Kāpa 2023 XXXVI Three-Day Orienteering Event

EVENT SCHEDULEThree-day individual competition

JUNE 30

14:00 Start of the middle distance race near Roja

JULY 1

11:00 Start of the middle distance race near Žocene (for groups M21E W21E IOF ranking middle distance race - WRE)

JULY 2

10:00 Start of the shortened long distance race near Žocene

TERRAIN

Seaside area terrain. Mostly small dunes with variable intensity terrain and some bigger dunes with obvious terrain shapes. In 2nd and 3rd day, steep river banks, some swamps and old river beds.

Runability mostly easy.

Map scale for all days 1:10 000 or 1:7 500 (MW55 and older - 1:7 500), Contour interval 2.5m.

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day3

FORBIDDEN AREA

COMPETITION GROUPS AND COURSE PARAMETRES

Participant brings full responsibility about his health condition and ability to run chosen distance. (middle distance in 1st and 2nd competition day)

men km women km y.o.b. Map scale
M21E6,0 - 13,0 W21E5,0 - 8,5 - 2002
M8*1,5 - 2,5 W8*1,5 - 2,5 2015 -
M10*1,5 - 2,5 W10*1,5 - 2,5 2013 -
M12*2,0 - 2,8 W12*2,0 - 2,8 2011 -
M122,5 - 2,8 W122,0 - 2,5 2011 -
M14L4,0 - 5,0 W14L3,0 - 4,0 2009 -
M14**3,0 W14**2,0 - 2,5 2009 -
M16L5,0 - 6,0 W16L3,5 - 4,5 2007 -
M16**4,5 - 5,0 W16**3,0 - 4,0 2007 -
M186,5 - 7,5 W184,5 - 5,0 2005 -
M207,5 - 9,0 W205,0 - 5,5 2003 -
M21L7,5 - 9,0 W21L5,0 - 6,0 - 2002
M21S5,5 - 6,5 W21S3,5 - 4,5 - 2002
M210 easy**4,0 - 5,0 W210 easy**3,5 - 20021:10 000
M35L7,5 - 9,0 W35L5,0 - 1988
M35S5,0 - 6,0 W35S4,0 - 19881:10 000
M40L6,5 - 8,0 W40L4,5 - 5,0 - 19831:10 000
M40S5,0 - 6,0 W40S3,5 - 4,0 - 19831:10 000
M45L5,5 - 6,5 W45L4,5 - 5,0 - 19781:10 000
M45S4,5 - 5,5 W45S3,5 - 4,0 - 19781:10 000
M50L6,0 - 7,0 W50L4,5 - 5,0 - 19731:10 000
M50S4,5 - 5,5 W50S3,5 - 4,0 - 19731:10 000
M555,0 W554,5 - 19681:7 500
M604,5 W604,0 - 19631:7 500
M654,5 W653,5 - 19581:7 500
M704,5 W703,5 - 19531:7 500
M753,5 W753,0 - 19481:7 500
M803,2 W802,8 - 19431:7 500
M853,0 W852,5 - 19381:7 500
Open courses 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 OPEN-100 4,5 km

Groups M210 easy**, W210 easy** are for all the beginners – also for young ones born in 2005 and earlier, paying participant fee according to the age group

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. Time limit for every course is 120 min

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 groups W8* and M8* the main prize will be awarded to the competitors who have completed their course without the assistance of an adult. Participants who will be orienteering at least one day with the assistance of an adult are included in the separate groups “W8* with parents” and “M8* with parents”. There will not be DQ in Groups M8* and W8* instead penalty time 60 minutes will be added to result so they will be ranked below those who punched 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.

Explanation:

  • * - marked course
  • ** - technically easy course
  • S - short course
  • L - long course
  • 0 - easy course

ELECTRONIC PUNCHING SYSTEM

SportIdent. Rent is 5 EUR for three days, or 2 EUR per day. DIR groups 2 EUR per day. In case a SI card is lost or damaged, the competitors are obliged to cover the expenses.

It will be possible to try out electronic punching at the finish area.

Competitors must use the exact SI card that is given in the start protocol, otherwise you can get disqualified. In case there are issues with SI cards, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance at the sekretariat.

PRIZEGIVING

The winners of each day will be awarded with prizes.

In the overall, prizes are given, in groups M21E and W21E 1st-6th place winners, in other groups 1st-3rd place winners.

There will be a lottery of competitor’s number bibs during the closing ceremony.

There will be prizes for best orienteering clubs and families. Each participant’s rating is measured by a point system. Results from DIR groups are not included in these ratings.

ENTRIES

There are 3 deadlines for the entries (Price per all days / Price per day):

  until April 15 2023 from April 16 to June 1 from June 2 to June 18
MW 8-10 9 EUR / 4 EUR 11 EUR / 5 EUR 13 EUR / 6 EUR
MW12-14 15 EUR / 6 EUR 18 EUR / 7 EUR 22 EUR / 9 EUR
MW16-20 21 EUR / 8 EUR 25 EUR / 10 EUR 31 EUR / 13 EUR
MW60 and older 25 EUR / 10 EUR 30 EUR / 12 EUR 36 EUR / 15 EUR
Others 38 EUR / 16 EUR 46 EUR / 18 EUR 55 EUR / 20 EUR
OPEN 100 according to the age group
Online entries

Entry fees must be paid by the entry deadline. An entry is considered as a warranty to pay the fee. Entries after 18 June involve a + 50% surcharge on the entry fee. Course change is possible if there are vacancies (only until June 26), + 7 EUR.

Refund of participation fee in case of canceling registration is possible only till 1st June. After 2nd June participation fee will not be refunded in case of canceling participation.

If the participant has registred, but does not pay and does not show up at the competition, the organizer reserves the right to apply a 50% surcharge to the participation fee of any other competition organized by the orientiering club.

  • Families of at least 3 people, where at least 2 of the family members are young (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 8 EUR per day for competitors in the age groups MW20 and younger, and 10 EUR per day for competitors in the age groups MW60 and older, and 16 EUR per day for all other competitors.

Transport Passes - allows to enter the competition centre and each day’s event centres:

  • Car pass (up to 9 persons) – 5,00 EUR
  • Bus pass – 10,00 EUR