation to Kainuu Orienteering Week we ask to inform and leave the contact information to our office (info@rastiviikko.fi) by 19.6.2017 so that we can reserve enough anniversary medals for everyone.
For those orienteers who will have 50th participation to Kainuu Orienteering Week on 2017 we will offer KOW-orienteering shirt (with name and 50th anniversary sign) in special discount price. Leave your information to our competition office (info@rastiviikko.fi) by 31.3.2017 if you want this shirt with your own name and 50th anniversary sign. Price of the KOW-orienteering shirt will be informed on our webpage in the spring 2017.

50th anniversary orienteering shirt is also available for everyone who are intrested. Orders to our competition office by 31.3.2017. Price of the KOW-orienteering shirt will be informed on our webpage in the spring 2017.

Organization
Chief of competition: Urpo Piirainen, urpo.piirainen@erapiira.fi, puh. +358 400 219 197
Secretary General: Jukka Liuha, jukka.liuha@rastiviikko.fi, puh. +358 44 7679533
Media: Jukka Liuha, jukka.liuha@rastiviikko.fi, +358 44 7679 533    
Course setters: Anssi Karjalainen, Arto Huotari, Leena Heikkinen and Eija Juntunen
Technical advisor (TA): Risto Vairinen, KontU
Course advisors: Mika-Markku Grönholm and Pekka Hiltunen
Organizing club: Kuhmon Peurat ry

Competition office (from 1.11.2016)    Accommodation office (from 1.11.2016)
Kisatie 28, 87250 Kajaani                    +358 44 761 3886
+358 44 512 3517                              majoitus@rastiviikko.fi
info@rastiviikko.fi                               accommodation@rastiviikko.fi

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