Participants of this year’s WMOC are offered a unique opportunity – Indoor orienteering event , which is going to take place in a classical track and field and football stadium as well as in and around its premises. This building has the status of National Sports Facility and has served thousands of sportsmen and their fans for more than 70 years. An indoor orienteering event has been carried out there only once – last December, when the main spectator area hosted more than a hundred orienteers. The controls were placed both indoors and outdoors, which added extra thrill to the race as slippery and icy lanes and steps were included.
During WMOC this really challenging area will host an orienteering event once more – but this time without ice and extreme temperature contrasts. There will becontrols on each of the four floors of the spectator area including different facility rooms. When choosing longer courses, participants may expect a control in the very centre of the football field.
Latvia is the leading indoor orienteering country in the world level. About 30 events are organized all around the country, the most popular of them count as many as 400 hundred runners per round. The various areas include both labyrinths of university lobbiesand abandoned factories as well as parking lots of shopping malls.
Registration will be open from 1 p.m. and any participant start time can freely choose their start time between 2 p.m . and 6:30 p.m., after deciding on the most suitable course. It is also worth mentioning that a parallel Trail-O event is going to take place simultaneosly. So anyone interested will be able to test their precision.
Latvijan Orienteering Federation in co-operation with Public Limited Liability Company„Kultūras un sporta centrs „Daugavas stadions””
Chief judge – Matīss Ratnieks (phone + 371 20252282, email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Indoor orienteering course corresponds to a shortened traditional sprint orienteering course.
The courses will cover both indoor and outdoor areas of the stadium.
TIME AND VENUE
July 5, 2019Daugava Stadium (Daugavas stadions), Augšiela 1, Rīga
From 13:00 Registration of participants
13:30 and 15:30 Instruction sessions, free of charge
14:00 – 18:30 Start, no fixed startlists
19:00 Finish closes
19.15 Prize giving
CLASSES OF PARTICIPATION
Participants can freely choose any of 4 offered courses of various length, complexity and planned winner’s time
Course A – Extra long and technically complex course – 30 minutes
Course B – Long and technically complex course – 25 minutes
Course C – Middle course, average complexity – 20 minutes
Course D – Short and easy beginner’s course – 15 minutes
Through www.wmoc2019.lv, deadline June 30, 2019, 23:59.
On-site registration possible for extra fee.
Youth (20 years of age or younger)– EUR 5.00 (7 EUR –on-site)
Other – EUR 8.00 EUR (10 EUR – on-site)
We suggest to make entries in advance! On-site entries involve extra fees 2 EUR .
On-site cash payments or credit card payments will be accepted.
SportIDENT rent – EUR 1.Those WMOC participants who have rented SI cards for WMOC can use them for this event, SI numbers will be picked from Eventor system automatically.
It is also possible to transfer fees to LOF bank account, indicating participant’s name, surname and entry ID number.
Any questions should be emailed to: email@example.com
LATVIJAS ORIENTĒŠANĀS FEDERĀCIJA
Grostonas iela 6b, Rīga, LV-1013, Latvia
Bank: Luminor Bank
SWIFT: RIKO LV 2X
Participants are allowed to stay in the designated area, not interfering with those finished nor entering the course area. It is not allowed to gather any information about courses before the start. Please follow the rules of fair play and respect other orienteers.
Every participant can choose one suitable course and appropriate start time.
There will be prepared a special indoor orienteering map, drawn 20018 and extended in 2019. Mapper – Aigars Vārna.
Last time the area was used for orienteering – December 2018. Recent courses:
Controls have to be visited in the order indicated on the map (controls joined by lines/ see example).
Approximate expected winner’s time 10 – 35 minutes depending on the course. Every participant completes one course.
Those unfamiliar with indoor orienteering will be offered instruction.
After crossing the finish line participants proceed to SI-card read-out.
The best three men and best three women will be awarded according to each course results.
Sports footwear with metallic studs is not allowed. It is recommended to run in sports shoes for hard surfaces. To avoid injuries, please, choose footwear with thin soles.
Courses will cover both indoor and outdoor areas including the field. Toilets will be available.
There will be a designated warm-up area.
Participants are responsible for their health and safety. Parents, coaches or accompanying persons are responsible for children. Any injuries that might happen during the race are not organizers’ liability.
Special attention should be paid when running up and down the stairs to avoid collisions.
There will be artificial labyrinths on the courses. Crossing the ribbons is not allowed and will lead to disqualification.
Sportident punching system will be used. Participants that have hired SI cards from organizers have to return them after finish. Penalty for a lost SI card – EUR 65.
EXAMPLE MAPS AND COURSES
Maps, results, photos and videos from previous indoor events available at http://telpuorientesanas.lv .
WMOC Indoor Orienteering Event at Daugava Stadium