WMOC bulletin 2

WMOC 2019 Bulletin No. 2 (English)(.PDF)


ORGANISERS, ADVISERS, JURY AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Organising Committee
Event director: Ildze Straume ildze.straume@gmail.com +371 26563615
Office and administration: Inese Purgaile info@wmoc2019.lv
IT manager: Kārlis Osis lvkaos@inbox.lv
Finance: Ģirts Mamis lof@lof.lv
Technical director: Jānis Lazdāns janis.lazdans@woc2018.lv
National controller: Jurģis Krastiņš krasts_krasts@yahoo.co.uk
Transport and parking: Matīss Ratnieks matiss.ratnieks@gmail.com
Logistics and infrastructure: Daniels Kārkliņš karklinsdaniels@gmail.com
Media: Sandra Grosberga, Juris Vaidakovs
Model event: Aigars Vārna aigars@lof.lv
Catering: Inese Bajare
Human resources: Daiga Jermaka
Public race: Toms Straume

Mappers
Sprint Qualification : Miks Puriņš
Sprint Final: Juris Cebulis, Ainārs Lagzdiņš
Forest Qualification: Māris Strautnieks
Middle Final: Māris Strautnieks
Long Final: Indulis Peilāns

Course setters
Sprint Qualification : Alvis Reinsons
Sprint Final: Alvis Reinsons
Forest Qualification: Oskars Zērnis
Middle Final: Aigars Vārna
Long Final: Indulis Peilāns

National course controllers
Sprint Qualification: Guntars Mankus
Sprint Final: Guntars Mankus
Forest Qualification: Jānis Tamužs
Middle Final: Jānis Tamužs
Long Final: Jānis Tamužs

Advisers
IOF Senior Event Adviser: Ulu Aeschlimann (SUI)
IOF Assistant Event Adviser: Kuno Rooba (EST)
National Controller: Jurģis Krastiņš (LAT)

IOF representatives
IOF Council: Leho Haldna
IOF Foot-O Commission: David May
Jury members:
Nermin Fenmen, GBR
Jari Kymäläinen, FIN
Jozef Pollak, SLO

Commentary Andris Rupais, Ivars Bācis

Contact information
Event Director: Ildze Straume
Address: LOF, Grostonas iela 6b,
Rīga, LV-1013, Latvia
Telephone: +371 26563615
Web: www.wmoc2019.lv
Email: info@wmoc2019.lv

VENUE
Latvia
Situated in north-eastern Europe with a coastline along the Baltic Sea, Latvia features a temperate climate, white sandy beaches and plenty of forests. Average temperature in July is 21oC and there are 18 hours of daylight.

Riga
Riga is the capital and the largest city in Latvia. The historical Centreof Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau and the 19th century wooden architecture. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga is a modern city and it offers plenty of cultural and recreational activities to enjoy.

Food
Riga has a plenty of restaurants to choose from. In forest races it will be possible to purchase a meal also in arena catering shops.

Visa
You do not need a visa if you come from an EU or Schengen area country.

Public transport
In Riga you can ride either the bus or tram to get around the city. Tickets can be bought in any “Narvesen” kiosk or in ticket machines located at some stops.
From Airport:Take the 22 bus from the airport and get off at the “Slokas iela” stop. From there you can walk towards Kipsala.

Tourist office
Tourist office is located in Old Riga Centre, Address - Rātslaukums 6, Rīga

Climate
In Latvia, the average temperature in July is 21 degrees Centigrade during daytime and 13 degrees during the night.
However, daytime temperatures up to 30 degrees and down to 15 degrees are not uncommon. The average rainfall in July is 68 mm and the average number of rainy days is 10, with considerable variation between years.
Both sunscreen and wet weather gear is recommended. Thunderstorms occur infrequently.

Hygiene
Tap water in Latvia is drinkable unless otherwise specified.

Health care
The Latvian Orienteering Federation holds General Third Party Liability Insurance (TPL) for the organizer of public events.
Nevertheless competitors participate in the event at their own risk. We recommend that competitors have personal health
and/or travel insurance.

Hospitals
There are several hospitals in Riga located at various regions, Closest to city Centre–Riga 1sthospital
Across the River from city Centre–Pauls Stradins clinical university hospital.

Important phone numbers
Emergency – 112

PROGRAMME
Thursday,
July 4
15:00-21:00 Event centre opens, registration and accreditation Event Centre Kipsala
       
Friday,
July 5

 
08:00-17:00
09:00-21:00
14:00-18:30
Model event – sprint
Registration and accreditation
Side event - indoor orienteering
Hotel Bellevue
Event Centre Kipsala
Daugava stadium
       
Saturday,
July 6
10:00-14:00
14:15-15:00
14:30
Sprint qualification
Public race - sprint
Opening Ceremony
Arena Dzeguzkalns
Arena Dzeguzkalns
Arena Dzeguzkalns
       
Sunday,
July 7
09:00-13:00
13:15-14:00
14:30
Sprint final
Public race - sprint
Prize giving ceremony
Arena Vecriga
Arena Vecriga
Arena Vecriga
       
Monday,
July 8

08:00-17:00
Rest day
Model event: Forest qualification and middle final

Arena Bumbukalns
       
Tuesday,
July 9
10:00-14:00
10:00-13:00
Forest qualification
Public race  - middle
Arena Bumbukalns
Arena Bumbukalns
       
Wednesday,
July 10
10:00-14:00
10:00-13:00
15:00
Middle final
Public race  - middle
Prize giving ceremony
Arena Bumbukalns
Arena Bumbukalns
Arena Bumbukalns
       
Thursday,
July 11

08:00-17:00
Rest day
Model event - long final

Carnikava
       
Friday,
July 12
09:30-12:30
10:00-12:30
14:00
14:30
Long final
Public race  – long
Prize giving ceremony
Closing ceremony
Arena Garezeri
Arena Garezeri
Arena Garezeri
Arena Garezeri
       
Saturday,
July 13
11:00 Side event – Vivo barefoot rogaining Jurmala

LOCATION


Event Centre
On July 4 and 5 the Event Centre will be in Ķīpsala, in Riga Technical University, Āzenesstreet 12
and it is easily accessible by car or public transport.  Suggested place for car parking is in the nearby trade centre “Olimpia”.
You can leave your car for free for 2 hours.
Starting from July 6 the Event Centre will be in either the arenas or hotel Bellevue (Slokas street 1), see the schedule in the table with
secretariat working hours. All information about the event will be available in the Event Centre. Transport to competitions and models will
be available from the Event Centre and some selected hotels on forest competition days.
Check the day-to-day info for specifics.

Getting to Kipsala Event Center
From Airport: Take the 22 bus from airport and get off at the “Slokas iela” stop. From there you can walk towards Kipsala.
From Harbor: The harbor is walking distance from Kipsala Event centre. You need to head towards “Vansu” Bridge and walk across it towards Kipsala.

Services at the Event Centre
Apart from the Event Office where you have to collect your bags and settle the outstanding issues, you will find the following facilities in and
around the Event Centre:Display of start lists and results.Starting point for bus transport to the races and models (from 8 July and on)
Event Office
The Event Office is the central information centre for WMOC 2019.At the Event Office you can collect your accreditation package/bag
containing:
Your start number bib(s) and safety pins.
Your SI-card/SIAC cardif rented.
Pre-ordered WMOC2019 SIAC card
Pre-ordered T-shirt.
Maps for the model events.
Your ticket/bracelet for bus transport to the races. (should be pre-ordered)
Vehicle parking ticket (should be pre-ordered)
A souvenir from WMOC

The Event Office working hours and functions:
Thursday, July 4 15:00-21:00 Bag collection Event Centre Kipsala
Friday, July 5 09:00-21:00 Bag collection Event Centre Kipsala
Saturday, July 6 08:30-14:00 Bag collection, Info Desk  Arena Dzeguzkalns
Sunday, July 7 08:30-14:00 Info Desk Arena Vecriga
Monday, July 8 08:00-16:00 Bag collection Event Centre Hotel Bellevue
Tuesday, July 9 09:00-14:00 Bag collection, Info Desk Arena Bumbukalns
Wednesday, July 10 09:00-14:00 Info Desk  Arena Bumbukalns
Thursday, July 11   Phone +37129751855  
Friday, July 12 09:00-15:00 Info Desk Arena Garezeri

Entries
Entries will be open from 2nd of April at www.wmoc2019.lv and become valid only after payment of the entry fee. It is possible to enter for either one competition or both disciplines (Sprint and forest competitions).
Changes are possible, the fee for a change is 10€. After 1st of June 2019 late entries are possible if vacancies still exist. Extra fee 30€.
Deadline        Sprint only (EUR)  Forest only (EUR  ) Both sprint and forest (EUR)
June 1, 2019         150                          160                                          180

Payment
You will only be able to pick up your accreditation package/bag if your full  payment has been received by the organisers.

Cancellation
No refund will be given for cancelled registration.

CEREMONIES AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Opening Ceremony
Saturday, July6 from 14.30 -16.00
The Opening Ceremony of WMOC2019 will take place in Dzegužkalns arena right after the sprint qualification. Participants (competitors, organisers and guests) are asked to gather and take seats at the open theatre chairsat 14:30. The national flags will be carried in procession to the Arena, and a short programme with music and speeches will follow.

Accommodation
WMOC2019 offers all kinds of accommodation from Student dormitories to luxury hotels. Visit www.wmoc2019.lv/accommodation if you have not already secured your accommodation.

Banquet
Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Banquet due to few registrations. We apologise.

Prize giving ceremonies
At the three Finals days, prize-giving ceremonies will be held at the event arenas. IOF gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the three best placed competitors in each age group for men and women in the A-finals. Before the start of the prize-giving ceremony, all medal winners will be invited to approach the ceremony podium. The time for this will be announced by the speaker. For each age group the three best men and women respectively will be escorted to the podium as one group in order for all 6 medallists to receive their medals at the same time.

Closing Ceremony
The closing ceremony will be held after the Long Distance final in the arena at Garezeri. The IOF Flag will be handed over to the 2020WMOC organisers from Slovakia.

Press and Media
All press and media are welcome; please apply for accreditation by sending an e-mail to prese@wmoc2019.lv . You can pick up your accreditation badge at the Event Centre together with your free parking or transport ticket. There will be a media tent in all arenas with internet access, tables, chairs and electricity

TRANSPORT
Bus transport provided by WMOC
For the Sprint Qualification and Final there will be no organised transport. Competitors can use Riga public transport to get there. Both Sprint Qualification and Final are easily and conveniently available by public transport. Organisers buses will depart from Bellevue Hotel for all forest competitions and forest models. Additionally, on all forest competition days buses will depart also from hotel “Monika”. Tickets should be booked in Eventor or in the Event Centre if still available. There will be no designated parking areas for Sprint competitions. Use available city parking spots or streets where possible. On Sundays parking on streets is free. Around Dzegužkalns on most of streets it is free also on Saturday, but we suggest you take public transport as streets are narrow there and not so many parking places available. A limited number of parking places will be offered for forest races. These can be booked when registering or later, if still available. You can reach Hotel Bellevue with both tram nr.1 and tram nr.5 by getting off at the “Aleksandra Grīna Bulvāris” stop.

Bus transport timetable
You will find the bus transport timetable in the day-by-day information.

Bus transport – tour operators
You will find the bus transport instructions in the day-by-day information.

Parking permit
If you have booked a parking permit, you will find it in your accreditation package. Please check that it is there. Parking tickets must be bought in advance.

Senior transport service - for M/W 80+ in LF
Transport for age groups80+ will be provided during the long final in Garezeri from parking to arena and back
 
COMPETITION INFORMATION
Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted according to the IOF Competition Rules as of 1st January 2019and the 2019W MOC Manual.

Training
Competitions held in similar terrains before the WMOC 2019 are listed in www.wmoc2019.lv with links to the event. Maps of relevant forests for self-training can be requested at trainings@woc2018.lv

Embargoed areas
Embargoed areas are shown on the webpage: http://wmoc2019.lv/embargoed-areas/ Unless following instructions from the organisers, accessing embargoed areas will lead to disqualification. In the Sprint Qualification (Dzegužkalns) strict embargo (no access to embargoed area) takes place on July 5 at 20:00. In the Sprint Final the strict embargo takes place on July 7 at 8 in the morning. This means that you should leave Old Riga before 8 am by choosing shortest way out (in case your hotel is in Old Riga).

Previous maps of competition areas
Old maps of the competition areas: https://wmoc2019.lv/old-maps/

Model Events
The model events will show examples of the terrain types, the map quality, the control features and the positioning of the controls. Further information about the model events is in the day-by-day information.

Electronic Punching System
The SPORTident punching system will be used. Touch free mode (Air+) will be activated in additional to classic SPORTident punching. Both regular SI-cards and SIAC cards can be used.
SIAC cards can be rented from the organisers by choosing this option in the entry form. The hire charge for the entire week is €15 if booked in advance. Without pre-registration the hire charge is €5 for one day or €20 for the entire week. EUR 70.00 will be charged for any lost or missing card.The SI-card number in your entry form is entered into the computer system and appears on your number bib. If for any reason you will be using a different SI-card, you must notify the organisers of the new SI-card number by emailing it to info@wmoc2019.lv not later than 10 June 2019. Change of SI Card after that time can only be done in the Event Office/Info Desk at a fee of EUR 10.
SI-card numbers will be checked against competitor names as part of the start procedure.In the unlikely situation of SIAC failing to register in touch free mode, the competitor has to perform the direct punch by placing the SIAC chip into SPORTident station. In the unlikely situation of station failing to respond with direct punch (neither a feedback beep nor a light feedback signal) athelete has to attempt to punch in the second SPORTident station of the same controlpoint. If none of the two SPORTident stations responds athletes must punch manually in the designated are aon the map using the pin-punch.
All controls in Sprint and Middle distances will be equipped with two SPORTindent stations, in Long distance most of controls will be equipped with two SPORTident stations. Please pay attention that the feedback signal that you hear and see is the feedback of your SI card punch.

Finish
Finish time is registered when athlete punches the SPORTindent Finish station located on the finish line. Punching onthe Finish line is possible both in touch free and regular punching mode. In Middle Final and Long Final there will be a separate last control and separate finish corridor for A finals.

Clothing
Competitors can make their own choice of clothing and footwear. However, spike shoes are not allowed for Sprint Qualification and Sprint Final. In rainy weather, slopes may become slippery and tracks may become muddy; trail running shoes or orienteering shoes are recommended for the forest competitions.

Responsibility / insurance
Liability waiver
You compete at your own risk. The organisers can accept no liability for injuries or sickness occurring either during the competition or during transport to and from the competition. Safety and responsibility
The organisers ask that competitors use common sense in ensuring their own safety at all times. All competitors who take part in the WMOC 2019 and in the open classes(including Model events) must consider any risks and take their own safety precautions, and will be totally responsible for any injuries which might occur to them during the races as well as for any accidents on the way to and from any event during the WMOC week. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE RECOMMENDED TO TAKE OUT AN ACCIDENT INSURANCE POLICY THAT, IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT, WILL COVER ALL FEES FOR RETRIEVAL, RESCUE AND TRANSPORT TO THE HOSPITAL.

Fair Play
The  organisers  encourage  all  competitors  to act  with fairness.  During  the  races, competitors  are  requested  not  to  speak  to each other (IOF Rule 26.1).

Use of equipment with GPS
IOF Rule 21.4 applies: Competitors shall not use or carry telecommunication equipment between entering the pre-start area (the first start box) and reaching the finish in a race, unless the equipment is approved by the organiser. GPS-enabled devices (watches etc.) can be carried provided that they have no map display and are not used for navigation purposes.

Anti doping
IOF Anti-doping rules apply, http://orienteering.org/anti-doping/

Fire and smoking
This is a non-smoking event. Smoking and any use of open fires is strictly prohibited in all arenas, race areas as well as in the Event Centre.

Open courses(Public races)
On each race day a number of open courses (“Public races”) are available. These courses are open to everyone. You can enter via the WMOC website, or it is possible to enter at the Info Desk in the arenas on each race day. Information about the locations of starts and finishes for the open classes is available in the day-by-day information.

Child care
We can take care of your children while you are running. Children must be 3 years or older and nappy-free. Please send a request to info@wmoc2019.lv

Baggage storage
It is possible to leave your belongings in a supervised baggage area in all arenas. The baggage storage area will open one hour before the first start and closes at the same time as the Info Desk closes in the arena. You do not need to book luggage storage in advance.

Start number bibs
All competitors will receive two number bibs in their accreditation package. In the sprint competitions, one has to be worn on the chest and one has to be worn on the back so that both are clearly visible. In the forest competitions one has to be worn visibly on the chest. In the forest competitions, the second number can be kept as a backup in case the first number is lost. Safety pins will be handed out with the bibs. Please complete the back of one of your bibs with health data and emergency contact. This information could be helpful to the medical team in an emergency. Lost bibs can be replaced at the Event Centre or at the Information in the arenas for a charge of €5.
Start details for the Sprint Qualification and Forest Qualification races are printed on your bib. Competitors are requested to enter their race details (start location and start time) for the finals when they know it. The ten last starters in each A-class final will get an additional 1-10 start bib for the final in question. The old number bib should still be worn and be visible below the new one. These start numbers can be collected by self-service at the Start, near the entry to the start boxes.

Start lists
Start lists will be published on the WMOC 2019 web page and in IOF Eventor as soon as they are ready. Start lists will be displayed in the arenas and at the starts in all races. Start lists will also be displayed in the Event Centre.

Start lists for the Sprint Qualification and the Forest Qualification
The start draws, and heat allocation are based on IOF Competition Rule 12.22. For the qualification races, competitors in classes with more than 80 entrants are allocated to parallel heats.
The heats are indicated by numbers after the age class, e.g. W55-2 is the second heat for W55 runners. The number of runners in each heat is as equal as possible, up to a maximum of 80. Start lists for the Sprint Qualification and the Forest Qualification races will be available from the WMOC 2019 website www.wmoc2019.lv after June 12.

How to qualify for the Sprint Final and the Middle Final
The qualification system is explained in IOF Competition Rule 12.23. Qualification is based on your position in the relevant qualification race. The highest placed competitors from each qualification heat qualify for the A-final ofthe class. The next best competitors from each qualification heat qualify for the B-final and so on.If there are 161 or more entrants in a class, the number of qualifiers from each heat to the A-final will be equal and is calculated to give a total of 80, or the lowest possible number above 80. Similarly, for the B-final and so on, except that if there are more than two Finals, and fewer than 20 competitors qualify for the lowest ranked final, they may be transferred to the next Final up.For example, three heats in a class have 60 competitors in each one, making 180 in all. The corresponding A Final will have 81 runners (3 x 27 from each) and, rather than the B and C Finals having 81 and 18, the last 18 are transferred to the B Final as the number is fewer than 20. The B Final is now 99 strong.If  there  are  between  20  and  160  entrants,  then they  will  be split  as  equally  as  possible  between an A-final and a B-final, with the A-final having at least half the total number of entrants.If there are fewer than 20 entrants, all compete in the A-final. If two or more competitors tie for a place in a final, all of them qualify for that final.Competitors who start but are not placed, or who do not start, in the qualification races may start before the qualified runners in the lowest ranked final of their class, but will appear in the result list as not placed.
Sprint  Final: you must  complete  the  Sprint Qualification race successfully to run competitively in the Sprint Final.
Middle Final: If you complete the forest qualification race successfully you can run competitively in both the Middle and Long Finals. If you are disqualified or fail to complete your course in the forest qualification race, you will participate in the lowest Middle Final for your class. You will be listed as having non-competitive status in the Middle Final results. However, your Middle Final result will be treated as competitive in determining the Long Final start lists. So it is still possible to gain a Long Final start place even if you are unplaced in the forest qualification race.

Start lists for the Sprint Final and the Middle Final
Start lists will be available via the WMOC 2019 web page.

How to qualify for the Long Final
The qualification system is explained in IOF CompetitionRule 12.24: The Long distance finals have the same composition as the Middle distance finals except that some competitors are promoted to a higher final and some are relegated to a lower final according to their result in the Middle distance final.
Purely for the determination of promotion and relegation in this rule, any competitors who successfully completed the lowest ranked Middle distance final are regarded as having been placed, even if they were not placed in the qualification race andhence appeared in the Middle distance result list as not placed. First, any competitors who have not entered the Long Distance are removed and all subsequent references are to the numbers after this has been done. Promotion and relegation are carried out as follows:
• If there is a single Middle distance A-final in a class, there shall just be a single Long distance A-final with the same composition.
• If there are only two Middle distance finals (A and B) in a class:
• the bottom 10% (rounded down) of the A-final are relegated to the B-final.
• The number in the A-final is brought back up to the number in the Middle distance A-final by promoting the next best-placed competitors from the B-final.If there are more than two Middle distance finals in a class the promotion and relegation is carried according to the table below.

If there is a tie of two or more competitors in the Middle distance final and they are in the last qualifying place for promotion, they are all promoted. Where there is a tie in the last qualifying place for relegation, all are relegated. The top 4 from each qualification heat are guaranteed personal places in the Long distance A final, if they start in the Middle distance final but regardless of their performance in that race. Any who fail to qualify for the A-final according to the criteria above are added to the A-final as extra starters. If any failed to start in the Middle distance final, the guaranteed place is simply lost. Finally, any competitors who entered only the Long distance competition are added to the lowest final. It is not necessary to have been placed in the Middle distance final in order to be placed in the Long distance final. In each Long distance final, the start order is in reverse order of the Middle distance final in which the competitors ran. For example where there are two Middle distance finals, those in the Long A Final who ran the Middle A final start in a group later than those promoted from the Middle B final. Within those groups the order is the reverse of their positions in those finals, i.e. the fastest starts last. Any who were not placed in a Middle distance final start in random order before those who were placed.

Start lists for the Long Final
Start lists will be available via the WMOC 2019 web page on July 11.

Maps
All maps are digitally printed on durable, water-resistant, synthetic paper. Model maps will be printed on this same paper. Maps are drawn according to ISOM2017 and ISSOM2007. The scale of all the sprint maps is 1:4000. Contour interval is 2 metres. For the forest qualification and middle final competitions, the map scale is 1:7500. In the Long final for competitors in classes M/W 35 to M/W 45 inclusive is 1:10000, for classes MW 50 and above – 1:7500. Contour interval is 2,5 metres.

Warnings
Competitors who are not familiar with spruce trees should pay special attention as the branches of these trees may damage your eyes if youare not careful.

Forest map info
In order to make the map more easily readable, less visible paths are not marked in the map. Also motorcycle, quad bike paths are not marked in the map.
On the map:

Not on the map:


Sprint map info
The terrain contains some clothes lines, which can sometimes be difficult to see. They will be marked with red tape. The terrain also contains some objects (like benches) not marked on the map, these objects do not impact the route choice but can impact the running trajectory in the short-term.


The benches are not marked on the map. However, the bushes around them are marked as shown here

Control Descriptions
Control descriptions are printed on the frontside of all competition maps. Loose copies ofthe control descriptions will beavailable in the start lanes as part of the start procedure. Competitors have 1 minute to choose and prepare their control descriptions. The maximum size of loose control descriptions is 31 controls.

Controls
Each control site is equipped with the control flag and an electronic punching unit(SPORTident station) There will be two or more punching units on most of controls, especially in high traffic controls, e.g. the last controls. Additionally, a pin punching device will be at the control for use if SPORTident fails. The control code is shown on the control stand and/or on the top of the punching units. The number codes uses ranges between 31 and 255. There are many controls. Please check your control codes carefully! Examples of the control stands will be available in the Model Events. Marked routes and out of bounds areas are marked with red and white tape with WMOC2019 written on it.


Start procedure
You are responsible for following the correct marked route to your start area. The competition area is out of bounds until your start time. All the starts will be silent; it is your responsibility to be there on time. If you don’t have a bib number or an SI-card you will not be allowed to start. If you lose or forget your bib number and/or SI-card, you can get a replacement in the Info Desk in the Arena

Clear and Check
Each SI-card must be cleared and checked before each race. Stations to clear SI-cards will be in the pre-start areas, near the entrance to the - 4 min start box. Insert your SI-card into the “clear” unit and wait a few seconds until the unit beeps and flashes, verifying that previous data has been deleted. After clearing your SI-card, place the SI-card into a “check” unit where the “check” unit will beep and flash immediately, confirming that the SI-card is ready to use. If you have a SIAC, an additional SIAC test will be available at box 2. To test your SIAC, place it near the SIAC test station until it flashes red and your SIAC emits a beeping noise. Start staff will be present to assist you.

Start boxes
In the start area, competitors will pass through four consecutive start boxes and remain one minute in each one.
Box 1
When the clock in front of the first start box (-4) displays your start time, you enter. This will be 4 minutes before you start. At this point your bib number and start time will be checked. You can also perform a check of your SPORTident at this stage by inserting it into the “check” station.
Box 2
In  the  second  box,  you  can  collect  a  loose control  description  for  your  course and  do  a SIAC test.
Box 3
For any additional checks and information.
Box 4
In box 4 you walk to the map box with your class category displayed. 5 seconds before the start, a clock will start beeping. The last beep is the start beep and is longer than the others. Your race starts at the start beep. It is your responsibility to take the correct map, please take only one. From box 4 there is a marked route to the start point. The start point is marked with a control flag in the terrain and a start triangle on the map. The marked route from box 4 to the start point must be followed.The  route  from  box  4  to  the  start  point  is  marked  on  the  map  and  control  description,  ISOM 2017 -702 Map issue point -is used.

Late start
If you get to the start after your proper start time you must report to the late start lane where an official will accompany you. It is still your responsibility to clear and check your SI-card. Control descriptions and the competition map will be handed to you by an official. You will be told when to start. (IOF Foot O Rule 22.9). Your start time will be recorded by punching a start unit.
The results of competitors who start late will be based on their original start time with no time compensation. Only if their lateness is due to the fault of the organiser will your actual start time be used (IOF Foot O Rule 22.10). If you are late, whether it is your fault or the organiser’s, do not discuss this with the start officials. Instead, if you think the organiser is responsible, make a complaint after finishing the race at the Problem Desk before leaving the Finish area.

During the race
Safety measures during the race
A large number of competitors will be in the terrain at the same time, especially in the Sprint competitions. Please be careful when running around corners and through doors in order not to hurt yourself, other competitors, pedestrians or bikers.

Last controls and run-in
In Middle and Long final there are two last controls, one for all A finals and one for B,C,D,E finals.
Please make sure to punch the correct one. From the last control, you must follow the marked route to the finish line, in Middle and Long final there is a separate finish corridor for A finals.

Finish procedure
At the Finish
At the Finish, you must punch at one of the four SI units on the Finish line. Your time only stops when you punch one of these units. You must punch one of the Finish units even if you do not complete your course. Your bib number must be clearly visible when you pass the finish line. At the Finish control  both standard and touch free punching mode will available, as for all controls.

After the Finish line
The schematic flow diagram below shows how the finish system works After the finish line, you will be directed to a readout station to read out your SI-card. The system will verify if you have visited all controls on your course in the correct order. Individual split times will be given to each competitor after read out. You must read out your card, even if you have not completed your course. If you do not read out, you will be considered “missing in the forest”, which may cause a search in the forest for you. If you are using a rented SI-card and this is your last race, you must return your SI-card to the staff. If the readout displays an unexpected problem with your punches, you should proceed to the Problems desk. You should also contact the Problems desk if you started late and believe that it is the organiser’s fault. After the Problems Desk you must hand in your competition map. Competition maps will be handed out later


Map reclaim
The map reclaim procedure varies between the races. Information about map reclaim at each race is in the day-by-day information below.

Maximum time
Maximum time for Sprint Races: 1 hour Maximum time for Forest Qualification: 3 hours Maximum time for Middle Final: 2 hours Maximum time for Long Final: 3 hours.

Refreshments
In the event of hot weather, remember to increase your fluid intake before, during and after the race to optimise your performance and prevent heatstroke. There  will  be  water  at  the  starts and  in  the Finish  area  in  all  races.  The  number  of water stations on the courses is shown in the day-by-day info. The water stations in the forest will be supervised by officials. Locations will be shown using the standard drink cup on the map or at specific control sites as indicated by the cup symbol in column H of the control description. The water is pure and drinkable.

Arena catering
The arena catering will be at the competition arena during all competition days from 9.00 and until the end of the competition. At the Sprint Final on Sunday the 7th of July, there will be no catering at the arena. We refer to the shops and stores around the competition area. The arena catering will have a selection of warm dishes and cold dishes. The selection of warm and cold dishes will vary between days. The drinks selection will be beer, cider and lemonade.
The finish area has free drinking water. We will also be serving fruit and snacks and coffee.

Payment
The arena catering will accept payment by cash and by card.

Dietary restrictions
There will be a vegetarian option for both the cold and warm dishes every day. There will be a smaller selection of products for participants with lactose intolerance and gluten free. Participants with other dietary restrictions are welcome to contact the personnel in the arena catering and we will do our best to guide you.

Result service
Individual split times will be given to each competitor at the readout. Live provisional results will be on display at each Event Arena. The results will be displayed on-screen which will always have the latest information. You can view resultson your own devices - such as smart phones, tablets or laptops. The official results will be displayed as soon as possible after the events on http://wmoc2019.lv and in IOF Eventor. They will consist of results lists and split-time

Clothes transport from start to finish
There is no transport of clothes from start to finish. If the weather is extreme, additional information will be given.

Lost and found
Items  found  in  the  arenas  should  be  handed in  at  the  Lost  and  Found  counter  by  the Baggage Storage.

Disqualification
If you miss one or more controls, or do not visit the controls in the correct order, you will be disqualified. Competitors who fail to respect signs and markers made by the organisers may also be disqualified.In the sprint events, entering forbidden areas or  crossing  forbidden  obstacles  will  lead  to disqualification.

Toilets
Toilets are available in the Event Centre and at the arenas and the starts.

Showers
Sorry, there are no showers in the arenas. However in forest competition days, there is possibility to take a swim in either river or sea.

Commentary and live coverage
Race commentary will be provided by Andris Rupais and Ivars Bācis Live results will be updated throughout the competitions in the event arenas and on www.wmoc2019.lv.

Complaints and protests
In accordance with IOF Competition rules 27 and 28, Complaints and Protests must be made in writing (in English), using the appropriate forms. Complaints should be handed into the Problems Desk in the Finish area within 30 minutes of finishing using the complaint form, which is available at the Problems Desk. If the complaint is of a personal nature, e.g. if you feel that you have been disqualified unfairly, the Complaint should be made to the Problem Desk immediately. The organiser will consider your Complaint as quickly as possible and let you know the outcome. There is no fee for a Complaint.If  you  are  not  satisfied  with  the  organiser’s decision, then, within the next 15 minutes, you can  protest.  Protests  should  be  made  at  the Info Deskin the Event Arenas using the official form  that  the Info  Deskcan  provide.  You  will have  to  pay  a  protest  fee  of  50  EUR.  If  a protest is signed by more than one competitor, each one has to pay a protest fee. Protests will be passed to the IOF Senior Event Adviser, who will convene the jury.  After due consideration, the jury will communicate its decision to the protestor. The protest fee will be returned if the protest is accepted.

First aid during competitions
There will be First Aid facilities in all event arenas on competition days. First Aid stations are present in the terrain during forest competitions and are marked by a red cross on the map. The stations will be manned by qualified first aid providers who can summon additional assistance as needed.In the event of an accident, illness or injury in the terrain or in the arena, fellow runners are requested to aid the injured individual and to help summon assistance if necessary. First aid is not provided during the model events. Information about possible hazards Ticks. Deer are abundant in Latvia, and, consequently, so are ticks. Tick-borne infections that occur in Latvia are described below.  If you encounter any ticks on your body, remove them as soon as possible. If you are concerned about a tick bite or about possible infection, please consult a doctor. Borreliosis(Lyme disease). Themost common tick-borne infection in Latvia, is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterium transmitted to humans after tick bites. The infection is usually mild but may occasionally cause severe illness. The best prevention against tick bites and tick-borne infection is to wear full-body cover, to check yourself carefully for ticks upon return from the forest and to remove them as soon as possible, as the Borrelia parasite usually takes a minimum of 24 hours to be transferred after the tick bite.Antibiotic treatment maybe required if an infection develops.Tick-borne encephalitis is a virus infection that is transferred after tick bites. It is possible to vaccinate against TBE, this is recommended by many national health authorities. In pine forests ticks are rarely encountered, but if you spend some time in more dense forests or “greener areas” with long grass and bushes –check yourself carefully for ticks!Wasps and bees. If you know that you are allergic towasps or bees take your medicine with you. They are normally not present nor in Bumbukalns nor Garezeri.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement
Personal data storage
Individuals entering the WMOC will do so by submitting personal data to an IOF-hosted platform. From here, the local organisers will collect the data that are necessary for that individual’s participation in the championships and related activities (including organiser-provided accommodation) during the event, including, but not restricted to, name, age, address, country, and email address. During the event, newsfeeds, start times and results will be published on the internet and may contain individual runners’ name, age class, and home country. The local organisers will not share the participants’ personal data with a third party, will storethe data safely on the appropriate media, and will delete files containing personal data as soon as feasible after WMOC is finished. By submitting an entry form for and participatingin or attending WMOC and its related activities, including organiser-provided accommodation, the participant / attendant acknowledges the right of the organisers to store said data until the WMOC is finished. For information on data storage by the IOF, please refer to http://orienteering.org/data-protection-at-the-iof/

Photography and filming
Professional photography and video production will be taking place at WMOC and these images may be used on future promotional materials for WMOC or other events organised by the IOF. By attending or participating in WMOC and related activities, the participants acknowledges that the event or part of it may be filmed by audio, visual, audio-visual or electronic means or photographed, including photographs of individuals or groups of participants. The participant agrees to permit theWMOC organisers, or any third party licensed by IOF or WMOC, to use and distribute such footage and photographs, which may feature images of you, in all or any media (including social media)whether nowknown or here after to be invented throughout the world in perpetuity for the purposes of advertising, publicity, reporting and otherwise in relation to the exploitation of such recordings and photographs. Please inform the photographer if you do not wish to be included in any individual or group photographs. Please note that you may encounter photographers anywhere in the competition areas –maybe even a video drone.
 
RACE AND MODEL EVENT INFORMATION
“day-by-day information"
Sprint Model Event, Friday, 5th July, Bellevue Hotel
The model event for the sprint is at Hotel Bellevue, Slokas street 1.
No transport is provided by the organisers. You can reach Hotel Bellevue with both Tram nr.1 and tram nr.5 by getting off at the “Aleksandra Grīna Bulvāris” stop. Course details10-15 controls placed in area. They can be visited in any order and without time control. The model loosely represents the race map and control placements.
Tour group bus information
The tour buses can park in front of hotel Bellevue or nearby streets where it is allowed while their passengers are participating in the Model Event.
Terrain
The Model event terrain consists mostly of park areas and various housing areas. The area has no height differences of any significance.
Shops
There are no shops at the Event Centre.


Sprint Qualification, Saturday 6th July, Arena Dzegužkalns
Getting there
Dzegužkalns can be reached by riding tram number 5 and getting off at the “Buļļu iela” stop. From there you need to walk towards Dzegužkalns arena as shown in this map:

Dzegužkalns can also be reached by either bus 3 or 13. Bus 13 should be used when coming from the city centre, and getting off at the “Saldus iela” stop. However, when coming from Hotel Bellevue and the surrounding area, you should use bus number 3 and get off at the “Dzegužkalns stop”. It is forbidden to take anyother way than is shown on the map to reach the Arena. Strict embargo from July 5,20:00 pm to July 6, 14:00 pm In Sprint Qualification the strict embargo takes place on July 5 at 20:00in the evening. Being in the embargo zone before your start or after your finish between July 5, 20:00 pm and July 6, 14:00 pm will lead to disqualification.
Start time
The first start is at 10:00 and the last start at 14:00
Terrain
Urban area of private and multi-apartment residential housing and a park. A lot of roads and paths. Mostly flat area except for a hilly park, which holds place for the highest hill in Riga –Dzeguzkalns. Very good runnability and visibility with slightly reduced runnability in some grass areas.Shoes with metal spikes and studs are not allowed. Running shoes recommended. Distances
Start 1: 0.4 km
Start 2:0.4 km
Start 3:0.7 km
Club tents
Club tents are welcome in the designated areas in the arena.
Course details
No significant climb. The length is the shortest possible race distance.
Attention: There can be also local traffic inside the housing areas! Also tram is crossing the area at a slow speed.
Arena Overview


Course details


Map reclaim
Your competition map will be collected at the finish. Competition maps will be handed out after the opening ceremony, please, take your bib number with you for map pickup!

Open courses
Course details
The start and finish for the open courses are the same as for the WMOC races. Start time for Open courses are from 14:15 till 15:00. Open course 10 (children) and open course 9 (beginners) will start from the Arena.

Map reclaim
Participants in the open courses can keep their maps after they finish (as they start after the last WMOC competitors)

Sprint Final, Sunday, 7th July, Arena Vecriga
Getting there
The Arena is located in the centre of town. From other regions of town, the centre can be reached by riding either Tram 1 and getting off at the “Stacijas Laukums” stop, or riding tram 5 and getting off at the “13. janvāra iela” stop. The locations of these stops are shown in the map below. After getting off you can make your way towards the Event Centre taking care to not enter the forbidden zone. If you are coming with any other transport, please make sure you do not enter the forbidden area.
Terrain
Old Town of Riga (UNESCO World heritage site) is a medieval city that continues to evolve over the centuries. The terrain is mostly flat with very good runnability and visibility. The city centre has a lot of roads and narrow passages, including many cobblestone streets. Shoes with metal spikes and studs are not allowed. Running shoes recommended.
Distances
Start 1:1.0 km
Start 2:0.9 km
Start 3:0.9 km
Strict embargo from July 7, 8:00 am to 12:00 am
In Sprint Final the strict embargo takes place on July 7 at 8 in the morning. This means that you should leave Old Riga before 8 by choosing shortest way out (in case your hotel is in Old Riga). Being in the embargo zone before your start or after your finish between 8:00 and 12:00 will lead to disqualification.


Arena overview


Access to the starts
The route to the starts will be marked with signs, but since the event is held in one of the most popular parts of the City, all competitors will use the warm-up maps when they leave the arena. These show the corridor to follow from the arena to the starts. Take care to choose the correct map: There is one for Start 1, and one for Starts 2 and 3.
Toilets at the start
There are limited amount of toilets in the starts
Club tents
Due to the very small arena size and authority regulations, we regret that there is no space for club tents.
Course details
The length is the shortest possible race distance.
Attention: At the SW side of the finish on the other side of the river a tram is crossing the competition area in a slow speed. Take care about it when you cross the street! There can also be local traffic.

Start time
The first start for WMOC sprint final is at 9:00. The last start is at 13:00.
Attention: Trams pass through the competition area (at slow speed) on the SW side of the Finish on the other side of the river. Take care when you cross the street! There can be also local traffic.
Map reclaim
Your competition map will be collected at the Finish. Maps will be handed out after the last start. Please, take your bib number with you for map pickup!

Open courses
Distances
The open courses start at the following WMOC start areas: S2 an S3. Open course 10 (children) and open course 9 (beginners) will start from the Arena.
Start time for Open courses are from 13:15 till 14:00.
Course details


Model Event, Monday 8th July, Model Arena Bumbukalns
Venue:  Bumbukalns arena.
Map Scale: 1:7500
Time: 8:00 –17:00.
Getting there and parking
Road marking will start from Riga –Jurmala road (turn to Babīte) (Lat: 56.9517678, Lon: 23.9349741) and from Jurmalas gatve(turn to Kurzemes prospekts),(Lat: 56.9524915, Lon: 24.0350637). There will be officials regulating traffic on the road approaching the event centre, and bus movement will have priority.
Bus schedule from Bellevue to Bumbukalns arena
First bus at 8:00 Last bus at 10:00 Buses leave when they are full
First bus back at 11:00 Last bus back at 13:30 Buses leave when they are full
Terrain
Easily runnable pine forest with various sized hills.
Course details
10-15 controls placed in forest. They can be visited in any order and without time control. The model loosely represents the race map and control placements.
Competition area - out of bounds
Please respect the out of bounds areas marked on the model event map. Entering the competition area may lead to disqualification from the forest races.
Service
There are no shops at the Model Arena.
Water and toilets are also available at the parking.


Forest Qualification, Tuesday 9th July, Arena Bumbukalns
Getting there and parking
If you are coming by bus, minibus or camper
Road marking for buses, minibuses, campers will start from Riga –Jurmala road (turn to Babīte) (Lat: 56.9517678, Lon: 23.9349741) and from Jurmalas gatve(turn to Kurzemes prospekts), (Lat: 56.9524915, Lon: 24.0350637).
Tour group bus information
Drop off point for tour group buses is marked as “Bus stop” in the overview map below. After that buses should leave or go to bus parking. There will be reverse traffic on the road, please follow the signs of traffic regulators.
Campers and minibuses
If you have bought camper/minibus parking ticket you follow the same road where buses go. There is a designated parking place for campers and minibuses, please follow signs. Also VIP and disabled parking will be here. There will be reverse traffic on the road, please follow the signs of traffic regulators.
Organisers buses
Bus schedule from Bellevue to Arena
First bus at 8:00 Last bus at 10:30 Buses leave when they are full
Bus schedule from Monika to Arena
Buses leave at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00.
Drive time is 30 minutes; walking distance to arena is 800 metres.
Bus schedule from Arena to Bellevue
First bus at 14:00 Last bus at 16:00 Buses leave when they are full
Bus schedule from Arena to Monika
Buses leave at 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 Buses leave when they are full
Coming by car
Road signs and parking

Going by car there will be road signs from Kurzemes prospekts, when turning towards Kleistu Street. Overview map – parking and access to arena

Terrain
Pine and spruce tree forest with great visibility and runnability. Dune terrain with different hill forms – from seaside dune hills up to 20 metre hills.
Start time
The first start is at 10:00.
Distances:
To start 1: 0.6 km
To start 2: 1.1 km
To start 3: 1.4 km
Club tents
Club tents are welcome in designated areas in the arena
Overview map of Arena


Course Details


Open courses
Distances
To start: 1.1 km
From finish:0.4 km
Start for open courses is from 10:00 till 13:00
The start for open courses is near the WMOC S2
Course details


Map reclaim

The competition maps will be collected at the Finish. As the terrain for the open courses and some WMOC courses overlaps, the competition maps for the open courses will not be handed out until after the Middle final race has been conducted. The  competition  maps  are  handed  out  after the last  start of  the Middle final  race on Wednesday 11th. July. Assistance for children participating in the open courses
WMOC participants are allowed to walk with their children to the start of the open courses and walk the same way back to the arena again. WMOC participants are not allowed to follow their children on their course except on the Open 10 and Open 9 course which are in a separate area

Middle Final, Wednesday 10th July, Arena Bumbukalns
Getting there and parking
Please see the information on the Forest Qualification pages.
Bus schedule from Bellevue to Arena
First bus at 8:00 Last busat 10:30 Buses leave when they are full.
Bus schedule from Monika to Arena
Buses leave at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 Drive is 30 minutes and walking distance to arena is 800 metres.
Bus schedule from Arena to Bellevue
First busat 14:00 Last bus at 16:00 Buses leave when they are full.
Bus schedule from Arena to Monika
Buses at 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 Buses leave when they are full.
Overview map – parking and access to arenaPlease see the information on the Forest Qualification pages.
Distances
Start1:1.1 km
Start 2:1.5 km
Start 3:1.9 km
Terrain
The terrain description for Forest qualification also applies here.
Start time
The first start is at 10:00.
Club tents
Club tents are welcome in designated areas in the arena
Overview map of Arena

Course Details

Map reclaim

The competition maps will be collected at the Finish.
Competition maps will be handed out after the last start.
Competition maps from the Forest Qualification race will also be issued at this time.
Please take your bib with you when going to pick up your maps!

Open courses
DistancesTo start:1.4 km
From Finish:0.4 km
Start for open courses is from 10:00 till 13:00
The start for open courses is near the WMOC S2
Course details

Assistance to children participating in the open courses
WMOC participants are allowed to walk with their children to the start of the open courses and walk the same way back to the arena again. WMOC participants are not allowed to follow their children their course except on the Open 10 and Open 9 course which are in the separate area.
Map reclaim
The competition maps will be collected at the Finish. As the terrain for the open courses and some WMOC courses overlaps, the competition maps for the open courses will not be handed out until after the Long Final race has been conducted.

Model Event, Thursday 11th July, Model arena Carnikava
Map scale: 1:10 000
Time: 8:00-17:00
Getting there and parking
You can conveniently reach Carnikava by train from the central station in Riga, get off at the “Carnikava” station and walk to the model start. The Train timetable from Riga will be available at this site a  few weeks before date of departure: Link
Going by car
When going to Carnikava by car, you can park it in the zone as shown in the overview map
Tour group bus information
See the drop off point(bus stop)and parking for buses in the overview map.
Bus schedule from Bellevue to Arena
First bus at 8:00 Last busat 10:30 Buses leave when they are full
The drive is 40 minutes
Bus schedule from Arena to Bellevue
First bus at 11:30 Last bus at 14:00 Buses leave when they are full
Terrain
Mostly easily runnable pine forest with various sized hills and a wide array of forest roads and paths.
Overview map –parking and arena

Course details
10-15 controls placed in forest. They can be visited in any order and without time control. The model loosely represents the race map and control placements.
Service
Toilets are available in the parking area, but there are no first aid facilities, water or shops. It is advised that participants bring their own refreshments.

Long Final, Friday 12th. July, Arena Garezeri
Getting there and parking
Going by train
You can conveniently reach Lilaste by train from the central station in Riga, get off at the “Lilaste” station and walk to the Arena. The Train timetable from Riga will be available at this site a few weeks before date of departure: Link
Organisers’ Bus Information
Bus schedule from Bellevue to Arena
First bus at 7:00 Last bus at 10:30 Buses leave when they are full
Bus schedule from Monika to Arena
Buses leave at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 The drive is 60 minutes
Bus schedule from Arena to Bellevue
First busat 13:00 Last busat 16:30 Buses leave when they are full
Bus schedule from Arena to Monika
Buses at 13:00, 14:00, 15:0 0Buses leave when they are full
Walking time from Bus stop to Arena is about 15 minutes
Going by car
When going to Lilaste by car, you can park it in the area as shown in the overview map.
Terrain
Seaside dune terrain with good runnability. Various hill sizes ranging from well-defined hills to dune-terrain. A wide array of different sized forest paths. The terrain is located in a Nature Reserve, please be careful not to damage the nature. Competitors are forbidden to step on the dunes when going to start. Pay attention to signs.


Overview map – arena

Start time
The first start is at 09:30.
Club tents
Club tents are welcome in designated areas in the arena.
Distances
Parking to arena:1-2 km
Start 1:1.4 km
Start 2:1.7 km
Start 3:2 km
Senior transport
Transport will be provided from parking (opposite the railway station) to the arena for the following classes.W80A, W80B, M80A, M80B, W85A, M85A,M85B, W90A, M90A,M95A,M100A.
Course details

Map reclaim

Your   map   will   be   collected   at   the   Finish. Competition maps will be handed out after the last start. Please take your bib with you when going to pick up your map.

Open courses
Course details
Start for open courses is from 10:00 till 12:30
The start for open courses is near the WMOC S2

Assistance to children participating in the open courses
WMOC participants are allowed to walk with their children to the start of the open courses and walk the same way back to the arena again. WMOC participants are not allowed to follow their children on their course except on the Open 10 and Open 9 course which are in a separate area.
Map reclaim
The competition maps will be collected at the Finish. As the terrain for the open courses and some WMOC courses overlaps, the competition maps for the open courses will not be handed out until after the Long final race has been conducted.

Statistics


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