This week the weather surprised us, but now it is clear that +8 degrees means that there will be no snow. So this will be Riga autumn rogaine, not winter rogaine! Below you will find important information about the event, which will help in the race day and in the distance.
INSTRUCTIONS AND MAIN INFORMATION
The goal is to collect as many points as possible within the specified time. Check-points have different values, which is indicated by the first number (21=2 points).
Before starting the distance you must check in START station, which will be located at the entrance of the corridor. Without checking into this station first no other check points will be counted. The end result will be counted only after all members of the team have checked in FINISH station which will be located under the arch. It will be checked if the wristband is not damaged, and only then it is allowed to take off the SI card.
If check point during the distance is stolen or damaged (doesn't work), then send SMS to +371 20011284 stating team number and particular check point number, for example, "NR 403, CP 23). Only then it will be counted. If you call and tell that it is stolen or damaged, it will not be counted. After sending SMS you can continue the distance. If afterall the check point would have been there, it will not be counted.
The race takes place within city limits with active traffic as well. Please make sure that you follow the traffic rules for your own safety. Contact numbers: +371 29218759, +371 20011284. Emergency situations: 113. If time limit is exceeded (2h, 4h or 6h), every minute late is minus 1 point. If it is more than 30 minutes, result is not counted. In every check point team members must check in within 1 minute.
COMPETITION CENTRE AND TIMELINE
Competition center is located at the shopping center "Spice" Lielirbes iela 29, Riga. See map: http://ej.uz/rudens-rogainings At the competition center there will be toilets, storage room, changing rooms for both women and men, registration, map distribution, first aid, awarding ceremony, warm tea. Participants will have the opportunity to buy "Isostar" energy drinks, gels and bars, there will be "Garmin" tent, "Bandana" and "42km" products and other tents with variety of warm drinks. At the finish each participant will receive a medal, energy package and warm tea.
|From 10:00||Registration starts|
|11:30||Handing out the maps|
|12:00||Start for all distances|
|14:00||Cut-off time for 2 hour distance|
|From 14:30||Award ceremony for 2 hour distance|
|16:00||Cut-off time for 4 hour distance|
|From 16:30||Award ceremony for 4 hour distance|
|18:00||Cut-off time for 6 hour distance|
|From 18:30||Award ceremony for 6 hour distance|
NUMBER WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE
All team members must come to the registration point to take out race numbers, say team name and sign in the registration protocol for taking out the number. Team captain cannot sign for others. In the team envelope there are race numbers, clips, SI cards, wristbands, as well as different coupons from sponsors. Teams that rent out compases or GPS, they will be given out together with envelopes.
RECEIVING MAPS, PLANNING DISTANCE AND START
At 11:30 one team member at the race center will be able to receive the maps, so teams could start planning the route. When receiving maps, it is important to read all the instructions. It is possible to do the planning in the tent, or any other place. Every team member has 1 map. Maps will be in rolls and in each roll there are 2 maps. Teams which consist of 3 participants, can take 2 rolls. Before the start everybody must attach wristband with SI card and keep it undamaged. When entering the start coridor it is obligatory to show the wristband to referee.
Since traffic during the race is not closed, all the participants must follow the traffic rules, especially when crossing streets and street lights. When check point is found, all team members must check in waiting for a beep. Teams must check in at FINISH check point until the specified time. Check points that are visited after the control time, are not counted. In the finish corridor, everybody must grive all rented equipment to referee. Results will be displayed electronically on the screen at the race center, available also from mobile phones, when visiting race homepage.
EQUIPMENT DURING THE RACE
It is recommended to choose warm, active clothes, gloves, and comfortable shoes that are good for running both on the streets and in the woods. Every team must have fully charged mobile phone. It is also recommended to have a marker for planning the distance, compass with degree sections, ruler, watch, energy food, and drinks.
Maps will be water proof, and every participant is responsible for preserving it in wet conditions. The map's scale is 1:20 000 - 1 cm on the map is equal to 200 m in reality, size of the map - 42 x 60 cm. Map is prepared based on publishing house's "Jāņa Sēta" materials. There are topographic symbols used on the map. The author of the map and the distance is Valters Kaminskis. Map example:
DESCRIPTION OF THE DISTANCE
This time, the competition area will be around international airport "Riga". You will be able to see that 1km away from the airport terminal there is almost untouched nature and wild animals. One checkpoint is located where people come to watch planes arriving and departing - a romantic place. A little further - on the other side of the airport territory - there are pure pine forests with spectacular Beberbeķu forest and Nerina river. Live and untouched. City part covers the entire Āgenskalns where you have to be careful in street labyrinths. Especially picturesque is Marupītes river shores with many exciting pedestrian trails that pass through unimaginable places. Safe step and successful track selection!
KONTROLPUNKTU LEĢENDAS (BŪS ARĪ UZ KARTES)
|Nr.||Kontrolpunkta atrašanās vieta / Checkpoint location||Nr.||Kontrolpunkta atrašanās vieta / Checkpoint location||Nr.||Kontrolpunkta atrašanās vieta / Checkpoint location|
|20||Žogs, R stūris / Fence, W corner||37||Grāvju krustojums / Ditch junction||54||Uz tilta, D gals / On the bridge, S end|
|21||Zem tilta, DA kāpņu gals / Under the bridge, SE stair end||38||Grāvju savienojums / Ditch junction||55||Koks / Tree|
|22||Koku puduris / Coapse||39||Starp ēkām / Between buildings||56||Grāvis, ZA gals / Ditch, NE end|
|23||Ēka, DR stūris / Building, SW corner||40||Liels koks / Big tree||57||Grāvis, ZA gals / Ditch NE end|
|24||Paugurs, R puse / Hillock, W side||41||Upes līkums, A puse / River bend, E side||58||Paugurs, lēzens / Hillock, flat|
|25||Ēka, DR stūris / Building, SW corner||42||Atklāta vieta, DR mala / Open area, SW side||59||Krūmu puduris, Z gals / Bush cluster, N end|
|26||Koku puduris / Coapse||43||Neliela ieplaka, ZA daļa / Small depression, NE part||60||DR dīķis, D puse / SW pond, S side|
|27||Koku puduris / Coapse||44||Ieplaka, A mala / Depression, E side||61||Neliels paugurs, ZR puse, koks / Small hillock, NW side, tree|
|28||Ēka, R stūris / Building, W corner||45||Paugurs, A gals, pakāje / Hillock, E end, on foot||62||Aizaugušu ceļu krustojums, koks / Overgrown road junction, tree|
|29||Dīķis, DR puse / Pond, SW side||46||Paugurs, lēzens, R daļa / Hillock, flat, W part||63||Grāvis, ZR gals / Ditch, NW end|
|30||Žogs, DA stūris / Fence, SE corner||47||Ieloks, lēzens / Fold, flat||64||Kalns, virsotne / hill, on top|
|31||Žogs, ZA stūris / Fence, NE corner||48||Ieloks / Fold||65||Atklāta vieta, Z mala, žogs / Open area, N side, fence|
|32||Starp dīķiem / Between ponds||49||Žogs, R stūris / Fence, W corner||66||Ieplaka / Depression|
|33||Vidējais paugurs, lēzens, A puse / Middle hillock, flat, E side||50||Ceļa līkums / Road elbow||67||Neliels grāvis, līkums / Small ditch, elbow|
|34||Liels koks / Big tree||51||Dīķis, D puse / Pond, S side||68||Mežs, DA stūris, grāvis / Forest, SE corner, ditch|
|35||Lidmašīna / Airplane||52||Paugurs, lēzens, DR daļa / Hillock, flat, SW part||69||Grāvju savienojums / Ditch junction|
|36||Žogs, R stūris / Fence, W corner||53||Krūmu puduris / Bush cluster||Finišs zem arkas / Finish under arch
See you soon!
Riga Rogaining organizers