ST. NICHOLAS ORIENTEERING 2019

Instructions

fun race in foot orienteering for general public

11th round of Regional Cup 2018 in foot orienteering

Organizer

Slovak Orienteering Federation (SZOŠ)

Technical Organization

ŠK VAZKA Bratislava

Website

mikulas.vba.sk

Type of Event

Open competition in foot orienteering – sprint distance with given order of control points and an orienteering surprise

Date

8 December 2019 (Sunday)

Event Centre

Malinovo - G.Čejka College (map)

On-site Registration

General public (not registered in SZOŠ)

   9:30 – 12:30

Regional Cup (clubs registered in SZOŠ)

   9:30 – 10:30

Children Picture Race

   10:30 – 12:30 directly at the start of Children Picture Race

Important: Competitors registered in advance, with their own SI card and already paid fees need not register on-site. They can go directly to start.

Additional entries after deadline or on race-day are only possible within the limits of organizer and without guarantee of a St. Nicholas surprise package.

Punching System

General public + Regional Cup

SportIdent electronic system (SI card rental: 1€; if damaged or lost: 30€)

Children Picture Race

punching directly into the map (no SI card required)

Terrain Description

park with areas of dense vegetation

Map

General public + Regional Cup

Park Ybreharth,  scale 1:2500,  e=1m,  format A4

  * created in November 2019 by Peter Mlynárik

  * printed on waterproof paper

  * Important: Selected classes have map printed on both sides.

Children Picture Race

VAZKA Nicholas 2019,  scale 1:1000,  created in November 2019 by Peter Mlynarik,  format A5,  not waterproof

Start

General public + Regional Cup

11:30 - 13:00

  • free start - in 1 minute intervals according to start personnel’s instructions
  • at the moment of start, the SI Start box must be punched on start line
  • there will be multiple corridors at the start according to category and start number color, please follow instructions given by the start referees

Children Picture Race

10:30 - 12:30

  • in event centre, blue tent signposted “Detská trať”
  • free start - in 1 minute intervals according to start personnel’s instructions
  • Children Picture Race consists of control points with pictures. Kids are supposed to find them in any order. Punching directly into the map.
  • On the finish line, their time will be measured, kids will receive St. Nicholas’s surprise from either Angel, Devil or St. Nicolas himself (depending on how they behaved):) as well as a medal.

Orienteering Surprise

In main race classes M-16, W-16, M-18, W-18, M19-, W19-, M40-, W40-, M55-, W55 there will be an orienteering surprise as follows.

Class

Line

Cemetery

You must collect all controls along the line

Line is NOT marked in terrain

(each control missed is penalized with +2min)

At the “cemetery” you must punch controls as shown on the back side of your map

W-16, W55-

YES (13 controls)

YES

M-16, M55-

YES (16 controls)

YES

W-18, W40-

YES (16 controls)

YES

M-18, M40-, W19-

YES (19 controls)

YES

M19-

YES (18 controls)

YES

all other classes

no

no

Line

(example)

Cemetery -

back side of the map

(example)

This year, the “Cemetery of Controls” will be special:

  • the course within the cemetery will be split into several parts
  • In each part, only a subset of all controls will be shown

Start symbol in the cemetery is identical with the last control point of the preceding “line” course. Controls in the cemetery are labelled starting from number 1 and they must be punched in this order.

6 examples of various difficulty levels:

Control descriptions

Control descriptions will be printed on the map. They will also be available in event centre (for some classes).

IMPORTANT: classes M-16, M-18, M19-, M40-, M55-, W-16, W 18-, W19-, W40-, W 55- have no control descriptions!

Course Parameters

Class

Length

(km)

Climbing

(m)

Number of control points

Description of control points

Nábor

1,03

10

13

yes

Open

1,32

12

16

yes

RD 1

0,95

8

11

yes

RD 2

1,0

10

11

yes

M19-

2,45

35

no

M-18, M40-, W19-

2,05

30

no

W-18, W40-

1,65

25

no

M-14, W-14

1,28

16

15

yes

M-16, M55-

1,65

22

no

W-16, W55-

1,50

18

no

M-12 W-12

1,12

12

15

yes

M-10, W-10

1,03

10

12

yes

Warning: Each missed control

Distances

Event Centre - Parking            0-150 m    
Event Centre - Registration            0 m

General public + Regional Cup

Event Centre - Start                      0 m
Event Centre - Finish                    0 m

Children Picture Race

Event Centre - Start                    50 m
Event Centre - Finish                  50 m

Access

By bus: get off at Malinovo-Bratislavská according to time table via Most pri Bratislave or Ivanka pri Dunaji and Zálesie.

By bike: via Vrakuňa along Maly Dunaj and through the fields

Parking

Parking in front of the school or in nearby streets (see map below).

Restricted Area

Please do not enter any restricted area marked in terrain or the park areas around! Do not enter the park at the main gate! Walk around to reach event centre at the school grounds.

Map of Restricted Areas and Access Routes

>> open interactive map <<

WC

in school dining room

Changing Rooms

school corridors

SI Read-out

At a caravan in front of the school.

After SI read out you will get your St. Nicholas’s surprise and wooden medal.

Refreshments

Hot tea after finish. Great coffee from Caffe Mobil, pancakes and more.

Special Offer

ELEVEN will be selling sports wear, shoes and more for discounted prices in the event centre.

Prize-giving Ceremony

at appx. 13:30

General public (except RD) + Regional Cup

small prize and diploma for all competitors in class MW-10, for best three competitors in classes MW-12 up to MW-18, and winners of all other classes

Class RD + Children Picture Race

no prize-giving ceremony; St. Nicholas’s surprise in the finish for everyone; results will be available online

Results in paper form will be continuously updated in event centre. Final results will be published online at: mikulas.vba.sk

Event Officials

Event director:               Barbora Šmelíková (R1)

Main referee:                 Miroslav Lago (R2)

Course setting:              Peter Mlynárik (R2)

Children race:                Barbora Šmelíková

Entries & timekeeping:  Mikuláš Šabo, Tomáš Jánoška

Web admin:                   Juraj Opršal

Others:                          St. Nicholas, Angel, Devil

GDPR

By registering for this event every competitor agrees with publishing his/her personal details (name, class, club membership) in entries list, start list and results online on the event web page as well as in information system of SZOŠ.

Detailed information regarding GDPR are available in the document “Ochrana osobných údajov”, published on SZOŠ home page.

ALL COMPETITORS ARE COMPETING IN A VOLUNTARY MANNER AND ON THEIR OWN RISK; ORGANIZERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE COMPETITORS

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