Latvian orienteering championship in long distance 2017


Latvian Orienteering Championship in long distance 2017

World Ranking Event - WRE

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14th May 2017, Korneti, Veclaicene parish, Aluksne municipality



Organizers: LOF, SIA “O! Latvija” and OK Alūksne/Ape, OK Arona

Main referee – Jānis Lazdāns

Competition director and route planner – Vilņis Veļķeris

Chief secretary – Iveta Veļķere

Controls in forest – Māris Vabulnieks

Main refery in start – Igors Krūmiņš


Event advisor IOF controller – Sixten Sild (EST)




Saturday, 13th May

From 16 – 20:00 Model distance in Korneti area, E of lake Raipals (Raipala ezera A), near house “Mišas”

Maps can be purchased at championship secretariat in Korneti, in local government office, from 15:30 till 19:30

On the map there will be marked controls, in nature – control flag.

Price of a map is 3 EUR

Sunday, 14th May

Competition center - Korneti (Veclaicene parish, Alūksne municipality). Scheme:  here

Coordinates – Lat: 57,5899161 Lon: 26.9474333 (X: 676174 Y: 6386882).

Registration center is open from 9:30

Till 12:00 Competitor arrival and registration

11:30 Opening ceremony
12:00 Start for all classes except elite

13:00 Start for elite classes

~16:00  prize giving





Competition will take place in the north part of Alūksne highlands, about 240m above sea level in nature rezerve Peļļi – Korneti area. Terrain is  mostly mixed forest with different runnability, expressed relief forms, different size and shape swamps, open territories.  In some places there are steep slopes. Irregular network of fire-breaks. The area is crossed by different size roads, in the north – Latvia-Estonia border is located. Part of terrain has been mapped before. Map prepared 2014-2017, author V.Veļķeris.

Dangerous places: Swamps near lake shores. Road with a small traffic intensity – should be crossed by all groups.


MAP (previous map  here)

Map maker: Vilnis VEĻĶERIS

Map is drawn in 2014 - 2017.

Scale 1:15000 (MW 16-35), other classes 1:10000. Contours: 5m

Till the competition day it is forbidden to visit and use for trainings. Closed areas  Korneti (LOF_NR 598) and Korneti_R (LOF_NR 1129).

Till the competition day it is forbidden to visit and use for trainings this area



Everyone interested can participate in the competition. Competitors can choose a group suitable to age and physical and technical abilities.

Participants themselves take all the risks regarding their security and health during competition.

MW 12,14,16,18,20,21E,21A,21B,35,40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75; 80+

OPEN1– technically easy and short course

OPEN2 – average complexity and length course

*OPEN classes can choose a suitable start time. You should register and pay participation fee in competition secretariat before it.


Group Length, number of controls Climb Group Length, number of controls Climb
M 12 3.2 km 7KP 100 m W 12 3.2 km 7KP 100 m
M 14 4.7 km 10 KP 140 m W14 3.6 km 8 KP 100 m
M 16 6.3 km 13 KP 150 m W16 5.0 km 11 KP 140 m
M 18 8.8 km 17 KP 260 m W18 5.8 km 12 KP 185 m
M 20 8.8 km 17 KP 260 m W20 5.8 km 12 KP 185 m
M E 15.5 km 26KP 320 m W E 10.2 km

20 KP

265 m
M 21A 10.2 km 20 KP 265 m W21A 6.3 km 13 KP 150 m
M 21B 7.1 km 15 KP 210 m W21B 5.0 km 11 KP 140 m
M 35 9.4 km 17 KP 260 m W 35 6.3 km 13 KP 150 m
M 40 8.8 km 17 KP 260 m W40 5.8 km 12 KP 185 m
M 45 7.8 km 14 KP 240 m W45 5.2 km 11 KP 140 m
M 50 7.1km 15 KP 210 m W50 5.0 km 11 KP 140 m
M 55 6.3 km 13 KP 150 m W55 4.7 km 10 KP 140 m
M 60 5.8 km 12 KP 185 m W 60 4.7 km 10 KP 140 m
M 65 5.2 km 11 KP 140 m W65 4.5 km 10 KP 120 m
M 70 4.7 km 10 KP 140 m W70 3.8 km 7 KP 120 m
M 75 3.8 km 7 KP 120 m W75 3.2 km 100 m
M80 3.2 km 7 KP 100 m   W80 3.2 km 100 m
OPEN 1 4.7 km 10 KP 140 m OPEN 2 7.8 km 14 KP 240 m


In ME group course there will be forking

According to competition rules there will be refreshment points. In map those will be marked with the refreshment symbol.

For groups ME, M21A, M35, M40, M45, M18, M20 and WE there will be spectator control and a marked section which will go through arena. It will be approximately 260 m long and there will be a place to put private drinks or your support staff can offer those to you here.After The marked section ME, M21A and WE groups will have approximately 2,2 km to go – others – 0.9-1.2 km.



There will be one start. It will be around 350 m from arena.

Start times according to draw, except classes OPEN 1 and OPEN 2 which can choose a suitable start time.


Start order:

-3 min before start participants register at start judge by showing SI card

-2 min before start participants take extra legends

-1 min before start participants take place at start line next to the maps of his/her group. After start signal participants take the map from his/her group cards. It is participants own responsibility to take the map of his/her group.



SPORTident electronic punching system will be used for all classes. Competitors with personal SPORTident chips have to indicate number when registering through LOF.LV system. SPORTident chip hire – 1.00 EUR/day

In case of loosing a hired SPORTident card, competitor have to pay organizers full card value (35 EUR).



Opened till 7th May 2017 through LOF.LV system.



Registration time Long
01.01.16 – 30.04.16 12 EUR
01.05.16 – 07.05.16 14 EUR
MW21A-55, OPEN
01.01.16 – 30.04.16 10 EUR
01.05.16 – 07.05.16 12 EUR
MW16-20, MW 60-80
01.01.16 – 30.04.16  7 EUR
01.05.16 – 07.05.16 9 EUR
01.01.16 – 30.04.16 5 EUR
01.05.16 – 07.05.16 7 EUR


- Paying entry fee in cash on competition day, +50% of entry fee will surcharged (amount depends from entry deadline). For each competitor receipt will be issued that may take long time.

- Participants who apply after 01.05.17 to vacancies, entry fee + 50% of the price on the last application date will be charged. When applying late, the start place is not guaranteed.

- Entry fees must transferred to the LOF account by each entry deadline. Electronic application via LOF.LV system  is considered as guarantee for paying entry fee.

If participants cancel their registration, the team does not arrive to the competition or the race is cancelled due to force majeure, the participation fee is not refunded.


LOF requisites:


Reģ.Nr.: 40008021960

IBAN: LV14RIKO0002013111372

DnB Banka
Adrese: Grostonas iela 6b, Rīga, LV-1013, Latvija
If a bill is required, please write to


 Transport and parking

The competition area can be reached from  road A2, Rīga – Veclaicene, turning towards Korneti approximately 5 km before Estonia border. After that follow markings for 3 km. Participants’ cars and busies should be parked near competition arena, as directed by organizers. Parking fee for a car is 1 EUR, for a van 2EUR, for a bus with more than 16 seats – 3 EUR.



Participation in competition without any restrictions, however Latvian champion titles will be awarded  only to competitors who have registered in Latvian orienteer database (LOF club members or individually) and have paid LOF member fee. In all classes winners of the 1st – 3rd places among the LOF registered orienteering club or individual members (ODB) will be awarded Latvian Championship medals (except MW21A, 21B and OPEN classes). Winners of the 1st – 3rd places – participants of MW21A, 21B and OPEN classes  will be awarded with diplomas.



Cafe, WC and first-aid. Sport equipment retail. It will be possible to follow competition in ME and WE groups with GPS.




Information about the competition – homepage

Additional information – phone +371 20252282 (Matiss Ratnieks), e-mail: info [at]

Vilnis Veļķeris , t. 29273114




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