Coniferous forest prevails. Very few clearings. Terrain is rich in various relief forms. Maximal height difference is 50 metres. Runnability is good and medium.
Map scale 1:15000 or 1:10000 (1:7500 for age groups MW65 and older). Contour interval 5 m.
ELECTRONIC PUNCHING SYSTEM
SPORTident electronic punching will be used for all groups.
Participants who do not have their own SPORTident chip have to rent them at a fee of 5,00 EUR (2 EUR per day) covering all three days. DIR groups 2 EUR per day.
It will be possible to try out the SPORTident punching near the finish area.
The participants should run the course with the SPORTident chip that is registered in the Start List. Please, do not accidentally swap SPORTident chips, else you can be disqualified. In case any problems occur, please contact the Registration desk.
COMPETITION GROUPS AND COURSE PARAMETRES
(Day 2 minus 30%)
|M21E||6,0 - 13,0||W21E||5.0 - 8.5||- 1996|
|M8*||1,5 - 2.5||W8*||1,5 - 2,5||2009 -|
|M10*||1,5 - 2,5||W10*||1,5 - 2,5||2007 -|
|M12*||2,0 - 2,8||W12*||2,0 - 2,8||2005 -|
|M12||2,5 - 2,8||W12||2,0 - 2,5||2005 -|
|M14L||4,0 - 5,0||W14L||3,0 - 4,0||2003 -|
|M14**||3,0||W14**||2,0 - 2,5||2003 -|
|M16L||5,0 - 6,0||W16L||3,5 - 4,5||2001 -|
|M16**||4,5 - 5,0||W16**||3,0 - 4,0||2001 -|
|M18||6,5 - 7,5||W18||4,5 - 5,0||1999 -|
|M20||7,5 - 9,0||W20||5,0 - 5,5||1997 -|
|M21L||7,5 - 9,0||W21L||5,0 - 6,0||- 1996|
|M21S||5,5 - 6,5||W21S||3,5 - 4,5||- 1996|
|M210**||4,0 - 5,0||W210**||3,5||- 1996|
|M35L||7,5 - 9,0||W35L||5,0||- 1982|
|M35S||5,0 - 6,0||W35S||4,0||- 1982|
|M40L||6,5 - 8,0||W40L||4,5 - 5,0||- 1977|
|M40S||5,0 - 6,0||W40S||3,5 - 4,0||- 1977|
|M45L||5,5 - 6,5||W45L||4,5 - 5.0||- 1972|
|M45S||4,5 - 5,5||W45S||3,5 - 4,0||- 1972|
|M50L||6,0 - 7,0||W50L||4,5 - 5,0||- 1967|
|M50S||4.5 - 5,5||W50S||3,5 - 4,0||- 1967|
|Open course||DIR 1**||2,0 - 2,5 km|
|DIR 2||4,0 - 4,5 km|
|DIR 3**||5,5 - 6,0 km|
|DIR 4||7,0 - 7,5 km|
|OPEN-100||Weight 100kg and over||4.5 km|
In case of necessity, also age groups M80, W80, M85, W85 can be introduced (provided that at least 3 competitors of the respective age group have entered).
Groups M210**, W210** are for all the adult beginners.
In the open groups DIR 1 – DIR 4 (direct entering) the runner may choose the preferred course length irrespective of the age.
The proposed course lengths are approximate, and the exact parameters will be specified in the competition programme.
W8*, M8*, W10*, M10*, W12*, M12* - marked courses supported by tapes on the terrain. Punching is with SPORTident following the order shown on the map. Both the route marked on the terrain and the controls on the map are in the sequential order to be followed. Runners may prefer either to follow the route marked with the tapes or to take their own route between the controls. In classes W8* and M8* the main prize will be awarded to the competitors who have completed their course without the assistance of an adult. Separate classes "W8* ar vecākiem" and "M8* ar vecākiem" will be created for competitors who had been assisted by adults in at least one of the days. Competitors in classes W8* and M8* will not be disqualified for missing/wrong punch. 60 minutes will be added to the result in such case. Competitors with wrong/missing punch will be listed at the end of results (after all who had taken all controls correctly). For groups W8*, M8*, W10*, M10* controls are placed directly on the tape-marked way, while for groups W12* and M12* controls can be placed up to 150 metres away from the tape.
- * - marked course
- ** - technically easy courses
- S - short course
- L - long course
- 0 - beginners’ course
The winners of each day will be awarded with prizes. In the groups of M21E and W21E, regarding the final results of the three days, the first six places will be awarded. For other groups the number of places awarded will be published on 1 July in the competition centre.
There will be a lottery of competitor’s number bibs during the closing ceremony.
There are 3 deadlines for the entries (Price for all three days / Price for one day):
|before 29 May 2017||from 29 May to 14 June 2017||from 15 May to 20 June 2017|
|MW 8-10||7 EUR / 3 EUR||10 EUR / 4 EUR||13 EUR / 5 EUR|
|MW12-14||9 EUR / 4 EUR||13 EUR / 5 EUR||16 EUR / 7 EUR|
|MW16-20||14 EUR / 6 EUR||19 EUR / 8 EUR||24 EUR / 10 EUR|
|MW60 and older||18 EUR / 7 EUR||25 EUR / 10 EUR||31 EUR / 13 EUR|
|Others||28 EUR / 11 EUR||38 EUR / 15 EUR||48 EUR / 19 EUR|
|OPEN 100||according to the age group|
Entry fees must be settled by the entry deadline. An entry is considered as a warranty to pay the fee.
Entries after 20 June involve a + 50% surcharge on the entry fee. Course change is possible only up to 24.06.2017 provided there are vacancies, and the fee is + 7 EUR. Competitors who have entered yet failed to show will be charged 50% of the entry fee.
- Online entry (the entry becomes valid following the settlement of the entry fee).
- Families of at least 3 people (where at least 2 of the family members are young people; starting in classes MW8 to MW18) are eligible to a 20% discount of the original fee for the respective entry deadline. (Discount applies for children <=18 and their parents)
- For DIR 1 - DIR 4 courses, the entry and payment has to be made at the respective event centre of the competition day. The fee is 5 EUR per day for competitors in the age groups MW18 and younger, and 7 EUR per day for competitors in the age groups MW20, MW60 and older, and 13 EUR per day for all other competitors.
- Car pass – 3 EUR (allows to enter the competition centre and each day’s event centres)
- Bus pass – 7 EUR. Minivan (up to 10 passengers) – 4 EUR