KAINUU ORIENTEERING WEEK 2023

Kainuu O-Week competition categories

  • Four (4) competition days and two (2) rest days
  • Program: 1st stage, rest day, 2nd stage, rest day, 3rd stage and 4th stage
  • Categories H/D8-95, Elite H/D 16-21E
  • Four competition days and overall ranking is calculated as a overall results of the all 4 race day. In elite categories there is a pursuit start in the last 4th stage. 
  • In competition categories prizes are very good quality and for example in elite categories H/D21E money prizes totally up to 9000 € are awarded as follows:
    • 1. 2500 €
    • 2. 1250 €
    • 3. 750 €

Categories, starts, maps scales and distances

Daily distances, participants and prizes will be published in spring 2023.

Map scale is 1:10000 by default. 1:7500 scales are marked separately.

Elite categories

Category Start Scale Distance
H21E 1   10,0
H20E 1   7,5
H18E 1   7,5
H16E 1   6,0
       
D21E 1   7,0
D20E 1   5,5
D18E 1   5,5
D16E 1   5,0

Men and women

Category Start Scale Distance
H21A 1   8,8
H21AL 1   6,5
H35A 1   8,8
H35AL 1   5,5
H40A 1   8,0
H40AL 1   5,5
H45A 2   7,2
H45AL 2   5,0
H50A 2   6,7
H50AL 2 1:7500 4,5
H55A 2 1:7500 6,0
H55AL 2 1:7500 4,5
H60A 2 1:7500 5,5
H60AL 2 1:7500 3,8
H65A 2 1:7500 5,0
H65AL 2 1:7500 3,8
H70A 2 1:7500 4,5
H70AL 3 1:7500 3,5
H75 3 1:7500 3,5
H80 3 1:7500 3,0
H85 3 1:7500 2,3
H90 3 1:7500 2,3
H95 3 1:7500 2,3
       
D21A 1   5,8
D21AL 1   4,2
D35A 1   5,8
D35AL 1   4,0
D40A 2   5,0
D40AL 1   4,0
D45A 2   4,7
D45AL 1   4,0
D50A 2 1:7500 4,2
D50AL 2 1:7500 3,3
D55A 2 1:7500 4,2
D55AL 2 1:7500 3,3
D60A 2 1:7500 3,5
D60AL 3 1:7500 3,0
D65A 2 1:7500 3,5
D65AL 3 1:7500 3,0
D70 3 1:7500 3,0
D75 3 1:7500 2,3
D80 3 1:7500 2,3
D85 3 1:7500 2,3

1:7500* = Scale (confirmed on 24th Nov 2022)

Boys and girls

Category Start Scale Distance
H17-20B 1   5,5
H16B 1   4,0
H14A 4   4,0
H13A 4   3,5
H13-14B 4   3,5
H12 4   3,0
H12TR 4   2,5
H10RR 4   2,5
H9RR 4   2,5
H8RR** 4   1,7
       
D17-20B 1   4,0
D16B 1   4,0
D14A 4   4,0
D13A 4   3,5
D13-14B 4   3,5
D12 4   3,0
D12TR 4   2,5
D10RR 4   2,5
D9RR 4   2,5
D8RR** 4   1,7

**Same track as in open courses OPEN/Family-RR.

Start area guiding map

In the start area guiding map the locations of the start areas and distances to the start areas from the Competition Centre are published. The guide map will be published on this page in June 2023.

Timetable (preliminary timetable for competition days)

Date KOW info open First start Finish is closed:
Sunday 2nd July at 11.00-19.00 at 13.00 at 19.00
Tuesday 4th July at 9.00-17.00 at 11.00 at 17.00
Thursday 6th July at 9.00-17.00 at 11.00 at 17.00
Friday 7th July at 8.00-16.00 at 10.00 at 16.00
NOTICE! All orienteers who have entered to the terrain must register themselves in the finish area after the competition even that if there have been drop-out etc!!

Start times and start lists

Start time choosing service is used in all categories H/D8-95 except in elite categories H/D16-21E. Participants of the competition categories can choose their start times for the competition days starting from the week 24. If the participant does not select a departure time from the departure time selection service, the participant will be drawn a departure time from the remaining departure times.

Start lists of the competition categories (without start times) and the start lists of the elite categories H/D16-21E (with start times) are published on www.rastiviikko.fi website on the week 24. Kainuu O-Week open courses registered participants are published on the website www.rastiviikko.fi -> Start lists and results.

Competition material

All competitors must wear a competition number. You will find the number bibs in the folders near the KOW-Info. Please, attach the number using your own safety pins. Safety pins can be purchased at the KOW-Info at €1 / 4 pcs. Competitors will use the same number throughout the week except in elite categories H/D16-21E where the competitors will have new number bib for the last 4th stage of the Kainuu O-Week.

A replacement competition number may be purchased at the KOW-info for 2 euros.

Emit cards reserved for the competition categories can be picked up and paid at the KOW-info for €15/week or €5/day. There is an €90 charge for an unreturned Emit card.

The condition of the Emit card can be checked at the model control point in the Competition Centre.

Different people CANNOT use the same Emit card during the orientation week.

Prizes

There will be money prizes for overall winners in categories H/D21E as follows:

  • 1. 2500,00 €
  • 2. 1250,00 €
  • 3. 750,00 €

In each category, 1-3 competitors are awarded according to overall standings and the number of participants in each category. Prizes are products and gift tokens. Stage winners are awarded in stages 1,2 and 3. In categories H/D8-10 RR and Open/Family-RR there will be a participation prize for every participant.

In open courses (A/B/C, Open/Family-RR) one prize in each category is raffled on each day.

20th, 30th, 40th and 50th anniversary medals

All orienteers who are participating into the Kainuu Orienteering Week for the 20th, 30th, 40th or 50th time, please inform us and leave your contact information at our office (info@rastiviikko.fi) by 31st May 2023 so that we can reserve enough anniversary medals for everyone. Anniversary medals are awarded in conjunction with stage winners’ prize-giving ceremonies.

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