Liepājas Dienvidu fortu rogainings (20.04.24)

Programme   Getting there and competition center   Map and legends


In 1890, the Russian Emperor Alexander III decided to establish a military city in Liepāja and build the Liepaja fortress, so as not to repeat the scenario of the Crimean War, when British warships hijacked 8 merchant ships in the port of Liepaja without resistance. The South Fort was built in the south of the city by the Pērkone River and a defensive moat was dug around it. However, the cannons were never deployed here. During the First World War, the forts were used as warehouses, but in the interwar period of independent Latvia, production facilities were located here. In all the wars, the Southern Fort has been bypassed from the east of the city and has never been used for military purposes, remaining forever white and fluffy.


Time Actity
10:30 Begins issue of competitor bibs and maps
12:00 Start for 6h rogaining (participants of the Rogaining hike can start the distance from 11:00 to 13:00)
12:30 Start for 3h MTB rogaining
13:00 Start for 4h rogaining
13:30 Start for 2h rogaining, 2h rogaining run un 2h rogaining walk
15:30 Control time end for 3h MTB rogaining
16:00 Control time end for 2h rogaining un  2h rogaining run
17:00 Control time end for 4h rogaining
18:00 Control time end for 6h rogaining un Rogaining hike
18:10 Begins prize giving for classes. INTERVALS.LV lottery withr Garmin and other prizes.


Getting to the competition center: 


If you want fans to follow you during the race, watching on the big screen in the center of the race, or after the race to analyze your (or your competitors') wandering around the right checkpoint, use the MapRun smartphone application:


Since this year in all stages you will also be able to ride a bicycle in the MTB group - for the convenience of cyclists, asphalted (brown) and unasphalted fast/medium/slow/very slow (the more bumpy, the slower) black roads and trails will be sorted on the map. The tracks of the tractor equipment shown with the narrow stiga symbol will be useless for cyclists, but pedestrians can try to get out.

Already last year, we tried representing the vegetation as close as possible to the gradual transitions observed in nature from very young to young, to medium and old forest, using 4 different colors: green, lighter, very light and white, which orienteers are already used to on their maps. But this time they will not represent the runability, but only the age of the forest stand. Such a finer representation of the forest is possible thanks to the laser point cloud data published by the Latvian Geospatial Information Agency, which can be downloaded for free and map layers can be generated from them.

We remind you that the areas marked with olive green in the standard orientation signs are closed to participants. On the other hand, we painted the closed roads red. Even if it is not marked on the map, but you see a "Private property" or "No entry" sign in nature, please follow it and choose another path. Of course, first of all, the organizers themselves will try to plan the checkpoints in such a way that reaching them does not affect the rights of private owners.

The height curves will be with a relatively fine step of 2 m, so that you don't accidentally jump to the highest "mountains" of Riga, but appreciate them from the foot to the very top.


Participants receive a race card when registering in the registration tent on the morning of the race. The cards will be moisture resistant, but each participant is responsible for keeping the card in wet conditions. The scale of the map is 1:20,000 or 1 cm = 200 m in nature. Size 62 x 43 cm (take this into account when choosing a bike card holder).


Familiarize yourself with checkpoint legends or location descriptions! Although in any case you should look for an object located in the center of the circle, the legends explain more precisely whether you should look for the north or south side of the building, etc. Some of the locations of the checkpoints are so legendary that we had to decipher them in order not to remember them ahead of time. Tomer You can try to remember them even now. You will find out the correct answers on April 1 before the start, when you receive a card with checkpoints.

Nr. Kontrolpunkta vieta / Checkpoint location Nr. Kontrolpunkta vieta / Checkpoint location
10 D deguns / S spur 45 A vaļņa ielokā / In E earth bank fold
11 Ēkas ZA stūris / NE corner of building 46 Elektrības stabs / Power pole
12 Ielas Z gals / N end of street 47 Grāvju savienojuma Z pusē / N of ditch junction
20 Koks pie ielas Z gala / Tree at N end of street 48 Ieplaka uz paugura / Depression on hillock
21 Ēkas DR stūris / SW corner of building 49 A ieloks / E fold
22 Kociņš ēkas iekšējā stūrī / Treelet in building corner 50 D grāvju savienojums / S ditch junction
23 Ielas R gals / W end of street 51 Šahtas bedre / Shaft pit
24 Klajuma ZR stūris / NW corner of open area 52 Kuplākais krūms / Thickest shrub
25 Šķūņa A gals / E end of shed 53 Ēkas drupas / Ruin of building
26 Kociņš starpkāpu ieplakā / Tree in dune depression 54 D ieloks / S fold
30 Mūra-žoga savienojums / Wall-fence junction 55 Koks pie būdas / Tree at shed
31 Atstatus koks / Standalone tree 56 Z grāvju satece / N junction of ditches
32 DR lielais koks / SW large tree 57 Grāvja Z gals / N end of ditch
33 Koks R starpkāpu ieplakā / Tree, W dune depression 58 Bedre / Pit
34 Z ēkas DR stūris / SW corner of N building 59 R ieplaka / W depression
35 Laterna Z šķērsielā / Streetlamp in N alleyway 60 Koku rindas ZA stūris / NE corner of tree row
36 Koks šķērsielā / Tree in alleyway 61 Grāvja ZA gals / NE end of ditch
37 Klajumiņš šaurajā mežā / Opening in narrow wood 62 Piknika galds / Picnic table
38 Pussalas ZR stūris / NW corner of peninsula 63 D ieplakas Z gals / N end of S depression
39 ZA krūms / NE shrub 64 Ēkas R niša / W niche of building
40 Mūra stūrī / Wall corner 65 Ieplakas DR stūris / SW corner of depression
41 Deguns starp 2 grāvjiem / Spur between 2 ditches 66 Grāvju savienojuma DR pusē / SW of ditch junct.
42 DA lielais koks krastā / SE large tree on bank 70 Kociņš uz R no deguna / Small tree W of spur
43 Grāvīša ieteka ZR dīķī / Ditch end at NW pond 71 Grāvja A krastā / E bank of ditch
44 Z deguns / N deguns 72 A būdas A pusē / E side of E shed
Finišs zem arkas / Finish under arch
* Z - ziemeļu, R - rietumu, A - austrumu, D - dienvidu / N - northern, W - western, E - eastern, S - southern